Inktober #5

Well, this is it. The last of the 2018 Inktober drawings. I hope you’ve had fun seeing them along the way.

If you’ve missed them, you can find the other weeks by clicking these links: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4.

 

Prompt #25 was “Prickly”

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I knew that I didn’t want to draw a cactus, at least not a plain cactus, since that was the “low-hanging fruit” on this picture. As I let myself start thinking deeply about this prompt, I started thinking about what makes me prickly. The topic started to make me uncomfortable, so that’s how I knew I was on the right path. I started thinking about how once someone has been hurt by love, they can get prickly and not want anyone close to them.

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Free Fiction Day: Dragons of Wellsdeep – Chapter 1

Are you ready to fall in love with Moonhunter?

I’m just saying — he’s infectious.

Much like with Onesong, you are getting a raw story. It is not yet complete, so I’m certain things will get added or taken out later. Parts may not always make sense. But, we had so much fun when I did this with Onesong that I thought I’d give this one a roll too.

Please like and share the story with all your friends. It’s more fun to read these chapters together. As long as everyone keeps enjoying the story, I’ll do my best to post chapters. (I will trust the process though, just like I did in Onesong.)

UPDATE: This chapter will remain up as a sample chapter for the book. It will not go away. 

Let’s get to it, shall we?

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Dragons of Wellsdeep

Chapter 1

by Dawn Blair

Her time of merely watching drew to a close. Soon, she’d take the child.

The little boy headed to the well. She watched him in the reflection of the water’s surface, a waving mirage with the blue sky behind him. He stomped his feet as he walked, pounding on the earth like a heartbeat. She felt his restrained temper tantrum mixing with her own pulse in a growing, synchronized cacophony with his irritation.

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ACEO of the Week – 04/15/17

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Space 2014-4
3.5″ x 2.5″
acrylic on Bristol Board
©2014 Dawn Blair
SOLD

If today weren’t a Saturday, chances are it would be tax day. If you still aren’t done with your taxes, tick-tock! I thought I’d bring everyone an ACEO to remind you that this universe is much bigger than we recall when we are dealing with everyday stuff. Here’s a glimpse of the universe as a tree grows against a nebula. How many planets and stars are currently being formed in that nebula? Just remember, that even when we feel so out of control in our lives, there is something so much bigger that is orchestrating everything perfectly. Aren’t you glad that we don’t have to be in control of how the planets rotate and orbit along with everything else like doing our taxes?  Yeah, puts things in perspective, doesn’t it?

Find the art that brings you peace now.

ACEO of the week – 01/21/17

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Ice Castle
2.5″ x 3.5″
acrylic on Bristol Board
©2014 Dawn Blair
SOLD

Brrr! Drifting snow. I’d much rather look at the snow in artwork than have to deal with it outside. How about you? I should have kept this one, made it part of my own collection. Sigh. Oh well. I know the collector who has it is enjoying it.

Want your own ACEO? Need to start or add to your collection? Get started now.

Work in Process – Space Nebula

This is an 8″x10″ wood panel. I knew I wanted to do a space painting. Here’s the start:

Space Nebula Work in process Dawn Blair ©2015
Space Nebula
Work in process
Dawn Blair ©2015

Wow. Space.

Yep, that’s the easy part.

I wasn’t really sure how this was going to work out when I started the piece. I don’t often paint on wood panel (it’s been a really, really long time – like since I was airbrushing a lot, so years!). I wasn’t really sure how or if it was going to turn out. So, I don’t have any paintings of in-between. I wish I did, partially for my own reference of building up all the layers. Anyway, here is the next one I do have. The painting is nearly complete here. Still some work to be done, but it’s very close.

Space Nebula Work in process Dawn Blair ©2015
Space Nebula
Work in process
Dawn Blair ©2015

I hope to post one soon of the finished piece.