Friday, December 19, 2008

Illustration Friday: Voices

                                                © Deborah Melmon

In my world, nothing could be sweeter than the angelic voices of a reindeer choir singing Christmas carols. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Thank you lil Kim for passing on some wonderful awards my way! Such a nice gift as we wind down for the year. You'll have to visit Kim's blog...she is a children's book illustrator with an adorable style. And her blog shows a lot of her process when working which I always find so interesting. 

And since awards should not sit on a shelf and gather dust, I pass them on to two fabulous artists who I'm sure have plenty of awards already....but I just love their blogs and want you to love them too!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Illustration Friday: Similar

                                             ©Deborah Melmon

I created the ice-skating kitty a couple of weeks ago as a similar piece of art to go with the ice-skating dog for a potential client. Both animals were painted in watercolor. Backgrounds are digital. It was a good thing I did the art separately as I had to play around with the composition several times, enlarging the animals and creating a series of borders to go with both pieces. 

These pieces definately put me in a holiday mood. Christmas is right around the corner, right?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

An Award!

                                             ©2008 Deborah Melmon

Just want to thank Alicia Padron and the Picture Book Junkies for the Marie Antoinette blog award!! I'm honored to be noticed by such wonderful artists. You must visit Alicia's blog as she is an incredibly talented children's book illustrator. I so admire her artwork and her dedication to her craft. And the PBJ's blog is one of my favorites to visit. Fantastic artists and a creative site...they're always doing fun stuff over there! You guys so inspire me!!!