Sometimes when I have a lot of work to do, I just like to grab some of my custom photoshop brushes and mess around, with no goal in mind... and do a little digital finger painting just to loosen up. Often I end up with a mess, but I thought I would share my digital mess today 😁 Now... time for a bit of work... 🤓
#folktaleweek ~ The Blackingstone Ravens
Day 7: Animal
This is the tale of a naive young mother from the quiet hamlet of Brinning on Dartmoor, who left her baby out in the garden so she could enjoy the fun of Moreton Fair without the burden of a child in tow. On her way out she saw the flock of ravens that lived at Blackingstone Quarry and she called out to them, "Where e be goin?". They cawed back, "Up Brinning, up Brinning!". The girl thought nothing of it and continued on her way, spending a carefree sunny afternoon at the fair in bustling Moretonhampstead. When the time came to wander home, she began along the track and soon saw the same Blackingstone ravens flying overhead once again. This time when she called out, "Where e be going?", they replied, "Back Brinning, back Brinning!". She didn't think more about them and soon came to her cott. But on entering the garden, found it eerily silent. Panic set in as she realised her baby wasn't where she had left it. She ran through the garden and house shouting for her little one, then out into the lane, but to no avail. In tears she returned to the garden but suddenly, shock stuck her dead still, her eyes resting on a small pile of white bones streaked with blood. She realised then why the ravens had be flocking, for they had known her foolishness and had picked her poor baby's bones clean, leaving a single black feather as their grizzly calling card.
I guess the moral of the story is, well, don't be a dick?! Again, I did warn you that no Dartmoor legends have happy endings 🙄
Okay I know I said I would be gone for a while and technically that is true cause technically I shouldn't have drawn this (or at least I didn't plan on it) buuuut I really wanted to try out some new brushes.
And it's nice to draw some colour for a change after Inktober
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