My friend Michael Morpurgo's amazing movie of War Horse is premiered in London today, which gives me the idea of drawing a War Horse based on my Grandfather's First World War experiences in the Essex Yeomanry. He was one of the last British soldiers to ride into battle on a horse at Ypres on the 13th May 1915. My Great Uncle Wilfred was injured that day and died of his wounds on the 23rd, ten days later. Great Uncle Victor won the Military Cross. This drawing is inspired by a picture in the family photo album. you can see more warhorses at the Essex Yeomanry website on this great collection of First World War photographs http://www.essex-yeomanry.org.uk/history/picture-gallery.html where you will see more War Horses and details of their tack. This video is brought to you by award winning illustrator, Shoo Rayner, who has illustrated well over 200 children's books for famous authors and for his own stories. Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/shoorayner Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/117947137150973770218 Facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750207845 Website http://www.shoorayner.com music by http://www.youtube.com/cleffernotes Follow Shoo's other channels http://www.youtube.com/drawstuffrealeasy for short snappy lessons and http://www.youtube.com/shooraynerlife for chat,advice,techniques and interviews with other great artists and illustrators. I use a Rotring Tikky Graphic 0.3 pen. The paper is fairly cheap drawing cartridge or bristol paper. Find out more about me and my books at my website http://www.shoorayner.com. and my apps at http://bit.ly/kPo5pb Look me up on Amazon or in your local bookstore. I've illustrated over 200 books in my time! Enjoy!
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