In this video I do a lot of drawing and painting and talking about artwork and making children’s books as I create the final artwork for the image I prepared as a rough in the previous video
My Editor, Janet, loved the sketches I sent her and now it is a race against time to finish the artwork for the print deadline. I need to paint at least eight images a day, preferably more. It doesn’t help that Mrs Rayner is going away for a week and I have to spend a day in London and we have builders in, who I have to lease with, and cook supper for my aged Mother and go shopping for her and me and my son… but I will get there in time, even if I have to work late in the evenings. It’s part of the “Glamour” of being an illustrator.
Actually, that sounds like the title of a video blog!
Madeleine Mcelftesh asked me if I can draw a dog – The answer is yes! Thanks for the idea, Madeleine – it’s something I should have done years ago! Now I suppose I’ll have to do all the different breeds! That should take me a couple of years – lol
I did a lot of drawing with Talbot Heath School last week. When it was Year 5’s turn, they had been working on a poem called Lone Dog by Irene Rutherford Mcleod. We discussed how they imagined the dog and they had quite a wolfish image in mind, so that’s what we drew.
I didn’t get to see the poem until half way through, so decided to put the moon in the background as a frame for the title and leaving space at the bottom to write the poem or quote a couple of lines.
I used a polystyrene sphere to explain how to see and draw the head from different angles. The nose is basically a box built on the front of a sphere. You may see evidence the planning drawings.
Here’s a video showing how to draw something similar that I did some time ago.