Hello fellow artists,
After a long absence, I can finally show something new. :)
Again I have been inspired by mythology – this time by the history of Pandora. (If you are unfamiliar with it, you can check it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora )
My goal was to depict Pandora opening the box, but not yet seeing what truly is hidden inside. I wanted the moment to be mystic, full of magic and mystery.
In this image I have tried extremely hard to improve my technique, especially when it comes to painting skin (colour and texture wise), hair and experimenting with lightsources. Many, many hours spent on this one. Everything painted from scratch, no references used, made in Painter and Photoshop.
Here are some close-ups:
I really hope you like it, any feedback is truly appreciated!
PS. Check the second post for some walkthrough shots and tiny tips.