Category Archives: books

How to draw an Ancient Greek Helmet

Learn how to draw An Ancient Greek Helmet Real Easy. This comes from my book, How to Draw Ancient Greek Stuff Real Easy which is due out on the 17th of May. You can pre order now on Amazon and all good book stores and get signed copies with a free poster from my online store.

Here is the step by step guide from the book for those who follow me on Patreon.

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How to draw an Ancient Greek Pot

Learn how to draw an Ancient Greek Amphora Pot real easy with step by step instructions from Shoo Rayner, the author of Everyone Can Draw – the book that teaches you how to draw Real Easy, which is available on the 17th May. Pre-ordering now really helps to get the book noticed on Amazon, or you can order now, direct from me.

Get the Book here on Amazon in the UK    Here in the USA      Here in Canada    Or here direct from me, signed and with a free poster!

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Does Nick Park read my mind?

This is my Dug

Does Nick Park read my mind? There are times I have thought so. It must be that we are of a similar age and think in similar ways.

Back in 1990 Wallace and Gromit first appeared on TV. I was amazed, because my book, Santa’s Secret Diary, which had just come out, had a sold-out toy of the season, that Santa was having difficulty sourcing. What was the toy called? A Gromit!

My Dad used the word all the time when he was rewiring the house. Gromits were little rubber rings that were used to soften the sharp edges of metal electrical boxes.

I love watching Wallace and Gromit, but I often have moments when  I think, “Wait a minute! I thought of that!”

But thinking isn’t doing. Ideas, contrary to what most people think, are two a penny. It’s what you do with them that counts. So I’m comfortable in the knowledge that Nick Park – who I’ve never met – and I, are must be connected to the same zeitgeist or idea-energy-centre that floats around us.

This is Nick Park’s Dug

But this time I beat him to it. My Dug, was first! My Dug is a Bronze Age boy doing the Bronze Age stuff that Bronze Age boys do. I called him Dug because he digs for tin, one of the constituents of bronze. Nick Park’s Dug is more of a teenager, I think.

Perfect for Primary and elementary school projects on the Bronze Age, you can get my Dug books from the links below.