Art: Drawings and Beyond

Creating a Witchsona

I’ve been a fan of the tumblr  art community for a while now. Of course, like most things on the internet, you have to know what you’re looking for so that you can avoid things that are not your cup of tea. (If you know what I mean.) That stuff is what gives tumblr artists a bad wrap. But a lot of great artist create fan art and share it on there. They also create fantastic prompts there as well.

Take, for example, Witchsona week. The inspiration started as an idea to celebrate the first full moon of the year. During that week, you work on deciding what type of witch you are. (For more information, here is the site that inspired me: witchsona.tumblr.com )

Kinda neat, right?

I’ve enjoyed many stories with witches in them: Kiki’s Delivery Service, Howl’s Moving Castle, Soul Eater, etc., etc. So I thought it would be kinda fun to think up one for myself.

What type of Magic Would You Use?

If I were a witch, and had the ability to specialize in a type of magic, what would it be? This is kinda a soul-searching type of question really. Where would the magic be coming from? Is it from the earth, your soul, an animal, or otherworldly? These were a few of the thoughts that ran through my head until I realized what mine would be.

How would you use the Magic?

Would you use it to make wands? To do deliveries? Maybe to scare kids on Halloween?

In truth, I think I would be a potion maker. Why? Because it’s the easiest way to be a “jack-of-all-trades” type of witch. I could make excellent herbal tea to help people fill better, or at night go out in the forest and use the potions to help heal the creatures that lived in it. It’s perfect for me! Plus, I’ve work in a chemistry lab, and know a lot about herbs, so I’m already halfway there.

Also, if I had magic I would love playing tricks and teasing my friends. Which means I would be a casual arcane trickster as well. So it makes sense that I would have a fox spirit familiar to help me with those tricks. Especially if it can help me work on my potions.

What type of clothes would you wear?

Would you go for more of the traditional style for witches? Or would you wear outfits similar to what you wear now? Would you put runes on you?

In the end, this is just a fun little idea. If you like the idea of your witch being like Glenda from Wizard of Oz, I say go for it.

What were your results?

So…yeah. This was a lot of fun to work on. Not only did it help me do a little soul-searching, but it helped me learn how to create a character. What would motivate the character? How would that show in their everyday attire?

So even if you’re not a big fan of creating alternate versions of yourself, this could be a fun way to do almost a kinda crossover of some of your favorite characters in your favorite book, tv series, or movie at the moment. Or just a fun prompt to try your character creating skills. You never know, it might be the inspiration you need for your next role play character.

Haha, now that my geeky side is showing, I’m going to end the post here with my finished piece below.

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Thank you guys for reading and I hope you have a great weekend!

 

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