The Down on the Farm Studio

by the Ford Family

The Pumpkin Mice Digital Illustration from my Coloring Page

Perhaps you’ve heard of Pumpkin Spice but have you seen “The Pumpkin Mice?”

This picture stars three mice, deer mice in particular, in the pumpkin patch during a foggy evening. The pumpkin is still just a tad green and so are the vines, but they’re still inspecting to see when harvest time will be.

I used Adobe Photoshop CC with a Wacom Cintiq 13HD and its Pro Pen to paint with a variety of brushes including my own, standard Photoshop brushes. and several by Aaron Blaise over at

Today was a rainy autumn day and World Pumpkin Day besides, so I thought to have a bit of fun and at long last add some color to one of the illustrations from my first published coloring book, “Many Meetings A Nature’s Curiosities Coloring Collection” which is available in two print editions (Right-handed and Left-handed) as well as printable digital download.

Visit our art YouTube Channel (The Down on the Farm Studi0) to watch a timelapse of this painting process.