Sword In the Dark: A Gothic Warrior

May 25, 2016

 

 

Sword In the Dark

 

Medieval Fantasy Digital Portrait Painting and Photo Manipulation 

of a Beautiful and Mysterious Gothic Warrior by Justin Gedak 2016

 

Dark eternity stretching backwards

engulfing a world of shattered tears.

 

Hiding monsters and feeding secrets;

Striving for a newfound future.

 

Fading scars lost in shadows

Embracing forward, and stepping onward.

 

A hope in the abyss

 

A sword in the dark

 

A light to believe in

 

A chance to be saved.

 

 

This gothic fantasy portrait of a beautiful and mysterious warrior was created with a combination of digital painting and photo manipulation using Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop, and a Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet.

 

Model: Emily Finlay

 

Here's an example of my creation process.

I literally painted on hundreds of layers by hand with my Wacom Intuos Pro tablet, but condensed a lot of them into single steps to make the video a little quicker and more interesting to watch.

 

 

 Fine art Prints available at Society6

 

For anyone wanting to sign up to my mailing list, I'm giving away a free full resolution digital download of "Born for Battle". It's a very large image, 9000 x 6750 300dpi, and I figured it would be interesting for people to be able to zoom right in to see the details and brushwork. Also, anyone with access to a good printer can print off their own print of it without having to order anything online.

 

Click on the image below to sign up and get your free download

 

 

 

 

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