This is Bunny and Frog. It is the first book in a series by US author, William Leaird Meadows.
Bunny and Frog, are best friends with Turtle. They discover it’s Turtle’s birthday and go out to find the best present for him.
They treat it like a competition and put their friendship at risk over their eagerness to please Turtle when all he wants is for them to be there for him and sing him songs.
The story’s message is that material things don’t matter when the joys that friendship brings is all you need.
All the illustrations were sketched out in pencil and then inked in permanent black ink using Unipin pens on 300gsm Arches 100% cotton hot presed watercolour paper.
The colour work is done in watercolour paint from Daley Rowney, Winsor & Newton, Van Gogh and Royal Langnickel.
Then, I scanned each image using my Epson Perfection V37 scanner and cleaned them up in Photoshop.
I used InDesign to plan out the pages of the book, add the text and create a high resolution, print-ready PDF file for the printer.