Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Seasons Greetings

A quick image painted in Photoshop from scratch, not very religious or X-mas related, but somehow inspired by the Nordic culture where I live: Santa Lucia, the white Reindeer and the magical Northern light, plus a hint of John Bauer, a great Swedish illustrator who was a master drawing Trolls and tiny Princesses.
Probably it will be one of my last illustrations for a while. It's too late now, so maybe I'll use it as Xmas postcard next year, if people will not be too disgusted about :) .

To the very few ones who visit this place, I wish a peaceful Xmas time.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Winged Vanity

This has been made for the contest Wings of an Angel at the Group Digital Art Fantasy, at DeviantArt.
The deadline was quite close and I didn't render as accurately as I would have done, but it's moreless Ok, maybe I'll refine wings and others details in the future.
I didn't want to paint a classical angel (good or demoniac), instead I tried to get inspiration from the Deadly Sins, I though it could be more interesting.
I don't think I'll have any chance to win something (there were already a lot of much more interesting and beautiful contributions), but it was fun and good for me to practice again some facial anatomy, and also a good excuse to paint with the peacock's color palette, which I really love, and also can mean Vanity and Proud in this case.
Used my right hand as reference for hers; painted in Photoshop from scratch as usual.

detail of face: