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Feathers and Shadows

Ashes and What Once Was by Justin Gedak

Feathers and Shadows

Digital painting and Photography 2017

By Justin Gedak

Goth Girl

For something a little different, I thought it would be interesting to show what the reference photo looks like compared to the finished artwork. I took this photo during a shoot with local model Vanessa Pintea out in Fort Langley last year. I've based quite a few of my recent paintings on her. She has a warrior-like strength that I find inspiring, and her exotic looking features make for really interesting and beautiful portraits.

I'm still a little torn as to what to call these digital portraits that I do. Most of them are sort of a mix between digital painting and photo manipulation. I'm thinking just labeling them as digital art seems to make the most sense.

Quite a bit of my earlier portraits were based on other people's photography, and a lot of the time selfies taken by the models themselves. I'm planning on doing some more photo shoots soon with some new models. I think basing the artwork on my own photography adds an extra level of depth to them.

I'm also planning on doing more traditional oil paintings! Just lately I've been in a digital sort of mood.

Digital Artwork of Feathers
Digital Portrait Painting

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