This adorable little guy is from the blog of Artist Melody Lamb , Original Miniature And (ACEO's) of Melody Lea Lamb. Melody "specializes in Miniature paintings and drawings also known as ACEO's"(Art card, editions and originals). Her tools of choice are "mainly colored pencil, India ink, and acrylic". Her blog profile explains her love of miniatures as an "intense sense of Intimacy that is experienced when you hold a piece in your hand".
One of my favorite things about her blog is the WIP(Work in progress) pictures she has showing the process she goes through with her pieces. There is also the fun of reading the inspiration behind the paintings as well as the stories about her subjects. It's all very fun to see all the creative pieces put together.
There is nothing miniature about the incredible realism and beauty that jumps off the screen as you get lost in Melody's world of her wildlife art. As well as her incredible talent she obviously has a huge heart. Her art work is often featured on Art for Critters the blog that is designated to raising money for worthy animal charities through the sale of Animal Art. Melody is also part of a blog The Art Of Rescue ,wich is another animal blog devoted to "Lending a Voice to those who have no choice" where they "join animal lovers together to creatively find ways to offer support and to make a better world for all our treasured best friends."
Melody Lamb has all kinds of goodies on her blog and website. Be sure to check them out. You will be glad you did.