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Teacher

  • Posted on: 16 August 2008
  • By: MeiLin

Teacher, character study by Alice Fox.

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sarianna's picture

Devotee

Aww. He's adorable!

MeiLin's picture

Most High

Being called "adorable" leads Teacher to give the most withering looks imaginable. SmileSmile

sarianna's picture

Devotee

Man can deny it but it's still true!
Wink

Gingerninja's picture

He is bloody adorable. Kinda makes me want to steel his glasses, just to see what he'd do about it. lol

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

death!

Pull up an account. Post an intro. We'd love you to stick around. Friendliest group of forumites I've stumbled upon in my (admittedly somewhat modest) travels around the interwebz.

Slagar's picture

Devotee

I don't, as a rule, build up mental images of characters in a visual sense, so I can't speak to that, but this man certainly seems to match the "feel" of the Teacher. I'm really, really impressed. On a side note, Teacher has always slightly recalled Norman Burg, for me at least, and this could easily be a portrait of him from about 30 years ago. I approve, and I can't wait to see what the rest of them look like.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

Alice said I did a really good job describing Teacher to her, but when I got the first b/w sketch back I nearly fainted. To have something from my own mind made that much more real--a picture is worth a thousand words, after all!

She's working on Temmin now, and then we'll do Allis and Issak as money allows. The more donations, the faster the artwork comes since this is a major push for me.

Sonja's picture

Lovely!

Freydis's picture

It's superb!! Precisely the way I pictured Teacher.

Nye's picture

Supplicant

MMmmmmmm Teacher
I expected him to look a little older

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

I thought he'd be less smooth-faced. "craggier," I think, was the word I wanted. more weathered.

Gudy's picture

Embodiment

... but I believe that would have weakened the androgynous/ageless aspect a bit.

Regardless of whether or not that picture meets my mental image of Teacher (and it mostly does), I like it very much.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

Teacher looks no more than 30; no matter how many years pass Teacher remains the same, as King Temmin notes in the prologue.

Capriox's picture

Embodiment

I knew he was supposed to be ageless/androgynous, but I too thought it would be a more "experienced" looking face (e.g. a few lines - I should think that training all the royal brats over the years would result in more than a few wrinkles!). I forgot the bit about him being a "young" ageless (less than 30). In that case, then, the picture is darn near perfect.

Now I'm trying to imagine which young actor could pull off the sternness, sardonic wit, and restrained sensuality that makes the Teacher so fun. Hmm...

Voyeur (Guest kitty is guest)'s picture

I'm glad for the picture. I was honestly just inserting Nick Strange in whenever Teacher made the scene.

Vayshe's picture

Petitioner

*purrs*

incredible. and helpful.

i have someone very like the teacher in my life (but much more sinister) and i was inserting him in for imagery. all told im grateful to have him disentangled Wink

Yeti's picture

Devotee

I had a bit of an opposite reaction. This looks an awful lot like a friend of mine from university, but the personality doesn't even remotely match up.

Teacher would definitely be the sort of person whose personality lends more presence to him, but based on pure imagery this is wonderful.

Ladyshade's picture

I admit I thought he'd look a bit older too. Or he would at least have some aspect of him that held that quality.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

you'd see the weight of every year.

Ladyshade's picture

It sounds like the sort of thing you would 'see' in someone's conduct and demeanor rather than directly in something a picture could capture.

Yodd's picture

how I would kill for clothes likes his

Yodd's picture

seriously, anyone know what that is called or where i can get?

MeiLin's picture

Most High

...the kind British schoolteachers traditionally wore.

Yeti's picture

Devotee

My school rocked it old school Scottish style, so that was totally what I was thinking of when Yodd first commented. I love watching the professors mill around on graduation day with all their academia bling. The little differences in flair among all the international universities are wonderful to note.

A's picture

Postulant

I'd forgotten that Teacher's eyes are so light, that's eerie! I imagined a little more Tilda Swindon-ish, but the pose, the full length pose, is PERFECT. The head tilt, the pince-nez, the clothes--I didn't know androgyny could be so intense and erotic. Alice Fox, FTW!

Serena's picture

The fellow in the picture does not look like a man in his late twenties. He looks about 15.

KtO's picture

This is the picture that made me click the link. I blame Teacher for everything that happened afterward.

Kunama's picture

Devotee

It's probably just me, but that picture reminds me of Intergra Hellsing and Walter from the Hellsing anime series, sort of mashed into the one body...

chaos_theory64's picture

Devotee

He is so beautiful! He also looks like one of my friends, very closely. I do love his clothing and the way he holds himself.

Amy's picture

Supplicant

expecting someone who looked a bit Professor Snape like, but with experience not bitterness showing in his eyes & facial expression. I like the picture but this man I would actually seek out for information, whereas the man I pictured I would think twice before I approached for any reason.

Art Greylace's picture

He's a very attractive man. Strangely, he doesn't look like he has a stick up his butt, even though his attitude tends to suggest it... Ah well.

He's very pretty though. He should stop frowning so much- it'll ruin that flawless skin.

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