I forgot to post this image I did last year as a commission for the writer Deco Farnesi, based on a scene from one of his short stories, titled “Pausa Noturna” (Night Break).
Here is a new work I did.
This is Iemanjá/Yemoja, one of the main orishas of the afro-brazilian and yoruba religions. I wanted to show a different version of her, inspired by the shapes and powers of the sea. I did this image for the wonderful “Contos de Òrun Àiyé”, a comic book project by Hugo Canuto. More details about it here (portuguese only).
I did a good research, learning some important aspects of her: she is a mother, queen of the sea, sometimes called and depicted as a mermaid. Symbols: the waning moon, starfish, waves, pearls.
I ended up with the mermaid version, since in my opinion it was more primal and symbolic and had a good balance between power and beauty with a unique shape and silhouette.
The final design is made to enhance the mother characteristics: big belly and breasts, the body paint of the womb (she gave birth to almost all deities). You can see my exploration and final design of the fan/mirror.
And here is a little making of.
Here’s an art I did for a post-apocalyptic RPG I’ve developed taking place in the area where I live, Rio Grande do Sul, a state of Brazil. The scenario takes place in the year 2185, a century after WWIII, which left the area a desert of ruins and dust.
These are the ruins of Bento Gonçalves, near Porto Alegre – where I currently reside. Bento, as it is commonly called, produces large amounts of wines. In the image, you can see a large circular structure, a massive greenhouse where they did all the production of grapes into wine. The mutant, in the front, is part of an interbreeding family residing there. The players encountered them, and a combat took place.
Decided to make a colorful image with a human being, since I always do monsters
It was interesting to think about composition and use complementary colors. Used just two brushes from Charlie Bowater’s class at Skillshare – goo.gl/qrZ51m (very nice short class).