Learn how to draw a labrador real easy watching this simple video.
My new book, Walker – the boy who can talk to dogs, coming out on March 14th, (pre-order here on Amazon) So I am drawing a lot of dogs at the moment. Here’s a nice and easy how-to-video for you on DrawStuffRealEasy.
If you were to join me on Patreon, you could watch it free of adverts, and you’d also get a copy of my eBook everyone can draw as well as access to all my drawing courses – what are you waiting for? Click here to find out more.
I have been working out what to do with the rest of life for the past year or so!
Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with me, but there is a lot wrong with publishing. I’m planning on making some videos about the state of publishing quite soon.
I want to keep making children’s books. I have loads of ideas for new characters and stories. I actually love the physical process of creating and manufacturing books, and I’m coming to enjoy the marketing and promotion side of publishing too.
I also love to make videos and share my experience in drawing, illustration and making books. But I can’t do both… until now.
As I say, I’ve been working this out. I’ve been on quite an emotional journey this last year, working through monthly business seminars to guide me. I realise it’s time for authors to take control of their lives and become the entrepreneurs that they really are.
I have now set up my patreon page so that I can teach drawing, illustration and picture book making, by sharing my practice and process as an independent author/publisher. Bringing the two strands of my interest and expertise together in one place.
Patreon is a sort of crowd-funding platform for creative people. But now it is morphing into a membership platform where you can join me and support what I do from as little as $1. In return I’m offering rising tiers of rewards, offering drawing, illustration and publishing lessons. Join my creative crew for hangouts to ask questions, get advice or just shoot the breeze with similar-minded people all around the world.
Go to my Patreon Page now to get all the details and join a growing group of people who are all on the same creative path as you.
She did, but she didn’t like the character in the image on the left. It reminded her of someone when she was young who she thought was a werewolf.
My immediate reaction was to think, “Oh yes! There the plot for book 4 in the series!”
A little though and I realised that wasn’t going to happen, so I made Mr Bonus, the Latvian village shop keeper and Walkers business inspiration, look a little softer around the eyebrows. I think it make him look a bit like Lemmy from Motorhead!
Click the picture at the top to watch how I go about revising a piece of artwork.
I’ve since changed a few other illustrations as I noticed inconsistencies with the text as I went through the final edit with illustrations in place. Of course I should have noticed before I did the artwork!
Walker is out on the 14th of March and you can preorder the book at Amazon with the link below, so you can be the first to read it!