This entire new year has been extremely rough for me. I haven’t had a chance to enjoy it yet and say, “Wow, this is going to be my year.” But I’m still hopeful I can say it soon. This photoshoot though is probably the best part of 2014 so far. I loved that I got a chance to match up with the floor and play around with candlelight glow along with flowers.
This is fucking stunning. I am sorry that this hasn’t been an inspiring year for you yet, but it is still the beginning, so there is time, and no year is perfect. I am so excited to see some of the other pictures from this photoshoot, because this is the best picture you have taken yet. So beautiful, and I am so happy that you submitted <333
Jorinde and Joringel
This is the last (for now) of the illustrations I have created for my self initiated project that was inspired by fairy tales. I set out to create ten images (In the end I did eleven) as a way to improve my illustration skill. This image was done several months after the last image hence the difference in style. I’m currently enjoying a bolder, simpler style; this is the only image out of the 11 that was done in Illustrator (with the texturing in Photoshop). All the others were created entirely in Photoshop.
This particular illustration is for the Brothers Grimm tale of Jorinde and Joringel. It is the tale of a witch who lives in a secluded castle, and a couple of lovers. The lovers, despite warnings, stray too close to the witches castle. Joringel is frozen in place like a tree, unable to move or talk while the witch turns Jorinde into a Nightingale. Joringel become free once the witch is gone and flees to a nearby village. Pining for Jorinde, Joringel takes a job as a shepherd and one night has a vivid dream about a magical flower that can break the witches spells.
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