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Gothic Shieldmaiden by Justin Gedak


Digital Art 2018 By Justin Gedak

A quiet state of mind

tortured but unafraid.

She walks at night

through the terror, and past the shadows.

Led by starlight.

Following hope.

Searching for a place to call before

a fractured memory of what might have been.

A graveyard in her wake.

The dead fall like flies.

Nothing will stand in her way.

Gothic Girl Face Detail

I used a stock photo by Malleni-Stock from Deviantart as reference. You can check out the photo that I used here:

There’s something really fun about hunting for stock photos. There’s thousands of them on Deviantart, and I find it really interesting sifting through them.

I created this gothic portrait using a combination of digital painting and photo manipulation with a Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet. I used mainly Corel Painter for the digital painting, and Photoshop for touch-ups and color corrections.

Open Edition prints are available at Society6, Curioos, and Inprnt.

For anyone wanting to sign up to my mailing list, I'm giving away a free full resolution digital download of "Born for Battle". It's a very large image, 9000 x 6750 300dpi, and I figured it would be interesting for people to be able to zoom right in to see the details and brushwork. Also, anyone with access to a good printer can print off their own print of it without having to order anything online.

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