In this version of Alice in Wonderland I had fun making it is entertaining and exciting for kids, and for adults both. Overlayed on top of each image are multiple illustrations from the original book. Each image focuses on contrasting colors and making you feel slightly peculiar yet intriguing just like the content of the book does.
Ok here are my latest ideas. The chapter title and first couple of paragraphs will go on the right side of these spreads.
Cover & Illustrations
This is a rough version of the cover page. I am still going to be working with the text roughing it up and making it conform to the mushroom. As well as making the circle at the bottom look better. The text is very blocky but I will be working with it. I want it to look like the text on the hat in my mood board. I guess we'll see if it works.
Here is what I am doing with my chapter titles. I am going to have the text more odd and each letter will be tilted different directions.
I want to keep the odd feeling throughout the book and make it seem as if you are peering into this peculiar slightly dark situation. Ill be using bright blue and orange colors primarily and all other colors are dark and muted. Title text will be odd and letters are extending into each other like shown. I will be using pastels for my illustrations.
Book Layout: I want to stay with simple one column pages. Nothing too fancy because the illustrations will hopefully be cool enough to compensate.
I am wanting to do a 8x10 hardcover with a dust jacket and the amount of pages will be anywhere from 81-120. In order to do that it would cost $41.95 and I would need to purchase two so that plus shipping should be somewhere around $90 in the long run.
Friday, September 3, 2010
So here is a few sketches and pictures of ideas of what I have so far. I'm going to try and go for the dark and gloomy effect. For the cover I want to have Alice venturing into the dark woods. For the Chapters I'm going to pick an event and focus on that for the illustrations, I'm going to use a very limited color scheme of black and white and a few other muted colors with an occasional bright color to bring out the items importance. More to come