1. Can you tell me more about yourself?
My name is James Norbury, I live in South Wales in the UK with my wife and 5 cats. I have been writing and drawing since I can remember. My main love is animals and nature - hence I don't use any animal products in my art or my dinner.
In my spare time, I play video games, read, play the guitar, practise karate and volunteer with Cat's Protection.
2. Why did you start Big Panda & Tiny Dragon?
I have studied spirituality for a long time as a way to end my own suffering. The things I learned I felt would help all kinds of people so I wanted to start a group but never quite had the courage to do so. Instead, I thought maybe I could make those powerful ideas accessible to people in the form of drawings.
3. Is there a book?
Yes, the book is available here.
3.5 Will the book be available in my country.
A list of translations and publishers can be seen here.
The book will be available in many countries but I don't know exactly which ones. It would be best to contact your local book seller.
4. Do you do commissions?
If you would like to discuss a commission just drop me a note and we can discuss it. I am engaged in a project until May 2022 and won't be able to take on commissions until then.
5. Can I submit an idea for a drawing?
Of course, but I might not be able to fulfil your request as not every idea lends itself to a painting.
6. How do you create your pictures?
The old fashioned way with pen, ink, brushes and paper. I use a variety of tools including dip pens, black ink, water, fine markers, a set square, a ruler, a ceramic palette, white ink, watercolour paper, tissue, a scalpel and watercolour paints.
7. Can I use your pictures for something?
If you have enquiries about using Big Panda and Tiny Dragon pictures, please email here.