Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Baba Yaga - Work in progress

Here is Baba Yaga, flying with her magic mortar and pestle, through a misty Autumn forest.

I thought I would post this now, in case I didn't finish it before Halloween. It's a work in progress version of Baba Yaga, a mythological figure from Slavic folklore. The figure started as a pencil sketch, with Photoshop color. The background was painted directly in Photoshop. I need to tighten up some areas of the illustration, and add some small details. A test print would help me see where the work is needed. I'm happy with the loose feel and the subdued palette--I'll definitely do more pieces in this style. Perhaps I'll do her chicken-legged cabin next.

Thanks for stopping by.

This illustration is © Chris Chuckry

1 comment:

Francis Vallejo said...

nice work on the blog!