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

12 comments

  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!

Awesome Piece!

  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

SUPERBE

  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 OP , - 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 OP , - 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 )

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