Below is a character concept for a story I’d started thinking about last summer. Her name is Elsiveth (or something along those lines) and she’s gone through a lot of change over the different stories I’d started writing. First she was an assassin, then she was a less assassin-y rogue, then she was an unknown rescued by a farm kid… this time I think I have a better idea of how to fit the story around her and I’m pretty excited for it. It’s a sword and dagger kind of world with kings and lords. ☺
Materials: Drawn on a Toned-Tan Strathmore notebook. Sketched with Staedtler Mars Lumograph pencils (2H and HB). Coloured with Prismacolour Brush markers and coloured pencils, and two grey Copics markers. I referenced an image of Helena McKelvie.
I wasn’t able to get the ash-brown hair I wanted with the markers I have, so the hair turned out a lot more dark that I wanted. Otherwise, everything turned out pretty well, I think! ☺
I mentioned her world is an early world with daggers and swords, honestly kind of like Skyrim – minus the dragons and possibly the magic stuff. We’ll see about the magic, but right now I don’t see any in this story. My current thought for her is that she’s in her late teens and she’s working as a seamstress or sewing-maid. I was actually going to make this picture into a scene with her sewing some dresses or pulling a needle, but I wanted to make it into something a bit simpler for a concept.
I’ll be altering her look from Helena’s a bit, but the overall aesthetic is nearly spot on. ♥
Anyway, we’ll see how her look and story develops over the summer! I’ll be updating as things build up in art posts and in projects (here’s a link to this one).
PS: Hope you’ve all enjoyed a happy Easter, or a nice, relaxing long weekend. ☺