Recently, when I posted one of my drawing videos and asked for comments, one of my fans (hi, mom!) said they’d like to see a real time drawing video or two. And, because I listen to my fans, I’ve just finishing posting a…
Real Time Drawing Video
(But first an explanation.)
The reason I haven’t posted more real time drawing videos to date is that I prefer to keep the content of my channel light and entertaining. Much like watching slapstick scenes from an old black and white movie, when you speed up a drawing, the result is often energetic and funny. That said, seeing ONLY high speed drawings can be misleading. Not to mention that it’s does a slight disservice to the process. Drawing in and of itself can be a form of meditation. If nothing else, it’s a process that involves attention and thought. So, for that reason, it can be very helpful to see a drawing evolve in real time.
Fortunately, these days I’m aiming for a more fluid, walking pace to how I draw. So, you can watch this video in the time it will take to boil a kettle of water for your afternoon tea.
But be warned; my subject in this drawing is not feeling particularly energetic. In fact, they’re having a decidedly lazy day! But I think the end result is still compelling to watch (and, hopefully, amusing, too!)
The drawing in my video was inspired by one of the prompts in the book Start with a Scribble: Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered by Sir Quentin Blake and John Cassidy. I drew it freehand with the black pen that is included with the book:
And now, my dear readers (and mom), what would you like to see me draw next? Let me know in the comments below!