In the Rose Garden: A Gothic Fantasy Portrait

June 11, 2016


In the Rose Garden


Digital Painting and Photo Manipulation of a Medieval Gothic Fantasy Warrior by Justin Gedak 2015


Golden words locked behind Crimson secrets
Wild and unfound, and hidden in the shadows
A light in the past, holding true


An unbroken promise to make it last


To see it through


To find a way


She waits in furthest corners of the unknown
Ready to give up, but endeavoring just the same


Quiet agony


Silent torments


The light in the past holds true
Burning with despair


Tortured hope


Yet stronger every day



This Gothic fantasy portrait was created with a combination of digital painting and photo manipulation using Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop, and a Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet. I digitally painted on literally hundreds of layers to get that "scratchy effect using a self taught technique. 


Based on the photography of Marali Sadykhov




A hand embellished special edition mounted to an art board and

custom framed is available at Big Cartel



Open Edition prints and merchandise are available at the following

online galleries and print shops 



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