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Get my Videos on epic.com

Did you know that you can get my How To Draw Videos on Epic!

Epic! are like the netflix of children’s eBooks – they really have got a lot to choose from from K-5 which is similar to Reception through to Year 5 or 6 in the UK. They also have my How to draw videos as well as a huge range of titles to read.

Schools in the US and Canada can get epic for free! Families can get it all for $4.99 a month which is about £4 in the UK

Curious.com – a new life-long learning video site

curiousI’ve started making videos for Curious.com which is a new life-long learning website. YouTube is great, but as a video maker, you have to concentrate on entertainment rather than teaching. Curious.com has the ambition to enable teachers to make a living from their videos.

Their style and delivery are much more amenable to learning. Follow this link and get $25 of their coins free and try it out and let me know what you think. I’ve seen a lot of this kind of thing but I feel they have got a good system running.

scaryLetteringSmallYou can see my first video here: How to draw Spooky Halloween Lettering

How to draw from your imagination

illustration of imaginationThis week’s subject for www.illustrationfriday.com is “Imagination”.

That’s actually a really hard subject to get to grips with. T obvious this is something in a thought bubble. I tried to get away from that idea, but it is so obvious. So I had a go at making a positive out of what I considered a negative and made the character’s head a thought bubble – a person who is so imaginative that they have become part of their imagination!

As I played with the idea, more bubble shapes came to mind, so I built the picture up from there. It’s drawn in pen and grey Copic Markers.

Watch the video for more about the thought process and the technique I use to draw the finished illustration. Why not have a go yourself. If you make a video about your illustration on Youtube, make sure to make it a video response to mine. I promise I’ll reciprocate. It would be fun to expand Illustration Friday onto YouTube.