We looked at the map (two weeks ago) and the cover (last week). But what about the fonts?
I never thought about fonts before. Then I had to pick one for the cover! My dad's a designer, so he showed me a bunch of different fonts. Here are a few I liked. We finally settled one called Galahad. It just felt right.
Last week, we took a look at the map. This week, I thought you might like to see how the cover went from a few rough ideas to Elisabeth's final painting.
Check out more of Elisabeth's book cover designs on her website.
I thought you might like to see this slideshow. Here's how we went from my rough idea for a map to Elisabeth Alba's final artwork. She's amazing.
Want to see more maps of faraway places? Elisabeth has drawn a bunch! Check them out at her website.
Here's a link to the Origami Fireworks tutorial.
In the tutorial, they fold several sheets of paper at once, but I think it works better if you fold them one at a time. Fireworks make take several tries to build, but it's worth it!
For you movie fans: above my left shoulder is Ray Harryhausen's Ymir (poor Ymir!) from 20 Million Miles to Earth, and Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still ("Gort, Klaatu barada nikto!")
Teen fantasy novelist and TEDx speaker. I love nature, books, movies, origami, singing, cooking, knitting, roller coasters, dogs, and a lot of other things.
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