Time for a little nerdery on the bloggie! Thought I can't claim myself to be a hardcore gamer or fantasy fan, I have my moments of Skryim/Game of Thrones/Dungeons & Dragons/Redwall (childood, whattup) obsessions. I'm also obsessed with the Light Grey Art Lab over in Minneapolis. Just when I think they've topped themselves with a show idea they come up with a new call for art that gets my creative juices flowing.
Role Models is the next show from LGAL that I'm participating, a combination self portrait/role playing/card game show at that! Each artist was tasked with choosing a task, an alignment, and a back story that somehow tied back to themselves and make a piece of art that would then go into a fun strategy card game. Go buy the game, go buy a print of my piece or some of the other AMAZING work made for this show, or go figure out a costume to wear to the opening on Friday!
the original sketch / a detail of her sweet awesome headband.
Above is Ermintrude, the Dark Empress of Blankets. I chose a cleric because they seem the most closely related to my real self, but then decided to make her evil - because bad guys are always my favorite! I imagine Ermintrude controlling her horde of undead and traveling from town to town, collecting more blankets so she can be as comfy as possible. There are never enough blankets, buddies.
I completed this artwork quite awhile ago, so for funskies I did a little sketch of our intrepid cleric trying not to mess up her best traveling blanket/cloak as she searches for new loot. And now I kind of wish I had come up with this sketch earlier and used it for my final piece but WHATEVS, FOMO FOREVER.
ps speaking of nerd things who's buying the new pokemon game? No lies, I really want to play it.