The Painting Lab

Hi, I'm Kristina Gehrmann, a full-time freelance illustrator from Hamburg, Germany.

This blog is where I post my exercises, studies, articles, tutorials and my work - both old and new, traditional and digital.

... Because the journey of picturemaking is never finished.

Forza, coraggio, avanti!
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Posts tagged "fantasy"

Dying Ocean

2011

Solitude

2010

Last Man Remaining

2009

Partly inspired by the movie “Children of Men”

As always: Painted in Photoshop using a graphics tablet; took about 20 hours altogether.

Awakening Giants

2010

I like allegories so I painted giant people frozen in ice for the last few millenia - it is only now that while the ice melts due to global warming, they are starting to thaw. What will the future bring when the giants emerge?

Italia
Painted in 2008

Italia

Painted in 2008

The Prophet’s Vision
Painted in 2008.

The Prophet’s Vision

Painted in 2008.

The Farewell of King Boabdil at Granada - 1492

Painted in 2008

Don’t Jump!
Painted in 2007. This one was a challenge since animals and crazy perspective are  something not exactly within my comfort zone. But I’m pretty happy with  it, despite the perspective issues. If you like a little bit of story to go along with it, here it is:  Gilbert the Guinea Pig was destroyed. His girlfriend had dumped him,  just like a frigging bird dumped its poop from a tree. And if that  wasn’t enough, he had seen her making out with his best friend Andrew.Ex-best  friend, of course. Oh that traitor! He would never forgive Andrew for  that, that stupid little birdhumper. It was too much for poor Gilbert.  He had decided to put an end to it, and what was more suited for this  than the Imperial Tower of Guinea Town?Just when he was ready for  the experience of his little guinea pig body being smashed to thousand  pieces on the Main Street two hundred metres below him, he heard a voice  from behind. "Don’t jump", Andrew screamed.

Don’t Jump!

Painted in 2007. This one was a challenge since animals and crazy perspective are something not exactly within my comfort zone. But I’m pretty happy with it, despite the perspective issues.

If you like a little bit of story to go along with it, here it is:

Gilbert the Guinea Pig was destroyed. His girlfriend had dumped him, just like a frigging bird dumped its poop from a tree. And if that wasn’t enough, he had seen her making out with his best friend Andrew.
Ex-best friend, of course. Oh that traitor! He would never forgive Andrew for that, that stupid little birdhumper. It was too much for poor Gilbert. He had decided to put an end to it, and what was more suited for this than the Imperial Tower of Guinea Town?
Just when he was ready for the experience of his little guinea pig body being smashed to thousand pieces on the Main Street two hundred metres below him, he heard a voice from behind.
"Don’t jump", Andrew screamed.

Death of Salome
Another painting dating from 2007.

Death of Salome

Another painting dating from 2007.

Little Empress

A commissioned portrait, dating from 2005.