We see so many more people wearing surgical face masks these days, following the recent pandemic, that you may be wondering how to draw someone wearing a face mask.
In this video I show you how to draw a a boy or young man wearing a surgical face mask. Follow along with me and if you would like to share your drawing on twitter or instagram, use the hashtag #shoobeedoodle, then I will see it.
Learn how to draw an Artists Mannequin real easy with step by step instructions.
Mannequins are really useful drawing aids. you can set them up to help you draw people in motion. By drawing all the ball joints you can get a “feeling” for the structure of a body so you can eventually sketch out human bodies from your imagination.
I went to Sandwell, west of Birmingham, in the West Midlands before Christmas. It’s also known as the Black country because it was the heart of the industrial revolution with foundries and smoke everywhere, making stuff for the British Empire.
Several of the libraries are Carnegie Libraries. Andrew Carnegie was once the richest man in the world. He sold his steel empire and spent the rest of his days giving money for libraries and learning institutions around the world. Carnegie Libraries have a feel about them. They are usually quite ornate in a Art Nouveau/Arts and crafts style. Many libraries retain original features. I used to love the old toilets that would have mahogany seats and giant wooden cisterns and sometimes floral paired bowls! They all seem to have been replaced with modern systems now but often the brass looks and door fittings remain.
Sandwell in the West Midlands is one of the few authorities still trying to keep up their Libraries. As they keep stocking them with new books, so new subscribers come from adjoining authorities who are cutting back, which goes to show that if you provide the books, people will come. Library usage statistics are so easily distorted – if there are no books, obviously no one will visit the library, giving evidence and support to those wishing to close it down!
Thimblewell Library, run by Julie who looked after me this week, is thriving with music events and all sorts of community groups meeting and using the most adaptable and wonderful art deco building.
Featuring the following libraries in the west midlands:Thimblemill Library, Hradely Heath Library, Langley Library, West Bromwich Central Library, Wednesbury library, Tipton Library