Drawing · People

I’ve been made into a character!

I’ve been turned into a story character!

How can this be you ask?

I’m asking the same thing!

I had a text last night from Adam Frith who is a Creative writer from Manchester, starting a degree in animation in September 2017.

Adam has been writing something major and epic, that I can’t tell you about, but apparently I’ve inspired a character – The King’s Master of Art – apparently a minor character but a catalyst in the major part of the plot!

Sounds fascinating. I can’t wait to see how this progresses and what my alter ego gets up to!

I shall keep you informed. Meanwhile why not follow Adam on Twitter to keep up to date with what it’s all about?


Why I’ve not made a video for a little while


I’ve been so busy the last few weeks. I’ve been promoting my new book Dragon Red – http://amzn.to/2m3YJc4 – up and down the country in schools and libraries. That is an exhausting thing to do! While I’m away from home I’m not making videos. I think I will do blogs, but I’m so tired at the end of the day and there are such restrictions about videoing in schools that I don’t bother trying anymore.

Now I’;m back at home, I’m lucky to have a lot of work on. I’ll be sharing some of the techniques I use in my current work with you soon.

Meantime, you keep drawing and I’ll be back with a new drawing video very soon. It’s Mother’s day here in the UK next week, so I’d better draw some flowers for my Mum and make a video of it too – what kind would you like me to draw – spring flowers are best.

Drawing · People

Amazing Drawing!

Juan's-drawingsI had a message from Juan Camilo Rincon from Bogotá, Colombia last week that said:

Someone shared this video (how to draw a Viking Ship) on a Facebook group about mythology and i just gave it a go. It was so cool!!! Super clear and almost therapeutic, after that i decided that i was going to learn from you… so i went back to your very first video, the Ginger Ninja and the rest is history: i have drawn every single one up to here, and i plan to continue (6 of your drawings a day and i’ll catch in about 4-5 months hahaha). Last week i was on the beach and i asked my sister to just pick some subjects for me to draw and i was able to apply what i’ve learn from you so far, so it is working!!! Thank

Juan has sent me all those drawings on one large picture – click the picture above to see it in detail.

Juan is 23, an archery champion and a 3d artist who realises that the simple ideas are sometimes better worked out as pencil sketches and wanted to improve their real world drawing skills. You can check out Juan’s work here https://www.youtube.com/user/Efesios417/videos

Maybe drawing a Viking Longship will get you drawing too? here’s the video that got Juan going. let me know how you get on!