The Green Fairy

I started this piece for ConceptArt.org CHOW #158 (May 2009!) but I wasn't able to get it done within the week. The theme hit on a bajillion things I really like, so I kind of never let it go - I ended up pulling up the PSD about once or twice a year since then, working on it for a few days before losing steam again. I'm much happier with how the illustration evolved since the beginning, and I like to think we learned and grew alot together, she and I...

I was excited to redesign her clothes when I got a copy of the Kyoto Institute of Costume Fashion book a few years ago. And I wanted my fairy-genie to look like the transition absinthe goes through, from translucent green to creamy and cloudy.

2009 / 2014 / 2017

2009 / 2014 / 2017