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Live Kickstarter Event tomorrow 15th June

I will be doing a live stream on YouTube on Friday 15th June at 4:00 pm UK time (tomorrow) to launch my Kickstarter project to make a limited first edition of my Picture Book – Pandora. Go to http://www.youtube.com/shooraynerdrawing to view it

I’ll be answering questions and showing you what it’s all about and maybe other things too! See you there tomorrow.

United Kingdom Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at 16:00 BST
New York, USA Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at 11:00 EDT
Los Angeles, USA Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at 08:00 PDT
Warsaw, Poland Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at 17:00 CEST
Sydney, Australia Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at 01:00 AEST
Auckland, New Zealand Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at 03:00 NZST
Tokyo, Japan Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at 00:00 JST  go here for your time/location






My new Book Project – and what happened to the frogs in my pond?

I am busy working hard on a new book called Pandora – I’ve been honing the story for years and now I’m finally making myself get on with it and I’m making the book.

I’m going to launch on Kickstarter in the next couple of weeks. Join my mailing list to be the first to know when the offer goes live with early bird reward levels. Join here: http://bit.ly/ShooMailList

It’s going to be a signed and numbered limited first edition of only 250 – so that is a real collector’s edition.

Of course my patreon will also be the very first to know, so come and join me on Patreon here: ?? http://bit.ly/ShooPatreonPage

Subscribe to YouTube channel for more information over the next couple of week.s 🙂 ? http://bit.ly/Sub2Shoo

When an illustration goes wrong – Illustrating Children’s books part 4

Yesterday, I showed you how I’d been illustrating winning stories from the Welsh Books Council Dahlightful schools writing competition See yesterday’s post here:

Today, in part 4, I’m showing you how I illustrated a story called The Real Ultimate Treasure Hunter by Ffion Haf Davies from Ysgol Gyfun G?yr.

It’s a fighting Fantasy kind of story, which is not the kind of book I read these days, nor the kind I illustrate. So I’m having to draw an illustration that both fits the genre but also the overall style of the book of stories written by the kids.

There’s a lot of philosopical chat and rumination in this video as I draw paint, realise its all wrong and do it again!