Category Archives: Illustration

Three Marker Challenge – Tunacorn

https://youtu.be/YKxCB32H5Ro

Finally a three marker challenge video – I’ve been asked to do it often. In this video I draw a Tunacorn – or my idea of one and colour it in with pink, purple and green – not the most friendly colours!

I said I’d let one person who filled in my questionnaire the chance to choose a video. Mikkel SH was the lucky winner and Mikkel asked me to do a Three Marker Challenge, to draw a fantasy creature in pink purple and green. Well this video is the result – Hope you like it.

Follow me on Patreon and you will also get a pdf with the pencil sketch, so you can practice drawing over the top of it or onto another sheet with a window or light box. Also the finished coloured version and the ink version, so you can try your own hand at colouring in with three marker pens.

A whole week sketching at The Big Malarkey Children’s Festival in Hull

A couple of weeks back, I spent the whole week recording The Big Malarkey Children’s Festival in Hull. It was an amazing week put on as part of the City of Culture celebrations. Here are all the videos I made in order.

https://youtu.be/a4WB1S3RoCQ
https://youtu.be/wqPWFcuni0Q
https://youtu.be/oxWFIKBko5s
https://youtu.be/8ubEeqEFm0Q
https://youtu.be/6WoEIGxJYF4
https://youtu.be/4CbcrRDechs

Many thanks to the wonderful Library Staff who put the whole thing on with the help of all the festival volunteers. Thanks also to the performers and visitors who also appear on the pages of my sketchbook.

Learn how to draw and paint a Pelican in Grayscale – Illustration Technique

https://youtu.be/o37FioTu6DM

Requested by Linda Henderson, this video shows you how to draw a pelican sitting on a post by the sea.

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How to draw an evil lizard

https://youtu.be/qJhSjIqilqM

This is an illustration of an Evil Lizard drawn with pen and ink and a single colour grey watercolour wash to add tone. A great style for black and white illustrated books.

You can get a hi-res copy of this image here 

This video is inspired by my Scaredy Cats story video – The Killer Catflap – you can see the video here 

More details about the Scaredy Cats book can be found here

and you can get the books from Amazon here in the UK

and here in the US 

Illustrating Children’s Books

https://youtu.be/R9o8OLIY4Xw

I’ve just finished page 140 of the Michael Morpurgo book that i’ve been illustrating all this month. That’s the last page – hooray! But then I didn’t like it, so I wanted to do it again.

This video will show you how I copy the illustration I didn’t like and turn it into one I do like.

Also there’s a load of chat about illustrating and techniques.