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Bewildering Stories

Aerie Warrior Queen

by Richard Ong

This project was originally done in 2009 with pencil, ink and acrylic paint using two separate black-art papers. The background consisted of the rendering of a nearly full-size warrior queen and the sky. The foreground was a painted cut-out of an eggshell nest.

The original idea behind this old-school technique was to give some dimension between the queen and her nest. Years later, I revisited this work and used digital photo editing tools to enhance the painting into the sinister image that you now see.

Copyright © 2016 by Richard Ong

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