Title: Leaf Messenger
Name: Julia Castelo Branco
The title of this piece is “The Leaf Messenger”.
It is about a girl who’s gotten lost in the woods and was imprisioned by a tree’s evil spirit. She cannot move, and to communicate with her lover who has been also taken captive by another tree, she has a messenger who disgases itself as a leaf to pass by unnoticed.
I always read famous painter’s books like Vermeer’s, to study the resources they use to represent certain textures. In this painting I used insects pics as reference. I worked from sketch until the final work in Photoshop. I always do the sketch on paper first. I’ve never done it this way and I think it worked out quite well.
I’d appreciate any comments or critics, specially about the colors and textures of the painting and maybe the composition too.
My tools are Photoshop and a Wacon Tablet.