Feathers and Shadows Digital painting and Photography 2017 By Justin Gedak For something a little different, I thought it would be interesting to show what the reference photo looks like compared to the finished artwork. I took this photo during a shoot with local model Vanessa Pintea out in Fort Langley last year. I've based quite a few of my recent paintings on her. She has a warrior-like strength that I find inspiring, and her exotic looking features make for really intere
“There’s a shadow just behind me
Shrouding every step I take
Making every promise empty
Pointing every finger at me”
Tool, Sober These lyrics have been lingering in the corners of my thoughts for awhile now. Almost as if I’m haunted by them. I’ve been finding more and more that a lot of what’s in me at the time of creation goes into these portraits. The shadows and the ghosts. The good and the bad. They drift in as I’m painting. Unheard whispers from somewhere far inside.