“A promise that must not be broken.“
This is yet another page in the diary of my elven larp character, Elrian. It’s based on a scene that occurred on the Epic Empires 2015.
I started Elrian’s Diary in summer 2011, continuously documenting my Larp character’s adventures.
After four years and 70 pages it is now halfway complete.
Here is the working process of a recent page.
After sketching the content of the page – which I often do while in-character –
I rewrite the text and outline the illustration in ink.
Next is removing unnecessary graphite and colouring the page with watercolour.
Sometimes I add some details in white or silver afterwards.
Not all the pages are this elaborate and well planned. Some are just scribbled notes I took in character and twice I even ripped out pages when my character wanted to get rid of them.
Elrian’s diary is a project I started two years ago, and its original purpose was to collect plot information the character acquired during role play conventions.
But after while I started to put in personal stuff that went through my characters head. Its purpose is now to collect both information about plot (which will be written in normal writing) and personal notes (written in Tengwar). And I am planning to make its style a mix of the current design and River Song’s Diary from Doctor who.
These are the current pages: