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Well, it has been a very long journey to get to this point but I think that it was worth it. Here is a sneak peak at the cover for Book Two of the The Dragon Birthmark Series – THREATS OF TARTARUS! Almost there folks; thank you all so much for your support, guidance, and encouragement! And to the very talented Barbara VanEllen Tackitt, You Rock My Fantasy Fiction Illustration World!
Attention All Student Artists:
The selection process is almost complete! I truly appreciate all of your entries for the Artwork Contest for Book 2 in “The Dragon Birthmark” Series!
Winning entrants will be notified via email and a parental consent form will be attached to the email. If the consent form is not returned via snail mail to me by September 15, 2013, then the next runner-up will be notified and parental consent required. We will be uploading all the artwork to the website shortly! Thank you all for participating!
Step outside, sit in a quiet place, close your eyes and take a long, deep breath. When you exhale, release your thoughts and clear your mind. Can you sit quietly? I try, but my characters are antsy. It is definitely time to sit down and commit to rewrites for “Book 2 in The Dragon Birthmark Series: Dark Bloodlines”. My characters are running through my skull and demanding to be fleshed out and telling me their stories. It is time.
The Artwork Contest comes to a close in four days and then it’s ‘Go Time’! Look for Book 2 this Fall 2013!
Thank You to Everyone who entered the Artwork Contest! There are only 2 chapters that No One attempted and they are listed below. I am extending the contest for these two chapters only until July, 28 2013. Please feel free to contact me with any questions via email at JPRusso@AchenePress.com I looked forward to your creative submissions!
Chapter 18 – Please sketch a Harpy from the description below:
There in the doorway, stood a sight I will never forget. An over-sized scroll was being used as a crutch for a creature that didn’t look like it should be standing at all. An old decrepit woman peered over the top of the scroll. Only one of her eyes opened wide, the other looked as if the eyelid was too heavy with warts to open.
I glanced down, wondering how she was standing. She didn’t have complete legs! Her entire lower half from under two wrinkly knees belonged to a bird! Over-sized bird feet, complete with a couple broken talons supported her worn out frame. She was a hideous sight.
With the same slow pace, the creature maneuvered through the doorway, like death walking. Once through the door, two leathery brown wings unfurled from her back! There were hooked talons on top of the flesh in between the vein-riddled webbing. The crowd cringed. Then, in a bat-like fashion, Ekadenc slammed the hooks into the wood, creating the peg-leg sound. Balancing on her clawed wings, she swung her legs forward, dragging her talons across the floor, like a creepy walker.
Google mythology Harpy as a creative jumping off point, but I really would love the human part to look like an old lady 😉
Chapter 22 – Sketch the description below:
A corner of the volcano was pried up with a giant trident. A serpent arm, which was pinned underneath with a handful of vipers as fingers, was gripping the based and lifting the mountain off of his terrifying frame. Lava spewed out of the volcano in every direction! (An extremely terrifying Monster is trying to escape being pinned under the volcano with the help of the trident)
Google Mythology’s Typhon just to get an idea of what others think he looks like.
Attention Student Artists!
Today is the Day! The final day to submit your artwork for Book 2 of The Dragon Birthmark Series is Today! This is a chance to receive Illustration Credit for your artwork if chosen as the winning chapter sketch! There are 22 Different Opportunities to choose from, create as many as you wish and email them to me at email@example.com I am so excited to see what you all have worked on. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with me. I hope you have a Creatively Fantastic Day!
All My Best,
Jennifer Phillips Russo
Do not wait any longer for chance to become a published illustrator and show off your artistic talents!!! There are 3 days left to submit your works, and I am so excited to see what you all have come up with utilizing my words as your guide! There are 22 different opportunities to sketch, choose 1, 3, 14, or 22 it all depends on just how much energy you wish to commit; just click on the ARTWORK CONTEST tab and select Chapter Sketch Descriptions! Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions about the process or how to send them to me; you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am accepting entries for every chapter.
I look forward to hearing from you all soon!
All My Best,
Jennifer Phillips Russo
Attention All Student Artists!!!
There are only 5 days left to enter The Dragon Birthmark: Book 2’s Artwork Contest that ends on June 30th 2013! I am so excited to review all the entries and begin the process of selecting illustrators! Please make sure you leave your contact information along with your age, for winning correspondence. (I will need to contact all the winner’s parents to procure parental support.)
Just imagine how exciting it will be to see your name listed as Illustrator, but that cannot happen if you do not try! If you love to draw, then please click on the Artwork Contest tab above and glance through the Chapter Sketch Descriptions! You may enter as many black and white sketches as you so choose. Please feel free to email your questions and submissions to email@example.com
Get out there and Create and Enjoy the Journey!
Attention Student Artist;
The Artwork Contest Deadline is June 30, 2013! Your creations have been amazing and so much fun to receive! There are still a few of the challenging ones needed (I posted the specific chapters earlier), but feel free to enter any of the chapters 🙂 Please remember the size (4×6 inches) and dpi (min. 300) requirements, the submission must be clear. I will not alter anyone’s work, therefore, you must be certain that the image is crisp. All entries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with pertinent contact information so the chosen illustrators may be reached after the close of the contest.