Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Midsummer's Night Dream

Still exploring Fantasy themes. I really wanted to do some fairies. And well, Shakespeare lends itself well...

“The course of true love never did run smooth,” comments Lysander, articulating one of A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s most important themes—that of the difficulty of love (I.i.134).
http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/msnd/themes.html

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Yvaine


Today's piece was all about fantasy. I didn't feel like doing a LotR or a GoT piece, though, and I've done a lot of Harry Potter - but Stardust? That's a universe worth exploring. So here it is, Neil Gaiman's beautiful, evocative concept of a Fallen Star, as visualized by me :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Baobhan Sith

A little bit of Scottish Folklore for you. The Wikipedia entry is not that long - feel like reading a bit? :)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Piñata. Also spelled 'Pinata'.

I really felt like pushing the same color scheme of that last Buddha piece and creating, with the same palette, a mexican piece. It's interesting how you change the hue and you get a different result. And yet I love it all the same!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Buddha Smiles





You know the drill.
Light up your face with gladness,
Hide every trace of sadness...

Monday, August 4, 2014

Grimm and Perrault



After a very, very promising first meeting with my new agents at The Bright Group - who are just ADORABLE and amazing and awesome and adorable and happy (AAAAH!) - I developed a couple of pieces for their Fairy Tales Fiction Campaign. And I have to say, though they're both very different, I love them.

Above, Jacob and Wilhelm's Grimm 'Little Red Riding Hood', which has been one of my favorites ever - I even played the Wolf in kindergarten in a school play. I remember trying very hard not to breath once I was dead...

And below, my adored Perrault's Sleeping Beauty. Along with a rather showy display of dark magic by the dark fairy.
The interesting bit about this one was how iconic the story is, and how difficult it is to tackle it. Once I got over the fact that this is a Dark Fairy, not necessarily Maleficent - and I came up with the idea of using a friend's butterfly collection to draw inspiration for the fairies' look, it was down-hill from there. (Some details because i think it's worth it!!):