Behind the Scenes - Pre Launch Shenanigans (Part 1)
Creating a new site is a lot of work, but along the way, we had a lot of funny moments. Check out some of the silly artwork and jokes the circulated on site before we went live. Today we will focus on the illustrators and you will also learn about the weather in Africa. I promise you, this is something you will not want to miss. This is part 1 of 2.

- From : Alyse Leigh

Creating a new site is a lot of work and many hours have been spent coding, planning and writing lessons. But you know what they say: work hard - play hard! We had a lot of fun and there was a lot of goofing around. A lot of what we came up with was extremely silly and as a special treat, we want to share some of it you all so that you might get a good laugh as well. Enjoy what the amazing staff of WoMF have come up with!

First out we a little peek into the work of the Illustrators on site. These are some of their more serious work, and also a few that were rejected before they were uploaded to the site. 
Have THE illustrators gone mad?

Work in progress

A loaf of bread or a failed corgi? Who knows!


The Angelotti or Axolotl or whatever it is called, in progress.



Sophia: "Honestly, I just got a drawing pad when I made these. It took me forever. You'd think drawing feet is easy. THINK AGAIN! Don't ever take on animals to draw, it's a trap. Maybe I should continue drawing the bulldog, when I have the time I most certainly will. The little bastard will otherwise forever be, unfinished business."


Valeriu: "I was singing Bela Lugosi's Dead while drawing the bat." Sadly it did not make the cut and was changed before it was uploaded on site :P 



Valeriu: "The button was a joke." Personally, I quite like it. Keep it simple, I say :D



Klaus and unknown child? The resemblance of the mouth is very striking!

Which of the illustrations that you have made was your favorite?


Valeriu: "The drawings for Klaus' Riddles and Rebekah's Revenge is the one I am proudest of." It is clear to see why when you notice the details and I am sure you readers will agree. 



Valeriu: "The picture is the layers of the Rebekah drawing. There were a total of 12 layers, but only 6 are visible in the picture."

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Isla: "I think my favorites are the gold box and the mirror in the Wobbly Witch :D they just turned out really nice. I also like Esther's Grimoire in Pandora's Box."


To end the post, we have the lovely Eleanore Darkbloom and Iain Hepburn who clearly love to sing and to spread their joy of bad music all over the site. I dare you to not sing along or get the song stuck in your head!
The 4 phases of
africa mania



Phase 1:
You can't help but sing along when you hear the song
and you secretly start singing it while showering



Phase 2:
You can't stop talking and thinking about the song


Phase 3:
You have a hard time hiding your endless love for the song
and you have probably already spread the mania to friends and family




Phase 4: 
You are obsessed.
There is no stopping you from blessing the rain in Africa!
You are Totally out of control!

With love from Africa,
Iain and Ele

♥ ♥ ♥
That was the end of the blog for this time! I hope you have learned a little bit more about our staff and even laughed slightly at our silliness. Stay tuned for part 2 which will be posted on Tuesday. 

Alyse Leigh & The SoMe Team


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Marcus Gilmore

Marcus Gilmore amazing :D!

Elliott Logan

Elliott Logan That mouth for Klaus should have stayed lol I cannot stop laughing at it! Fantastic work everyone this wasan amazing article and I love seeing all the progress :)

Faerynn Rousseaux

Faerynn Rousseaux This is amazing!!! I had so much fun reading it ♥ Good job!

Joseph Westwood

Joseph Westwood It was so much fun! ❤

Eleanore Darkbloom

Eleanore Darkbloom Eeee love this blog! And AFRICAAAA <3

Mari Kang

Mari Kang This was such a good article! Love the behind the scenes stuff!

Étienne Heughan

Étienne Heughan this was a fun read!

Natalia Whitchurch

Natalia Whitchurch Now Africa is stuck in my head again. ;-; It's so amazing to read this and to see how you guys have drawn everything! I love it. :D ♡

Iain Hepburn

Iain Hepburn I LOVE THIS! YAY TO AFRICA, and eee to the amazing illustrators

Nancy Flynn

Nancy Flynn Wonderful to see this!

Fawn Morisson

Fawn Morisson Ohmygawd lovely to see things like this back. The front box mayhem should be featured too xD

Alisha Williams

Alisha Williams Omg this is amazing! I love it :D

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