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Trickster: Detail

Trickster Detail


As with my last post, this is not simply a crop. This is a crop of the original 380 x 330 mm image, blown up to 350 x 450 mm, then re-worked to sharpen/improve the detail. It has also been designed to be a perfectly proportioned companion to the previous post. 


2 responses

  1. Hair reminds me of porcupine quills, and the teeth…eek! Never mind those smoky/bloodshot recessed eyes. Not going anywhere near her! Hope that was the reaction you had in mind 🙂

    September 1, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    • Absolutely, Alli! Imagine turning around in a forest, where you thought you were alone, and she is standing an arms length in front of you!
      That said, I love my beautiful, dark sprites. I love the idea of these frail, vulnerable-looking (until you see their teeth) creatures, wondering around in the darkest forests, who are actually anything but. I love that evil/honorable paradox that runs through archetypal mythology, the fact that, scary and powerful as they are, these creatures are bound by codes of behavior that make them predictable… and that they are not just scary, bad things, but are very intelligent and have wicked senses of humor.
      And, as they are my children, I’m confident they won’t play any tricks on me.

      September 1, 2013 at 10:20 pm

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