this is my entry for the NVart surreal competition ..
artworks had to be recreated in the style of master surrealist, Jacek Yerka.
you can check out his incredible collection here :
and yes .. there are some really powerful entries which you must check out :
for me, it was pretty hard trying to keep in terms with Jacek's style ... hope i've accomplished even just a little bit :) ...
as for the image .. i think it's best i'll let everyone tell the story in their own way :P
here are some closeups :
in a way, this is the one time i've steered clear of the pen tool in order to get away from the 'clean cut' look and instead painted everything using a hard brush with very less flow setting and then blended colors with a smudge brush with low strength value .... finally finishing off with some dark outlining, layer transparency and a warm photofilter
thanks for viewing! hope you all like it ....
i wish all the artists the very best of luck!