Client: Ballistic Publishing

Date: 03 . 09 . 2005

Media: Adobe Photoshop

Description: I was contacted by Paul Hellard at Ballistic Publishing to submit an entry in their publication Exotique Vol 4. The book was titled ‘The Worlds Most Beautiful CG Characters’. I made it in and my work is on page 84.

The illustration is titled Blade Mistress. I wanted to illustrate a power female character that would challenge my expertise in Photoshop. Getting the brushes to act like they’re real paint has always been a challenge. When selecting colours for my work I often look to nature to see what colour harmonies are already in play. I selected these colours from images of flowers and bees. Additionally beautiful and harboring a sharp weapon.

drawing exercise, woman sitting on couch with flowing gown and raven.