Book Illustration - Work In Progress

I am working on a new children's book illustration for a book titled Thomas & Autumn written by my friend, Jana Laiz.

The story:
Thomas & Autumn is the sweet story of a little boy named Thomas who has a very special relationship with a very special chicken, Autumn. It is a book for tiny children and for chicken lovers of any age. Thomas raises and shows chickens. He sells eggs. Thomas works hard in the barn. It takes him a while, but finally his egg sales earn him enough money to buy his very own chicken, a Banty hen that he names Autumn.

Here are first few steps on this little painting. It is a 5 x 5 inch watercolor and ink on a heavy art board.

Below is an intricate page border I completed earlier which will frame the illustrations.



Lisa N Valero said...

Thomas and Autumn are simply marvelous Melody!!!!!
Framed with the beautiful border it is magnificent!!!
I love it! ♥♥♥

Claudia said...

awesome! :)

Paul Hassing said...

Very cute! And they say NEVER work with animals or kids! Best regards, P. :)

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Thank you, Lisa! You are such a kind supporter.
Thanks bunches, Paul and Claudia.

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