The Vidh – Giltherun: The voice of He.
Mixed Media – Digital and traditional – November 2011
I chose this piece today to expand a little upon the Vidh that was mentioned in yesterdays post and I will introduce you to another figure from this group tomorrow. The Vidh are the tallest of our elves, the males able to reach heights over seven feet while the females average around six and a half feet. They live in colonies spread out in the Black Forest occasionally making contact with one another and constantly work to keep their homes defended from the wilds that always press in on them.
This is a piece I actually did around 2007 in an old sketchbook in pencil. When I started experimenting with photoshop I eventually managed to scan in some things I wished to make finished pieces out of. Giltherun has for some time been my idea of the ultimate elven druid so here he is transformed into The Voice of He, a druid of high standing. He is known and respected by all the colonies of the Black Forest. This primordial forest lies in the north and is the largest of its kind known to the peoples in our world.
Giltherun practices nature magic, using the elements of Empyrean, Earth, and Air to help his people and the forest. Some say he is so close to He that he often disappears into the thick trees and wanders their lands as a huge bear sometimes taking days using this form to communicate more deeply with the will of He.