How to draw animals

Do you teach young learners? Do you often have to draw animals on the board? In this video, Paul Millard from the British Council in Vietnam provides drawing tips to help you improve your artistic skills!

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Submitted by hayriye on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 18:56


Thank you for sharing this useful video!

Drawing is a indispensable activity for language classes of young learners. I taught kids for 4 years, I always wished I could have drawn well. I tried a  lot, but at last I thought I could not succeed to draw. After watching this video, I changed my mind. By the help of these techniques, I can draw animals now. If you could upload more videos on drawing other pictures, many language teachers would really appreciate your help, I think. 


Submitted by kurtdereli on Wed, 07/25/2012 - 23:43

In reply to by hayriye


ı mostly agree with you hayriye hanım. my pupils always tell me "why didn't you be an art teacher" but we need more of these. if you get example videoes like this could you send me too?

Submitted by Tisbe Franco on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 01:48


That's the best! I just loved it! I'm sure that teens and adults will also enjoy it :-) .



Submitted by 5annadolphin5 on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:11


You have inspired me, I'm going to take my whiteboard and start drawing this very moment! :DDD Bye!

Submitted by nhitran on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 06:35


Thank you for the video. I like it very much. However, you draw so fast. If possible, could you slow down a little bit because I am not good at drawing.


Submitted by Sally Trowbridge (not verified) on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 07:55

In reply to by nhitran


Hi Nhitran
Good to hear you like the video. Would it help you to draw the animals if you pause the video? The pause button is on the bottom left of the screen.

Submitted by darshan sharma on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 08:32


That's simply wonderful! I kept smiling throughout the video and wondering what comes next. The dialogues and smileys are really amusing. Thanks a lot bcnpaul1.

Submitted by mat docherty on Sun, 07/22/2012 - 09:52


Great, funny, and motivating clip! My horses usually look like rabbits! 

Is there a web site that we can use for more examples? or can you possibly do a short video showing how to draw cars, people and other useful sketches?


Mat D

Submitted by Milena on Sun, 07/22/2012 - 10:38


I've been learning to draw animals for some time now and this helped me to learn a few more! I love the reptiles and the water animals! Thanks so much!

Submitted by miriamjanine on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 04:16

In reply to by mklmkl


i dont know if i can draw like that..but i'd give it a try..

Submitted by thuytran on Fri, 08/10/2012 - 15:30


It is very useful! Thank you to share this video!

Submitted by huor681005 on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 22:20


I like the way you drew the animals, it's a exciting activity in the classroom but people like me don't have the ability to do that, I will try to practicemore watching your videos. 

Thanks a lot.

Renato Huesca

Submitted by ISAJAGO on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 22:39


How come you failed that art test?  Thank you so  much Paul. you really inspire me!

PS: Very nice handwriting!

Submitted by Ma. Luisa on Sat, 09/15/2012 - 21:44


Thank U so much Paul!! It was awesome!!


Submitted by daisy1991 on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:14


it's an amazing lesson with simple but lovely stick drawing.I'm sure my students will enjoy it very much.

Submitted by Fanyv1 on Sat, 01/18/2014 - 12:58


I can't open the video :( video format or mime type is not supported. what should i do?

Submitted by Derek Spafford on Sat, 01/18/2014 - 14:23

In reply to by Fanyv1


Hi there Fanyv1 Could you try a different browser please. Let me know if this works. Del

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