Manuscript Moodboard for Author's Social Media

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Dystopian Plastic Wastelands

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Building the city one block at a time over building reference photobashing.

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Scifi Maglev Train

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Scifi MagGloves and Mag links to drag through the plastic in search for metal bits.

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Plastics Junkyard

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Main Character

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My favorite view of the glowing scifi lights and two maglev trains.

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Stay in your lane!

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Dr. Martens Boots. I used Adobe CaptureCC to make patterns for her clothing, leggings, and Dr Martens boots. Wish I could actually own these myself. :)

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I enjoyed creating this area of ground level city lights bouncing up onto the maglev track.

The client, Sylvia Liu, an author represented by Andrea Brown Literary Agency, commissioned a representative illustration for her science fiction manuscript. Being an author, she found it helpful to her audiences on social media to present a visual idea of her work in progress. She shared photos from a variety of sources to give me an idea the color palette and mood she was aiming for, clearly a dystopian future where junkyards are now overflowing with plastics instead of metal. In fact the hero of the story is a Chinese child who scrambles from the authorities while wearing mag gloves to detect valuable fragments of metal. Although Sylvia co-administrates the kidlit411 blog, this project was a new venture for her and more so for me as I moved from illustrating for young children to middle grade and young adult. This project allowed me to jump head first into science fiction imagery again but with a style geared towards young people.

Date
September 11, 2019