... as cruel as children.
Did this for ConceptArt.Org's Character of the Week (CHOW #146) challenge. Man, the competition that round was INTENSE. There were some really mind-blowing entries in there, so be sure to cast your votes for your favourite entry when the poll is up: [link]
[UPDATE: ZOMG I WON. WAAAT.
]On my entry:
I wanted to portray as closely as possible what I felt fairies were like. Here's Queen Titania and Nick Bottom('s head).
In my imagination, fairies are innocent and whimsical as well as selfish, remorseless and vengeful. They're very much like children. In this painting, I took some liberties with the original story and character from Shakespeare's play, and wanted to create a "fairytale gone wrong" image. I tried to keep her quite childlike and innocent-looking, and I hope I succeeded in making the painting feel little disturbing. (I've always found innocent children in horror movies/ghost stories extremely creepy and scary, and I want to put a bit of that in here.)
I recently acquired the book "FABLES: Covers by James Jean" (present from sister - best art book ever), and his work was on my mind the whole time when I was trying to create this image.Disclaimer:
Um, I do not promote animal-cruelty? ><Tools:
Photoshop CS3, Wacom Graphire4WIP & Close-up:[link]January 16, 2010:
Minor edit. Touched up some areas that were bugging me. Updated print. [If you bought this print on dA before the edit, please send me a note and I will send you the updated print at my cost. I will need a proof of purchase of some sort though. e-receipt/photo