Hi artists :) Happy New Year!
This is my new painting, "Morgan le Fay", based on the Arthurian Legend.
Morgan le Fay was an enchantress who practised lots of sciences and knew how to make poison (the little bottle she's holding contains poison. The moths are meant to represent the souls of her victims, attracted by poison - you can see some sparkling dust around them, coming from the bottle)
It was meant to be just a lighting exercise at first (I was playing with my wacom and a mirror) but I liked the colours so I've decided to turn it into a painting.
Photoshop CS and my wacom
35 hours approx
no real refs used (I've just taken a look at some nightshots of streets, you can see them in the WIP thread located here : [link] ). I've used a mirror as mentionned above. The hand was the hardest part to make, it's still not perfect (there are some flaws in the painting but I was tired to work on it so I've called it done) but I've really tried.
The tones are brown and green on purpose, the lightsources are candles (and a little bit of magical light, she's a sorceress :p ) so there's no real diversity in the colours and the contrast is not very high.
Btw, the internet optimised jpg compression is very very crappy, I've lost all the details in this version :( the contrast of the lights was better, the hair was more detailed, the skin had some texture but I can see nothing of that in this version....
Crits are very welcome.
I have to apologise in advance because I think that I won't be able to reply to your comments... I've been very very busy lately and I'm still very busy. I cannot be very active in all the artistic communities where I'm subscribed and since I was first subscribed to GFXartist I keep being active there but I don't have time to come here as I would love to :(
Thank you very very very much for all the kind comments/messages you've sent me :) You can contact me by e-mail if you need a quick reply (I'll try to reply as quick as possible)
Lighter version for dark monitors : [link]
Details : [link]
Please DO NOT USE this image without my permission.
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