The fantastical and adventure filled chapter 8 is here! Written by the lovely Bethany Jennings whose website can be found here and you can hop over to her Amazon page here where you can purchase her other writings.
It could be that suddenly this week was colder and grey and started to feel like fall but, I was getting some faint steampunk-ey vibes from this story. I leaned toward a muted palette for this story for a couple reasons: To fully appreciate the freedom I have with this project I want to keep trying different approaches to illustration. I have definitely found experimentation to be difficult in the short time frame (a week) but it is an amazing learning experience. One other reason I leaned toward a muted palette is I wanted to distance the story from typical fairy colors. I've been using super bright pinks and blues for some reason and it seemed like a good opportunity to try the neutrals again.
One main thing to note before continuing. Because of the extremely short time frame I gave myself, a few of the chapters will be getting some updates when I print the book. This is one of those chapters, particularly the pages with the text and the title page. The text pages will have spot illustrations, and the title page will be hand made font with illustrations inside the text. I felt it worth mentioning these, as they are pretty significant additions and I am looking forward to them.
So, with that in mind I will advise you to keep a look out for pre-orders of Summer Story Telling Volume 1 so you can have all the up to date chapters for your very own.
And here we go.