This is a live session about Walker, the boy who can talk to Dogs, that I made for the Big Dog Children’s Book Festival for Dumfries in Scotland, organised by the Wigtown Book Festival.
Go to https://www.shoorayner.com/shoosonlinebookstore/ to buy copies with signed with free poster
Sadly, due to the corona virus lockdown, the Big Dog Children’s festival is unable to go ahead as planned,but the organisers have put together a fantastic online alternative programme. @wigtownbookfest https://www.facebook.com/BigDogBookFestival/
On my live drawing show today, I’ll be talking to storyteller extraordinaire, Renita Boyle. We will talk about the role of storytelling in drawing and illustration, we’ll discuss mental health for creatives and we’ll be doing interesting things with Tea bags! (As well as having a cup of tea!)
Today I will be telling the story of Craig M’nure, who lives on an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. He makes a living from collecting bird poo and selling it as fertiliser. The story is about the year the internet came to his island and a TV crew cam to make a fly on the wall documentary about him.
I’m afraid I will be putting on a very bad Scottish accent and hope my Scottish friends forgive me.
I’ll be telling you a bit about why and how I wrote the stories, then I will show you how to draw Viking Vik, so make sure you have paper and pencil ready to join in. you can share your drawings on Twitter or instagram with the Hashtag #shoobeedoodle and I will show any drawings I like on the show.
This show is live but it is “made for kids” so there can be no comments or chat during the show. I will however be taking comments and suggestions on my twitter stream at @shoorayner.
The first show in this season https://youtu.be/EnnYeo-Fy9U Show #2 https://youtu.be/AuMvWwWfBzs Show #3 https://youtu.be/ZNDQOZ0fIRA
If you want to share drawings that are related to my books and stories, then please use the hashtag #shoobeedoodle on Twitter and Instagram
I am going to try and do this every week day during the current growing crisis as a distance learning option for schools that have closed.
Feel free to embed this video min your own website and why not set classwork around the stories and share your work through your school or class twitter account?