Alone but Free
Digital Painting and Photo Manipulation of a Medieval Goth Girl
by Justin Gedak 2016
Eyes like emeralds lost in torn up worlds
tortured but never defeated
alone but free.
She hears the voices of the dead;
a scream of silent murmurs.
Choir of the damned.
Lyrics of the mad.
The guilt of a thousand sorrows,
scraping dirty fingernails against the doorway to her soul.
Vampires howling at the gates of sanity,
demanding payment for crimes unseen.
She holds strong.
She has battled the worst, and survived to be stronger.
And now no matter the cost,
She holds forever strong.
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 Cathleen Tarawhiti.
Model: Georgia Stanwix
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