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May 21, 2005
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Wicked by jackieocean Wicked by jackieocean
I tend to find myself drawing a lot of "pretty" faces, so I thought it would be fun to do something completely the opposite. And it was!

This is a photoshop painting with my tablet using my original pencil sketch as a base.

The original pencil sketch can be viewed here.
An early progress view of the coloring can be viewed here.

May of 2005.

EDIT: No people, this has nothing to do with the musical Wicked. Think more like the wicked witches from fairy tales, the dark, original versions of fairy tales.
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lem0niada Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
ooh the eyes remind me so much of this national geographic photo.. you know the probably most famous portrait of theirs, the one of the bedouin girl.. the same fierceness though i daresay she wasnt as wicked :) love it :heart:
monsterain Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
That is freaking awesome!
jackieocean Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
Scrary lady! or is this the witch in snow white............
jackieocean Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
It was loosely inspired by the witch in Snow White - I actually did the initial pencil sketch on a plane leaving a Disney World trip. ;)
AbacusBus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006
This looks like the epitome of Baba Yaga, who is the "wicked witch" in all Russian fairytales. She's not really always wicked though. A hermit, and a wise woman people come to for advice (but it's considered dangerous to go to her.) She travels not by broom, but by the means of a large mortar and pestle (sp?). She does have a broom though which is made of birch, and she sweeps away her tracks behind her. She lives in a log cabin that stands on chicken legs that dance. Also she's really old because she ages a year everytime somebody asks her a question, and the only thing to make her young is tea made out of blue roses. If anyone brings them to her, she grants them a wish...

Anyway, I'm sorry for all my babbling. I just thought your picture was interesting, and I decided to talk alot... Lol (Btw, if you couldn't tell, I'm russian, that's why I know all that stuff. =P)

Anyway, great job on the picture. It doesn't look digital at all. Looks like traditional painting. Very nice. =]
jackieocean Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006  Professional General Artist
Baba Yaga's a pretty interesting character - I've read a few stories that she pops up in.
Toby-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
I've actually been having the same sentiments about wanting to draw something aside from beautiful people. I just haven't quite succeeded.

This is excellent. Your skill in photoshop is apparent. I really like how there is variety and layering in the skin of her face, even down to the spots. Even with he detail, this look s a lot like a traditional painting. Excellent work!
jackieocean Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! I'm glad you like the skin on her face, I had a lot of fun with playing around with layers for it.
Dr-Twistid Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
very nice and yes witches count as creepy :D very good job on the coloring. love the colors used and great job on the shadows.
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