Saturday, April 4, 2015

The WOVEN A to Z Challenge: D is for Dyer!

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.

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D is for Dyre

A gatekeeper and one of the night watchman for the city of Hillshaven, Dyre is a simple man with simple tastes. He is rarely suspicious and enjoys relaxing in the shade. He likes to eat cherry tarts made by a scullery maid who has a liking for him. He's reluctant to let Princess Tyra beyond the walls at night, but he knows better than to argue with her (click on the image to enlarge).
 
On Monday: E - Eye of Needle


I'm David, and "you carry a light load for business."

36 comments:

  1. And... we can't say anything beyond that about him.
    Again, another great drawing by Al.

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  2. And in contrast, I'm always suspicious. :) A total waste of time.

    Teresa

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  3. His figure certainly shows his liking for cherry tarts :)
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles
    FB3X
    Wittegen Press

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  4. Dyre sounds like a reliable sort of chap - love the detail of the cherry tarts :)
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  5. Should he be a watchman if he is not suspicious? And should a guard be eating too many cherry tarts, even when they are made by someone he likes? Just asking :)

    Best,
    Nilanjana
    from Madly-in-Verse

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  6. Dyre sounds like a nice guy. I like relaxing in the shade too. :)

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  7. The princess may get the scullery maid to slip something toxic in the cherry tart one day so she come and go without being frowned upon. There goes my twisted mind again!

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  8. Loved Woven, and I like your character names. :)

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  9. Dyre will find dire consequences for his pie eating and laziness. Love the picture.

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  10. Mmm, cherry tarts. He has good tastes.

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

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  11. He does look like a laid back guy who would enjoy food and a good drink. Lots of it! ;)

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  12. So cool, and that sketch is great!

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  13. I need a scullery made that makes me cherry tarts. Or anyone, really.

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  14. Nicely done. :) And I love the sketch.

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  15. Love the picture. So cool to see bits of your world.

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  16. Fantastic drawing, and the description gives us just enough to spark our imagination!
    Play off the Page

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  17. I just read about Dyer! I'm worried for him now... Love "seeing" him in Father Dragon's drawing... Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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  18. If I was a gatekeeper, I think I'd need some coffee instead of a cherry tart, but as long as he's happy. ;)

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  19. Probably a hard worker, someone you can rely upon when hard work needs to be done.

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  20. When I grow up, I'd die to be Dyer... but would ask that cheeky scullery maiden to hook a brother up with an apple pie :)

    As always, a special bow to AL, for a job well drawn !!

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  21. he sounds like a great guy to have a beer with or a cherry tart

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  22. Dyer sounds like a reliable person. I love cherry tarts too. Another great sketch. Look forward to Eye of Needle on monday.
    Suzy at Someday Somewhere

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  23. He sounds so nice and easygoing. That sketch is wonderful, too! Love how his love for cherry tarts made it into the pic... :)

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  24. It's the simple characters that get it in the end. But I so hope not.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

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  25. Hi David and Al - another lovely drawing ... I like the idea of Dyre the simple man with a love of cherry pie ... cheers Hilary

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  26. Great sketch! I love creating characters. It's one of my favorite things about writing. Happy Easter!

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  27. "you carry a light load for business" that quote itself makes me want to read more!

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  28. I love the sketch... he seems to be a simple and fun guy :)

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  29. Pleased to meet Dyre. :D
    Happy Easter!

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  30. Love your theme - great sketches - thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  31. He sounds lovely - really hope nothing bad happens to him! I love how you're bringing all your characters to life in these blog posts and drawings - definitely going to keep this in mind for next year's challenge!

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  32. Being gatekeeper can't be easy. Cool sketch.

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  33. I love all of the little stories within Woven.

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