Well.. Evanesence current number one has a lot to answer for.. for some reason made me think of Alice here.. so i went back and tidied up some of the bits from my previous submission of this piece. The new monitor helps a lot.. amazing what I missed on the original pic cos the old monitor was so dark. Anyways, basically ramped up the colours a bit, tidied up the fades and masks and added some glows..
Well, this one kinda sneaked up on me. Here we see a promo poster for Wes Craven’s take on Alice from the American McGee game (one of my faves). This was a total frankenstein job, Rachel Leigh Cook’s face, body based on christy turlington, elements from game (logo, stained glass etc). the ‘omega’ pendant and all colouring, shading, lighting, wrinkles, additional hair by me. i really like this piece.
Note: Was originally created on a pc with a very dark screen, so the abrupt cut off on the arms and the background cheshire cat wasn’t noticed at the time.
Well, here is Rachel Leigh Cook as Death. The base pic was such a godsend, all i had to do to her was replace her red shorts. the whole layer was then desaturated to give her a deathly flesh tone. the lips were darkened using a red layer. the eye makeup was done using a vector layer set on multiply. i the ankh was drawn using the vector tool, then metalized using a filter. additional reflections of arms and pumpkin added manually. the pumpkin was one i found on the net, with the eyes and mouth added by hand and dodged to give a glowing effect. i added the shadow on her arm, and a faint orange glow on her arms from the pumpkin. the background was part of a larger pic i had, enlarged and smoothed to give a suitable moody feel. the text is Spirits of the Dead by Edgar Allan Poe.