Welcome to the second chapter in our summer adventure
Submitted by Hannah Newbury, "Knight Me" was so fun to work with and had such a sunny fantastical vibe. If you know me you know I can never say no to stories with girls wielding epic swords and laying waste to their foes. Especially after dark and mysterious chapter 1, I hope "Knight Me" is an uplifting and imaginative chapter for you dear reader.
About the actual illustrating of the story, I knew I wanted to have an exciting interpretation of the ending. Hannah mentioned that the other students arranged chairs to look like she was fighting a dragon for the reference pictures and I grew attached to the idea of creating a literal version of this imagined dragon appearing and our weapon wielding girl being unafraid.
I also like the idea of a very structured beginning with sharp edges and clean lines that slowly break apart and expand when her imagination starts to take over.
All in all I had so much fun illustrating this story and on a happy side note it consisted of the final pages of my third sketch book for the year! Three down one (and maybe another??) to go!