Illo Journal Project Update #1

As promised, here is the first update on this illo journal project.

I was concerned when I got this journal that it was too thick and I would have trouble coming up with enough ideas to fill it up. I believe, based on the first few sketches, that this project may not be contained into one book. Either way, here is the project.

First of all I put my mark and the year inside the flap, for reference. 20160627_211334 a.jpg

Then I got to work on the project.

I decided to start work on basically world building. There’s a story that has been on my mind for a couple of years. I realized that I would have to come up with a completely original title and that this will be a series, if it ever turns into text. Since I prefer to express myself visually, I decided to tell this the same way. I’m doing progressive sketches to help understand the regions of this world. This would be the best place to begin the telling.

The first view is of my new world from space : 20160627_203108 a.jpg

There are three moons. A distant spiraling galaxy is visible from the planet’s surface throughout the night sky. This world travels in a clockwise orbit around the systems sun. One full solar orbit takes 300 days. Each day is twenty hours. The day is split up by day time and night time. The world is on a 30° permanent tilt off of a perpendicular rotation. This causes the northern hemisphere to be warmer than the southern hemisphere. There are ice cap covering 1/3 of the southern hemisphere and 1/6 of the northern hemisphere. There is weather but no real seasons.

The main continent topographical map:

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The climate varies from warm below the polar cap to hot closer to the equator in the north. It’s more cool below the equator  to cold toward the cap in the southen hemisphere. The weather travels from east to west as does the planet’s rotation.

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I'm a freelance illustrator of Fantasy Art working in digital and traditional media. I'm available for custom fantasy work. There are prints in my Etsy store and originals available for purchase. Please email me for details on the originals and comission work, Richard.Thaxton@xtillos.com. Due to Intellectual Property Rights, I cannot do Fan Art but I'm happy to do an original illustration for you.

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