'She who wields a sword must be prepared to shed her blood...'

Sci fi/Fantasy image by

André Oliveira

'...Pain she must endure / And know too well that she must be strong.' These lyrics are taken from Power Symphony's 'Way of The Sword'. It is a marvelous song about the life of a female warrior. (Of course, it is sung by a woman.) The song inspired me in such a way that I could not sleep until I finished this picture. The original pencil version is, in my opinion, much better. I thought, however, that I should try some new painting techniques -- I need practice after so many months of dullness. Painting this one took a lot of time (about two weeks) and a lot of computer memory too: during the 'peak' the image had more than 30 layers and eight masks. In terms of skill, this one is just plain. What I like most about it is the motion (she's not like posing...) and composition. Ah! She is facing right, which is rare among my drawings. :-)

Published More than a year ago

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