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Sword In the Dark: A Gothic Warrior

Queen of Secrets by Justin Gedak

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.

Digital painting detail by Justin Gedak

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


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