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Colouring Captain Tom Moore


I was asked, a few weeks ago, if I would like to draw a caricature of Captain Tom Moore for the Dalesman Magazine.


Naturally I jumped at the idea and produced it immediately. They were very happy with it and I enjoyed producing it so much I filmed myself during the colouring stages thinking that this would make a great tutorial, not just on here but for my YouTube channel.


Now some of you may remember me saying that I'm attempting to do my own YouTube channel---well to be honest I already have one but I've done nothing with it for years---so lately I've been researching, working and honing ideas and formats and I would say I'm pretty much ready to go.


Having said that, when you go on there now you will see a fair mish-mash of looks and themes. I was going to delete all the previous uploads but in the end I decided to leave it as it was; for me it would act as a guide as to how my videos are improving and for you, well there's actually nothing wrong with the tutorials, just the quality.


I also got myself a great programme called HitFilm Express, which is completely free and perfect for my simple needs, so I am now ready.


Below is my first real attempt at a video put together using a film editing programme. I know I have a long way to go, but it's a start.


So today, ladies and gentlemen, I give you a video tutorial on how I colour a caricature in Photoshop.


I hope you liked this post and have had a good look around the site at the many others. I have plenty of exciting projects on and plan many more ideas for the Cartoonist Diary website and blog and I would love to have you come along for the ride. If you like the sound of that, then please sign up below and get a link emailed to you every time I post something new.

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