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I am a self-taught artist, designer and illustrator from Croatia. My work includes traditional and digital drawing and painting, photo editing, graphic and web design, jewelry design, mask making and other crafts.|
I’ve been professionally working as a web designer for over 9 years. I’m also freelancing as a book illustrator, and have received awards for my illustration work.
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You can see progress photos of this painting and read about it on my blog.
Regoč the giant and the fairy Kosjenka are popular characters from a story by the most famous Croatian fairytale writer, Ivana Brlić Mažuranić. Her "Tales From Long Ago", originally published in 1916, still inspire children and adults to this day.
The illustration portrays the ancient, abandoned city of Legen where Regoč lives in the moment when Kosjenka stumbles there.
A note on my process: the original was first painted in watercolor on 18x24cm 300gsm cold press watercolor paper. Then I took the scan into Photoshop and painted over the original to add more contrast and soften some transitions. I also added textures from my other artworks to the background to give it an icy feel.
I quite like how this turned out, and I will probably complete the entire "seasons" series in the same manner to get the best out of both (traditional and digital) worlds.
Happy holidays, y'all!
Metamorphosis is a recurring theme in my work.
I've been through a lot of growing pains on my own in the past year, especially in regards to starting my own business and shifting things around how I want to live.