“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.”
-Stephanie Bennett Henry
“Better to be strong than pretty and useless.”
I will be spending my weekend catching up on character studies. Tonight I revisited Eleanora, the Dark Fae captive of the Goblins in the goblin city of Gethen. Eleanora, sick of being abused and belittled by her evil captors, has finally fought back. Mustering up courage, she grabs a halberd (mix between a spear and hatchet) off the weapon wall of the goblin Jarlath’s cabin. As Jarlath sleeps in a drunken stupor, Eleanora chops off his head. She is scared, but her veins are pumped with adrenaline. Armed with a strong mind that is home to a vast storage of dark magick, she is ready to escape Gethen and make her way back to Ciardha, the Dark Fae village of her shortlived childhood.
I had a lot of fun drawing Eleanora fighting back in my art journal tonight. I used pencil to sketch and watercolor paint to add color. I accidentally gave her two right feet, but had already painted when noticed, so left it. Hope everyone has an awesome weekend! Ash 🙂 🙂 🙂