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? WHAT IS #MarchOfTheFauns?
For the month of March 2018 I am creating one of a kind faun and satyr drawings all month long! Its called #MarchOfTheFauns , a monthly themed challenge to celebrate and engage with the online fantasy art community. Specifically, I explored and expanded the lore of fauns within my own IP, a magical world called "#Terratoff"
Long ago, when the "Mother Tree" created the magical creatures of Terratoff, Madame Odine was one of the first fauns born from the fruit of the miraculous tree. A gifted healer, she quickly became a cherished leader among the creatures of Terratoff. When all hope was lost, Madame Odine was depended upon to revive the dangerously ill and the dying. She lived a happy life in her hospital bringing joy to the creatures whose lives she saved.
But all of that changed when the "Rotten" magical plague began its spread across the realm. For the first time in her life Madame Odine faced a sickness that she could not cure, and it broke her heart. In desperation, Madame Odine began quarantining her Rotten patients and studying them, hoping to find an answer. Through her research it was confirmed that "The Rott" was corrupting the magical essence within the body itself, a poison even the most sophisticated healing spells could not cleanse. Unable to purge the Rott, Madame Odine suggested they attempt to purge magic itself from the afflicted. The royal court refused to sanction the experiment, but Madame Odine was determined to try.
And try she did, but something went terribly wrong...
One night Madame Odine attempted to purge the Rott from a young female faun that had been abandoned to her care. By drawing the magical essence out of a the creature through the eyes, Odine was successful in removing all magic from her patient...but at what cost? The forbidden spell left the young girl an empty shell, unable to communicate, feel, or think for herself. Horrified by what she had done, Madame Odine locked herself in the tower of her hospital alone for months.
It is said that the corrupted magic that was drawn from the girl remained in the air and haunted Odine like a phantom. The spirit hounded her relentlessly reminding Odine of her mistake. With time, Odine was consumed by guilt and poisoned herself. When she finally emerged from the tower it was clear that she had transformed into a Rott herself...
Colored pencil and Graphite on Moleskine paper
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT TERRATOFF & ENTER THE REALM HERE