I have been moving forward a lot these past months. I moved to Graz, started working.
While I am adapting to those changes in my life quite well (I still do a lot of costume Crafting in my free time, though I cannot show what I am working on yet), My Larp Character is not as lucky. Elrian has become a respected leader but is now finally past the point where all those responsibilities are starting to crush her. Moringaard with all my fellow elves was a very emotional and combat intense larp. And still, I cannot remember when I had this much time for music on a larp.
Also, “Harp-triforce” is now a specific piece of furniture.
Thank you, Eva Jaksch, for taking these photos!
My shift for the watch this year was early in the morning, at a time where all the nightcrawlers are long gone and the early birds have not yet risen. In other words: Nothing happened in this watch.
So to keep boredom away we took a harp with us and took turns making music and watching.
Thank you to Daniel Schmitt for the taking the photos. Editing was done by myself.
I am digging through old Photographs of my elven Larp character.
This was in 2009. I still like it, and so I did a new retouch on it.
I still have the robe and I am planning to make some alterations to it so it will fit my quality standard and the current character concept again.
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.
And done! No one will ever notice all those glass beads on the skirt…
The waistcoat alone took an eternity to make, but I am quite happy how it turned out.
Although I am currently redoing the Costume of this character, I still like Lilian’s original dress. It was in fact my mother’s wedding dress, which she gave to me many years ago.
This was the very first Time I played Lilian, back in 2011.
This is going to take a while.
One Day it will be part of my Minstrel Costume, which is going to look like somewhat like this.
Minus the brown Robe.