By now you certainly should have guessed that I am a Lord of the Rings/Hobbit/Silmarillion (etc. etc. etc.) fan, well before Galadrizo. I know that other drawing (featuring Alex, Bear and Zo) wasn’t the greatest. It was about getting an idea down on paper as not to forget it in the passage of time. Hopefully, I will be able to revisit that piece and do some justice to the idea. When you’re rushed…
Regardless, this month, Zo dresses as one of her favorite heroes from the books. It really suits her: a terrible, powerful queen. All shall love her and despair. Zo would love that position in your life. Hopefully our favorite plushie-duck wouldn’t be too ruthless with a crown? I mean, look at how benign she looks here!
Okay. Okay. I know. Give the duck a little power, she’s going to be the duck of your nightmares. This doesn’t negate the fact that she’s so cute, tho. Right? Right.
I selected that moment from LOTR where Frodo meets the queen in the garden alone. The scene was chilling to read, despite growing up thinking that elves were beneficent. In the end, our lady survives the draw of the ring’s power and reassures us, if maybe only for a moment, that she is good. And, that is true of our duck, too! Zo does have a temper. She is self-centered most of the time. You have to admit, when it comes down to it, she loves lady and her friends, and would do just about anything for them. I think that’s why this particular character is such a good idea for her, unlike being drawn as Gandalf. It shows Zo’s nuance.
(I also included the phial of Galadriel and her silver pitcher for those who love the details.)
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