Friday, May 29, 2009
ArtOrder Concept: Variations of a Theme
"Gundam: the Eladrin word for 'I win.'"
-Guide to Eladrin and Other Cyberfey, ca. Sixth Age
For this week's ArtOrder challenge, we were asked to take a look at one of the DnD races, take a pose, and do at least three variations of the character, the example given being armor. I like armor, and I like the Eladrin, but I wanted do something a bit outside of the box. As such, I decided to take snapshots of Eladrin during different points of their potential history, starting with the Dawn of their Time (i.e. the Tarzan Age) to the far future or as D20 Modern would put it, a P7-P8 civilization. Now, the reason I didn't make Tarzan Eladrin look Neanderthal-ish (besides the tongue and cheek) was, because every version of Elven history in DnD states that Corellon (the primary elven diety) created them, and I have a hard time believing that a God known for beauty and elegance would make a race that looks like a lumps of ape-shaped rocks that would eventually "evolve" to their present, refined looks. While variation would occur, for the most part, the First Eladrin would probably look fairly similar to their present day descendants.