Lockdown art sensation Draw With Rob shows you how to draw a merry little reindeer for Christmas
DRAW yourself a merry little Christmas with this exclusive video from YouTube sensation, Draw With Rob.
Your kids will love our amazing draw-along reindeer, designed by author and illustrator Rob Biddulph.
You may remember him from lockdown as he became the Joe Wicks of the art world, getting everyone in the family to draw together.
The illustrator broke the world record for the largest virtual drawing class when 45,611 opted to sketch along with him in May.
Here, Rob shows you just how to draw the perfect Dasher, Prancer and any other of Father Christmas’ helpers.
Talking about the importance of drawing, he said: “People should draw because it’s really good for mental health really. When I draw I use a slightly different part of the brain, I go into a zen-like state.
“It’s one of life's simple pleasures. It’s a really nice thing to do with your hand. There’s lots of aspects to it. First of all, it improves your creativity and creative thinking. It’s really good for problem solving I find. Drawing a picture is like doing a puzzle. It can improve your focus, lengthen your attention span.”
When Drawing with Rob kids (and adults) are encouraged to make mistakes as he thinks they add to each image.
He said: “If you get something wrong don’t worry about it. I always think, when you make a mistake when you’re drawing it adds a little bit of character to it. If everything was absolutely perfect you’d just get a robot to do it.
“I always tell kids to not screw their paper up when they make a mistake, just keep on going and keep working into the drawing. Try and repair your mistakes by drawing more and more.
“I make mistakes when I record the videos. I do them in one take and I never re-record them.
“I often smudge bits of ink across the page as I’m left-handed and I just cover it up as I go. I think children have really responded well to that.”
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