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JANUARY STORYBOOK ILLUSTRATION CHALLENGE

Kythe

Premier Senior Member
Challenge Host - January
Welcome to the Storybook Illustrator Challenge for January. I have a new story for you to illustrate. You may take any part of the story to create a scene just as you would find in an actual storybook. I even have the template of book for you to use. If you have your own book, you may use it.

You can find the storybook template (PNG) in the members’ only section.
HERE

I found it easiest to enlarge the storybook, create the illustration on the book’s blank page to get an approximate size. Once you have the illustration you want, merge the illustration layers, NOT THE BOOK!. Go to the image icon at the top of the workspace and scroll to perspective. Highlight the illustration layer and drag the bounding box so that the illustration closely conforms to the book page. Adjust the size of the illustration and remove any parts of the illustration that overlaps the book.

Merge all the layers, including the book, and place it on your regular 12x12. Create a background for the book and you are done.


Enter your page in the Monthly Challenge Gallery under the subheading Miscellaneous Challenges then remember to link back to this thread. Please be sure to link back as I can easily miss a layout that is not linked.

RULES: YOU MUST HAVE SOME PART OF THIS STORY SHOWING IN YOUR ILLUSTRATION. THE ILLUSTRATION IS TO BE ABOUT THE STORY BELOW.
This month’s story:

Jana peered out the living room window. She was tired of the wet rainy days that settled over her little cottage nestled at the edge of the woods. The misty rain hung low in the sky creating a screen of grey droplets obscuring the view of the woods and pond. She wished for sunny and crisp cold days with a good fall of snow so she could walk in the woods and admire the delicate crystals that formed on the tree branches. She found the chilly air was invigorating leading her to wander through the familiar landscape. Olie, her pet pooch, blazed the trail skittering over the snow chasing anything that moved. She and Olie would sit on the banks of the tiny pond and wait for the animals to come to drink. The deer, mama does most often, paraded down the gentle slope with the yearling fawns trailing behind. Sometimes a stag would appear, always on the lookout for danger. Jana loved the quiet elegance of the deer family. On occasion, she would spot a red fox vixen and her cubs peek out from the stand of evergreens waiting for their turn at the water’s edge. Multitudes of birds twittered and tweeted as they searched for seeds. She especially liked the Chickadees with their bouncing flight pattern and simple sweet song and the bright red cardinals perched on the evergreen branches. Sometimes Jana would take her art supplies with her and paint or sketch the scene before her, and other times her camera was her companion. The photo would later be a reminder of the vision and help with the composition of her artwork.

Turning away from the window Jana figured today would be a good day to bake. Nothing was better than the aroma of fresh baked bread or cinnamon cookies to lift one’s spirit. Setting to the chore, Jana hummed happily and chatted to Olie, who understood every word, as she gathered her ingredients. The old wood stove was heating nicely and warmed the entire cottage. Outside the day transformed into dusk and with it, the temperature dropped. Quietly snow began to fall covering the woods in a lacy quilt of sparkling snow. Looking up from her task, Jana peered out the window, smiled, and mused that tomorrow would be a day of delight and discovery.

- written by Kythe

My page was created using:

Lynne Anzelc Designs Snowdrift and Lynne Anzelc Designs Let It Snow

 
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Evelyn

Miss Social Chatty-ness
Challenge Host - January
Welcome to the Storybook Illustrator Challenge for January. I have a new story for you to illustrate. You may take any part of the story to create a scene just as you would find in an actual storybook. I even have the template of book for you to use. If you have your own book, you may use it.

You can find the storybook template (PNG) in the members’ only section.
HERE

I found it easiest to enlarge the storybook, create the illustration on the book’s blank page to get an approximate size. Once you have the illustration you want, merge the illustration layers, NOT THE BOOK!. Go to the image icon at the top of the workspace and scroll to perspective. Highlight the illustration layer and drag the bounding box so that the illustration closely conforms to the book page. Adjust the size of the illustration and remove any parts of the illustration that overlaps the book.

Merge all the layers, including the book, and place it on your regular 12x12. Create a background for the book and you are done.


Enter your page in the Monthly Challenge Gallery under the subheading Miscellaneous Challenges then remember to link back to this thread. Please be sure to link back as I can easily miss a layout that is not linked.

RULES: YOU MUST HAVE ALL OR PART OF THIS STORY SHOWING IN YOUR ILLUSTRATION. THE ILLUSTRATION IS TO BE ABOUT THE STORY BELOW.
This month’s story:

Jana peered out the living room window. She was tired of the wet rainy days that settled over her little cottage nestled at the edge of the woods. The misty rain hung low in the sky creating a screen of grey droplets obscuring the view of the woods and pond. She wished for sunny and crisp cold days with a good fall of snow so she could walk in the woods and admire the delicate crystals that formed on the tree branches. She found the chilly air was invigorating leading her to wander through the familiar landscape. Olie, her pet pooch, blazed the trail skittering over the snow chasing anything that moved. She and Olie would sit on the banks of the tiny pond and wait for the animals to come to drink. The deer, mama does most often, paraded down the gentle slope with the yearling fawns trailing behind. Sometimes a stag would appear, always on the lookout for danger. Jana loved the quiet elegance of the deer family. On occasion, she would spot a red fox vixen and her cubs peek out from the stand of evergreens waiting for their turn at the water’s edge. Multitudes of birds twittered and tweeted as they searched for seeds. She especially liked the Chickadees with their bouncing flight pattern and simple sweet song and the bright red cardinals perched on the evergreen branches. Sometimes Jana would take her art supplies with her and paint or sketch the scene before her, and other times her camera was her companion. The photo would later be a reminder of the vision and help with the composition of her artwork.

Turning away from the window Jana figured today would be a good day to bake. Nothing was better than the aroma of fresh baked bread or cinnamon cookies to lift one’s spirit. Setting to the chore, Jana hummed happily and chatted to Olie, who understood every word, as she gathered her ingredients. The old wood stove was heating nicely and warmed the entire cottage. Outside the day transformed into dusk and with it, the temperature dropped. Quietly snow began to fall covering the woods in a lacy quilt of sparkling snow. Looking up from her task, Jana peered out the window, smiled, and mused that tomorrow would be a day of delight and discovery.

-by Kythe

My page was created using:

Lynne Anzelc Designs Snowdrift and Lynne Anzelc Designs Let It Snow

good heavens above, Karen ... that's quite some story!
 

Robyn

Senior Moment Specialist and Administrator
Staff member
That certainly is some story Karen. Thank you for this interesting challenge. 💛
 

Kythe

Premier Senior Member
Challenge Host - January
good heavens above, Karen ... that's quite some story!
:-54 Glad you liked it. I wanted to make sure members had lots of "word pictures" to choose from for their pages. I am keen to see what members come up with.
 
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