And some months later, the 1:1 scale Solas jawbone is finally painted. I went with a combination of burnt umber, black, and tiny bit of dioxazine purple, which seems to photograph most accurately of all the color combinations I tested. Didn’t go too crazy with the highlights and lowlights this time and trusted the sculpt to speak for itself.
Also, I finally got an Instagram account. Link is below.
This has been discussed by some people before, but the Veil doesn’t appear to be a permanent structure. There’s places where it’s stretched thin and where spirits come through. I’d assume over time these stretches would become more and more pronounced and the Veil could fade away entirely.
Solas could end up with the world he wants just by waiting. It would probably take another 10,000+ years if not easily twice that. But I assume the change would be far more gradual and easier as far as not destroying the world in the process. You’d think not killing himself (as I assume is the cost of this project) and countless others in the process would be more appealing than the alternative.
Of course when you wake up and realize you’ve screwed the world over, I’m sure the idea of waiting isn’t very appealing. And there’s been a lot of suffering for mages and spirits and elves as a result of a world that doesn’t have the intimate relationship with the Fade it once did. And if there are ancient elves still in Thedas (as I think there are) that are clinging to desperately to all they have left, that might expatiate the time table.
This is a friend over on Instagrams doing!! She posted a pic of Varric smiling and I had to see what smiling Solas looked like… So yeah! This is what he would look like if he really liked showing us those gnashers… 🤔 I feel very conflicted… Nice to see him smile and all but hmmm…. Also, I think we should all ignore the fact that he looks a bit like Gargamel in the bottom left pic… Yes… As you can see, I have had a very productive morning and got many, many important things done… *pats self on back*