i really think that she has the qualities of an eagle, as an explorer like an eagle she can go anywhere, has sharp eye because she's good at archery, strong, beautiful and majestic... i did this in illustrator cs5 so my artwork is vector based and can be scaled for larger prints, i also limited the colors (5 colors print on creme background or lighter) so it can be used for silk screen printing too...
(the information section below the artwork is not included in prints, it is just to show the colors and other infos....)
watch the process of TOMB RAIDER Reborn artwork here: [link]
Ah, today again Im clinging to the paper-mache horse Behind you, whirl whirl whirl, I turn around
Megurine Luka [Carousel of Liars] >> Series >> Vocaloid02 Song >> [link] Art >> [link]
You took a hesitant step as your surrounding faded into a total darkness. There was not a speck of light, as if every matter on Earth was swallowed by some sort of monster. You prayed that your silly thoughts would not be the truth.
"Ahhh." A voice was heard all of a sudden. "We have a guest here."
A girl clad in black suit & shorts walked into your view as she brought light along with her. A candle, to be exact. Her pink hair illuminated in a bewitching glow that captivated you greatly. Must be the light, you thought.
"Welcome, welcome." She greeted you with a bow. "Your first time, I suppose?"
"Where am I?" You questioned, backing off as she walked closer to you.
Her serene smile turned into a mischievous Cheshire-cat grin as she whispered. "Shhh, don't be afraid. You will be fine. " She clicked her fingers and out of nowhere you heard the noises of machines starting to operate.
Despite her assurance, you were being afraid. "What is that?" Even when the familiar sound of carnival theme flowed into your ear, you were still confused of the situation.
"A carousel, of course!" She held your hand & pulled you along with her to the carousel. "You have visited a carnival before, right?"
You gave her a not-so-convincing nod. You vaguely remembered several visits to funfairs when you were young, but that was ages ago. "Why is there a carousel here?" You stared at the eerily beautiful creation. It was not what you used to see at funfairs- bright & colourful. The carousel in front of you was dark & somber, all the horses adorned the spinning platform were ebony in hue, with various types of gems decorating on top of them. Gothic-themed patterns were carved into the pillar & the oxidized gold gave it a torn-down appearance.
The girl sat on one of the horses as you held onto one of the pillars. "Well, it is here since forever." She grinned. "I have been waiting for a new guest for a long while. You are the first one since a long time ago." The top hat on her head bobbed up & down as she nodded. "Hmm, the carousel will have gone rusted if there's no guest, you see."
"... Where are the other guests, then?"
She seemed surprised. "They are with us, of course." She pointed at the horses. "This is Amy, This is Sue, This is Gerald & this is..." She continued listing names that he did not know.
The horses stared at you with their bejeweled eyes. You only came to notice their expressions. All of them looked the same- terrified & panicking.
"No worries, you will join them soon & you all will get to know each other." She giggled like a child playing with her dolls.
You tried to jump out of the carousel, but it was as if there was a invisible wall blocking you from doing it. The carousel's speed increased as the tune blended into a much more sinister tone.
"Welcome to my world, liar."
Ahhh, it's been a while for Luka right? XXD
This picture is edited for A Whole New World contest & I think the whole 'dark jester' feel suits the theme, so here goes XD I've included a story too, wall of text yo XXD Hope you guys understand what the heck is it all about, & hope it contributes to the overall feeling
Currently is in stagnant mode ;A; BRB with more stuffs, so stay tuned!
To make this skull makeup I used eyeliner and black eyeshadow. It took about two hours. Used photoshop to enhance contrast and make black areas darker. The model is me and I did the makeup entirely myself.
Ding ding ding! Just in time!! After two weeks of intensive hard work here is my piece . I wished I had more time to improve many things, but it's something. Thank you so much DA for this awesome contest where I learned new techniques and improved old skills!
Info & Cedits: - For the body I used a photo of mine. The face and the rest of the photo are painted. - Textures: The wood of the bow and the fire of the torch are from CG Textures (in their FAQ they indicate that you have permission to use their textures for this kind of work) and I contacted them and they gave me permission: contact.jpg.
Je t’adore à l’égal de la voûte nocturne, Ô vase de tristesse, ô grande taciturne, Et t’aime d’autant plus, belle, que tu me fuis, Et que tu me parais, ornement de mes nuits, Plus ironiquement accumuler les lieues Qui séparent mes bras des immensités bleues.
Je m’avance à l’attaque, et je grimpe aux assauts, Comme après un cadavre un chœur de vermisseaux, Et je chéris, ô bête implacable et cruelle, Jusqu’à cette froideur par où tu m’es plus belle !
Charles Baudelaire, 1857 « Je t’adore à l’égal de la voûte nocturne » Because sometimes love is cruel...
For ^jussta's Love is vexel contest. Used lasso tool, paint bucket and "What love is made of" palette - and the variety of colours is created with various layers' modes, such as multiply, overlay and color dodge (my favourite )