The origin of a conventioneer’s costume is a myth that reveals the many skills and talents of the humble pigeon.
Music: “Magic Within” by Andrew Sitkov
Video Description: “The Plentiful Powers of Pigeons” Trailer. Duration, 41 seconds. “Magic Within” by Andrew Sitkov. Digital drawing. A man seen from waist up, facing forward, with hands on hips, a crooked smile, and eyes closed. He wears a pigeon costume. The pigeon head lies over his head, with his full face showing. His arms look like pigeon legs, with the feet forming cuffs around his wrists. At his waist is a band of overlapping feathers, and on his back are two large folded wings. Watermark of word “Storyfeather” appears along top of right wing. Title card with the words “Short Story” and “Genre: Mythology,” is displayed at top. Tagline is displayed below. It reads: “The origin of a conventioneer’s costume is a myth that reveals the many skills and talents of the humble pigeon.” Title card and tagline fade. Lines from the story appear: “The city leaders did not heed the warning. The leaders assured the people…that they had nothing to fear from the mountain. …they decreed that all the people would take turns climbing some ways up the mountain and performing a ritual of thanks. …the pigeons continued warning them. The mountain could not be appeased. It was not angry. It was simply waking. And its waking would doom the entire city.” Site URL appears at bottom right throughout and fades at end. The title appears at center. A text card appears at top that reads “Available to Read Now.”
Welcome to Year 10 of Storyfeather
Every year’s short stories (mostly) follow a theme. For the tenth year, every month’s stories share a genre or theme, some anchor point that the reader can rely on. But within that, there are strange concoctions brewing. The genre’s merge, archetypes collide, mythologies mash…welcome to the Year of Fusion.
May Base Element:
⚡🧜🏽♀️ MAYTHOLOGY! 🦉🔱
Base element for May: Mythology
Fusion Element: Pushing against a freestanding wall (I got this by rolling my handy Story Cubes)
I started this brainstorm by searching through drawings I’d done for art challenges to see if anything could fit with the mythology genre. I settled on a drawing I’d done based on the prompt “pigeon man.” It looked like a guy wearing a pigeon costume, maybe for Halloween or a comic book convention. So that became the framing story for someone to launch into the origins of his costume, a myth about pigeons and why they are not to be underestimated.
How I did the digital drawing for my story, “The Plentiful Powers of Pigeons,” from a sketch to the final art.
Video description: Drafting of story image from Sketch to Final. Duration, 11 seconds. Digital drawing. A man seen from waist up, facing forward, with hands on hips, a crooked smile, and eyes closed. He wears a pigeon costume. The pigeon head lies over his head, with his full face showing. His arms look like pigeon legs, with the feet forming cuffs around his wrists. At his waist is a band of overlapping feathers, and on his back are two large folded wings. Text at bottom reads “Digital Drawing for Short Story.” A fade animation displays a portion of the starting sketch. The words “Sketch to Final Drawing” appears at middle. All text and final image fade to show the starting sketch. Video transitions through several images showing sketch, inking, laying down of base colors, addition of shadows, highlights, and textures, and finally the addition of a background to arrive at the final image. The story title, “The Plentiful Powers of Pigeons” appears at bottom. A watermark of “Storyfeather.com” appears bottom center throughout.
I have amusing news.
You can buy merch displaying the pigeon man design.
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Tags: Beth, City Leaders, Darren, God, Heather, Mountain, Pigeon, Powers, Sam
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