A cheerful and bright monster, created with watercolor, ink, and pastel. © 2015 by Melissa Rohr Gindling.
Here's a few projects I've been working on lately: my new Robot Coloring Book, and a few more fun animal illustrations! Which character is your favorite?
The coloring book and quite a few new illustrations will be debuting at the RAW event TRANSLATIONS.
Here's a peak at some of the new watercolor illustrations I've been working on...these and more will be available at the upcoming event: TRANSLATIONS.
Here are some new character illustrations I've completed recently. Created with my favorite media as of late: watercolor, pen and colored pencil on paper. Some of these you can find in my online store, The Inky Octopus.
A few new creatures I've been working on: a robot angler fish, jellyfish and stingray. I love this handmade paper that I found at a local art shop; I find it is really receptive to watercolor and pen work.
This week I received the proof copy of my coloring book! I'm really quite happy with the quality of the book from CreateSpace. The cover has crisp colors and is nice and glossy. The inside pages have crisp lines, and I like the slight tooth of the paper, which will work nicely for a coloring book. I drew the animals and creatures in black ink, and I think this translated well to the final printed product. The book even has its own ISBN number, how cool is that?
The coloring book ended up being 44 pages, with 20 different animals, characters and monsters. This Crazy Creatures Coloring Book is now available for sale from CreateSpace, as well as Amazon! I'd love if you'd check out the product pages, and click the "like" button near the top on the Amazon page. I'm also planning on having some copies available in my online shop, The Inky Octopus. Overall, I'd highly recommend CreateSpace for your own book project!
This week I've been having fun working on illustrating a coloring book. I decided to include some of my favorite characters, redrawing them in black-and-white line work. As I was looking for a place to publish this book, I came across the site CreateSpace. I've never used this company before, but it seems neat because it's linked to Amazon and your book can even be sold on Amazon. Have you tried CreateSpace?
I'm also trying to decide which of my characters to use for the front cover of the coloring book. Which page do you like the best?
I'm an illustrator with an affinity for octopi. I love using watercolor and ink, and really enjoy working with the book form. View some of my story books, coloring books, and critter illustrations in my shop. Also, visit my Facebook page & Instagram feed.