Friday, April 3, 2015

The WOVEN A to Z Challenge: C is for Canis!

I dedicate this A to Z Challenge to Tina Downey, one of the A to Z Challenge founders and one of the brightest bloggers who sadly left us last year. Harder still, she was in a secret support group that I'm part of. The best way I can honor Tina, who was excited about and never had the opportunity to read my debut, I've teamed up with Father Dragon to present short bios and character portraits from Woven. I'll write the bios and all art is created by Al Diaz. I hope you enjoy this visual tribute to our friend, Tina.

Father Dragon had surgery recently. Thank the makers our resident dragon is on the mend now. I'm sure he would appreciate a visit.

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C is for Canis

One of the older knights of Avërand (favored until Arek assumed the honor), Canis is a dependable and loyal man, always prepared to fulfill any order from the royal family - no matter how trivial it may be. He has light brown hair and eyes, and he knows how to handle a sword. He is one of the few who are suspicious of Arek's true intentions for courting Princess Tyra.
 
Tomorrow: D is for Dyre.


I'm David, and "ready your feet, lads!"

48 comments:

  1. Canis was sharp.
    Dig the pose Al chose for the character.

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  2. Sounds like a dependable guy. Nice armour.

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  3. I would like him on my team... good hair!

    Welcome in the "C"... as a host I am stopping by to say thank you!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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  4. This is an awesome theme for AtoZ!

    I won't be commenting much in April, but you can be sure I'll be sneaking over here to see Al's artwork and meet your characters. :)

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  5. I like characters who can handle a sword. Great theme! Love the drawings.

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  6. He looks like he's about to go kick some butt :)

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  7. Seems like he's a guy who is not only very loyal, but also observant, picking up on things others don't think anyone will notice.

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  8. Sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders! Hope he keeps it. Love the detail in the armour.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  9. Lovely tribute to Tina, David. Canis is super cool ;)

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  10. Sounds like the kind of guy to have around. Will you send him to my home to clean? ;)


    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  11. Hi David .. I thought Canis would be a dog - definitely not right! I think Al's drawings are so good .. I love that he's ready with his sword in hand ... cheers Hilary

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  12. Wow - great theme for the challenge! I'm going to love checking out all of the characters! Cheers - Ellen

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  13. Like Canis, like his picture. You two are doing a great job.

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  14. and I was expecting something about dogs- it is nice to be surprised

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  15. Canis is a good-looking lad, but are there any bald heroes?

    Where are the baldies :)

    PS: only joking, of course... another home run by the Dragon/Knight collaboration!

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  16. I wonder if his loyalty ever gets him into awkward or sticky situations.

    Cait @ Click's Clan

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  17. Always good to find a dependable and loyal man!

    betty

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  18. I hope he wears gloves, touching the sharp end of the sword must hurt haha just showing his skill and send all running for the hill

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  19. I trust him more than the other guy :D

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary

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  20. "Canis" made me think of dogs. In a good way, of course.

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  21. Oh I like Cains... great sketch:)

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  22. It's always good to have someone really loyal around.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

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  23. Another great drawing. I appreciate art in a post!!!

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  24. Thanks for writing about Tina. I didn't know much about her, but was curious as to why the A-Z is a tribute to her this year. Now I know. Sorry for the loss of someone who was much loved.

    This artwork is wonderful! I am glad I stopped by and will again. Thank you for stopping too.

    As I See It Daily

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  25. I also did not know the story of Tina. This is my first A to Z. I didn't know what to expect with the title of your post - I was pleasantly surprised. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  26. Nice tribute, David! (and Father Dragon). I've been busy a few days, and so missed your A&B entries, but I think it's a brilliant way to do the A-Z challenge.

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  27. Doing characters from your books for the A-Z, I meant. Didn't quite finish that thought. :-)

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  28. I especially like the drawing for this one.

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  29. Another great description. Reminds me a little of Lancelot. Great drawing as well

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  30. So sweet of you to dedicate your challenge to Tina and sweet character bio.

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  31. Loving the drawing and character description, as always! Canis sounds like such a noble guy...

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  32. The kind of person you want around in a crisis.

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  33. Canis (dog star) must a loyal and intuitive friend. Stays by your side. Good person.
    Over from the A2Z; thanks for your comment at my site!

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  34. Definitely looks like someone to have on your side.

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  35. Canis is a great character and that drawing looks so fierce!

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  36. Writing a book about fictional characters is like creating a new world. I wonder if it is easy for you to come up with interesting characters.

    The portrait is splendid.

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  37. Canis sounds like my type of guy! Prefer them dependable and loyal, never mind the hair - light or dark. All the drawings are exquisite!

    Best,
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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  38. I like the armor in this picture. For an older knight he has aged well! I'm sure he will uncover Arek's intentions one way or another!

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  39. Those are so awesome! You totally need to add Woven's cover on the picture and set them loose on Instagram!
    Ooh...or make them into trading cards.

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  40. Haven't met him yet but looking forward to it. He sounds like a smart guy, perceptive... Me too, like the pose FD chose to draw of Canis. Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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  41. Canis sounds nice. Is he? great sketch.

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  42. Okay he looks cool. I always love knights though. If he is a protector it is good he is a suspicious sort.

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  43. He sounds intriguing! I love characters that are loyal and perceptive - always makes me wonder who the MC will side with; their loyal friends, or their new (somewhat suspicious) friends. Is it weird that I find Canis good looking...?

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