Shoo Rayner is creating Drawing Tutorials & Picture Books
72

patrons

$358
per month
I'm Shoo Rayner, a British children's author and illustrator. I've written over 200 children's books for major international publishers and illustrated lots more for other authors. Currently, I publish my middle-grade novels with my wonderful publishers, Firefly.

Now I'm an independent picture book publisher with masses of technical and life experience I intend to share my professional practice, process and experience, here on Patreon, to teach inspire and entertain.

It's easy to support my work by choosing one of the monthly support tiers and make a pledge. All you need to know is that you can cancel, change or upgrade to a higher tier at anytime, and be sure that your support will help me make more and better content to 

If you would like to support my work and follow behind the scenes through my "Lens" videos, then please join me on the behind the lens reward tier. I'll also send you occasional updates of what I've been up to and what I'm planning.

If you know my YouTube channels, ShooRaynerDrawing and DrawStuffRealEasy, you may have come to this page from a link on a video. If you feel you get a lot of value from my videos and want even more, then you can buy me a virtual cup of coffee and join my Patreon community!

Straight away, you will get an ebook copy of my book Everyone Can Draw, so you won't have to wait to get practicing your drawing. You will also get immediate access my start drawing courses too. As well as that you will have a 15% discount at my Etsy Store and occasional "behind the scenes" videos and "lens" updates, (they are short videos or posts that share the moment and disappear after 24 hours.) Include in this level is extra, and exclusive, support for my Youtube videos. (By the way, get the app for even more fun!)

If you would like a little more involvement, and get ebook copies of my other books, as I create them, and audio podcasts of my stories, then you can add a  slice of cake to the cup of coffee!

I have years of technical experience publishing picture books. I'm now sharing that experience with my Patreon Community, with exclusive videos and posts.

Join the illustrator reward tier and, as well as getting all the benefits of previous levels, you will also gain access to exclusive videos and posts with hints and tips about illustration and how to use Affinity Photo to scan and edit your work for production and save a bundle on Photoshop! (Yes! Save a bundle on photoshop by using the brilliant Affinity Photo.)

The Illustrator and above tiers join my Discord group for chat, sharing and messaging all things shoobeedoodly - Approved by Patreon and much better than the Patreon community tab.

Join my Creative Crew

Come and join my Creative Crew for regular hangouts to meet like-minded people around the world to discuss your aims, ambitions (and problems!) as well as the technicalities of illustration and independent publishing or maybe just shoot the breeze!

If you want to make your own books, join the Publisher level, then I'll show you how to create and distribute books by sharing all the secrets of my working process. Join the creative crew to discuss your problems and request new video subjects.

Learn how to create books using Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher, and save £600/$600 a year on Adobe products alone! I will show you how I create and distribute books through Ingram Spark and how to make ebooks for Amazon, Apple and other outlets. I'll also help with marketing. Though I don't consider myself any kind of expert on that subject, the Creative Crew hangouts will no doubt generate lots of ideas! 

The Book Lover has all the rewards above plus copies of all that I publish, including posters, postcards stickers and other publicity materials, including special exclusive Patreon Book Lover extras. You never know they may become museum collector pieces one day! (We can all dream 😄)

And finally there is the big one - my Super Crew.
As well as all the rewards above - including Creative Crew hangouts and Book Lover rewards - you will have your name appear on all my YouTube and Patreon videos as a  Super Crew sponsor supporter.

Projects coming up are a new picture book introducing my new characters Penni and Benni ( they are the couple you see all over this page), which I'm intending to build into a brand series, and for non- fiction, a new DrawStuffRealEasy book, probably on how to draw famous buildings, as well as an absolute beginners course for doodlers!

So join us here on Patreon. Don't just learn to draw, turn your drawings into illustrations and learn how to create a book. I'll admit that it's hard work, but with today's tools and on-demand printing, It's cheap, easy and achievable to become your own publisher and create something to be proud of.

Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per month
  • Catch up with what I'm doing with my "Lens" updates - exclusive mini Patreon video clips.
  • Occasional updates to let you know what I've been doing and what's coming up.

$1 is about £0.75p and €0.88c

Coffee Break
$3 or more per month

You like my work on Youtube and would like to "buy me a cup of coffee" once a month and get...


  • 15% off anything in my Etsy Store
  • Occasional insights, out-takes, extra images and exclusive, behind the scenes videos including "Lens" updates on the app.
  • Images, more explanation and early access to some DrawStuffRealEasy videos.  
  • Plus, you'll get a pdf copy of my book, Everyone Can Draw ready to download immediately when you choose to join me on Patreon plus access to the drawing courses and material already available.

$3 is about £2.30 or €2.66

Coffee and a Slice of Cake
$5 or more per month
  • Includes all previous rewards.
  • You'd like to add a slice of cake!

plus, you get access to my ebooks and audiobook readings.

  • Full eBook copy of How To Draw Ancient Greek Stuff Real easy - see the books index.

    $5 is about £3.88 or €4.43
Illustrator
$7 or more per month

Take your drawing skills further and learn traditional illustration skills following my own illustration projects.


  • Includes all previous rewards plus...
  • Exclusive illustration videos in traditional watercolour media.
  • Hints, tips and illustration tricks
  • Access to my Patreon Discord Server to share images, video, chat and other shoobeedoodly stuff.
  • Videos about scanning and working with Affinity Photo for retouching.

    $7 is about £5.45 or €6.20
Includes Discord rewards
Creative Crew
$10 or more per month

Join the Creative Crew for regular hangouts to chat about illustration and creating picture books.


  • Includes all previous rewards


$10 is about £7.78 or €8.87

Includes Discord rewards
Publisher
$15 or more per month

Join the Creative Crew for regular hangouts to chat about creating picture books.


  • Includes all previous rewards plus...
  • Exclusive videos and posts sharing my complete publishing process.
  • Videos about Affinity Publisher and Designer
  • How to publish with Ingram Spark
  • How to publish ebook formats including Kindle, Apple and other formats
  • Marketing ideas and inspiration

    $15 is about £11.66 or €13.30
Super Crew
$45 or more per month only 34 left

Sponsor videos have your name in the credits as a SuperShooBeeDoodler!


  • Includes all previous rewards including Signed copies of my new books with any accompanying merchandise - posters, postcards etc. - sent twice a year, June and late November - (must have been a member for two months) and Creative crew hangouts and discord chat messaging.
  • As a member of the Super Crew, your name will appear on my Videos here on Patreon and YouTube

    $45 is about £35 or €40
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
72 of 100 patrons
I'll make an open hangout for everyone who wants to come along to ask those questions you've always wanted to ask.
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I'm Shoo Rayner, a British children's author and illustrator. I've written over 200 children's books for major international publishers and illustrated lots more for other authors. Currently, I publish my middle-grade novels with my wonderful publishers, Firefly.

Now I'm an independent picture book publisher with masses of technical and life experience I intend to share my professional practice, process and experience, here on Patreon, to teach inspire and entertain.

It's easy to support my work by choosing one of the monthly support tiers and make a pledge. All you need to know is that you can cancel, change or upgrade to a higher tier at anytime, and be sure that your support will help me make more and better content to 

If you would like to support my work and follow behind the scenes through my "Lens" videos, then please join me on the behind the lens reward tier. I'll also send you occasional updates of what I've been up to and what I'm planning.

If you know my YouTube channels, ShooRaynerDrawing and DrawStuffRealEasy, you may have come to this page from a link on a video. If you feel you get a lot of value from my videos and want even more, then you can buy me a virtual cup of coffee and join my Patreon community!

Straight away, you will get an ebook copy of my book Everyone Can Draw, so you won't have to wait to get practicing your drawing. You will also get immediate access my start drawing courses too. As well as that you will have a 15% discount at my Etsy Store and occasional "behind the scenes" videos and "lens" updates, (they are short videos or posts that share the moment and disappear after 24 hours.) Include in this level is extra, and exclusive, support for my Youtube videos. (By the way, get the app for even more fun!)

If you would like a little more involvement, and get ebook copies of my other books, as I create them, and audio podcasts of my stories, then you can add a  slice of cake to the cup of coffee!

I have years of technical experience publishing picture books. I'm now sharing that experience with my Patreon Community, with exclusive videos and posts.

Join the illustrator reward tier and, as well as getting all the benefits of previous levels, you will also gain access to exclusive videos and posts with hints and tips about illustration and how to use Affinity Photo to scan and edit your work for production and save a bundle on Photoshop! (Yes! Save a bundle on photoshop by using the brilliant Affinity Photo.)

The Illustrator and above tiers join my Discord group for chat, sharing and messaging all things shoobeedoodly - Approved by Patreon and much better than the Patreon community tab.

Join my Creative Crew

Come and join my Creative Crew for regular hangouts to meet like-minded people around the world to discuss your aims, ambitions (and problems!) as well as the technicalities of illustration and independent publishing or maybe just shoot the breeze!

If you want to make your own books, join the Publisher level, then I'll show you how to create and distribute books by sharing all the secrets of my working process. Join the creative crew to discuss your problems and request new video subjects.

Learn how to create books using Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher, and save £600/$600 a year on Adobe products alone! I will show you how I create and distribute books through Ingram Spark and how to make ebooks for Amazon, Apple and other outlets. I'll also help with marketing. Though I don't consider myself any kind of expert on that subject, the Creative Crew hangouts will no doubt generate lots of ideas! 

The Book Lover has all the rewards above plus copies of all that I publish, including posters, postcards stickers and other publicity materials, including special exclusive Patreon Book Lover extras. You never know they may become museum collector pieces one day! (We can all dream 😄)

And finally there is the big one - my Super Crew.
As well as all the rewards above - including Creative Crew hangouts and Book Lover rewards - you will have your name appear on all my YouTube and Patreon videos as a  Super Crew sponsor supporter.

Projects coming up are a new picture book introducing my new characters Penni and Benni ( they are the couple you see all over this page), which I'm intending to build into a brand series, and for non- fiction, a new DrawStuffRealEasy book, probably on how to draw famous buildings, as well as an absolute beginners course for doodlers!

So join us here on Patreon. Don't just learn to draw, turn your drawings into illustrations and learn how to create a book. I'll admit that it's hard work, but with today's tools and on-demand printing, It's cheap, easy and achievable to become your own publisher and create something to be proud of.

Recent posts by Shoo Rayner

Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per month
  • Catch up with what I'm doing with my "Lens" updates - exclusive mini Patreon video clips.
  • Occasional updates to let you know what I've been doing and what's coming up.

$1 is about £0.75p and €0.88c

Coffee Break
$3 or more per month

You like my work on Youtube and would like to "buy me a cup of coffee" once a month and get...


  • 15% off anything in my Etsy Store
  • Occasional insights, out-takes, extra images and exclusive, behind the scenes videos including "Lens" updates on the app.
  • Images, more explanation and early access to some DrawStuffRealEasy videos.  
  • Plus, you'll get a pdf copy of my book, Everyone Can Draw ready to download immediately when you choose to join me on Patreon plus access to the drawing courses and material already available.

$3 is about £2.30 or €2.66

Coffee and a Slice of Cake
$5 or more per month
  • Includes all previous rewards.
  • You'd like to add a slice of cake!

plus, you get access to my ebooks and audiobook readings.

  • Full eBook copy of How To Draw Ancient Greek Stuff Real easy - see the books index.

    $5 is about £3.88 or €4.43
Illustrator
$7 or more per month

Take your drawing skills further and learn traditional illustration skills following my own illustration projects.


  • Includes all previous rewards plus...
  • Exclusive illustration videos in traditional watercolour media.
  • Hints, tips and illustration tricks
  • Access to my Patreon Discord Server to share images, video, chat and other shoobeedoodly stuff.
  • Videos about scanning and working with Affinity Photo for retouching.

    $7 is about £5.45 or €6.20
Includes Discord rewards
Creative Crew
$10 or more per month

Join the Creative Crew for regular hangouts to chat about illustration and creating picture books.


  • Includes all previous rewards


$10 is about £7.78 or €8.87

Includes Discord rewards
Publisher
$15 or more per month

Join the Creative Crew for regular hangouts to chat about creating picture books.


  • Includes all previous rewards plus...
  • Exclusive videos and posts sharing my complete publishing process.
  • Videos about Affinity Publisher and Designer
  • How to publish with Ingram Spark
  • How to publish ebook formats including Kindle, Apple and other formats
  • Marketing ideas and inspiration

    $15 is about £11.66 or €13.30
Super Crew
$45 or more per month only 34 left

Sponsor videos have your name in the credits as a SuperShooBeeDoodler!


  • Includes all previous rewards including Signed copies of my new books with any accompanying merchandise - posters, postcards etc. - sent twice a year, June and late November - (must have been a member for two months) and Creative crew hangouts and discord chat messaging.
  • As a member of the Super Crew, your name will appear on my Videos here on Patreon and YouTube

    $45 is about £35 or €40
Includes Discord rewards