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  • It's the Shoo Rayner drawing channel

  • Today I'm join too show you how to draw a Rhinoceros from your memory and I'm going

  • to use a bic biro because I want an empty biro for another video I'm going to do later.

  • But lets not talk about itsnap! Let's do it!

  • This is a standard bic pen - medium - and I've never drawn like this with one o these

  • before, so this is. something completely new.

  • I started drawing this Rhino very hesitantly. Drawing with a Bic Biro is a completely new

  • thing for me, because I think of Bic Biros as something that you fill in tax forms with!

  • But I've seen other people do amazing things with a biro and thought I'd have a go myself

  • as there's nothing quite like trying something new.

  • I'm drawing this Rhino from memory. It's meant to be Albrecht Durer's famous Rhinoceros print,

  • which I chose to demonstrate something in the Wednesday Drawing Show a couple of weeks

  • ago. Then I became fascinated by the story behind the drawing

  • An Indian Rhino was sent to the King of Portugal as a gift in 1515 - That's nearly five hundred

  • years ago! Durer never saw the Rhinoceros but was sent a description and a quick sketch

  • which was made by an unknown artist.

  • The wood cut that Durer made stood as the definitive image of a Rhinoceros for over

  • 250 years!

  • Then I came across the work of Pittsburgh artist Don Moyer. He had traced the Durer

  • image onto a Trade Show Booth more than forty years before, but the image was left ingrained

  • in his memory. He done quite a few versions of the Rhinoceros from memory that quite captivated

  • me. and inspired me to have a go at drawing it from memory too. See the link below for

  • Don's amazing Sketchbook blog.

  • As I drew this image, I became more and more confident with the pen. and tried different

  • ways of making marks.

  • Durer makes circular patterns with simple hash marks, but that just looked scribbly

  • when done with a biro, but scribbling in circles made it look much better.

  • I found drawing the scaly pattern worked well as the ink feels almost soft as you draw over

  • it, almost like you can push it into shape.

  • This is a larger drawing than I'd normally do - it's A3 and took me about three and a

  • half hours to complete but I think it's worth upping the scale to benefit from the texture

  • of the ink.

  • I'm really quite pleased with the finished result.

  • And how much ink did I use? mmmAbout half a barrel

  • And what am I going to draw with a biro next? Suggestions in the comments box below please!

  • Well, If you enjoyed that, have a look at my Indian Rhino Pattern on the shoobeedoodling

  • channel or try the Rhino Mystery drawing. Either way, make sure you are subscribed to

  • this channel for more drawing lessons and advice and in the meantime keep drawing drawing

  • drawing - practice practice practice and I'll see you next time! You take care now -- bye

  • bye!

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