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Against the Night
Surreal Gothic Fantasy Digital Artwork by Justin Gedak 2018 Model: Sonnie Marie Slagle
Based on the photography of Andy Welch
I actually started this one a long time ago, and only just finished it this morning. Sonnie is a really awesome model and photographer, and usually my favorite photos of her are actually her self portraits. Andy got some really amazing photos of her, and I used one of his this time. They’re both super talented, so if you get the chance check out their pages. Also check out Sonnie’s photography page Wonderless.
Also here's a link to Andy's original photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BelqffnghB3/
The finished artwork ended up looking a lot different than the photo, but I'm super happy with it. Would love to know what you think!
Various sizes of prints available at my Society6 shop:
For anyone wanting to sign up to my mailing list, I'm giving away a free full resolution digital download of "Born for Battle". It's a very large image, 9000 x 6750 300dpi, and I figured it would be interesting for people to be able to zoom right in to see the details and brushwork. Also, anyone with access to a good printer can print off their own print of it without having to order anything online.
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Justin Gedak | Gothic Art Blog by Justin Gedak - 8M ago
Shatter
Surreal Gothic Fantasy Digital Artwork by Justin Gedak 2018 Model: Vanessa Pintea
This Portrait is based off of a photo shoot I did with a friend just recently along the trails at Heritage Park. It's been awhile since I've done a shoot, so it was fun getting back into it! She's got exotic features, a very strong, grounded sort of vibe. For sure one of my favorite models to work with.
Actually managed to finally get this one finished and framed today! I've had a pretty bad cold the past couple of days, but today's my birthday and I really wanted to get something accomplished before the day was over lol. Birthdays for me are more like backwards New Years resolutions if that makes sense; I feel better about them having something finished, and that I feel good about.
This is a one-off original, so no prints will be made. You can check out more info at my Big Cartel Shop:
Above is a little slideshow video I put together showing some of the different stages during the creation process. If anyone ever has any questions on how I go about this, feel free to send me an email at justingedak@live.ca or message me on Facebook or Instagram. I love talking about the artisy fartsy stuff lol :)
Below is the original photo I used from the shoot, as well as some detail photos.
For anyone wanting to sign up to my mailing list, I'm giving away a free full resolution digital download of "Born for Battle". It's a very large image, 9000 x 6750 300dpi, and I figured it would be interesting for people to be able to zoom right in to see the details and brushwork. Also, anyone with access to a good printer can print off their own print of it without having to order anything online.
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Barbaric Empress
Gothic Fantasy Digital Art by Justin Gedak 2018 Model: Samantha Kelley
Here's another smaller custom framed one-off original portrait I recently finished.
I'm not entirely sure how many smaller works I'll do because I don't really make much of a profit on them after paying for the expensive inks, art board, photo rag, glue, varnish, medium, and frame--but they sure do look awesome in person!
You can check out more info at my Big Cartel Shop:
For anyone wanting to sign up to my mailing list, I'm giving away a free full resolution digital download of "Born for Battle". It's a very large image, 9000 x 6750 300dpi, and I figured it would be interesting for people to be able to zoom right in to see the details and brushwork. Also, anyone with access to a good printer can print off their own print of it without having to order anything online.
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Hunger and Glory
Vampiric Gothic Fantasy Digital Art by Justin Gedak 2018 Model: Vanessa Pintea
I've been doing some experimenting lately with smaller pieces of original artwork! This was strangely a lot of work for something so little, and took a long time to actually finish. Really happy with the way it turned out though :)
You can check out more info at my Big Cartel Shop:
For anyone wanting to sign up to my mailing list, I'm giving away a free full resolution digital download of "Born for Battle". It's a very large image, 9000 x 6750 300dpi, and I figured it would be interesting for people to be able to zoom right in to see the details and brushwork. Also, anyone with access to a good printer can print off their own print of it without having to order anything online.
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Justin Gedak | Gothic Art Blog by Justin Gedak - 8M ago
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Surreal Gothic Fantasy Digital Art by Justin Gedak 2018 Model: Natalie Von Lotus
This is probably my favorite one I’ve done yet! Still a bit of an experiment—but I’m in the process of getting it printed on a piece of 32”x22” cotton photorag using Ultrachrome inks, and having it mounted to aluminum Dibond. From there I’ll be painting over it with acrylic gel medium to give the artwork three dimensional brush strokes, varnishing it, and custom framing it.
Really excited about this. I’m finally going to start getting more focused on contacting galleries for in-person exhibits, and this is path I want to be taking. Larger, darker originals.
Would love to hear that you think!
For anyone wanting to sign up to my mailing list, I'm giving away a free full resolution digital download of "Born for Battle". It's a very large image, 9000 x 6750 300dpi, and I figured it would be interesting for people to be able to zoom right in to see the details and brushwork. Also, anyone with access to a good printer can print off their own print of it without having to order anything online.
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More Human than Human
Surreal Gothic Fantasy Digital Art by Justin Gedak 2018 Model: Amara Brar
Prints available:
https://society6.com/product/more-human-than-human1446213_print
I was about half way through this portrait, and was having a tough time trying to figure out how to finish it. Then an old White Zombie song came on, and I suddenly decided to make the hair blue. The rest fell into place after that. Feels a little more sci-fi that my other portraits, which is kinda interesting because apparently the song More Human than Human was inspired by Blade Runner.
I looooooved both Blade Runner movies. I took it as a sign that this is the name I should use lol!
Let me know what you think!
For anyone wanting to sign up to my mailing list, I'm giving away a free full resolution digital download of "Born for Battle". It's a very large image, 9000 x 6750 300dpi, and I figured it would be interesting for people to be able to zoom right in to see the details and brushwork. Also, anyone with access to a good printer can print off their own print of it without having to order anything online.
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Unshaken
Surreal Gothic Fantasy Digital Art by Justin Gedak 2018 Model: Machinefairy
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It’s been a little while since I finished any recent portraits. I was doing some experimenting on some other projects (mostly failed experiments) but it’s nice to be back doing some more of these digital paintings. Really happy with the way this one turned out!
Let me know what you think!
For anyone wanting to sign up to my mailing list, I'm giving away a free full resolution digital download of "Born for Battle". It's a very large image, 9000 x 6750 300dpi, and I figured it would be interesting for people to be able to zoom right in to see the details and brushwork. Also, anyone with access to a good printer can print off their own print of it without having to order anything online.
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Honor Remains
One-off digital art print mounted to board, hand embellished, and custom framed by Justin Gedak 2018.
More info here:
https://justingedak.bigcartel.com/product/honor-remains I finally figured out how I wanted to go about making this portrait a one-off original. Really happy with the way it turned out. From the ink, paper, and mounting/hand embellishing materials I used, to the framer I hired for the custom frame, everything used in creating this piece of artwork has been high end and top of the line.
Let me know what you think!
For anyone wanting to sign up to my mailing list, I'm giving away a free full resolution digital download of "Born for Battle". It's a very large image, 9000 x 6750 300dpi, and I figured it would be interesting for people to be able to zoom right in to see the details and brushwork. Also, anyone with access to a good printer can print off their own print of it without having to order anything online.
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Justin Gedak | Gothic Art Blog by Justin Gedak - 8M ago
Putting together an eyememe was pretty fun. Hard to choose from only 8 though!
For anyone wanting to sign up to my mailing list, I'm giving away a free full resolution digital download of "Born for Battle". It's a very large image, 9000 x 6750 300dpi, and I figured it would be interesting for people to be able to zoom right in to see the details and brushwork. Also, anyone with access to a good printer can print off their own print of it without having to order anything online.
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Just a close up detail from a new digital painting I'm currently working on using Corel Painter.
For anyone wanting to sign up to my mailing list, I'm giving away a free full resolution digital download of "Born for Battle". It's a very large image, 9000 x 6750 300dpi, and I figured it would be interesting for people to be able to zoom right in to see the details and brushwork. Also, anyone with access to a good printer can print off their own print of it without having to order anything online.
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