Fairy by mattbradbury
hope you like this one. It was inspired by this month's imagineFX magazine cover which had the most beautiful fairy on it painted by Melanie Delon. Inside the magazine there was also the work Marta Dahling. Both of these artists do amazing work and to be honest I couldn't choose between the two of them. This fairy of mine is much less evocative in nature than their work as it's just a very plain old portrait but I was sort of pleased with it. A quick word about the blending technique I used just in the interest of sharing. To some it up quickly I did a lot of this working subttractively. Using an overly large soft brush/air brush go over the area you wish to efect with a tonal or colour change, don't worry about the edges at this stage just concentrate on soft and consistent strokes. Then using either the eraser or a layer mask to cutback into the colour, shaping and fading until you have it just right. This leaves you with a very even and consistent blend but can also allow you to control the edges. Anyway, I hope that helps someone. Thanks for stopping by.