Category Archives: Illustration

How to make children’s books – live chat with Vivian French

If you want to know how to write and illustrate children’s books, ask an expert – and Viv French is certainly the right person to ask!

She has written over 300 titles and is a best selling children’s author worldwide, as well as teaching the art of illustrating picture books at the Edinburgh College of Art.

In this live interview we chat about illustration and Viv, as a master storyteller, with many tales to tell, imparts tons of wisdom and advice.

Check her website at https://vivianfrench.co.uk

See you next week at 4:00 pm Uk time. We go an hour forward this weekend so check the time.

How to get really, really good at drawing – or anything else!

Edvard Munch – The Scream – How many times did he draw something to develop this final image?

I’ve been up to London a couple of times recently and saw the Munch and Manga exhibitions at the British Museum as well as their show of Rembrandt Drawing and etchings.

Something at the Munch exhibition made me think about the importance of practice and continual development and redevelopment of ideas, style and technique.

I thought I’d just talk it out to the camera in the hope of capturing some of what I was thinking. Maybe I need to do not everyday until I perfect the idea!

How to draw a Labrador

Learn how to draw a labrador real easy watching this simple video.

My new book, Walker – the boy who can talk to dogs, coming out on March 14th, (pre-order here on Amazon) So I am drawing a lot of dogs at the moment. Here’s a nice and easy how-to-video for you on DrawStuffRealEasy.

If you were to join me on Patreon, you could watch it free of adverts, and you’d also get a copy of my eBook everyone can draw as well as access to all my drawing courses – what are you waiting for? Click here to find out more.