so this is my third, partially my fourth year as a member of my high school's creative writing publication, the Mandala. Every year we sift through student submissions, pick out the best ones, then get students to illustrate them. the submissions are anonymous when we decide what's going in. somehow my short story "mea culpa" got in, and I had the task of illustrating it. I got two pages that were just the story - I drew barbed wire around it - then a two page spread of just blank pages. this is the first year we've done full page art, especially a two page spread. so I was just a little intimidated.
This took me hours, needless to say, and I lost much sleep, but this is a photo of the final product. I was aiming for something that would pretty much sum up the story, so you could look at this illustration and pretty much figure out the story. the left half is the first section of the story, pretty much - when Vampiress and Silence are kittens - and the right side is the aftermath. you might recognize one of the images in here. I think that "Time to die, little brother" sketch inspired that scene of the story, so of course I wanted to put it in somehow.
yep... hopefully when we get the originals back, I can get a better scan of this, but until then... just this photo.
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