Friday, February 14, 2014

CHOOSE THE OPENING ILLUSTRATION FOR KALONA'S FALL!

Hi Guys! You’ve made such awesome comments about my novella posts that Aura Dalian (my incredibly talented artist) and I decided that we would let YOU decide which illustration would be published in the opening chapter of KALONA’S FALL! So, the chapter tells the creation story of the House of Night world, as well as how Nyx, Kalona, and Erebus came into being. As you guys already know, Kalona is the son of the earth and the moon, and his brother, Erebus, is the son of the earth and the sun. To illustrate the story, Aura has personified the earth as a pregnant woman/goddess, with the sun and moon nearby. Remember, these are still unfinished drafts of what will become the final illustration for the novella (release date in July) – and the other will be published in the first House of Night coloring book (release date in May). Which version of Mother Earth do you like best for KALONA’S FALL? Can’t wait to tally your choices! XXXOOO PC

16 comments:

Critica said...

Oh my goodness, it's so hard to choose because they're both gorgeous! Aura Dalian obviously has a ton of talent! :) But, I definitely think the first one best represents Mother Earth.

Kendra Roberts said...

I love them both, but I like the 2nd one much better! Can't wait!!

Makenzie Pavao said...

The top one! It's purdy :3

AlliKatzz said...

I LIKE NUMBER 2

Zoe-Scarlett said...

Number two is super awesome!

Sarah L said...

They are both fantastic illustrations, gorgeous, but I definitely think the second is the best for 'Kalona's fall'. xoxox

*Escapist* said...

They are both soooo good!! Anyway I prefer the second one :)

Ellen W Andersson said...

I really like the second one, altough both of them are Amazing!

Jane Doe said...

I also think the first one is the better choice. The second illustration makes me feel like mother earth is favoring Erubus over Kalona, but the first makes me feel like there is an even playing field... Just a thought.

Sara Lynn said...

I absolutely love the first one. They both are gorgeous though. Fantastic job!

Tara Mickles said...

Who are kalonas real parents because on page 138 in hidden, when Erebus first appears, it says that kalona is the sun of the sky and the moon. Also that the sky was a male. Can you clarify for me I'm confused?

PC Cast said...

Thank you so much for your input! Aura Dalian and I appreciate you! Clearly, #2 is your choice for the opening chapter illustration. Well done! We agree with you that Mother Earth shouldn't be appearing to favor the sun, so that'll be fixed in the final. Also, I should (briefly) clarify that this is symbolism of the creation myth. Erebus and Kalona came into being when the sun and sky and moon and sky joined - but I'm using the earth personified as a womb. It'll be clear after you read the chapter, promise! And I will publish the first illustration as well. It will be in the HoN coloring book (released in May). Again, thank you! MY FANS ARE THE BEST! XXXOOO

Joanna Gundy said...

The 2nd one is so beautiful.Love it.

Cristina_West said...

I like the second picture the best. Maybe have her other arm around the bottom of her belly?

Sheri Fetterman said...

I like the second one the best. It took a while of deliberating, but that is what I have decided.

Unknown said...

Number 2 is my favorite.