A while back, a very good friend of mine (@EmmaWebsdale) was in the process of putting her first novel together named Alluro (which she's now drawing towards finishing up!). I just couldn't resist offering to conjure up a website together for her to help promote the book. I knew it would give me the chance to be more free with my design than other websites I'd worked on previously, so we got to work!
Emma had already built up quite a following for Alluro on her deviantART pages and had artists from all over the world producing pieces of artwork for the book, from characters to full on illustrated scenes! This beautiful piece of artwork below was produced for a scene in Alluro, it clearly shows that Emma knows how to get her imagination onto the page and back up into the readers' head.
So to tie in with some of the amazing pieces of artwork we thought about doing a water coloured background for the website to rest on and hoped that it would all flow together. I remember heading down to our local art shop to buy a load of water colours and then back home to make a mess with them!
After scanning it in, I had a play around in Photoshop and knocked the rest of the design together. We collected together all the pieces of artwork created for the book to make a swish looking gallery and packed WordPress in behind it all to boot it with content.
Anyway, please go and check out the Alluro website, more importantly though, please download the first chapter which you can do from the website and leave some comments on the website about what you think of the first chapter!
I feel honoured to even have the opportunity to put a website together for Emma's wonderful writing skillz (excuse the gangster term, she would understand), so I just want to say a massive thank-you to her! Please check here out on Twitter (@EmmaWebsdale), deviantART and the Facebook page for Alluro.
Until next time!