Masquerada: Songs and Shadows released two weeks ago, and it’s an amazing storytelling experience! The game is not flawless, but I enjoyed it from the first to the last moment, especially the detailed world building and the diverse cast with their convincing voice-acting. And it inspired me to paint. It also makes me want to cosplay, which puts one more costume on my want-to-make list.
The painting is in gouache on Chinese paper, which is quite different from my usual watercolour workflow.
I am in a painting mood, experimenting with new techniques. Aiming for a style similiar to John Bauer’s works, this was the first time I did the watercolour part first and added the lineart afterwards.
I’m working on an embroidery for a mage cowl, using organza for the first Time. This is going to take a while….
Every time I go hiking I end up thinking: You could do a great costume shooting, with all those beautiful mountains. So this time we packed a dress, stopped on a moor that’s right on a seaside cliff.
It was Cyranil’s first time as a photographer, and we underestimated a lot of thing. Like the wind, for example. Ever tried posing for a photo while you are literally being swept off your feet?
But then wind is awesome in photos…
This dress was made by Celefindel creations a few years back, I made her an elven battle dress in exchange. I’ve had it with me on most Larps, but since I mostly wear armour, there have been no photos until now.
More of Liz Sai/Mioon’s character Lian Fei. I’ve been experimenting with light and blurring.
I made these watercolour illustrations for two of my short stories, Asche and Feuer. It was the first time I used a brush instead of a pen to do the lineart, to create a rough, more alive look. It was so much fun.
I continue to dabble in photography and photo editing. The costume was made by the model, Liz-Sai/Mioon