Children’s author and illustrator of over 300 books with 30 years experience gives his advice about writing picture books.
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Lots of people ask me about writing a picture book. It’s just for kids, so it must be easy, right? lol
I thought I’d make a video where I’d just talk about writing picture books and the difficulties you may come across. If you think you are going to make a fortune and be a famous author, you are better off working at Macdonalds – Honestly, that’s not a joke.
It takes an inordinate amount of luck to have a best seller and a huge amount of work to make any sort of living at it. Author incomes have halved in the last 20 years – really!
But you may just want to have a few copies of your book for your family, which is great. These thoughts apply to you to. Any questions? put the in the comments box and maybe you will inspire a new video?!
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Everyone asks about the tools I use when I’m out using my sketchbook. here’s a video to show you what and how I use them.
Rotring Tikky Graphic Pen
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The Pentel Aquash Brush
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Huion A4 Tracing Light Pad
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The Seawhite of Brighton a5 travel journal
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The Cotman sketching watercolour set
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http://amzn.to/2yWquIV in the USA
http://amzn.to/2BpN0KO in Canada
Neutral Tint Half Pan Watercolour Paint
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Naples Yellow Half Pan Watercolour Paint
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Sharpie White China Marker
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Pentel Brush Pen
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http://amzn.to/2zQV224 in the USA
http://amzn.to/2GaI8Nh In Canada
Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils
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Shoo Rayner is an award-winning illustrator and author of over 200 books for children.
The Shoo Rayner Drawing Channel won the 2011 YouTube NextUp award.
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