Mosquitoes hunter

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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.

License: "Mosquitoes hunter" by David Revoy − CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0
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link Sabrah  

Your work is amazing, as always.

link Erick  

Perfeito ! muito bom o trabalho, ficou muito bonito como sempre ! parabéns ! (BRASIL)(PT-BR)

link Colin Levy  

Beautiful!! Great pose. :)

link olivS  

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?

link DeburgER  

Beautiful, thank you! =)

link @Omar_Ramirez  

I love the concept of a mosquito hunting fairy!

Awesome Piece!

link sandyves et gwe  

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

link MARTS  


link Nadia  

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 !)

link Deevad  

Thanks all ;)

@Nadia : A oui, je prépare mes crayons pour Montreuil ;)

link Grzegorz Kossowski  

More about that visit in Poland. Only mosquitoes? What about pierogi and bigos? Have you tried bigos?

link David Revoy Author,

@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 )

link Gaby  

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!

link Adam Quinn  

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?

link David Revoy Author,

Hi Adam,
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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