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Molly Blue Portrait

By cloudmonet
I decided to try drawing Molly more "realistically," just to see if I could, I guess. I made a detailed, shaded pencil drawing, adding the details I usually leave out based on some photos of actresses. I colored in my usual fashion, then treated the colors with a photoshop filter to give them a similar texture to the pencil shading. The white pencil is actually a second drawing with a regular pencil, inverted to make black white.

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EmmetEarwax's avatar
This is a daunting lady, and I wouldn't want to jangle with her in a dark alley, or even on a sunlit street.

All this fracas, imbroglio and brouhaha took place in but 2 days ?
cloudmonet's avatar
Well, yeah.

Day 1, early afternoon, William Charles hires Molly, they get to Hanatoa at dusk, talk to the mayor, she breaks Rupert and Kohimu out of jail, and they go to the Ellesmere ranch.

Day 2, Molly shows Rupert the giant tree, and Ulla the demoness removes the bad-luck curse from him. Meanwhile, Churchill tries to intimidate the mayor, fails, and somehow signals the pirates to attack.

Around sunset, the mayor tells Molly about the pirate attack, she musters a small force, and manages to destroy the plasma cannon and defeat the pirates. They return to the ranch in the middle of the night.

Day 3, coming soon...



Okay, I left out Kurath, the imps, and some other details, but the main plot really wasn't all that complicated. The subplots, however...

It seems like what we've seen so far is a well-thought out evil plot with backup plots encountering an unanticipated monkey-wrench in a red t-shirt. It will probably take the remaining bad guys a few days to several weeks to regroup, or even figure out what went wrong the first time. So I expect the third day may not fill 200 pages!

Even in the part I've finished, the trip through the jungle, pages 20-21, probably took more actual time than the entire jailbreak and battle with Kurath, pages 48-74. I look at what's happening in complete detail when it's all important or interesting, and skip over transitions by offering brief glimpses of interesting moments and leaving out the rest.

It is kind of a weird feeling, spending more than a year telling part of a story that only fills a day and half the night.

But when a story starts with someone approaching a hero and crying "save the prince" when peril is already happening, we're not gonna have several weeks after leaving Hobbiton before encountering the first group of trolls.
EmmetEarwax's avatar
I'm not at all sure just where Bilbo and the Dwarves, and about 50 years later, Frodo and the company (to be named the Nine Walkers) encountered the trolls, but they did take a month to get from Hobbiton to the Last Homely house. I do have a book of maps that show the entire routes, tree by tree, such is Tolkein's description, but where the trolls were taken by dawn I can't find....
rumpelteaser's avatar
great work. shese buetiful. I love her smile, and her eyes. great work Molly Blue.