A digital painting of the beautiful Lady Morgana http://threnodyinvelvet.com/, tried out a new stylized approach in digital painting with this one, reduced and yet bold. Photoshop CS6, 6 hours, Wacom Cintiq. Find some steps of the development on my tumblr-sketchbook here: http://fantasio.tumblr.com/tagged/morgana
Best Friends forever - A girl and her tentaculous friend. This was another study based on a reference photograph (licensed from istockphoto) and in a way a tribute to my friend Serge Birault, whose best friends are also tentacles (what a coincidence:)
Actually I wanted to build the tentacle with Sculptris but ended up realizng that it is easier done painting directly in PS. Had a fun time painting this, the tentacle is painted from scratch, the lighting and lower part of the girl is completely constructed upon the base and painted all over matching the realistic / comic style painting look.
In ancient mythology the crow is the guardian of ceremonial magic and healing. Crows are the bringer of messages from the spiritual world, which otherwise would have to dwell beyond the realms of time and space. "One who has the honor of having a Crow fly by her side, is an individual who has the Role of carrying souls lost in pain, denial, bitterness or ill intent, into the light of forgiveness and self-awareness."
*** Another collaborative work for my "Fantasio -girls" portfolio. http://fantasio.deviantart.com/gallery/#Fantasio-Girls
Model is the beautiful Seffana: http://seffana.deviantart.com Reference Photograph from Pascal Abadie: http://devabadie-photo.deviantart.com Brushes and painting technique acquired from http://adonihs.deviantart.com Some Ornaments and stock resources i used for reference: http://mouritsada-stock.deviantart.com, http://IanGray.deviantart.com, http://sergeypoluse.deviantart.com
The poisened apple
Celebrating my 101 blog posts with this work. http://fantasiox.blogspot.de/2012/11/celebrating-101-fantabulous-blog-posts.html The title reflects best what this blog means to me, there are so many thoughts and getting them straight in line is very important. Constant reflections, self-therapy and the enduring battle to climb the ladder step by step, all this in 61,412 words...you name it.
The work itself didn´t has a deeper meaning except that it is some sort of self-reflection of how I feel sometimes, a mystical creature trapped in this time.
Btw. you can find a wallpaper version of the image on my blog , hint, hint:)
Hope you like.
Stock credits: istockphoto / Egorr Horns done in Sculptris, various custom Brushes for the background
Inspired by Neko anime characters. I wanted to get the mixture between human and animal quite right, which was a very sophisticated task, especially considering to have her look sexy. Various reference images from human and animal anatomy were used to create this digital painting.
Sorry for the gap in updates, here´s a new and shiny collaboration piece for a "fantasio girl"
With tongue in cheek" a tribute to my fellow pinup buddy Serge Birault aka *PapaNinja, and a small birthday present to the "master of tentacle disaster" H.P.Lovecraft (You´ll understand if you get the details on the book in the wallpaper version, soon... The outfit / cloth are inspired by Zatanna.
Like Serge, I have a passion for Hajime Sorayama´s work and so I paid tribute with a lot hours to perfectly polish the legs and her outfit.
Wallpaper available too: http://fav.me/d325zus
More from the Spellbound realms: http://fav.me/d17pjtv http://fav.me/d4utew
Model is Sayuri: [http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://www.facebook.com/sSAYURI] Photographer: Tancrède Szekely (afaik) [http://www.myspace.com/tancredeszekely] Some brushes used from http://redheadstock.deviantart.com/ for the symbols on the book.
Learning to fly - Collab with Louis Konstantinou and Margarita May