Wicked GamesYou can view the walkthrough on my creation process here
I challenged myself to create a piece that focused on lighting and composition to set a mood and tell a story.
Because most of the pieces in my gallery are surrealist, and hyper saturated, I really wanted to break away and keep this one looking as realistic as I possibly could.
I'm pretty happy with the final outcome. I put a lot of effort into this one, focusing specifically on how the pentagram's light would play against the girl's skin... The difficulty came from brushing the light on the girl, one stroke at a time. A lot of hours and layers went into that portion of the creation.
I set out to prove to myself I was capable of creating something somewhat photo-realistic, and hopefully I've succeeded.
Girl and Grim Reaper stock courtesy of Marcus Ranum
Fire brushes courtesy of RedheadStock
Smoke brushes courtesy of Falln-stock