A Guiding Crown in the Land of the Blind

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Follow the Light Bearer with the guiding crown.

This time we bring you a turn of phrase that seems to exist in so many languages with the same structure, which was really interesting and in turn inspired us enough to pick it up and give it our StarTwo’s twist.

In Portuguese “Na terra de cegos, quem tem um olho é rei” translates to “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King” is an expression that reminds us that the level of one’s abilities and skills heavily depend on how common they are in the current environment and that those with less skill will value a higher level of abilities than their own (or lack thereof).
The non-existent capacity or aptitude from the surrounding people elevates the one with some level of  ability and skill.

There is a similar saying, but dating further back – straight from the 4th or 5th century- “In the street of the blind, the one-eyed man is called the Guiding Light”, and this is where we got the inspiration for our Light bearer, leading the blind and the ones who do not wish to see (although they’re quite able).

Just in case, hone your skills as you might have to pick up a Guiding Light depending on the land you’re visiting!

★stay inspired★

Creature Feature – Enfield ~ Lines

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Even if it feels like Autumn just begun, with Halloween gone by it’s starting to feel like Winter really fast.
We’re holding ourselves to the current season though and as we try to appreciate roasted chestnuts and sweet wine, we’re sharing our Enfield’s lines with you.

By giving ourselves the challenge of creating a humanoid version, we tried to come up with a design that also felt modern and intriguing. Usually there’s a set time-length for these illustrations and we can say that this one pushed our time slot to the limit!
You can check our complete post about these Irish Chimeras and the colour version of the illustration here.

★Enjoy roasted chestnuts and stay inspired★

StarTwo Inktober 2019 – Day 31

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A ghoulish wedding

Many blessings for the Werewolf Knight and the Succubus Dame, may their life be long (if not eternal) and full of happiness.
After the groom accepts to wear the traditional cape and settle down, the bride also commits to retire from the succubi life to enjoy any and all phases of the moon together. Howling is optional.

This concludes our own StarTwo Inktober 2019 themed with Knights and Dames. What an adventure it has been!

Thank you to everyone that went on this journey with us. We look forward to your visits as we resume our usual posting.

★Happy Halloween and stay inspired★

StarTwo Inktober 2019 – Day 30

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Just the right amount for first impressions

Getting ready for a hearing, now that war times pushed her into the responsibility of dealing with the bureaucratic issues regarding the family’s estate.

A welcomed task coated with the confidence to do the best she can.

★stay inspired★

StarTwo Inktober 2019 – Day 27

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Getting old in style

With the weather getting nippier, Lord Half-elf doned his best fox pelt over his knightly armour.
Many say he has special powers that manifest when the new moon is high, others believe that he is no longer capable of casting magic as he is getting older.
All agree, however, that his reflexes are forever sharp due to his elven blood and that anyone would be foolish to challenge him for the crown.
And thus the kingdom stays secure.

Not bad for a rumour spread long ago by a prince that happened to only have been born with pointy ears…

★stay inspired★