Sunday, January 11, 2015

Digital Painting of a Mysterious Fairy

Digital painting of a fairy by Justin Gedak

"Fairy" is a surreal portrait of a beautiful and mysterious fairy in a dark, abstract forest. It was created with a combination of digital painting and photo manipulation using Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop, and a Wacom tablet. 

I see her as someone who has underdone some sort of turmoil. An unbearable experience which has scared her soul, and disfigured her heart. 

She will never be the same. She will never feel the same. She will never love the same.

Yet she is stronger for it. The internal agony has deepened her core existence. Has made her wiser. Has humbled her. Has broadened her reality on the pleasures and pains of life.

She will endure and prosper at the expense of heartache.

She knows now what it is like to lose and to fail.

She understands that going forward she must cherish, and not take for granted the good things that come her way. 

Because at any moment, they can be gone forever.  

Digital painting detail of a fairy

Fairy painting detail by Justin Gedak

Detail of fairy wings in a painting by Justin Gedak

Moody, mysterious, and beautiful digital painting portrait by Justin Gedak

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