Nigel Finch (1978)

BBC program Omnibus features Nigel Finch’s 50-minute 1978 documentary of Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman, with cameos by John Dean, Brian Doyle, Bill Murray, Ray Romano, and more.

Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood, also known as Fear and Loathing in Gonzovision, is a documentary film produced by BBC Omnibus in 1978 on the subject of Hunter S. Thompson, directed by Nigel Finch. The road trip/film pairs Thompson with Finch’s fellow Briton and illustrator Ralph Steadman. The party travel to Hollywood via Death Valley and Barstow from Las Vegas, scene of the pair’s 1971 collaboration. It contains interviews with Thompson and Steadman, as well as some short excerpts from some of his work.

Dan Nelson & David Finch (2013/2020)

In the long-awaited sequel to Pen and Ink Crosshatching master illustrator Dan Nelson describes and demonstrates his refined cross-hatching technique.

As a child growing up I always loved to draw. I would sit at my desk for hours creating wacky cartoon characters. However, little did I know at the time that it would be many years into adulthood that I would learn the importance of shading in order to add depth to my artworks. This video explores the techniques used when crosshatching. Give it a shot. It takes a lot of time, but it is very rewarding for your finished piece. Have fun!

Pro comic artist David Finch introduces you to cross hatching! In this lesson, we’ve got some beginner tips on how to practice drawing lines for cross hatching, how cross hatching shows form and in what stage of the drawing you’d want to begin cross hatching. He’ll also do a quick demonstration of cross hatching with The Flash!

Katy Papineau (2020)

Follow this step-by-step guide to pastel drawing with artist Katy Papineau.
For further tips and details about this activity, visit our website at https://bit.ly/2zoWj2q.
Please note, filming took place before the UK’s lockdown measures were introduced.

You will need:

– A drawing board

– An easel

– Pastel paper

– Hard pastels

– Soft pastels

– Conte pencils

– White liquitex gesso

– Black or dark grey acrylic paint

– A wide paintbrush

– Fixative

– Masking tape

– A selection of props

All of the materials are available online or at your local art supply shop.

“I think that if you do pictures, they’re about what’s inside you as much as what’s outside you.”

Paula Rego

Artist Paula Rego, is known for her paintings and drawings based on folk tales. Her work often reshapes traditional stories to reflect personal experiences, and focuses on female roles within the family.

In 1994, she began to experiment with pastels and has continued to use them ever since. She describes working in pastels ‘like painting with your fingers’. The scenes in her drawings almost always take place in domestic settings and are filled with mystery.

“As you are drawing something, it very often turns into something else, and you can go with it. It develops in a completely different way. It’s organic and it’s done with the hand.”

Paula Rego