my brain right now:
Holy shit that’s really incredibly nice of you to say omg
give me a moment INEEDTOBREATHE -FAINTS-
But YEAH uh I’m not really sure how to answer your question (i’m so bad at answering questions like this oh man) BUT I’LL TRY MY BEST
Uh idk for the most part when I was read the Silmarillion I would do quick sketches of how a character would appear to me in my mind when I first read about them. Some of them have changed from how I first imagined them, but for the most of them they’ve stayed the same.
As far as clothing goes I usually just kind of draw whatever comes to mind, whatever feels right to their personality and body when I personally think about them. I also don’t really want any of the characters to have to dress a certain way as far as genders go. I feel like people should wear whatever the fuck they want to wear. So I don’t have certain fashions that only females and males have to wear, but differences in the fashion is based more on the culture of that group like maybe this group of people wear a lot of layers with thick fabric or this group wears thin clothes etc.
Haven’t been able to do this enough yet since I’ve been so busy this semester, but I do look at a lot of fashion throughout history and also armor and weapons from around the world (especially armor and weapons just so it makes SENSE and not just some ridiculous design). It’s gonna be tough cause there are certain looks from different cultures that I really appreciate but I really don’t want the attire they wear to be so obviously taken from a culture especially since I’m aware some clothing is sacred to different cultures.
As far as faces go I usually already have an idea of how a character looks and I go hunting for face references of models and actors from around the world who come close to how I imagine the characters (i know there is a beauty issue with using only models and actors, but my biggest reason for that is because they’re gonna have more references available than say just a random person).
And in some cases the models and actors are just SCARY accurate to how imagine the characters. I’ve written them down and I share my face model for Lúthien and Fëanor
Model: Nan Sheng
The very first picture I ever saw her in is the one below. It took me FOREVER to find out who she was because every picture I saw of this one even when I image searched it on google it would never give her name. I can’t even remember how I eventually found her but I did and I’m so glad. When I first saw the picture below my heart skipped cause she was so perfect as Lúthien and was exactly how I imagined her (minus the grey eyes and skin of course).
As for Fëanor he was the first character I had found a face model for.
Model: Douglas Booth
I’ve actually never seen any of his work, but when I was first reading The Silmarillion I had been curious of the new Romeo and Juliet film adaption that he was in as the lead role. I REALLY loved the trailer they had for it so during that time I would constantly watch it over and over again. Without even realizing it (until later) when I starting reading about Fëanor in The Silmarillion I imagined Fëanor with his hair that I draw him with and with Douglas’s face. It was only until after drawing sketches of Fëanor a couple of times did I realize who he looked like when I imagined him. So that’s the story behind his design, and he’s one of the few characters who has gone through basically no further development since the beginning since I have a perfect headcanon for him already (personally for me).
Also look at this shit, just imagine he has the long hair I draw Fëanor with and he’s working in his studio or whatever (I actually just saw this photo earlier this week just yelled “IT’S TOO PERFECT”).
#i hope this helped #belovedblabber #the silmarillion #feanor #luthien #SCORPIONFAQ #replies
HA IT’S ALL GOOD
Sometimes when I find something so beautiful I can only describe it as being delicious (especially color)
thank you for the sweet message ;w;
I’M GONNA DO MY BEST ON MY THESIS >:’3#replies #emotionalfrittata
Ahhhh thanks anon ;w; Glad to hear that!! <333#replies #Anonymous
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DON’T CRY DON’T CRY AHHH
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AH HA THANK YOUUUUU <3
-DRAWS ALL THE CUTE FAMILIES BEFORE THEY’RE MISERABLE, BROKEN, OR DEAD-
#Anonymous #replies #or all three of those #cause everyone knows the silmarillion is just elf shenanigans gone wrong
omg i feel so bad for replying so late T^T
thank you so much for the encouraging message ;w; I’m feeling a lot better these last couple days then i was earlier last week/weekend