Lirita on Yamur’s Hill – Remember Bob
Perhaps you already noticed last week, I gave the website a tiny makeover. For a start, I translated the DTIYS and the Fanart subpage into English (more subpages are to follow soon).
Done this I took the opportunity to rearrange the top menu and the website’s structure. You not longer need an „English Corner“, instead the still German parts are separated).
You also will find a countdown for our 4Weeks Mermay. Speaking of … the preparations are going on.
Now it’s only one week ahead but this year I won’t paint one painting for every day but I plan to work on one big painting for each week and to share parts of it regularly.
Wait and see next week.
Lirita on Yamur’s Hill
Last weekend I finally read the story which still is unfolding on the Instagram account of nick.burgoyne.art. I’m following him quite a while since his beautiful paintings caught my eye.
The wekek before he asked people to give him OCs to draw as an excercise and I gave him Samandra to draw. I was really happy and loved his version of her. Following this I took the time to also read the stories his paintings are about.
This way, I dived into a fascinating world with adorable characters. One of them is Lirita. I liked this grumpy girl the moment she first appeared.
So, I painted a scene from part 29 of the „Travels through Feilahn“ story arc – or at least how I depicted it in my head as I read this part.
I tried to go with the most current design of her, although the old ones still shining through. Additionally, instead of choosing one of the beautiful, colourful patterned dresses she is wearing lately, I went for a simpler desing.
I’d lie if I’d say it was only because she hasn’t been long in Varla at this moment in time, so she would rather wear clothes she was accustomed to, the ones she wore on her travels before.
Lirita on Yamur’s Hill
Nick’s „Travels through Feilahn“ stories on Instagram are not his only go on this universe. They actually started as some kind of spin-off of his his novels „The Deepest Shore“ and „The Hearts Beyond Our Roots“.
Therefore, it only seemed to be logical to start with the books as soon as I finished the „Travels through Feilahn“ to learn more about the main character Dew and the world she grew up in.
Recently, I got to a scene which – sad as it actually may be (poor Bob sigh) – made me laugh and inspired me to do a painting about the blobs it featured.
It’s also quite cute because of Dew’s guilty reaction and how „Bob“ actually came to his name. Still, I don’t want to spoiler as the painting isn’t a spoiler either. If you read the novel, you will know and you also will know how the original scene turned out.
Originally, I only planned a quick doodle, a sketch at most but whenever I got a stylus and a digital canvas at hand, it elaborated towards a fully rendered painting.
The blobs in the story are depicted deep black. I went for a dark blue which turned out still too light for my taste but will work, if you consider it a blue ink sketch.