Birth

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

Artist's Description

This one is a hard one to explain and I hope it is mostly self explanatory. It started off with the idea of birth – all the different things mixed up together which make up a new being. This got me thinking about the connections we have to everything else and how as children we take these connections for granted. Whilst growing up we often lose this feeling of being connected and have to recapture it later on (if we’re lucky). So all that is in there, somehow hidden within all symbols and effects…

It would have worked as a single image rather than a diptych, but I wanted to separate the physical and spiritual births.

I’ve specially created some fractal brushes for this image which I’ll be posting soon. If you’re interested in Photoshop brushes, keep an eye out for a journal post announcing them… There will be some other brushes too – flowers, snowflakes and more gothic/victorian brushes plus some grunge brushes.

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Credits
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Model
Lace10 by faestock

Stock
Perfume Bottle III Stock by EmazingMessedUpOwsum
Sprouting Seed PSD by AbsurdWordPreferred
Cracked Eggs by AbsurdWordPreferred
Dragonfly stock 7 by hatestock
Milksplash 1 by alfababy
Milksplash 2 by alfababy
Paint Splash PNG by “AbsurdWordPreferred”:
http://absurdwordpreferred.deviantart.com/art/P...

Backgrounds and Textures
dunes 5 by darkw0lf09stock
Paper Texture (no longer available) by night-fate-stock
sky 16 by night-fate-stock
Seen It In My Fathers Eyes by Smoko-Stock
Primitive by Shadowhouse
Square 124 by Shadowhouse
Classic 6 by Shadowhouse

Brushes
Hair brush set by para-vine
Waterfalls by midnightstouch
Splash Brushes by Baringa-of-the-Wind
24 cloud brushes by Mila Vasilev

All other images/textures/stock/brushes my own.


MCN: CSTVW-9F3WE-Q8Q99

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