Sunday, August 7, 2011

Grub Fairy

zdepski's illustration of the Gift of the Grub Fairy

The Gift of the Grub Fairy

A SWELL gift from a SWOLLEN grub.

This is a little bug study, morphed into a fantasy piece. I gave my Grubby subject a little crown based on the shell of a Japanese Beetle - The little human-ish figure is a Fairy Folk of some sort, I didn't imagine much of a back story for him when I was developing the piece. I just thought it would be as if the Grub Fairy was rewarding him with a special necklace for some heroic deed.

Pencil, Corel Painter 11 and Adobe Photoshop all with the Wacom Cintiq.
Click to enlarge the picture.


LAConley said...

I like this a lot! It feeds my fantasy cravings. Nice effects, great colors. I especially like the texture/surface on the crown.

Q. said...

I love where you are going with this. Charming and odd and all that you do....xoxo

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Linda Hensley said...

I never would've thought I'd like grub art, but then I never thought I'd do cockroaches last week either. This is really cool.

Ginger*:) said...

Awesome grubby bug. I think he is trying to be friends, but I would be careful just the same.

Indigene said...

Eeewe! Great work with a big creepy feel to it! lol!