A Lyrical First Yearical

June 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm 3 comments

Happy Birthday!

‘Twas one year ago today that Aquarius Boy arrived on the scene and my bedtime-story-blogging experiment began. Thank you to everyone who has come along for the ride, but thanks especially to superfan Craig T. Adams, who took it upon himself to illustrate ALL the stories from this past year! I am humbled, elated, and verklempt. *hugs*

A Lyrical First Yearical

Illustrations courtesy of the amazing Craig T. Adams

(If you’ve been playing along at home with your version of the Astrology Reference Guide, you may have guessed that sometime soon there will be a tale featuring the four Cardinal signs of the zodiac. You’d be right, I’m sure.)

Onward through Year 2 and beyond! All hail the glorious promise of the totally not scary blank page!

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  • 1. Craig T. Adams  |  June 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    My great pleasure! It would only be a greater pleasure if there were more hours in the day and if I were a better artist. I do what I can. I do it for love and I love your stories. A wonder-packed year! ❤

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  • 2. Stephanie  |  June 14, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks for the illustrations kind sir ! I admire Kim’s many talents, have thouroughly enjoyed every story, so much that I can’t pick a favorite !
    Happy One Year Anniversary my sweet !

    Love You, Ping ! ~

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  • 3. Craig T. Adams  |  June 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    FYI Art Notes: I wanted to do this in essentially one long session, in order to have all the illustrations look similar to each other in style and appearance. Early in the year I had done some preliminary Cornflower art and had thought about how I might depict Aquarius Boy and Raven. Life got in the way. But when it came down to executing the artwork, I wanted the process to resemble the way the stories themselves were created: to start with a central idea/person/creature and build from there. So when I sat down to draw, I planned only to depict the main character and then add one or two more characters or elements to capture a moment from the tale. The exception was Blue Jax, I drew the toadstool first for scale reference. I did pencil sketches, then went back and formalized the images with ink. Finally, I erased the pencil marks. I wanted the pictures to have a coloring book style. I did a cut-and-paste (literally with scissors and glue) to mount the images onto white card stock (three sheets so they would easily fit the space) and then copied them on my printer on card stock. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂

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