I have started up the Wednesday Drawing Show again – Live! I have new software that makes it all so much easier and possible. Take a look and let me know what you think.
The show has been through a few iterations over the last 10 years or so. Each time I had to give up for technical reasons or because it took too much time to prepare. Now I seem to have everything in place to try again.
This week, Nick from the WashedUpTV Channel on Youtube joins me to talk about caricaturing.
I got to know Nick when he surprised me with a caricature he had done of me!He’s made a series of videos showing his technique and thought process which you can see here. He’s also drawn many caricatures of famous people which you can see on this playlist. Nick has a very individual style and you will learn a lot from following his funny tutorials. Make sure you subscribe to his channel to keep up with what he’s doing.
I’ve had a dismal go at Drawing Nick and President Obama. Caricature is a real skill. by drawing faces everyday, you build up a knowledge of how they are put together and also what it is that gives a person their unique character. Over time, you’ll build up a dictionary or vocabulary of shapes, noses, moths and eyes, and you’ll be able to spot people’s outstanding features and put all your knowledge to work. A bit like knowing a lot of words and knowing how to put them together to write a story. It’s all practice!
Brian, who is a Fine Arts Student, has written to tell me that has started up a Thursday Drawing Club! What brilliant idea! I made him a logo along the lines of the Wednesday Drawing Show.
It struck me that you could have a drawing club any day of the week! All you need to do is invite a friend around for tea, watch the Wednesday Drawing Show and have a go at doing the weekly task together. You could do this as an after school club, an Over Eighties club, A town Library, college or University club. The Wednesday Drawing Show is for everyone – age doesn’t matter at all – have a go in your own way. The secret iS not to talk about it, but do it!
When you’ve drawn something and shared it, then you can have a cup of tea and a chat!
Go to the Club Page to find out more and choose which day of the week you want your club and to grab a logo to get you started making posters and invitations for your friends!
I messed up the “Sunday Gallery Show! I should have reviewed the snakes! I’ll do that next week, but you can see last week’s “review here, featuring eyes drawn with rubbish materials.
I am so short of time over the next few weeks, the production quality may go down a bit on the show and there are no captions either, but I’ll do my very best to get the show out every Wednesday.