Drawing of several trees, with animals on them and around them. There are three birds, one squirrel, two butterflies, and one bee.

I created this illustration for my children’s book, Nobody Will Like This Book, and the drawing was in tones of gray, since the book is printed just with black ink.

While I liked how the drawing turned out, I wondered how it would look with full color. So I added browns and greens in Photoshop to the trees, then more colors in the various animals: birds, butterflies, bee. The squirrel turned gray, just as the squirrels that I see chasing each other in my back yard. Neat to see the drawing develop color, like nature in spring, and have a new version outside of the children’s book.

This illustration is available on prints and other products in my Redbubble store.