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Summer Story Telling: Chapter Eight - Fall Like a Stone

 

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.

Summer Story Telling: Chapter 8 - Fall like a stone  - Written by Bethany Jennings - Illustrated by Kerilynn Wilson
Summer Story Telling: Chapter 8 - Fall like a stone  - Written by Bethany Jennings - Illustrated by Kerilynn Wilson
Summer Story Telling: Chapter 8 - Fall like a stone  - Written by Bethany Jennings - Illustrated by Kerilynn Wilson
Summer Story Telling: Chapter 8 - Fall like a stone  - Written by Bethany Jennings - Illustrated by Kerilynn Wilson
Summer Story Telling: Chapter 8 - Fall like a stone  - Written by Bethany Jennings - Illustrated by Kerilynn Wilson
 

Summer Story Telling: Chapter Six - The Boy and the Bug

 

Happy Friday! Ok, it's Monday. I appreciate all your patience as I catch up from last week. I got quite busy with life stuff, and work stuff took a back seat for a little bit. 

But now I have finally caught up with this project and all my other work stuff and I am very pleased to (finally) post Summer Story Telling Chapter six by Sarah Moore.

Summer Story Telling - Chapter Six - The Boy and the Bug written by Sarah - Illustrated by Kerilynn
Summer Story Telling - Chapter Six - The Boy and the Bug written by Sarah - Illustrated by Kerilynn
Summer Story Telling - Chapter Six - The Boy and the Bug written by Sarah - Illustrated by Kerilynn
Summer Story Telling - Chapter Six - The Boy and the Bug written by Sarah - Illustrated by Kerilynn
 

Summer Story Telling: Chapter Two - Knight Me

 

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.

Summer Story Telling-Chapter Two-Kerilynn Wilson
Summer Story Telling-Chapter Two-Kerilynn Wilson
Summer Story Telling-Chapter Two-Kerilynn Wilson
Summer Story Telling-Chapter Two-Kerilynn Wilson

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!