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.
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