Story Series: Let's Go Explore

Story Series: Let's Go Explore

May 21, 2017 0 Comments

What it is


The Stories page is up and Let's Go Explore is my first ever 'live series'! I want to start simple but meaningful. Let's Go Explore is a picture book-length story (I say they're "picture books for adults") told through a series of single vignettes, and has a message of self-discovery through exploration.

 

 

How it Works


  1. Start with the story. For this first time, I will start off with the script text and set the tone of illustrations for you to see. This way, you know where the story is headed and can just have fun seeing it come to life. It's similar to my process with clients!
  2. New illustrations posted every week. Every week, new illustrations for the story are posted sequentially here and shared on social. I have a rough sketch storyboard for the text, but in terms of the final drawings I'm literally painting them as we go, so it is being created "live" over the course of seven weeks (starting May 29). You can see a sort of "advent calendar" on the Stories page ;)
  3. A finished book. At the end of the series we'll have a completed picture book! While I do have my storyboarded vision in mind, your feedback—whether through comments, emails or messages—is considered and may change the final outcome ;)

Along the way, I'll share sketches/process and make prints and downloads available.

 

Why This Format?


I realized from some of the longer-term projects I've worked on that I miss sharing about the day-to-day of what I'm working on. With client work, sometimes I can't share it until it is finished or even weeks/months after it is already done. I love working on them but in terms of social sharing, it doesn't feel "live" to me. 

Since this is my own story, I have the freedom to share the whole idea up front and let it be more interactive as you see it develop :) In a sense it's like a comic strip/graphic novel that posts new strips and pages regularly, but in a picture book format.

Of course, it's also going to be a fun challenge for me to keep up with the scheduled pace! I look forward to trying different formats with different series.

I hope you like it :) 

-MC




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