What is foreshortening?

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Did you ever see that wonderful episode of Father Ted where Ted explains Near and Far to Father Dougal? Check it out here! My Patreon Patron, Megan, says she cannot get here head around foreshortening, so I made here this video.www.patyreon.com/shoorayner

My Patreon Patron, Megan, says she cannot get here head around foreshortening, so I made here this video. See my patreon page here: www.patyreon.com/shoorayner

Perspective is one thing to get your head around, but foreshortening can be quite a mind-twister. Basically it is explained using perspective.

If you put your hand over your face and look in the mirror, it pretty much covers from chin to brow. Now move your hand arm’s length and it will cover the whole head. Things nearer to the viewer appear larger than things further away. So a cow in the barn next to you is much bigger than the cat three fields away.

Drawing people with hands or legs outstretched towards the viewer can cause problems when drawing, but if you take a logical, perspective view, it all begins to make sense.

Fabulous new Drawing Videos page!

I have a fabulous new plugin on this website, that allows me to present all my drawing videos on one really easy page.

Click here or classic the image above or in the sidebar to go and see for yourself.

Choose between all the videos – all the playlists – or search the channel.

Click the subscribe button to make sure you are subscribed on YouTube – remember to “ring the bell” to get notifications of new videos.

And let me know what you think! I love it ?

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.

 

Pandora Drawing Competition

 

Win a special signed, limited, first-edition copy of Pandora

All you have to do is watch the two videos, “How to draw Pandora”  and “How to draw Pandora’s box”  and send me your own drawing based on the videos, elaborating your drawings, using your imagination and interpretation of the story of Pandora, and what you think may be hidden in her box.

There will be a prize for the drawing that Shoo Rayner likes the best – It is entirely his personal choice and his decision is final. The closing date is 4:00 pm London time Friday 7th December 2018 and the winner will be announced on 4:00 pm London time Monday 10th December in the compilation and celebration video.

The prize is a signed, limited, first-edition copy of Pandora, including the book, warning wrapper, inspirational poster and a sealed message from Pandora – there were only 100 copies printed in the first edition, so it is quite rare!

The competition is free to enter and open to all ages – interpretation, style and ideas are scored as much as technique.

Take your time, watch the videos and make your drawing. Then send a scan or digital photograph to drawings@shoorayner.com adding your name and age.

Children under the age of 13 must have their parent or guardian’s permission. If under 13, please state clearly on your email, that your parent, carer or guardian has given you permission to enter, otherwise entry email will be deleted.

This competition is run entirely by Shoo Rayner. YouTube is not a sponsor and by entering the competition, you release YouTube from any and all liability related to the contest. Please see YouTube Community Guidelines.

GDPR Statement: I will hold your email and attachment drawing (collectively known as “data”) on my desktop computer and email system, but will not use your address to contact you, other than in connection with the competition or to make express replies to your email. You are free at any time to ask what data I retain and ask me to erase such data.

I reserve the right to use your drawings in a compilation video of entries and for promotion in the future, and will endeavour to credit your work where appropriate.

Phew! That looks like it’s all legal for a youtube competition! Have fun and I look forward to seeing your drawings very soon. Remember to keep shoobeedoobeedoodling watching, watching, watching, drawing, drawing, drawing, and entering the competiton. Good luck

Doodling is good for you – so get Doodling!

Doodling is good for the brain and for your creativity. As you doodle, the left hand side of the brain begins to go to sleep and all those annoying thoughts about what, where, when and how, fade away.

The the magical process begins. The right side of the brain, given time and space to be in charge, somehow come up with all the answers that the left side of the brain is demanding.

If ever you are stuck for an answer, stop trying to force it out, start doodling instead. You will be amazed!