Beacon Dress

…is the name of today’s story at Fictive Dream.

Throughout the month of February 2023 I will be showing you illustrations I did for Flash Fiction February 2023 at Fictive Dream, an online magazine devoted to the short story.

Here’s the image editor Laura Black chose for this story, Beacon Dress, by Sharon Boyle.

And here is the artwork with the banner. Take a look at this image. And then…

Read the story at Fictive Dream.

6 thoughts on “Beacon Dress

  1. memadtwo

    This brought a smile to my face. But I’m sorry to see the month of stories and art end! Thanks Claudia, and Fictive Dream, for another wonderful February of reading. (K)

    1. Fictive Dream

      Thank you, I’m sorry to see it end too. I wanted to end on a positive note and Beacon Dress achieves that. It is so uplifting and the illustration too. The protagonist is definitely on the move, she has an alternative future in mind, and I love the movement that the artwork expresses. I also love the shade of red—it’s happy and vibrant. Thank you, Claudia, for a month of stunning and most relevant artwork.

      1. Claudia McGill Post author

        Thank you, Laura, for including me in this event. I love doing the artwork and I hope that it enhances the stories for readers and gives another way to see into the author’s words. I loved this story Beacon Dress for its hope and optimism and for the can do attitude of the heroine. I’m not usually fond of red, as it can be a harsh oud color without mercy! But I think in this picture, it’s a good strong shade that doesn’t overpower the composition due to the companion orange and pink which support it, and the green as contrast. A wonderful way to end February. Thank you to everyone who has looked at my work here, and to Fictive Dream for giving me the opportunity to do this work.

    2. Claudia McGill Post author

      You’re welcome, and thank you so much for your daily participation. I appreciate it and learned from it. I’m sorry too to see the month end. I love this project.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I don’t much like the color red, so I work to try to get a good shade that’s not harsh, and I do think the pink and orange are important in adding to its impression. It’s a challenge to work with red, I think.

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