Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It's Publishing Day!

It's publishing day at Amazon Children's Publishing for Baby Wants Mama, which was written by Nancy Loewen and illustrated by me!

At the end of the day, everyone in the family wants something....but what do they ALL want? Dinner!

© 2013 Deborah Melmon

Baby wants Mama.
Cat wants Fish.
Daddy wants supper.
Pup wants Dish.

The sparse text was a dream to illustrate as it gave me so much room to have fun and play with lots of fun details. I envisioned each page with big, colorful images. 

Here is the sketch for one of the spreads. I inked the line and painted each image on watercolor paper. I then scanned in the images, cleaned them up and added details like stripes on the sweaters and dots on the baby's clothing. I was also able to adjust skin color so that all the images looked consistent.

Baby Wants Mama is available on Amazon with a "look inside" so you can see more images.

This is the second book I have illustrated for Amazon Children's Publishing. Give Up, Gecko!, written by Margaret Read MacDonald, was released earlier this year. 


Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Oh Macdeb.. your work is so adorable!! I mean, look at that fish!! I LOVE him! LOL.. I am getting this book over the summer when I visit the US! xoxoxo

roz said...

WHOOHOO! This looks adorable, Deb!

Deb said...

Thanks Ali and Roz! It was a very fun book to work on!

Mai Kemble said...

these are super sweet :)
lovely book, congrats!

Deb said...

Thanks so much Mai!