Faralya in a Medieval garb for
's historical costume contest.
I know I cheated on this one since Faralya is already a character from the Middle Ages but I just kept on trying to do something else and this drawing just kept popping up back in mind. I just had to do it!
I inspired myself from Eowyn in "The Lord of the rings"; I have always loved that beautiful green dress she wore at the beginning of "Two Towers". This dress was actually inspired from the drss worn by a lady in he tapistry Lady of the Unicorn" which is at the Cluny Museum in Paris. They only changed the colors but the dress is exactly the same cut. you can google it if you like. It's the lady embodyin "Sight", with a unicorn on her lap.
The tapistry dates back to the XIVth century so you could supposed this was the fashion of that time
I'm actually really happy of how the dress came out!
The velvet looks so real and heavy! Even the green under dress of brocade seems really real and heavy. Oh dear, how much I wish I could have this dress *_*
I guess you could imagine she was the daughter of Eomer or Eowyn perhaps
? Wish I could have drawn Duncan in a Gondorian princely attire
I know I made her red hair a lot darker than it actually is but it fitted more with her garb. I have always had a soft spot for red heads in green
(my Irish side I supose
I used a reference picture for the background but it is hand painted and was a hell to do. Those stone floors were even worse than the montain side and river T_T
But in the end, I'm really happy with this. The only thing I would consider changing and working on still would probably be her face.... and adding details to the brocade! But with my bad back condition, this is the best I can do right now I'm afraid.
PS: she DOES have her freckles! I didn't forget that detail, though I know it's difficult to tell from far
(well eowyn actually had freckles too, but that was only visible really from up close
I hope you like it my friend!
this was a hell lot of fun to do
And Faralya is such a wonderful character
Done with photoshop CS
Faralya © Heliger Shadowfax