The Story of the Dullahan
These images were based on a story of a dulluhun who is a headless fairy in Irish folklore. the idea actually came from a show i was watching and i wanted to do my images based on that idea. the legend talks of her and her horse which are both very vital to the images and to the legend itself. So in these images i wanted to portray that her head had gone missing and that she was searching for it. In the first image she is ready to begin her search (which is when the legend began around the 1800s, the dress should have given away the time-period). The third image shows that her head has still not been found: the horse has had to change its form and look, so it took the form of a motor bike (this image was to be portrayed during our time-period), and she wears a helmet so that they can fit into "society". In the final image ( the second one) she has finally found her head and is ready to move on from this world.
my favorite by far is the bike one because I am a fan of motorbikes. the bike was referenced but the figure was completely from imagination (minus the helmet, designs, and hand) i chose to do it this way because one of my goals as an artist is to learn the figure so well that i can draw it from my imagination and be as accurate as possible. of course my figure and my color still need lot of work. I wasn't able to fit it into my allotted time because i spent way too much time working on values and not enough time with the color; but color is something i need to work on. i haven't really figured out ways to add color in Photoshop/digitally very well yet so I know that needs practicing. and i will definitely be revisiting these pieces for i want to change some of the compositions and add a real nice touch of "color" to them as well as rework the figures.
thanks for looking
comments are welcome
my previous posts consist of the studies i have done these past 7 months.