Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Aleena - My latest project

I think it's finished...

I have to confess I know very little about the LARPing community but allow me to introduce you to

  Lady Aleena Tepes
 Lord Regent of Teutonia

Her parents call her Charlotte, her friends call her Luggage and, when dressed in her finery and surrounded by Live Action Role Players, this lovely lady is the current leader of the Viper Faction  and has been for about 10 years...she is also my sister-in-law.   My mission was to create some kind of lasting celebration of a character which has been in existence and a huge part of my sister-in-law's life for over a decade.

As always, there are bits I'm not completely happy with (but the moment I create a piece of artwork I'm completely  satisfied with will probably be the day I lay down my paintbrush and walk away without looking back).  I am confident however that I've captured a decent likeness and that Luggage is going to love it.  What do you think?

It's not been easy...
I've not painted a portrait for rather a long time and you know what's harder to paint than black velvet?  Black satin...no wait...white satin...no wait...brass...no wait...leather stud work...no wait... snake skin...Oh what lovely fun!  I love painting textures and this has been a real challenge.
I've agreed to paint a portrait of my brother to make the Aleena portrait part of a pair.  (Sigh) I just know he's going to be wearing chain mail...and fur...probably fur.

If you would like to have your portrait painted, please contact 
and I will be happy to discuss your ideas and requirements.


  1. I love this. Watching the film of how it developed is brilliant.

    The character is now 10 years old, I have gone from outcast to leader in that time. Some still hate me, some love me (as their characters) but it seems like everyone knows who I am!


  2. Naomi, you won in my giveaway contest! Can you email your adress so I can send your prize? You can find me on koosjekoene.nl


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