September 13, 2007
There's gotta be a crying fairy.
As I perused the legions of fantasy art online, I learned a few things; you don't have to worry about anatomy, color relativity is irrelevant, shiny metal and ethereal backgrounds are key elements to any fantasy piece, and fairies either cry or pose seductively. Since Scott has done such a fabulous job with all the rules but one, I thought I'd cover the one he missed.
Then I got to asking. Why do fairies cry? What gives them blue skin? What's up with the uprooted plant? Why does Wynona Ryder always come to mind when I think of what a fairy would look like? Why did I actually spend time painting a fairy? I could only justify painting her by putting skulls in her wings. . . Skulls make it alright.