For those interested:Fragments from the Chapters of my novel! Tumblr: Maddallinah272's Hideout
This will be my last submission for a.... long time, so I figured I'd put it on its feet, before setting on my extended break.
As I've said in the Projects in Making Part 2, this is a very very important drawing for me, because it engulfs, in essence, my relationship with my spiritual guider, which I have associated with Evedir Amrath, the calmest and most temperate of the Amrath Brothers, in my novel. The most remarking resemblance however is not in the facial features, because Evedir has already been a self sustaining character in my novel ever since its conception, but the hand gestures, the "explanatory" stance he takes.
And as you can imagine, Dhonia is me: meditative, attentive and studious.
The library depicted in the background, the Archives, is not symbolic, it IS literal, because most, meaning 98 %, of the time spent with Andrei is in the local library, so there you go.
I showed the raw colors to Andrei and he couldn't stop smiling
I believe he liked the drawing, even if it wasn't in its definitive form and that is a real relief ^____^
About the Drawing:
This deviation, believe it or not, even if it took me 6 days to finish, wasn't all that stressful as "Just Us and the Snow" had been. It is huge, for my part, but because of its high number of details, it flowed much more smoothly.
The Background is made entirely out of my own bag of knowledge and imagination, with no reference what so ever
The Golden feel of the entire background is due to successive gradients placed between the shelves, thus offering the back scene a more uniform and misty look, also majestic; I wanted to make the specks of dust there to convey that sense of time passing by at a slow pace
And as usual, this drawing is much darker than I expected.
But, oh well, maybe it's for the better.
Curse my darn enthusiasm
Showing him the Flat Colors before took away Andrei's own enthusiasm when he saw the finished big and laminated.
Next time slap me across the face when trying to make a surprise for someone... Please, don't let me blow it! A Calm Council:
A piece of my soul, for a special person in my life.