Title: Roots of evil
Name: Matti Halen
This piece is entitled ‘Pahan Juuret’ (Roots of evil). It’s a CD booklet illustration for the next CD of band called Miriam. Variation of this image is also used as cover art for single with the same name.
When I started I was inspired by works of Ian and Frank Miller and the song it self. The song is about a suffering man trying to get rid of the roots of evil in and around him so I tried to catch that feeling and this is what came out.
Image is made with mixed techniques. Most of it is digital painting, some of the roots and textures are from own photos, some watercolors are also used for texture, color and basic lighting. More detailed construction animation can be found here:
It shows construction of image layer by layer, 4 frames/layers per second.
Comments and critique most welcome. Hope you enjoy the image.