Tag Archives: Art

Robert Dunlop JPS Norton 1990 North West 200 oil painting by Billy

Here is my full timelapse of my oil on linen canvas painting of Robert Dunlop on the JPS Norton at the North West 200.

The oil painting shows Robert, The Mighty Micro, aboard the Michael Crighton Rotary JPS Norton RCW588 which he rode to victory in the 1990 Superbike and North West 200 feature races


How To Draw The Simpsons for beginners (5 Real time drawing lessons fully narrated)

In this YouTube video there are links to How To Draw The Simpsons cartoon characters, Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie. For Beginners using beginner art techniques.

These beginner art lessons will teach you the basics of drawing using beginners techniques. I used cheap felt tips and color pencil crayons from Poundland (or any supermarket) to make these videos very real world and not using expensive markers or coloured pencils.

You can see in real time and fully narrated how using the simple shapes techniques and a basic cross guide line you can draw these and many other characters.

These art tutorials takes you from a blank piece of paper to a full finished drawing in real time and are fully narrated.

How To Draw Joe Wicks The Body Coach As Spiderman Comic Book Art for Beginners

How To Draw Joe Wicks The Body Coach As Spiderman from his ‘Fancy Dress Friday’ fitness lesson on YouTube on 3rd April 2020 using beginner art techniques.

This beginners art lesson will teach you the basics of drawing Joe’s full Superhero figure in a ‘comic book’ illustration style with basic pencil, felts and pencil crayons.

You can see in real time and fully narrated how using the simple shapes techniques and a basic guide line grid you can draw a portrait of anyone.

This art tutorial takes you from a blank piece of paper with a 2b pencil (you can use an HB), a bald fine liner, felt tips from Poundland and Pencil crayons that are over 20 years old, to a full figure drawing of Joe Wicks as Spidey in real time in one hour and twenty minutes.


Drawing time-lapse of Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Just for fun here is my drawing time-lapse of Cellist Sheku-Kanneh Mason. Sheku is part of an amazing family of classical musicians where all 7 Kanneh-Mason children play instruments. Four of the family are currently studying at the Royal College of Music in London and Sheku’s sister Isata is a concert pianist.

Sheku came to worldwide prominence in 2018 aged 19 when he played at the Royal Wedding in Windsor Castle of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markel. His performance at their wedding while they signed the register was seen by a phenomenal global audience of nearly 2 billion people. 

Sheku also won the prestigious BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016.

Drawing Courntey Hadwin Howie Mandel’s Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent 2018

Drawing time-lapse of Courntey Hadwin Howie Mandel’s Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent 2018

Courtney, from Hartlepool England, came out as a quiet and shy 13 year old and then let rip with a stunning rendition of Hard to Handle by Otis Reading. Courtney’s electric performance and voice was compared to Janis Joplin by Howie. The other judges, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowel were all visibly blown away during Courtney’s performance and said so afterwards too. Host Tyra Banks who was off stage with Courney’s Dad was equally blown away.

Judge Howie Mandel told Courtney the story of how Clive Davis once discovered Janis Joplin. “Oh my gosh, you are not from this era. You’re from a whole different era. I’m not Clive Davis, I’m Howie Mandel, and I can’t sign you to a record deal. The only thing I can do for you, young lady, is give you this” then he hit the Golden Buzzer. Courtney was moved to tears by Howie’s words and Golden Buzzer and her dad come on stage to hug her.

After the show was broadcast Courtney posted on Twitter;“I didn’t know what to expect when I auditioned for AGT but the golden buzzer was more than I ever could have dreamed of. Thank you so much Howie Mandel I am so happy and can’t thank you enough xx”

The portrait drawing is A4 and shows Courtney singing Hard to Handle and the elation of the America’s Got Talent Judging panel as Howie presses the Golden Buzzer. Drawing with Faber-Castell series 9000 and TK-Line pencils.

Drawing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle The Royal Wedding 2018

Here is my portrait time-lapse drawing of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after their Royal Wedding in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on 19th May 2018.

After their wonderful wedding in front of the Queen, family, friends and nearly two billion people globally via television and the internet Harry and Meghan became the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince William was Harry’s best man and Meghan was walked down the isle by Prince Charles. Many celebrities were guests at the wedding including George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham and Elton John among many others.

The service was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the ‘Love and Fire’ sermon was delivered from The Most Reverend Michael Curry, primate of the Episcopal Church in the USA.

After which Harry and Meghan went in an open top horse drawn carriage around Windsor in front of the over 100,000 crowd of well wishers from all around the world. THey left for their evening reception in a modified electric classic E Type Jaguar.

Drawing Bill Bailey Comedian Larks in Transit Tour Quick Sketchbook Warm Up Time lapse

A Quick Sketchbook Drawing Bill Bailey the comedian on his Larks in Transit UK tour February 2018 time-lapse.

This drawing is a quick warm up exercise sketchbook doodle. The actual drawing took about 25 minutes in real time and a full narrated video will be online soon of that fully narrated art video.

Bill Bailey has appeared in TV comedy programme Black Books, Spaced and on Never Mind the Buzzcocks , Have I Got News for You and QI among many others. He has been a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe and played at Glastonbury.

Bill also does wildlife documentaries and a very keen bird watcher and conservationist.

Drawing a baby portrait of Jedediah Salt-Mountain December 2017 by Billy time-lapse

Drawing Jedediah Salt-Mountain time-lapse, December 2017.

Jedediah is some friend’s first child and just for fun I thought I would do a doodle on his welcome him into the world amid his mum and dad’s family and friends. It was lovely drawing the soft features of a new born baby in this simple pencil portrait for Jedediah’s parents.

Valentino Rossi 2017 Yamaha MotoGP oil painting update. Detail of the Dainese Leathers left shoulder

Here is a detail of the Dainese chrome shoulder on Valentino Rossi’s 2017 MotoGP Yamaha Race Leathers on my oil painting 🖌️🎨😀🏁

It is lovely to do the reflections in the metal that contrast with the folds in the leather. Below the Detail image is a full picture of the Rossi art so far.

Valentino Rossi 2017 Yamaha MotoGP oil painting by Billy. Detail of the Dainese Race Leathers left shoulder.

Valentino Rossi 2017 Yamaha MotoGP oil painting by Billy. The full art so far.