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Illustrating the Novel

book illustration

Shooting a small flock with one stone here. I used this shot not only to highlight the mood of this scene, but to visually set up a few things for later. Avoiding spoilers, so I won’t point them out. However, they are not necessarily plot points I am foreshadowing, but more like markers that will demonstrate how much has changed a little later on.

Movie sets on paper.


Here’s a two page spread from chapter seven. Might have to makes some changes if some of the prose ends up on the left side. Again, spoiler filter on, so I won’t divulge exactly what this scene is. This two page spread accomplishes several things. First off I can visually set the mood that flows from the text. Second, I can show all the important bits instead of spending several paragraphs describing what you see here. And my favorite bit, I can drop in Easter eggs that relate to book two.

Illustrating a book within a book.

Warning to my magician friends. Bit of exposure on this page. Quite a few magicians will recognize this book. This was another example of illustrating something rather than telling. It’s a key bit of info and I think having an image of it in your head helps later on.Chapter7-2_100115