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  • Writer's pictureSam Elyse

Author/Anime Color Palette Series: Ayana x Princess Mononoke

Welcome to my author/anime color palette series! Where my obsession with hex codes and middle grade/graphic novels come together. I'll break down an author's photo color palette and which animated character they remind me of.

Ayana Gray, @AyanaGray, is a NYT and indie bestselling author. Her YA fantasy Beasts of Prey can be purchased nationwide including in audiobook format! Readers can listen, or read, biting their nails between chapters as "fate binds two Black teenagers together as they strike a dangerous alliance to hunt down the ancient creature menacing their home—and discover much more than they bargained for." The series is being translated in ten different languages across five continents and will be adapted for film by #Netflix.

What's Ayana's author color palette like?

Hex codes include: boar's blood, earthy, peach bubbly, and smeared currant.

Ayana has boldly faced tremendous change with her book's success — just as we see Princess Mononoke handle inevitable change with passion and fearlessness. "Wolf girl" San was raised by the wolf goddess Moro. San bravely defends the Forest but it is only when she tempers her hatred for humans and recognizes Prince Ashitaka's compassion that both of them can heal their worlds.

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