With Mass Effect Andromeda coming out this month, I think back to the triology ands its charakters. I’m going to miss Shepard and her crew.
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows released two weeks ago, and it’s an amazing storytelling experience! The game is not flawless, but I enjoyed it from the first to the last moment, especially the detailed world building and the diverse cast with their convincing voice-acting. And it inspired me to paint. It also makes me want to cosplay, which puts one more costume on my want-to-make list.
The painting is in gouache on Chinese paper, which is quite different from my usual watercolour workflow.
I am awake. Remembering everything.
I was in doubt. But no more.
I am the child-queen of war. I am the hero you are afraid of. Your last hope. Your doom. I am both tainted and pure. There can be beauty in cruelty.
Only one doubt remains:
Am I capable of feeling love?
While sorting through my WIP Folder I found this old design sketch for princess Zelda in a Link-Style of Attire.
I made this maquette while planning my helmet. After the helmet was finished I repaired and finished the maquette, adding Hair and more pieces of armour. I wanted to create an antique silver finish, so I first applied a special silver paint and then several layers of acrylic paint.
The maquette is made of polymer clay with an aluminium core. It’s height is 9.5 cm.
Nerwen is Galadriel’s mother name. It’s meaning is “man-maiden”. I really like the Idea that Galadriel was quite the warrior in her youth and only grew into her serene self much later.