Morning Tune

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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.

Going back

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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.

Elrian’s diary – about Lairon Tirithion

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.

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After sketching the content of the page – which I often do while in-character –
I rewrite the text and outline the illustration in ink.

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Next is removing unnecessary graphite and colouring the page with watercolour.

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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.

A Minstrel’s Dress

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.

Lilian’s first Costume

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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.