Draw this woman’s head with me – Easy #InkTober

October means #inktober in the world of drawing. You may find the idea of drawing something everyday a bit daunting or maybe, like me, you don’t have the time!

If you have always wanted to draw but were not quite sure where to start, then watch this video – as many times as you like – and follow along with me. You will surprise yourself and maybe your friends and family too!

Get yourself something to draw with and something to draw on – yes even if it is only a ball pint pen and the back of an envelope – and follow along. You can stop and start the video with the space bar and you can rewatch the video as many times as you like if you get stuck.

There are no rules with drawing, you can use any pen or pencil you like and draw on any surface you like. Keep drawing and your own unique style will eventually emerge.

Get yourself something to draw with and something to draw on – yes even if it is only a ball point pen and the back of an envelope – and follow along. You can stop and start the video with the space bar and you can rewatch the video as many times as you like if you get stuck.

There are no rules with drawing, you can use any pen or pencil you like and draw on any surface you like. Keep drawing – a little bit everyday – and your own unique style will eventually emerge

Remember, if you want a photograph, use a camera.

If you are pleased with your drawing, post it online at Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag – #shoobeedoodling – so I can see it and maybe I’ll give you a thumbs up and a follow!

Back my new book on Kickstarter – crowdfunding

Special Delivery is a funny book about where babies come from in an online world.

Click this link to go to my kickstarter page where you will find all sorts of ways that you can support this crowdfunding campaign to launch my new picturebook.

You can even have your name – or that of a new baby, another person or even your pet! – in very copy on the end pages. You can choose which baby animal to represent you and keep the original art for ever.

From an ebook to copies with original artwork, there is something for everyone and I will be able to send them out in good time for the upcoming Holiday Season – so check out the page for the possible perfect gift!

Drawing the Mazda MX5 with original Designer Tom Montano

Last Sunday, I went to the British Motor Museum where Mazda was celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the MX5 classic two-seater sports car.

Mazda had asked me and five other artists to come and do some life drawing!

They set up an original MX5 in the studio for us and Tom Montano, the man who did the original sketch of the MX5 came and talked to us about his thought process and philosophy behind the design.

Then we set to work. I ad decided that I was going to have my character Penni draped over the car – as she is falling in love with the idea of having something sporty for herself to drive!

Tom told some great stories which may well work thier way i to the plot of a Penni and Benni book later. Currently I’m setting up a kickstarter campaign to launch the first book in the new series. http://www.specialdeliverybook.uk

I’m planning to do a how to draw the MX5 video – two different models – on ShooRaynerDrawing and on drawstuffrealeasy – so make sure you are subscribed on both channels.