Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Making a Fossilized Fairy

This nicely done fossilized fairy specimen comes to us from artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law.

Click through on the link and you'll find a detailed look at how she created it. The piece is essentially a 3D sketch, starting with the initial design on art board...

...with the bones of the skeleton then built up with gesso.  That simplified explanation leaves out the rather important step of capturing the shape of anatomically accurate bones using a semi-liquid medium.  As with most things, the basic technique is easy.  It's the execution that requires real artistic talent. 

1 comment:

Lizzy LovesSatan said...

Stephanie has been one of my favorite artists for such a long time, so cool to see some of her work featured here!!