So today i got the confirmation that my entry "Skywalker" for artorder´s challenge "Discover a muse" is accepted, after it took around 4 days to work on it besides other projects.
It is also published in this ArtOrder book.
I think the sky is for most people the innermost description
for freedom, eagles, or birds in general are for me pure symbols of this independence.
The mixture of this costume describes for me the frame for allowing this composition believability, like if she is a shaman or a shapeshifter whose wings are blades when she is changing back shape to human.
I know there might be people telling either that is not possible or whatsoever, so the intention was to render this in a way that it is believable to some extent, painterly but also gives the subtle feeling of being free, like an assassin from above.
The psychology behind is that it usually is a pain for the eye but when this rule is broken properly it works like magic.
Complementary colors are very helpful for finding natural tones and colors, when working on a palette its good to be inspired by the masters, but it can never be false to try and experiment in some digital versions playfully with variations that lead to new, interesting results.
We live in times which are technically improving and enhancing the artists possibilities, and i did not speak about tracing or photomanipulation, I think the possibility of getting a preview with different colorswatches, changing moods with just a layer-effect is a wonderful tool that daVinci would possibly had loved to use.