B2MeM Challenge: Daily Prompts (March 9)
Format: Fanart (watercolour)
Genre: Um. Pseudo-symbolic portraiture of questionable quality?
Warnings: Awfully bad proportions, blatant symbolism
Characters: Nerdanel, Fëanor
Creators' Notes (optional): The prompt was: Think of a person that you admire. The person can be someone from history, from fiction, or someone that you know--anyone! Write down three to five adjectives that describe why you find that person admirable. Now write the opposites of those three to five adjectives. Write or draw something from the point-of-view of a character who displays some or all of the "negative" adjectives on your second list.
I was actually asked in early March who my favourite Tolkien character was, and after a lot of vacillation I went for Nerdanel. So I picked her for the prompt, too. Applicable adjectives include "patient", "wise", "empathetic" and "open-minded" (also "creative", "skillful", "steadfast", "strong" etc., but I already had the concept of this picture in my mind so these wouldn't work with the "opposites" theme). The opposites would be something like "impatient", "rash", "judgemental" and "obstinate" (more or less! If it has to be all adjectives...), which fit Fëanor close enough. And of course I couldn't decide for just one of these two lovelies, so I drew them both (so it's from both of their POVs! Aren't I clever, haha) as polar opposites.
(Which they aren't really. But for the purpose of this prompt, it kinda works?)
Nerdanel and Fëanor staring at each other whilst working on their respective projects, trying to figure out whether they love or hate each other.Opposites Attract on deviantArt