Goddess of Thread

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Becky Harbison

 My original character, Leedin, is the god of textiles, sand, and the measurement of time of a world called Thusia,  a shared-world RPG I work on, based around a group of gods trying to restart their planet's civilization after a divine Civil War between the gods of Civilization and Nature. Leedin herself is moderately old for one of the civilized gods, and has gone through a lot of changes as the original Thusian civilizations matured. Her current form is usually a preteen to teenaged girl who dresses a bit like an over-embroidered hippie (this is one of her tamer outfits: everything actually matches).  Since Thusia has become a lot more deadly for humans, and the Goddess of Death is staying out of this one, one of Leedin's major duties is using her control of time to keep as many of the surviving mortals from suffering untimely deaths (and accepting sacrifices to give her enough power to do so as the downfall of civilization weakened most of the Civilized gods, who draw their power from humans interacting with their domains as well as directed worship and sacrifice). She has a spindle of golden thread that comes out for that reason.  I tried to play up as many of her elements as possible in the picture -- her collection of all kinds of textiles, the fact she's constantly doing something with her hands (in this case, spinning using a hand spindle), sand (look at the floor), magic golden thread, and so on. The lighting on this piece was also a pain in a half. I used this picture to get Leedin's face correctly shaded. Everything else I winged. 

Published More than a year ago

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