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!
It revolves around Penny and Benny. Penny is a Sophisticat Fashion Blogger and he, her partner, does stuff on the web and keeks her blog up to date – he does the photos as well.
I have a picture book I want to make about them, but I really want to establish them as a couple first. I see them more as an adult type children’s book than just for kids.
My first project is going to be a KickStarter Maker 100 project. A limited edition project exclusively done in January. It will be a book of images of Penny in 1950’s retro fashion.
I’ve been doing sketches and putting them on instagram I’ve been really brave and opened an Estsy Shop too. I put three Penny watercolour sketches up and they’ve all gone!
When I was thirteen or so, I really got into fashion and wanted to be a designer – inspired by Dior and Yves StLaurent. I even did my main history project at Olevel on Women’s Fashion. They didn’t know what to make of it or me! I wasn’t encouraged and eventually gave in to the electric guitar and singing in a band.
But doing these fashion drawings of Penny has reawakened something very deep, and I’m loving it – maybe I’ve found my calling at last!
Win a special signed, limited, first-edition copy of Pandora
All you have to do is watch the two videos, “How to draw Pandora” and “How to draw Pandora’s box” and send me your own drawing based on the videos, elaborating your drawings, using your imagination and interpretation of the story of Pandora, and what you think may be hidden in her box.
There will be a prize for the drawing that Shoo Rayner likes the best – It is entirely his personal choice and his decision is final. The closing date is 4:00 pm London time Friday 7th December 2018 and the winner will be announced on 4:00 pm London time Monday 10th December in the compilation and celebration video.
The prize is a signed, limited, first-edition copy of Pandora, including the book, warning wrapper, inspirational poster and a sealed message from Pandora – there were only 100 copies printed in the first edition, so it is quite rare!
The competition is free to enter and open to all ages – interpretation, style and ideas are scored as much as technique.
Take your time, watch the videos and make your drawing. Then send a scan or digital photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org adding your name and age.
Children under the age of 13 must have their parent or guardian’s permission. If under 13, please state clearly on your email, that your parent, carer or guardian has given you permission to enter, otherwise entry email will be deleted.
This competition is run entirely by Shoo Rayner. YouTube is not a sponsor and by entering the competition, you release YouTube from any and all liability related to the contest. Please see YouTube Community Guidelines.
GDPR Statement: I will hold your email and attachment drawing (collectively known as “data”) on my desktop computer and email system, but will not use your address to contact you, other than in connection with the competition or to make express replies to your email. You are free at any time to ask what data I retain and ask me to erase such data.
I reserve the right to use your drawings in a compilation video of entries and for promotion in the future, and will endeavour to credit your work where appropriate.
Phew! That looks like it’s all legal for a youtube competition! Have fun and I look forward to seeing your drawings very soon. Remember to keep shoobeedoobeedoodling watching, watching, watching, drawing, drawing, drawing, and entering the competiton. Good luck