Shawn J. Durington currently resides in Greenville, North Carolina, but grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia. As a child, he enjoyed doodling and scribbling whenever he should have been paying attention in class. Durington received a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts Art Education and a Bachelor’s in Fine Art Studio Art from East Carolina University. In 2013 he earned a Master’s in Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects, studying in the area of Visual Development from Academy of Art University. During his time there he was mentored by Jennifer Oliver of Walt Disney Animation.
Recently Shawn has published his instructional drawing book Drawing Monsters with Melvin and Me. He is also completing his work on his children’s book series The Adventures of Melvin and Me.
In the words of Peter Pan “I’ll never grow up!” Why should you?
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