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The Wild Keeper

The Wild Keeper by Sarrah Wilkinson - An illustration of a pensive, deerlike lady faun with curved goat horns and striking red hair.
A sketch of a lovely, pensive lady faun, dressed in tribal leathers and fur, with goat-like horns and ears.
Here's the original sketch.

I'm noticing more and more costumers dressing as fauns at conventions and Renaissance festivals. These original character costumes are beautifully done, featuring goat-like ears and horns, and makeup reminiscent of a whitetail deer. The clothing and accessories run along the fantasy tribal lines, with fur, feathers, beads, wood and metal pieces, bones, and a variety of other found objects.

At a recent convention, Saboten Con 2014, there were several faun costumers, and I found myself fascinated by the idea. I sketched this forest lady while we were at the show, and colored the piece digitally once we were back home.

And here are some of the faun costumers who got me inspired to start this piece! The one on the right is my friend Christine, who had her makeup done as a demo at a booth. Since she was wearing her glasses, I said she looked rather scholarly, so we got this fun picture of her reading. I didn't catch everyone else's names... but you guys were awesome. :)

A faun costume at Saboten Con 2014. A group of four faun costumes at Saboten Con 2014. Faun makeup done at Saboten Con 2014. With her glasses, I said she looked quite scholarly, so we got a photo of her reading!

Available For Sale:

The original 8.5" x 11" graphite drawing of my illustration, "The Wild Keeper", a female faun dressed in tribal clothing and leaning on a walking stick.8.5" x 11" original drawing - via etsy.com
An 8.5" x 11" art print of my illustration, "The Wild Keeper", of a beautiful, pensive faun woman with fiery red hair and tribal clothing of leather, fur, feathers, and beads.8.5" x 11" prints - via etsy.com

© 2014 Artwork by Sarrah Wilkinson

Completion date: 11/4/2014 - Page last updated: 7/11/2015

Keywords: faun, forest lady, goat horns, flowers, staff, black fur cape, feathers, beads, faun woman, nature, tribal, redhead, red haired,

Categories: Artwork, Digital Drawings and Illustrations, Fantasy