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Just something I brewed Up…

So, I’ve been MIA on the blog. But not because I haven’t been working. Quite the contrary. Dark Horse Act 2 is completely screen-toned, and I’m gearing up to begin on screening Act 3. I am very excited! I didn’t think I’d get this far so quick :D

So at the same time, I’m working on the script for Act 17, which is going to go into some of the things happening before Odysseus goes back in time. For this act, I sketched up a little drawing of Queen Keisuma. I need to make her face look a little more like…well, like her actual character, unless I just change the way she looks (it’s been so long since I first drew her! And everyone’s changing a little bit…) Well, anyway, here’s the sketch.


So Keisuma has different “stages” of her demon body. Around majority humans, she’ll hide from view via magic her tail and horns and ears. Sometimes, she’ll let Kanna’s body come out enough to just simply look like Kanna (she is possessing the body, after all.) But when she actually transforms, she looks more and more demon-like. Perhaps we will get to see her true forms? But that’s a looooooong way off >:D


And another little sneak peak…this one from Act 3 :)


This is part of one of the panel’s in Act 3. So…the girls are going to finally hear about this thing for the first time :D Yay! I wanted it to look kinda like George Harrison’s Dark Horse label, but also be it’s own beast: hence the several heads.

I also have a WIP, but I won’t have time to finish him in a while :( But, this one is of Odysseus. I made him a little darker so he looks more of Greek decent (although, his mom is Caucasian. Meh, it works…)

More to come later, but remember: even when I haven’t updated this blog, Dark Horse is updating bi-weekly on Comic Fury! Check it out here! Subscribe! And as always, enjoy yourselves!!!


~The Blue Dragon~

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I Worked Double Time!

I did so much this weekend!  I inked a million pages! (okay, not a million) And I screentoned fifty! (well, more like two.) And I updated everything on the Dark Horse Comic site! (More like the Extras Page which is now Character Profiles, made all the character images–some were done, others I had to color, the banner/title, and….I added a couple pages.)

I intend to work hard over the week to start coloring the 10 commission pages I inked. Gah, I really did do a tone of inking combined with after work, and one day during my lunch hour (I forgot my lunch so I came home…and ate, then got to inking!) I am excited to get the rest of these colored and sent off on their happy way!

I inked the entirety of Act 3 (what I hadn’t done a year ago.) This was like, 18 pages or more. Wow! So, there’s only a couple (seriously, three or four) more pages of Act 2 to screentone, then we’ll be on our way to Act 3!!!! Very excited!

I am not updating Dark Horse 2 days a week! Wowza! You should all go check it out! The site is coming together quite nicely, and I have a 10 readers (well, subscribed readers) already! Please join, or check it out!

Okay, I have work tomorrow, so I must finish my tea and hit the hay! My herbal stuffs are kicking in already, and I’m starting to go cross eyed!

Here’s a colored Oisin for you all! I am very proud of how he turned out!

Oisin, The Irish/Scottish Brogue




Thanks for stopping by everyone!


~*The Blue Dragon*~

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March Right in!

Gah, it’s March already! But, that means Spring is hopefully almost here!

So tired of winter.

So two new images for the commission :)

And here’s the other :D

Actually, I need to feather the edges of that first one…thought I did it last night, but must not have :/ Or must not have saved it as a .jpg.

Thanks for stopping in! Send questions, comments, suggestions, anything of the sort my way!


~Blue Dragon~

Posted in Updates.

Been Sick all Week :*(

Well, I’ve been home sick for the majority of this week. I am starting to feel a little better…but I am so behind on everything! I plan to work on more art this weekend, and deliver three images to my friend for her commission. The following is one of those.


I am also very sad to hear that one of our Sci/Fi greats has passed away, Mr. Leonard Nemo. What a great guy, very funny, and he is a legend who will be missed :*(

Please also keep checking for weekly updates of Dark Horse; last week I had been productive enough to post two pages! So things are moving along nicely for the comic :)

I also welcome comments! Please let me know if you’re enjoying the story so far. I am trying to make it more involved from these early chapters, but I haven’t gotten my newer acts even sketched! I am all the way up to Act 11 if you’d believe it! But I have only just begun sketching Act 4!!!  Wow!

For fun a short while back, I did a “gender swap” for three of the main characters. I am sharing it with you here :D

This was just a little fun forum challenge I decided to part take in :)

Hope to have more art soon! I also hope to feel better :*( Play the world’s tiniest fiddle for me.


~The Blue Dragon~


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A Pocket Full of Sixpence…

I am hoping to have time to work on more than one of these per week. However, for now, here’s the newest one :D



Looking forward to finishing this series! So excited, if it gets turned into a book :D

Also, Dark Horse continues to be updated regularly. In March, I am going to have a colored page, for those who enjoy seeing more than two colors of the spectrum (or…er…one of those is the lack of color…I can’t tell on computers if it’s black or white…cause it’s like light shining out at you, but then again, maybe it’s pigments of a sort in the screen? I am showing my ignorance here…)



~The Blue Dragon~


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Next Up!



I’ve completed yet another drawing for my commission. I thought I’d share it with you all!


I am hoping to get some more done soon! So please keep checking back. And as always, if you are interested in a commission, feel free to e-mail me at


Have a nice week everyone!


~The Blue Dragon~

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Newest Completion

Hello, Hello!

Well, in addition to getting a couple pages of Dark Horse done, I completed another drawing in the Pot and Tug commission series! Here is the first illustration of the poem :)



I have been having a lot of fun with commission! If you, or someone you know, is looking for something similar, please don’t hesitate to contact me! You can view more on my Requests page. There’s also pricing on this page, to give you an idea :)

Keep on truckin’! And thanks for visiting!

More to come :)


~Blue Dragon~
Ashleen Woods

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Commission Coming along!

I have yet to decide if I want to do this in mixed medium colored pencil/water colors, or just do it all online. I had to use white out on the inked drawings…so unless I want to chance it again and re-ink, I may have issues unless I use colored pencil over the white out. ~Le sigh, I need to improve using ink.

Or I need new nibs :/ One or the other. Or both.

Here’s a colored version of Pot and Tug:


I have been having a ton of fun with this commission! I will give you a sneak peak of some later images I haven’t inked yet, too :)





That’s all for now! Keep checking back for more! And don’t forget to keep up with Dark Horse, updated every Sunday at 12:00am :D


Have a great weekend everyone!


~The Blue Dragon~

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Dark Horse Up and Running!

Well, I worked all weekend, but I’ve got the page up and running. And I’ll be updating it again since I’ve made some desk arrangements with my roommate (funny how it’s my desk anyway and I had to work out getting use of it.)

So here is the actual Website to access Dark Horse and it’s new updates. I’ll be sure to update all my links on my blog here, too.

Please update any bookmarks, and always feel free to comment :D




I’ve got a lot more work to do before bed, so take care, and thanks for visiting!!!


~Blue Dragon

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I am of course keeping this as my official blog and website, however, due to the layout issues with WordPress, and my inability to figure out how to add ComicPress, I have decided to place Dark Horse on an actual comic site, so it LOOKS like a webcomic and is MUCH easier to update (I have to resize images and all kinds of stuff, update links and things for this site.) I am going to keep this site as it is mostly, with the link to the new page being attached to the Dark Horse Acts images.

I have a lot of work to do, but I began tonight. If you’d like to check out the beginnings of this move (no where NEAR complete) just follow this link: Look! When you click on this link, it takes you automatically to the *newest* page! You no longer will have to scroll down to select the page I just uploaded :) And I think it will let you save where you left off, but I just started the account tonight, so I’ll play around with it and see if that’s true :)

I will not be changing anything here until I have the comic fully uploaded, at which point, I will simply take the pages currently here down and link them to the new site. Unfortunately, if anyone commented on those pages, those comments will be deleted with the page :( But…on the plus, I think I’m the only one who’s commented at all on most of the pages ;)


I AM STILL USING THIS FOR MY BLOG!!!  So please keep popping in here :D You shouldn’t notice too much difference, other than a webcomic looking like a webcomic! I will keep my webshorts on this site, as I don’t want to mess with making a page for them over there :)


Also, after not having time or a chance to draw for literally MONTHS, I have finally squeezed in time to draw only more of Act 4 of Dark Horse (sketches,) but also picked up a commission :D

As I haven’t had time to scan in any pictures, I’m going to post some crappliy photographed drawring (I know, it’s drawings.)


Here’s some stuff I will be coloring some point soon for commission:




I need to get my Mac set up on a desk (which I currently don’t have…I’ve been using my roommate’s desk. It’s a long story what happened to my old desk) before I can continue screentoning Dark Horse.  But I have been working on the story and getting some more of the Acts sketched out for inking. I hope to share some more of these sketches soon :)


Thanks for visiting!


The Blue Dragon

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