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
Created with Corel Painter 2015, Adobe Photoshop CS6, and a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet using a combination of digital painting and photo manipulation.
Vampiric themed gothic portrait
Digital painting and photo manipulation 2015 by Justin Gedak
Based on the photography of Lonely Pierot lonelypierot.deviantart.com/
Model: Lora Palmer
The pattern for the background is from a stock photo I found on here: gothic victorian wallpaper
I was listening to Type O Negative's song Black No.1 just as I was finishing this, and figured Black was actually the perfect name for this darker themed goth portrait.
I see her as being in love with the dark. A warrior and a survivor who conquers her enemies, and unrelentingly demands her freedom at all costs.
The darkness in her pale eyes emphasizes the exotic nature of her beauty, and the moodiness in her piercing gaze holds the viewer in a trance. She pulls her pursuers into her mysterious world. A realm of shadows. A black escape from which there is no return.
Gothic fantasy digital portrait painting 2015
Against the cold light of a new day
Bloodshed marks the crimson glory of yesterday.
Pale skin, and dark thoughts
Exotic eyes luring broken hearts.
She comes from a place far away.
A dark world.
An untamed land.
Vampiric and ruthless
Gorgeous and relentless.
She owns your future.
She shall devour your past.
This vampiric portrait of a gothic warrior was created with Corel Painter 2015, Adobe Photoshop CS6, and a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet using a combination of photo manipulation and digital painting.
Based on the photography of Felicia Simion
Model: Raluca Ungureanu