There is a banner hanging in the Standing Stone Games studio, a gift from the LotRO Stream Team to the developers for the launch of Lord of the Rings Online‘s Mordor expansion. This is a blog detailing its creation for those who might be curious.
I actually call this piece ‘Leia’, because I created it after the unfortunate passing of Carrie Fisher, and also I think some folks will assume that the white sleeve is more like Luke’s Tatooine gear (and the fact that Leia never touched the old Anakin lightsaber – as far as we know, what with Episode 8 still in post production).
That being said, I want to talk about the creation of this piece and why I did what I did, what techniques I used, and what the end result is.
WARNING: This blog is over 6,000 words long and has a ton of images in it. If you’re on mobile and with limited data, please wait until you get home on a full uncapped internet connection, cos I ain’t responsible for your overage charges. 😀 I’d considered breaking things up into separate blogs for each badge and lanyard, but the narrative wove between the lot, so it was easier to do it this way. That said, do enjoy and then go out there and make something yourself! The world could always use more art, to paraphrase a heroine featured on one of the badges I made.
That being said…