Category Archives: Watercolour

Live Sketching Waterlilies in watercolour

https://youtu.be/VCsT0cT2YtI

Join me as I do a quick sketch of waterlilies on, what I call, the lost pond. We’ve found it now so it isn’t lost anymore! Water lily leaves are basically circular so, to draw them from a side view, they need to be ellipses but all set on the same plane.

I didn’t have very long to do this, about half an hour with set up time. The video has only about 30 seconds edited from it. I drivel on a bit, but I hope some of my chat is useful. Otherwise it’s a nice, peaceful, sunny afternoon by the pond

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.

How to paint a cowslip in Watercolour

https://youtu.be/o9fQSg4ZwD8

Here iOS a video showing you how to draw a Cowslip, which is a member of the primrose family, in watercolour.

Drawing a portrait of my son

https://youtu.be/LpQuCsgpqmY

Over the Christmas holiday period, I sat down to draw my son, Ed, and filmed the whole operation. There is about two or three minutes edited from it in which it was just me humming and haa-ing, but otherwise it is pretty much a full live action piece.

You can see the finished piece here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/7625528

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How to draw Cartoons with Grey Scale Watercolour

https://youtu.be/_WDNuvoAcbs

I was wondering what to draw when I saw a tweet that read: “As much as I love birds, they don’t seem to like me. Last year I got attacked by a crow & today multiple geese chased me down the canal…” That seemed like a good thing to draw

I met Sanne – whose youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/Booksandquills – in 2011, when we both won the YouTube NextUp Competition. Sanne was then at University in Holland, but nowadays I bump into her at publishing events as she is now working in London in publishing.

You Can get the Pentel Aquash Brush here in the Uk http://bit.ly/PentelAquabrushUK
and here in the US http://bit.ly/PentelAquashBrushUSA

and the The Cotman sketching watercolour set here in the UK http://amzn.to/1gNpZ8s
and in the US here: http://amzn.to/1gaG6qA
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