Hi guys, long time no post. Work and doujinshi projects have been keeping me busy; as a result this is the first digital painting I've had time to finish in a while.
I had a few ideas in mind for the story behind this, but one was of a seafaring culture where women who lost their husbands or lovers at sea would be turned into wood or stone to become figureheads which protected the vessels.
I experimented a little with photographic textures, but the majority of the work is digital painting with custom brushes. The water was the most challenging part, I repainted it several times.
Time: 8-10 hours
Tools: Photoshop CS2 & CS3, Wacom Graphire tablet