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Little Legolas!

July 31st, 2012 (12:06 am)

He's not quite right, but I am pretty pleased with him, and he did take me all night!





I've always had one of dawnlyn's drawings in mind when I've written about Little Legolas, but she didn't reply when I asked her for permission to post it with my stories, so I decided to make a manip. I managed to find this picture of a very young Orlando:



I painted out his fringe, and pasted on various patches of elven hair, taken from here:



...built him an elven robe from Figwit's collar:



...and doesn't he look cute? (Though he doesn't have blue eyes. Or even brow eyes ;-) I've used him three times so far:





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Back in May, eilonwy1 and bunney asked me to design a Dramione postcard and a Dramione button (badge) to be included in the goodie bags bunney was planning to hand out at her Dramione roundtable at Ascendio (a big HP con).

I'd never made anything so big or so circular before, so it was a bit of a challenge, especially as I had to build Draco various shoulders and bare chests from blocks of colour and paint. These are actually reduced versions, because I made the originals huge, with a resolution of 300 dpi (which is, I believe, print quality)!





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I've just sent off my artwork for the eagle_rbb (reverse big bang) fest. I'm pleased with the idea I came up with -- in fact, if I wasn't so severely blocked, I'd write it myself -- but I'm so worried that no one will choose it :-/

Comments

Posted by: Karen (kazzy_cee)
Posted at: July 31st, 2012 06:24 am (UTC)

I like it! I'm reminded of your Writercon talk every time I see your banners :)

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: July 31st, 2012 11:49 am (UTC)

Thank you!

I should write that talk up, but I improvised and can't really remember what I said...

Posted by: bunn (bunn)
Posted at: July 31st, 2012 10:31 am (UTC)

Awww : tiny Legolas! He looks very mischievous. :-D

Aha, so you were the last eagle_rbb person! motetus mentioned there was one left to come in. I am really looking forward to seeing them all, apparently there are 23 works, which seems quite a thing for a small fandom.

(I kind of hate one of my paintings, so I shall not be too sorry if it is not picked up, but I'm looking forward to choosing a shortlist to write for! )

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: July 31st, 2012 11:47 am (UTC)

He does look mischievous, doesn't he? Which is strange, because Orlando looks pretty much like butter wouldn't melt!

Actually, no, I sent it in on Friday but, to me, that was 'just', LOL.

I'm looking forward to seeing all the pictures. Will they be anonymous? I think I'll recognise yours anyway.

If mine gets chosen, I intend to offer to make more artwork for the story -- chapter banners, etc -- so I do hope it does, but it's Het and, although it's canon period, it's not canon setting (though I'm sure a writer could think her/his way round that)... Anyway, I'm worried. I wish I was in writing mode myself :-(

Posted by: bunn (bunn)
Posted at: July 31st, 2012 01:53 pm (UTC)

I get the impression that there may be fewer canon era than AU art prompts, though I could be wrong. I want canon era, obviously!

I thought they were going to be anon, but you made me doubt so I went and looked, and no they won't be. I'm sure I'd spot yours anyway though.

Posted by: Nebride - Bishie Hunter (nebride)
Posted at: August 19th, 2012 01:53 am (UTC)

OMG Little Legolas is so adorable!!! (And look at little Orlando's cow lick? mmphgiggle Too cute!)

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: August 19th, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)

Isn't he? He's not quite what I had in my head when I was writing -- I think he looked younger -- but he's growing on me.

And, yes, Orlando's hair! Very not-elven!

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