This is my entry the Bring Your Vision to Live Contest by Wacom. Please give it (ideally between 29th May and 04th June 2009) a
Favourite. That would be great, thank you!
Regarding the theme Good vs. Evil I first thought of pictures showing Good and Evil in clear opposing situations or a body split in half. Somehow these ideas didn't tap the full potential. A friend of mine told me he once saw a picture like described above, but the Good side had clearly evil eyes and vice versa.
I wanted to do something that ambiguous.
Further talks brought about fighting kids in kindergarden. With that combined I had the Red Riding Hood topic in my mind.
Clearly Red Riding Hood is a nice girl and the story is about the Big Bad Wolf. What if it wouldn't be quite like that.
I wanted a black wolf with bared fangs, being hugged by a sweet little girl. On second look the picture should put the first impression of this relationship in doubt. It was important for me to work out little details, as for example the velvet hood and the embroidery on sthe sleeves. The border with sylvan motives gives it a frame, adds color and pronounces the fairy-tale theme. It is kept in a naive style to be reminiscent to old book illuminations I found.
Time: about 35 h
Material: Intous 3 A4, Photoshop CS3
I hope you like the picture. Critique and comments are very welcome. If good ideas arrive in time I chances are good that I can work them in (it's due on 19th May 2009).