Sunday, June 28, 2015

Saami model sheets done

The Sami people in front of their 'permanent' home
Tonight I completed the model sheets for the Saami characters of Badin and the Secret of the Saami. I also created the symbol of their Siidi (Community/tribe). It is quite simple, but important. They are fictional in many ways. However, they are also believable to those with rudimentary knowledge of old Saami culture. I am proud of them. They look so dignified and unique.

My artistic abilities are limited. So they don't look like I think they should look. However, this project is a labor of love. So I just do my best and slog through until I cannot do anymore. I can relate to the characters because in many ways they are like me. They are unique in the wider Saami culture in my story—and that uniqueness can make them quite vulnerable to the majority. Not all Saami communities were reindeer herders.

Next up: The antagonist(s).

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