Showing posts from October, 2016

Beginning my YouTube channel...

"Starting a YouTube Channel
is a steep learning curve..." My YouTube experience – the first few weeks.
The first thing to say about my experience so far with YouTube, is that I wish I'd started earlier! There is so much to learn and it has become much more involved and rewarding than I envisaged.
Despite joining YouTube a few years ago and uploading a couple of videos last year, I didn't start working on my channel on a weekly basis until late this July.

With art, you are constantly learning and evolving. I enjoy teaching, because of the exchange of ideas and fulfilment that comes with sharing a passion for your art. I have been surprised at how this is also true online. Talking to people from across the world, discussing ideas, media, subjects and techniques on a daily basis has spurred me on to create more tutorials.
I am also enjoying the challenge of editing and uploading videos and of working out how my camera and editing software work, (I never read instructions, s…

Capturing movement in your artwork.

Enjoy drawing quickly & expressively. 
Attempting to capture movement in your artwork is difficult, but much more fun than drawing a static still-life. My favourite subject at the moment is racehorses and I have developed various techniques for creating the illusion of speed. However the best and simplest way is to draw as quickly and expressively as you can. This may mean a few sketches ending up in the bin, but when it works the result will be a dynamic piece of work with your spontaneity showing through on the paper. Drawing should be fun, don't hold yourself back for fear of mistakes, just go for it and enjoy!