I now have finish sketches for the story. I am still wondering about trying the book using a different page dimension. Each completed sketch is on a page 8″ high by 10″ wide. Now I want to see how each sketch would look like on a page 10″ high by 8″ wide. My previous medieval book was horizontal as are the completed sketches.
pg 1 in the 8″h x 10″w format.
pg 1 (above) A different idea. The design is like several other pages in the book. I like it better than the other two. It works better on the taller page too.
pg 2 (above)
pg 3 (above)
pg 4 (above)
pg 6 (above)
pg 7 (above)
The next six pages show that little has to be done to modify the sketches to a more vertical page dimension. I still like the look of most of the horizontal page sketches. I will send off both sketch versions and let the publisher decide. The other thing that still needs to be decided is the font style. These sketches are designed using a few different styles. Once I have the chosen font, then I will be able to fix the size and shape of each text block accurately.