Tag Archives: illustration

How to Draw an Aqueduct Real Easy

Another request, this time from Grace Liu, asking to draw an Aqueduct. This is never going to be the easiest drawing, but I’ve made it as easy as I can with step by sep instructions.

Children’s Book Illustration Master Class

I had an email from Galya, an art student from Wales, wanting to ask me questions for her dissertation. I made a video for her, which I thought might be interesting for others to watch too.

Here are her questions:

1. Do you think that the different areas of illustration(picturebooks, editorial, etc.) differ a lot in terms of the methods you use to visually communicate the idea or message that you want to convey and how?

2. Focusing specifically on your children’s books illustration, do you have to adapt your methods of illustration individually for each book? If so, in what way?

3. How do you select the colours that you use and is there a specific meaning or message in the colours you choose?

If this suggests questions you would like me to talk about on a video, please feel free to ask.

Here are the links to other videos mentioned in the video:

How to draw in Adobe Flash/Animator

Greyscale painting

Euclid Videos

How to Draw Afro Hair for World Afro Day – #WorldAfroDay

I had a request to draw curly hair yesterday and today I see on the TV that tomorrow is #WorldAfroDay So, what should I do? Ignore the signs from the Universe or show you how to draw an Afro hairstyle?

You Got it! Here is a video showing how to draw an afro hairstyle real easy – step by step – for beginners and experienced artists alike. This drawing involves quite a bit of cross-hatching to build up the tone and squiggly scribbling to get the texture – techniques you can use in many other drawings.

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