Published: July 20, 2020
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Story Clip: A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Audiobook clip of Jules Verne's 1864 story with original music and illustration.

Context

An excerpt of Jules Verne's story "Voyage au Centre de la Terre", in which Axel, Professor Lidenbrock's nephew, finds himself suddenly alone and lost after having strayed from the expeditionary group, and describes his experience in the depths of the Earth.

Journey to the Center of the Earth - English Narration

Multi-language narration

The passage is also available in other languages with follow-along text.

Spanish

Journey to the Center of the Earth - Spanish Narration

French

Journey to the Center of the Earth - French Narration

Italian

Journey to the Center of the Earth - Italian Narration

Original Music

The background music, "Inner Earth," was especially composed for this passage.

Digital drawing

These are the inking and final coloring stage of the background illustration.

Inks

Journey to the Center of the Earth - Ink drawing (Krita)

Color

Journey to the Center of the Earth - Illustration made in Krita

References

The location in the drawing is fictional but it has been influenced by the Caves of Nerja in Andalusia, which I photographed years ago and used as reference to draw the variety of individual cave formations.

Media (6)

Journey to the Center of the Earth - English Narration
Journey to the Center of the Earth - English Narration
Journey to the Center of the Earth - English Narration
Journey to the Center of the Earth - Spanish Narration
Journey to the Center of the Earth - Spanish Narration
Journey to the Center of the Earth - Spanish Narration
Journey to the Center of the Earth - French Narration
Journey to the Center of the Earth - French Narration
Journey to the Center of the Earth - French Narration
Journey to the Center of the Earth - Italian Narration
Journey to the Center of the Earth - Italian Narration
Journey to the Center of the Earth - Italian Narration Journey to the Center of the Earth - Ink drawing (Krita) - Thumbnail Journey to the Center of the Earth - Ink drawing (Krita) Journey to the Center of the Earth - Illustration made in Krita - Thumbnail Journey to the Center of the Earth - Illustration made in Krita