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Genius Loci: Nightly Traveller

By Ranarh
"When their son was rescued from the Nightly Travellers, he threw back spells like a mirror and could not be healed nor harmed; the king and queen never spoke how they broke that condition or what it was, only that it was broken."
— Nigiin, historian

The Nightly Travellers are an order from my world Genius Loci that steals children, babbles nonsense when caught, and has an uncanny understanding of travelling through the Area. This one is in the process of opening a door to there. I felt I recently made some progress in my painting technique and wanted to use it all.

An article details the Nightly Travellers at…
Find out more about Genius Loci in the Genius Loci blog, Starmaker's Gaze.
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JericaWinters's avatar
I like the colour choices of orange, red and turqouise. She looks like she's up to no good. :evillaugh: Excellent painting!
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She certainly isn't. Or at least that is what all guards in every civilized country think; well, with them stealing children and all that.
Thank you!
AquaticJM's avatar
This looks pretty good! The attention to detail is great and the intensity is well conveyed~ :)
Ranarh's avatar
I love coming up with details on peples' costume, like this cool feathered neck ring - I got the idea from East African tribes.
Thanks a lot!
jmb200960's avatar
Great picture and painting. Great character expression.
Ranarh's avatar
Thank you. Often when painting for my world Genius Loci, characters' expressions come naturally as I put myself into their shoes - Nightly Travellers are not dangerous per se, but so weird one can never tell what they're up to (they might fill you head with daydreams so strong you forget how to talk for a month - but in a friendly way ;)). What they definitely do not like, is being found when making doors to the otherworld of the Area.
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This explain the suspicious and attentive expression then. Well done !
Joudrey's avatar
This is excellent. I love your use of colours. Well done :)
Ranarh's avatar
Thanks! The colour accents were a bit of a headache - I wanted the colours to tbe tropical, but not so distracting, and tried a few ideas before I landed on the blue gemstones and purple feathers. I still think her bejewelled sashes look a tiny bit like a Mexican pistolero's bullet bands, but hey, it underlines her being dangerous ;) (My world Genius Loci doesn't have gunpowder weapons except for cannons - magically supported archers are so vastly superior nobody bothers with hand-held explosives)
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