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Pandora Drawing Competition

 

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 drawings@shoorayner.com 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

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

Make sure you subscribe on YouTube and ring the bell for further news of Monday’s Competition!

 

What is Kickstarter? What is Crowdfunding.

Sometimes I mention that I’m doing a Kickstarter and I get a fixed smile and glazed expression in response.

What seems so simple and obvious to me, it turns out, is still a bit of a mystery to many.

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform.

Okay, so what is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is when fans, collectors, family and friends pledge an amount of money to a creator to allow them to make something and, in return, they get a copy of that thing and maybe some other stuff too, depending on the reward level they choose.

Kickstarter is a website that allows creators to organise a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds so they can create their project, with enough money to buy time, materials and postage.

Why would someone back a Kickstarter campaign?

It’s tough being a creative person. Creative types are talented people, mostly working alone, but essentially they are entrepreneurs creating things out of their heads. Like you, they need to eat and have a roof over their heads and have space time and materials to make stuff.

Like any other business they need capital funding to get their projects off the ground. By supporting a Kickstarter campaign you can help creators become successful people who fill the world with wonderful things and new ideas and, in return, have something cool, interesting or collectable to show for it, as well as the great feeling that you are doing something positive and helpful and being part of the process.

What do you get out of a Kickstarter campaign?

As well a stuff, you get a direct connection with an artist, an author, a creator, a brand and become a part of their creative process – a collaborator in a sense. Great kickstarter projects will involve their backers all along the way, to make them feel appreciated and part of something creative. That is fun in and of itself.

Is it risky?

Kickstarter is not an investment scheme (though your reward might turn out to be very collectible). It’s not a charity either. Accidents and illnesses happen, but otherwise Kickstarter people are highly driven and motivated to make amazing stuff and really want to create their vision and deliver it.

Kickstarter themselves do a lot of due diligence confirming that creators are who they say they are and deliver a secure payment system. Kickstarter take a small and equitable cut.

You can look to see the creator’s track record. Have they done this before and delivered? That’s always a good sign. Look at their previous campaigns and see how they went. Do your own due diligence.

So how do I back a kickstarter project?

First, choose a Kickstarter project and look at what is being offered, There will be different reward levels down the right hand side. Choose one and pledge to pay the amount for that reward level. (It’s not a shop – you aren’t buying a product – you are pledging to support the creator as they make something in return for a reward).

You will not be charged immediately, so you can change your mind later and withdraw. A few days after the campaign is over, you will be notified, your card will be charged and the creator will be in touch to get mail addresses and any other details.

If it is an all or nothing campaign, the target amount must be met or the creator gets nothing and the campaign fails. In that case you will not be charged. That’s  sad 🙁

Is it fun?

Yes! And that is what it should be. Creators are out to surprise, entertain, enthuse and delight you with their ideas. Go with it and join in with the spirit of creativity and be part of something fun, personal and individual. Kickstarter projects are not on the high street, they are straight out of the creator’s head and eventually delivered to you door. Perfect, personal and unusual gifts perhaps?

So, do you have a campaign going?

I thought you’d never ask! Yes, I’m making a signed, numbered limited edition picture book with extras called Pandora. Check it out – I’d love to have you back me and share the whole creative process with you through video, blog posts and possibly live chats!

If you still have questions – then feel free to ask!

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