Black Lady

Sci fi/Fantasy image by

Claire Taylor

This is done as a poster illustration for a story by the same title.  All images used are stock photos, except for the hourglass symbol on Celia's stomach which was done freehand in Photoshop.  It was one of the final assignments for my Image Capture and Manipulation course. The subject in the picture is Celia, who was a black widow spider transformed by a mage  into a human girl child.  As a result, she's still got some spider traits - the hourglass symbol, the ability to poison by biting.  She also is missing a few key things that most humans grow up with - morals and a conscience.  This makes for a rather interesting story. ^_^   All stock photos were gotten from www.sxc.hu, www.imageafter.com...  and a few from Ebay, which are royalty free.


Published More than a year ago

Category Horror



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