Alanna Kellogg

Web Designer, Typography Enthusiast

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Bitten by Kelley Armstrong - Dropcap Project

2/25/14

For my project I chose Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. The synopsis on the back of the book is:

Elena Michaels is the world's only female werewolf. And she's tired of it. Tired of a life spent hiding and protecting, a life where her most important job is hunting down rogue werewolves. Tired of a world that not only accepts the worst in her–her temper, her violence–but requires it. Worst of all, she realizes she's growing content with that life, with being that person.

So she left the Pack and returned to Toronto where she's trying to live as a human. When the Pack leader calls asking for her help fighting a sudden uprising, she only agrees because she owes him. Once this is over, she'll be squared with the Pack and free to live life as a human. Which is what she wants. Really.

The book is from Elena's point of view so the reader is privy to all of her thoughts, her doubts, her questions as she struggles to deal with being a werewolf and accepting her life as it is now. She refuses to give up being human and achieving human ideals, like marriage and kids. All of this is because of what she is now, a werewolf.

Because of this I wanted to incorporate a wolf (it's the weird sketchy blob in some of the B's) into my dropcap in some way, but I'm also experimenting with a couple of other ideas like nature vs civilization. I've got a couple of sketches that incorporate a tree that I'm very drawn to because a lot of the book takes place in a rural area and in forests.

I've chosen to illustrate the B in Bitten rather than the A for Armstrong.

Here is my first round of sketches. I would love some feedback!

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