Category Archives: Stories

How to Draw & Paint the Olive Tree From Pandora

This video shows you how I drew and painted in watercolour the olive tree that appears a fe times in my recent children’s picture book, Pandora. A longish video with a lot of chat about drawing, painting, illustration and making picture books.

The tree is a recurring theme in the book. I wanted something to connect the inside world of the story with the outside world.

In my researches I came across the stunning wall painting in Akrotiri in Crete, dating back some 3400 years. The swallows and the lilies really got me going, and then I decided to have a lone, ancient, gnarled olive trees too, as a symbol of the mediterranean and. You can see a video about Akrotiri and the amazing wall paintings here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gb7g9w6fxo

You can get your own copy of Pandora here:
Pandora on Amazon USA 
Pandora Amazon UK
Pandora Amazon Canada
Pandora Amazon Australia

Before Window Light – another animation I did the voice-over for

Here is another short animated movie that the Morrow Bothers asked me to voice for them.

It’s a short film about night sleep and dreams – being the Morrow Brothers, they are slightly scary and wonderfully weird dreams – Enjoy and pleas subscribe to the Morrow Brothers and give the video a like. It all helps to promote their painstaking hard work.

How to draw Pandora – Are you as curious as she is?

I’ve a drawing competition coming on Monday. This video is to get you prepared for it. Learn how to draw Pandora – is she the most curious girl in the world?

Pandora is my latest book, that is published on the 29th on November 2018. You can help me make more of a success of it by pre-ordering it at amazon now. – Here are the links:

Pandora on Amazon USA
Pandora Amazon UK
Pandora Amazon Canada
Pandora Amazon Australia

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