Corvus – A Raven’s Tale – Crown of Crows – Part XIII – The Fall of Ethelred into a Watery Tomb

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The Fall of Ethelred into a Watery Tomb

Not stopping for rest before entering the Graveland was about to prove fatal for the group. The calling voice seemed to have become fainter, as if further away now despite them heading closer towards it.

Entering into the Graveland the Corvids felt a shift in the atmosphere, the air felt denser and thick and they began to feel exhausted. There were watery pools scattered about throughout the land that they needed to head across and an eerily oppressive mist.

The calling started to get to Ethelred in a way that it didn’t affect the others, he started to become obsessed with finding its source despite the others wanting to move on and leave the forsaken wastes far behind.

Suddenly and without any warning, Ethelred flaps his wings and takes to the sky, at first he seems to be flying fine but then he becomes stiff as though wrapped in the web of a large spider and he rapidly drops from the air and splashes into one of the pools of water.

All of the remaining Corvids other than Corvus attempt to fly to get to him with haste and despite flying low and closer to the ground than he did they all suffer the same bound up fate, without landing in the water thankfully. Corvus heads towards Ethelred’s location hopping as fast as he can with the odd flap of his wings to boost himself, cautious of suffering the constriction of the oddly dense atmosphere.

As Corvus reaches the pool that Ethelred fell into, he sees him just rise above the water, flapping his one free wing to try and get himself out of danger but to little avail. Corvus finds a stick and uses it to try to pull Ethelred to safety.

Finding it too much of a struggle to pull his friend from the water with his leg strength alone, Corvus decides to use his wingpower and he flaps his strong wings to pull himself backwards and drag Ethelred with him.

He feels the fog enclose him, his wings stick to his body, he falls to the ground unable to move his wings any longer.

Ethelred is lost…

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Corvus – A Raven’s Tale – Crown of Crows – Part IV – Corvus Meets Alwyn; The White Raven

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Corvus Meets Alwyn; The White Raven

After an arduous journey, Corvus and Finbar finally reach the Ancient Watchtower, exhausted, but glad to find substance to the myths and legends of the Colony; The White Raven was indeed living there.

He introduced himself to the pair as Alwyn, and informed them that he had been expecting a visit soon, despite having not seen a soul in over a decade.

“You have come at a time of great change, oh winged wanderers, and I believe that it is not mere chance that brings you to my abode, nor that just the two of you should arrive under the same sun.”

In the distance to the north, two Corvids can be seen heading towards the Watchtower.

Corvus related the illness of his fading sibling to Alwyn and asked for help in locating a true remedy.

“The physicians in Crowshaven can’t help her now, some have mentioned a herb called Starshade, but none can tell me where to find this herb. The Sages are sure that only you, the White Raven can know of its location!”

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Corvus – A Raven’s Tale – Crown of Crows – Part I – Crowshaven

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View of Crowshaven Colony

The world has changed greatly since the days of the Old Corvidae Empire, a dark age has set in and the Corvid Colonies have separated over the past century and a half, scattered throughout the world and estranged.

Crowshaven is the largest single Corvid Colony in the known world, being home to thousands. The inhabitants live in the surrounding trees with the most important members of the Chieftain bloodline living in the Great Tree.

Meetings, moots, assemblies and courts are held in the remains of an ancient temple that the Corvids call the Divine Slab of Forefathers, situated on a hill next to the Great Tree.

Within the Colony of Crowshaven lives a particular Corvid of little renown at this point in the story; his name is Corvus…

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Corvus – A Raven’s Tale – Crown of Crows – Inktober Graphic Novel Illustration Art Project

Who wants to hear a new story?

Over the past few weeks I’ve been planning and working on a fantasy graphic novel idea to release throughout Inktober 2019, undoubtedly this project will run a bit longer and there may be a few missed days due to having other commitments.

However, I’ve got most of the storyboards done and a lot of the reference material gathered, and dioramas built in order to bring this story to life in a graphic novel format.

The main hub to see each post will be my Instagram page where you’ll also see some behind the scenes exclusives and other Inktober shenanigans –

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Anyway, let’s crack on…

Every good fantasy story begins with a map…

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This is the world that this story will take place in, I started out with an ink drawn map, scanned it into Photoshop and then added the text, compass and logos.

I’ll be posting the first slide for the story in the next hour, so this introductory post has been left quite last minute but give it time and this will all work like a well oiled machine…

Hopefully…

The Farewell Speech!

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Back from the Wilderness

After just over a fortnight without posting, I’m finally back from the wilderness and I thought that I should publish a brief update post for in the meantime, before I post Part IV of my Ruins Project later this week.

My blog has suffered some negligence so far this month which has mainly been circumstantial as opposed to not wanting to. I’ve not been wasting time however, my painting hasn’t suffered from my lack of attention as much as my writing has and that’s the main thing. I’ve also been cooking a lot lately, having rediscovered my passion for cooking and learning a ton of new recipes; mainly Italian dishes and desserts. With that in mind, becoming head chef in my house has been quite time consuming of late.

It helps with the inspiration and creativity side of things for me though, to occasionally take a step back, using my creativity in a different area and coming back to my real true love that is art with a fresh pair of eyes and a rejuvenated mind state; time in the wilderness to reflect and meditate on what is to come.

I’m also making some changes with my Morning Coffee posts as well, I’m going to use it as a fortnightly feature instead of weekly, and use the alternate weeks to get involved with the Weekend Coffee Share. This weekend will be my first post for Weekend Coffee Share and therefore gives me a good deal of time between Morning Coffee posts, in order to come up with and research for some interesting topics of discussion; doing the thinking and researching from six in the morning and then writing a post has proven to be a challenging feat;

after all, I’m an artist that writes, not a writer that arts.

So all in all I’ve got a lot of ground to cover in the upcoming weeks and months, and I’ve got some big plans for future art projects after the Ruins one is completed that I can’t wait to get started on.

So until later this week when I publish my next post, I bid you farewell and take care! 

JGlover

Fresh Start

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I have made this new blog to have a fresh start, I had one previous to this but I was new to the whole concept so I decided  to delete the old site and have created a new one, with a bit more savvy about how it works.

The main focus of what I post is going to be art-related although there will also be other topics that I decide to muse and blog about.

I am also picking up my artwork that had to be sent off for my Art course that I’ve just completed and I have bought myself a scanner, so I will be able to get my portfolio started and keep it updated regularly.

For this post now I’m going to leave it short and sweet but I will be posting again soon, I hope if you come across this blog you will enjoy the content and feel free to comment and follow.

JG