Monday, February 21, 2011

Rabbit Heart

New Art Challenge with friends! (I promise I'll manage to post something else soon). This time the topic was: Rabbit Heart. Based on Florence + the Machine song. Interpreted as we want. So here's my quicky thing. I actually had another one started, something bigger, but later did this sketch and thought it'll be nicer to finish first. So expect another rabbit soon.  I just missed those kind of pieces in my gallery.

Here's sort of a wip / tutorial picture, maybe it'll be useful for someone:

*edit*: ok, this pic got scaled down for some reason, here's a bigger version. Pen sketch, scanned, colours in Photoshop. Usual stuff :)

Monday, February 07, 2011


Yet another art challenge with friends. This time the topic was: Medusa. Portrayed in a different than typical way.

I summed up few things usually associated with this creature: at first she was just a common monster but her myth has changed with times, later she was shown as a beautiful, yet dangerous creature, hunted by heroes but also loved by gods (Poseidon), with wings and serpent hair which she got after Athena turned her into a monster, being jealous of her beauty beauty (weird for a goddess of wisdom, but hey; she failed with the apple as well). So to show her in a different era I decided to put her in space opera setting and give her holographic wings. It was a nice exercise - something new for me, that I always liked, but never painted. I also didn't use any references at all, wanted to see how far I can go without it. Done in Photoshop and SketchUp (simple 3D model of the city in the background, which I later repainted).  

I might make a tutorial out of it, when I have time, as I saved most wip shots. Or just a usual gif ;)

close up: