Ahoy hoy. Sorry I’ve been away…UNICORN update!

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God asks where his unicorns are.

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Hello all, it’s been a while, and for that I do apologize.  I got a bit caught up in some other projects, and let the unicorns idle for a bit.  Well, here is the newest installment, and I’m hard at work on finishing up the rest so I can just schedule them for posts.  The next step is to pick the strongest and fully illustrate in color, as publishers like to get a taste of what the illustrations will look like in their final garb.

Diving Unicorns

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Now that I look at this page, I think it may need a redesign.  I will probably say that about the entire book once I finish this!

What will happen to these deep-diving unicorns?  Stay tuned…

Noah gathers the animals…almost

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Noah continues on…gathering the animals is an arduous task, and you have to count on them to stay in line.  Pesky, free-spirited unicorns!  I still feel I could have drawn even more animals in this spread, but I also needed to fit in, what are they called…oh, words!  As I post all of these, it let’s me view them from afar.  I’m sure after I’ve finished this posting spree of Noah book, I will make some changes to the drawings.  It is a journey, isn’t it?

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In which the Unicorns are introduced…

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Besides humans, God's favorite creatures were his two unicorns.  ©Nancy Lemon 2015

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…and we see how God plays favorites.  Well…you have to admit, unicorns are pretty special creatures.  I like this book because it reminds me of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories.  You know the ones…”How the Elephant Got his Trunk” and “How the Leopard Got his Spots”.  More to come on the unicorns.  Stay tuned…

As always, I welcome your comments or if you feel like sharing, just push the social media button of your choice…

Also, a HUGE “Thank you” to those of you who preordered my sloth tshirt at Cotton Bureau.  The requisite 12 have been ordered so they will now be available.  Now I just need to sell 13 more to make a profit…

Noah’s doubters and God’s plan

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A note on the type: in these dummies, I believe that it’s good to not get fancy or cute with your choice of type.  So I have chosen to use Century Schoolbook.  It’s a personal preference.  Some people tend towards Comic Sans, but that’s against my religion as a Designistrator. 😉  I am thinking I may have to redraw the left hand page, as my Noahs look a little different from the first page to the second.  One of the most important thing about illustrating a book is that the character design remains consistent from page to page.

I realize that I said I would post on Tuesday/Thursday, but life happens–perhaps it’s safer to say I will post twice a week!

As usual, feel free to leave questions, comments or words of insight in the comments section below.  Have a great weekend!