The Art of Shawn Durington

Artwork for the young and young at heart!


Shawn Durington is creating artwork for everyone and everything including, children's books, boardgames and card games, and custom pieces for you and your families.


Focusing on both how to draw books and children storybooks. Shawn Durington has published his drawing book Drawing Monsters with Melvin and Me, and is currently working on his book series The Adventures of Melvin and Me.


Teaching is something Shawn still loves doing so he focuses lesson on how to draw with step by step instructions using very basic shapes so all ages can learn. He currently is using Patreon and his books to accomplish this. If you or your child wants to join in on the fun check out his patreon page.

Shawn and Melvin

Artist Bio

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 2006, where he studied Printmaking and Textiles. After teaching middle school art for four years, he decided it was time to return to school for his master’s degree. 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.

Currently Shawn is creating art customized for each person and bringing out the child inside each of us. He is also working on getting his children’s book put together The Adventures of Melvin and Me.

In the words of Peter Pan “I’ll never grow up!” Why should you?

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Free Comic Book Day at Captain's Comics: Charleston, SC May 5, 2018
Raleigh Supercon: Raleigh, NC July 27 - 29, 2018
Fairfax ComicCon: Fairfax, VA August 25 - 26, 2018
DragonCon: Atlanta, GA August 30 - September 3, 2018
Retrocon: (Pending) Oaks, PA October 13 -14, 2018
Playthrough Game Convention: Raleigh, NC March 30 -31, 2019
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