Sunday, 28 October 2012

A Dream

For a number of years I have had a dream of illustrating my own children's story. I have two versions of the story – picture book for under 5 year old; and a chapter book version for under 8 year old. Finally, I am getting to the point where I need to pluck up courage and send the manuscript and sample pictures to publishers. Really scary to say the least. Anyway, I want to share with you some of the pictures. So, no matter what happens they have seen the light of day!

Melody is different from the other fairies where she lives as she does not belong to a flower family. So she decides to find her family On her quest she makes new friends who help her find out where she comes from. Gavin the grass snake leaves with her.

First port of call Straggly Witch, who tells her that Jeremy the Wizard knows. Straggly Witch's owl decides to go with Melody and Gavin.
Jeremy lives in a tree, can't do spells and gives her a map to the Singing Valley where she comes from. His winged cat Harvey decides to come as he is bored.

They met Amber the tiny red dragon, who flies them over the Red Mountains, and at the giant mushroom forest they meet Woggle the giant worm.

Finally they get to Melody's home and there she meets her mother a Melody Dragon. (I need to redo this picture as I am not happy with the wings)
That is the story briefly. I still have quite a few pictures to do, I am working on the one with Amber flying over the mountains with the others on her back, it is quite a complicated and difficult picture perspective wise. I will post it when it is done!

Here is the scripture I am taking with me into the coming week.

Have a happy Sunday Sketches and a creative week


  1. Your illustrations are precious. Blessings!

  2. Your illustrations are beautiful...:)

  3. congrats on following your dream...and overcoming your fears! great illustrations :-)

  4. A Brilliant Artwork, I liked the theme concept. Very Beautiful.

    Anyways, Take a look on my work as well.
    }{appy }{alloween !! Trick-or-Treat !!

  5. Oh Sharon, what a great idea! Love these illustrations, and your story!

  6. Your illustrations are stunning, Sharon. Very well done!! Thank you for sharing with us. :)

  7. These are really good illustrations, go for it!

  8. such a beautiful book
    i love your characters
    they pull me in to enjoy details
    they make me want to know the story

    your art style is lovely too!
    I wish you the best with your book!

  9. Lovely world you ave created! You should definitely get it published and let children enjoy the world of fairies!

  10. What wonderful illustrations, will be a beautiful book!

  11. Got the illustrations ~ do the book ~ they are amazing ~ love them ~ (A Creative Harbor)

  12. what beautiful illustrations! so much detail and gorgeous shading. they will surely draw in readers of every age!