Category Archives: Video Blogs

200,000 YouTube Subscribers!


Amazing! My YouTube channel, ShooRaynerDRawing has just acquired it’s 200,000th subscriber!

Thanks you so much to all of you for your support over the last 10 year and more. It has been quite an experience and I have got to know some of you over that time too, meeting in the comments box from time to time.

What’s the next target? Could I get to 1million? Why not? It’s just a number ?

Nearly Finished Artwork for Walker- The boy who can talk to dogs


In this video I do a lot of drawing and painting and talking about artwork and making children’s books as I create the final artwork for the image I prepared as a rough in the previous video 

My Editor, Janet, loved the sketches I sent her and now it is a race against time to finish the artwork for the print deadline. I need to paint at least eight images a day, preferably more. It doesn’t help that Mrs Rayner is going away for a week and I have to spend a day in London and we have builders in, who I have to lease with, and cook supper for my aged Mother and go shopping for her and me and my son… but I will get there in time, even if I have to work late in the evenings. It’s part of the “Glamour” of being an illustrator.

Actually, that sounds like the title of a video blog!

It is all painted greyscale as It is going to be a back and white book.The colour I use is:
Neutral Tint Half Pan Watercolour Paint
http://amzn.to/2ymFRJI in the UK
http://amzn.to/2Cbk5f5 in the USA
http://amzn.to/2E5E3t4 in Canada

My afternoon walk in the Forest

I went for a walk this afternoon – such a relief to get out after all the rain of the past few days. I encountered ravens again, this time they were having a bit of an argument with a buzzard. I saw them on the same branch about a foot away from each other, the raven croaking and the buzzard patiently ignoring him.
I’ve been setting up me new character website http://www.penniandbenni.com and their @penniandbenni instagram account. I’ll tell you more about that on my Friday video, meantime come along from an autumn walk with me!

Penni and Benni