A new little sea turtle, created with watercolor and pen. Original artwork is available here.
Two Owl Brothers - a watercolor and ink illustration. This illustration is available now, and prints will be available soon!
I wanted to share a few photos of my newest story book, A Swim in the River. This book was commissioned by my aunt for her grandson - how fun! I enjoyed creating a picture book featuring life within a river, through watercolor illustrations.
Throughout this book, follow the story of a little fish and his daily journey through a stream. Meet all of the other creatures the fish encounters on his trip! This illustrated story book allows a young reader to engage with a narrative and come up with his or her own words while looking through the pages. View this book in my shop, and on Amazon!
A cheerful and bright monster, created with watercolor, ink, and pastel. © 2015 by Melissa Rohr Gindling.
Quite often I'm asked how I create my illustrations, so here's a little project you can try at home.
Begin with a blank sheet of watercolor paper. One of the most important things for me is the correct type of paper. A high quality watercolor paper is needed for the paint/water to cooperate. Here, I'm using Canson's cold press watercolor paper. For larger and more finished projects, it's wonderful to experiment with the other high-quality papers found at Blick and other art stores. I've torn off a little piece about 5.5 x 4" for this project.
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.