My first attempt to paint my childhood character Rumble

Rumble is a character I created when I was about 9. I used to make up stories about him, draw comic strips of him, and voice him and some other characters I created. (Actually, I still do this.) He is now the main character from my children's book work-in-progress, Rumble's Farm™.

When I found out I was having a baby, I wanted to paint Rumble in my nursery. This was my first attempt at painting him. I used the cartoon illustration I'd created first by pencil, then digitized with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, as my guide.

I was 6-months pregnant with my first child when I started. I finished when I was 8-months pregnant. Rumble has changed a lot since then, but I still have this painting in my house to this day.

Sheila painting Rumble 26 weeks.jpg
Sheila painting Rumble 28 weeks 3.jpg
2010-08-21 Rumble on wall 4.jpg
2010-08-25 Rumble on wall 1.jpg
My mom helped with the tree.

My mom helped with the tree.

2010-09-18 Bumble bees 03.jpg
rumble finished 02.jpg