Content Creation Challenge Day 14 - Theme: Flight - Challenge: Create Wings
Because I created an image where I was flying yesterday, I spent time this morning thinking about today's challenge. I read a few poems and pondered the kind of image I wanted to create. I was inspired to go back into my archive and use images of birds I shot around 10 years ago, as well as an image of a tree I took while I was in Hawaii.
A self portrait wasn't something I was interested in doing today, since I knew I would have a lot of work compositing and I had already found a stock image by Jessica Truscott that I really loved and fit my idea perfectly. It took quite a while to get everything looking mostly cohesive, though I do think I could learn a bit more on blending with the skin.
My inspiration comes from the mythological creature - the harpy. Though it typically is considered an evil creature, it is shown as being more attractive in modern art than in the historical version of a bird with a woman's head. They would lure men to their nests or snatch them from the roads if they wandered too close.
The challenge will be completed tomorrow and I can truly say that this has been a wonderful learning experience for me!