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Everyone Really Can Draw

September 19, 2014Be first to comment!

EveryOneCanDrawCoverSmallshopYes, I really do believe everyone can draw… so much so I wrote the book!

Drawing is much like writing.

Imagine if you had spent as much learning to draw simple shapes as you did learning to draw your letters. Then imagine drawing every day of your school life, the same amount of time you spent learning to make words, sentences, paragraphs, chapters, essays and books out of those simple letter shapes.

Drawing just needs a bit of simple instruction and practice. Everyone who can write or make a mark with a pencil can draw!

Everyone Can Draw makes drawing easy and not scary. Follow the simple progression, page by page, from dots to lines to triangles to squares and circles and you will soon be drawing things you never thought you could.

Then keep coming back to my Youtube channels to learn more!

Everyone Can Draw is now available from the Amazon Kindle Store UK and Amazon US or as a pdf download from this website as a signed book from this website or a book version on Amazon in the UK and Amazon US and all other good bookshops.

Frankatstein – A Scaredy Cats Story

September 12, 20142 Comments

ratsmallAs the full moon calls, each cat slinks through the shadows to where the storyteller waits. Will you stay in your warm, cosy bed? Or dare you go and join the Scaredy Cats?

Click the video and watch the tale of Frankatstein, the mad professor who dices with death, and the cats who get caught up in his chilling experiments.

Find out more and buy signed copies of the book.

Ricky Rocket – space-themed readers

August 26, 2014Be first to comment!

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Are you planning a space project in school this year? If you are, you may well be looking for space-themed readers to excite your children.

Ricky Rocket is the only human boy on the Planet of Hammerhead – He lives a pretty normal life with his Mum, Dad and horrid little sister, Sue, but his classmates are aliens from all over the Universe, his teacher, Mizz Fizz, is a robot and Ricky flies to school in his own rocket – with stabilisers!

ricky_Rocket_maskThese books are perfect for reading aloud and for newly confident readers to finish in a confidence-building sitting. They are funny, fast paced and loved by children all across the Universe! Get signed copies here with free Ricky Rocket Posters

There are colouring-in sheets available here, and a how to draw Ricky Rocket video at the bottom of this page.

The British Family Fayre

August 26, 2014Be first to comment!

BritishFamilyFayreI will be at the British Family Fayre in Westerham Kent this weekend Map and Visit Details Here

Check out my video of last year’s event to see how much fun it’s going to be!

I’ll be telling stories and showing how to draw stuff with Derwent Aquatones and Watercolour Pencils

Why not come along for a great day out? I’ll be signing books and lots more. You’ll find be at the GOPAK tent – You’ll know GOPAK, they make the very best folding tables for schools!contour---cutout_1_1-1

Why Where the Wild things Are is my Favourite Children’s Book

July 26, 2014Be first to comment!

wild thingWhere the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, was a hugely influential book for me.

When I first encountered it in the college library in the early 1980s I was bowled over.

In this book, I could see how all my various talents might come together. That was the day I realised there was a person behind the illustrations in a book and the day Istarted working towards being a children’s book illustrator.

Where the Wild Things Are is a perfectly crafted piece of work. I’ve made this video to show you how brilliantly it is written and composed.

In many ways I’ve been trying to emulate this book over the years. I’ve written one or two cringingly bad homages to it shared with the world.

Werewolf-Poster24Although when My Series, Monster Boy came out, it was pointed out to me that The werewolf in WereWolf Wail looks like Max all grown up. That was purely subconscious!

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