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March 19th, 2019

Animal Names in 10 Interior Languages

I am so, so, so excited to finally be able to share this!

I've been working on this project (not non-stop, but periodically in great bursts) for two and a half years, and it's been in non-disclosure, so I've only been able to share tiny sneak previews and natter about it in a general, non-specific sort of way.



Tanana Chiefs Conference commissioned me to illustrate a coloring book of Alaskan animals as part of a language preservation project! Each animal has a facing page with illustration matching the page and translations of the animal name in 10 Interior Alaskan native languages. I did 18 animals, one two-page spread (with about 12 animals), and 23 border pages, plus a landscape for the opening page. I'll be sharing them in bits and putting them in my portfolio over the next few weeks!



This coloring book is an educational outreach and is going to be distributed throughout the Interior villages and at culture camps. It is not currently for sale, but TCC is looking into making them available -- I will update you when I know anything.

This project was a big challenge for me, and I learned SO much, and I'm really proud and honored to be a part of it.

Originally posted at Dreamwidth: https://ellenmillion.dreamwidth.org/1636338.html

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