How to draw a snake for Chinese New Year

snake-smallI’m still trying to empty my Bic Biro because I want to use an empty biro in another video. You Might want to get on with using up a whole biro so you can join me later!

2013 is the Chinese Year of the snake so what better subject to draw. I looked at a few photos of snakes before I sketched out a plan but the finished drawing is all out of my head.

Biro is a tricky medium. The ink is quite sticky, so I can’t pencil in a plan and erase it after as the ink will smudge terribly. So I have to be brave and just go for it. This took about 3 1/2 hours to complete.

Working in this style, you have to believe that it will all come together at the end and somehow, when I start the serious overall shading, it does – hope you like it. What should I draw in Biro next?

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