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I wanted in this illustration to paint a good book cover about faeries. I collected design ideas from my sketchbook and targeted to paint it for my portfolio. I feel far from the result I had in mind this time, but I got good surprise at the same time. Sometimes I have to accept the illustration has 'her' own life in the creative process. I tried to keep the painting brush strokes visible ( not to smoothed ) and keep a high level of details, but I'm still doing test to find the good harmony between:
- Time spent on illustration
- Dynamism of the painting, presence of the 'human hand'
- Level of details and finishing
About the theme - here on my holidays in Poland- the garden is surrounded by mosquitoes and they really 'bloody' love my wife and me. I thought I would have my revenge with painting a good mosquitoes hunter. If only I could have fairies like this, the garden would be here a real paradise. Full of blood females mosquitoes are surely full of protein.
software : Gimp and details in Mypaint
2022 Update: Updated resolution, color grading and painted-over the design because I couldn't like the piece anymore. Previous version is still visible here.
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Sabrah - Reply
Your work is amazing, as always.
Erick - Reply
Perfeito ! muito bom o trabalho, ficou muito bonito como sempre ! parabéns ! (BRASIL)(PT-BR)
Colin Levy - Reply
Beautiful!! Great pose. :)
olivS - Reply
The wings configuration somehow disturbs me. Apart from that, it's a very pleasant work :-) color balance is just right, but this time you did not use a lot of complementary colors... is this because you aim at a "book cover" and the title should be the complementary set of colors?
DeburgER - Reply
Beautiful, thank you! =)
@Omar_Ramirez - Reply
I love the concept of a mosquito hunting fairy!
sandyves et gwe - Reply
Toujours aussi beau et enchanteur ! A quand le dessin des stigmates de ta dulcinée et toi ? sandy
Super beau très bien fait en gros wahou!! gwe
MARTS - Reply
Nadia - Reply
Iiiiik ! Les pauvres moustiques ! (à part ça, je trouve ça formidable ! Ça me fait super plaisir de voir que tu es fort en anophèles, quelque chose me dit que ça va être utile bientôt !)
Deevad Author, - Reply
Thanks all ;)
@Nadia : A oui, je prépare mes crayons pour Montreuil ;)
Grzegorz Kossowski - Reply
More about that visit in Poland. Only mosquitoes? What about pierogi and bigos? Have you tried bigos?
David REVOY Author, - Reply
@Grzegorz Kossowski : Hey Grzegorz ! Dzienki for the comment. Yes, I'm back from Poland also today after another 2 weeks. Enjoying family and Euro2012 ( I'm not a football fan, but the ambiance was great to have fun with it ). Of course I like bigos and ate it 5 days ago :) And for pierogi , I even bring back them at home :D Poland have great food. ( and agressive mosquitoes XD )
Gaby - Reply
It would be great if some of your work was charted for cross stitch embroidery. They are so lovely and would be a pleasure to stitch. I wish I had an ounce of your artistic talent!
Adam Quinn - Reply
She's so cool one of my favorite fairy pieces 😀
I asked a couple years ago but
I was wondering if I could have a signed print of this from you?
David REVOY Author, - Reply
Thank you. I updated the piece today so I could upload it to the Redbubble shop:
I hope you'll like the correction of the 2022 remix; I had to do this because the original resolution of 2010 wasn't really printable, and also because I had a lot of difficulties with the proportion of the face, hands and body.
For getting it signed; it might be easier and cheaper for me to sign a postcard and send it to you than getting the poster/print at full size threw postal system. Or better: if you ever cross my way on a IRL event.
Thanks again for your nice words about this 2010 artwork.
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