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Justin Gedak
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Creating artwork has been a way of exploring the shadowy places existing within myself. A form of self-discovery in its own way. I've always said that coming up with the ideas behind my paintings is like pulling strange shapes out from a dark corner, not knowing what's coming, but pulling anyway.

With every creation comes a mystery to be explored. A story to be experienced. The not knowing of what comes next is what drives me forward. What pushes me to keep creating. To keep learning and growing. To never stop changing.

Current Residence: Vancouver


Undefeated by JustinGedak

Digital painting 2015 by Justin Gedak

A girl named Sarafina (_aries_rising_) on Instagram contacted me awhile back asking if I'd consider basing a gothic fantasy painting on one of her photos, and this is what I came up with. I've actually had a few people asking if I'd use them as models for my work, which is really awesome. It's a lot of fun working with new faces. If anyone else out there thinks they'd be a good fit for my artwork feel free to send me an email at with some examples of your photos, or just message me here on Deviant Art :)

What do you think of this one? It's the first smiling portrait I've done.

Death's Tireless Whisper by JustinGedak
Death's Tireless Whisper

I just finished this one this morning. It's a digital painting and photo manipulation of a mysterious gothic warrior.

Someone asked me the other day why I only paint sad women, but I said I don't see them as sad. I see them as inspiring and uplifting. The characters I paint are intended to be strong women who have gone through tough times, but who have made it through and survived to be stronger for it. I see them as warriors who refuse defeat.

Like my previous painting, I plan on making this one a one of a kind original. I'm trying to build up a collection of these so that I can start visiting and contacting galleries about having shows!

The model in this one is based on a photo of the very beautiful Sonnie Marie -… She had contacted me awhile ago saying she loved my work. I asked if I could use some of her photography as reference, and she said yes! Check out her photos if you get the chance, she's an amazing model.

What do you think of this new digital painting? I think it's my first actual strictly black and white one!

Teal by JustinGedak
Beautiful Bizarre Magazine posted this across a bunch of their social media profiles the other day!!! It's a digital painting and photo manipulation I created with Corel Painter. I'm planning on printing it out as a one of a kind original on cotton paper, mounting it to a board, varnishing it, and framing it. I want to start having art shows, and I think that having originals would make it more interesting :)

Let me know what you think!

I've used this model for quite a few of my digital paintings now. She's awesome, and anyone who likes my work should follow her!

Check out more of my work on my website:

Also, follow me on facebook!
Northern by JustinGedak
Gothic fantasy portrait of a beautiful and mysterious viking woman created with Corel Painter, Photoshop, and a Wacom tablet using a combination of digital painting and photo manipulation.

Check out my facebook page! :)
No Longer by JustinGedak
No Longer
Surreal gothic digital portrait painting 2015 by Justin Gedak

Created with Corel Painter 2015, Adobe Photoshop CS6, and a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet using a combination of digital painting and photo manipulation.

Based on the photography of




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SteveM17 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Some very good stuff.
Katanatix Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
i cant believe that they arent a picture. they look so real. omg
F3ARFoxy346 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
I can't watch you or add a comment...
F3ARFoxy346 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
There we go, fixed ^.^
icediamond7 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks to Adcast i was able to find your art. absolutely stunning!!!!!!!!!!!
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