Giant Hunting by mirovia
Blaze virgin trails through wilderness unexplored. Run wild and naked through the twilight forest. Howl at the moon. When you meet the giants, as you must, stand tall - not on tiptoes, but straight. Look them eye to eye. And slay them without mercy.
This is a painting of my daughter Maya. I really like how it captures her adventurous spirit and unshakable determination. Maya is a princess, delighting in anything pink, frilly, or sequined; preferring to dance rather than walk; always planning the formal tea party or coming up with new ways to raise money for the Humane Society. But she is every bit as much at home while learning to fight on horseback, or digging in the garden for worms, or hunting for hobgoblins in the darkest corner of the wood.
I drew each element of Giant Hunting, rocks, trees, leaves, the little warrior, on paper and scanned them in before arranging and layering them into a single image within Photoshop and rendering the image with a watercolor finish. When I first showed Giant Hunting to Maya she said “I am NOT that tall.”