What inspired Once Upon A Time and Forbidden Gates? I have been fascinated by fairy tales set in exotic locals with an abundance of green leaves, flowers and hiding furtive entities. I live in the desert and I crave a forest or jungle for my images so I went to the grocery store. I took out my cellphone camera and captured pictures of flowers. Interestingly, no one asked me questions even though I am sure they noticed me taking photos. I opened my photos in GIMP layering them over one another till an abstract form emerged. I even made a horse out of flowers which you could see trotting Once Upon A Time.
Forbidden Gates by ~ravensartshack on deviantART
What Surprised you about making snow woman? The surprise came after I completed my image. First, I created snow woman in GIMP by using a fractal filter on a gradient the using the filter map to sphere. I stacked my blue spheres and took a photo of a feather for her hat which I isolated by using free/lasso select. When I took a walk through a gift shop in Red Lion I was surprised to see only snowmen. My question is why aren't there any snow women?
How do I know it's a snow woman?
I don't know, maybe it's the twinkle in her eye, the feather in her cap or the numerous shopping bags?
According to Celtic legend a kelpie known as a water horse always had a dripping mane because it came out of a lake to lure riders to their peril. What if riders were not lured to their death, but to their transformation? Was a kelpie born or sired like a vampire? Sometimes the kelpie are depicted as attractive humans. I would like to think that when I drew Kelpie Rider on paper I captured her the moment she noticed her transformation.
I drew them with my Bic pen and colored pencils on paper. Her rich red lips hold a secret. Moments pass. An irresistible urge bubbles within her. Her lips part while her words depart. The other sister learns what the other has been keeping from her.
Sisters by ~ravensartshack on deviantART
I designed Shop Till You Melt iPad case.
Shop till you melt Snow Woman iPad case by RavenKing
See another iPhone design online at Zazzle
I designed a Kelpie Rider pillow.