March 15th, 2014

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We Are Not Death Eaters

"We Are Not Death Eaters," Harry Potter fanfiction by Fayanora.

Not all Slytherins are Death Eaters. Most aren't, in fact. And many Slytherins are just as brave as Griffindors. Our narrator, one such Slytherin, relates a tale of being in a group of anti-Voldemort Slytherins, explaining why there were no Slytherins in Dumbledore's Army, and where they were during the final Battle of Hogwarts.

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This was cross-posted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org/1215946.html
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Djao'Kain

Seeking advice

I was wondering if anyone had some advice for me. I want to draw (on the computer) this person: https://31.media.tumblr.com/c127f25d5000351904510c9efe5dd647/tumblr_mz1w1nlYcz1qbrc7uo1_500.png as one of my Goddesses, but I want to make her skin darker. Like, as close to completely black as is humanly possible, and from some of the pictures I've seen, some people DO look almost unnaturally black. The problem lies not so much in the skin color itself but the way I shade my drawings, using different shades of the same color since that's basically what happens in real life. But since she's not already as dark as I want her to be for this drawing, I don't have a proper reference. I may just try it anyway, but any advice would be helpful. Advice on anything from finding a picture of someone that dark in a similar pose with similar lighting, to coming up with a palette for someone with such a black skin tone in similar lighting. Or even some kind of modeling program that could give me a model to work from. Anything at all, really, that might be useful.

Thanks in advance! Thanks for listening, at least.

In case anyone was curious, I was thinking of drawing her as Morshenda, Deity of Darkness. Something about the image just calls to me. Though if I can't figure out how to make her the right color, I may just go with her existing colors and have her be Kusunia, Deity of Planets.

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