The medium I used for Dominion is a combination of digital painting and photography. The hues and lighting of media images were edited in order to visually unify them.
As for my mental process, I began by painting the dueling forces which I had thought of right away. It was important that I capture a great clash. The style I was drawn to for this artwork is partly inspired by comic books--they often have epic fight scenes on matters of global impact. I then went through my photography collection for cityscapes because I wanted to capture some of the size and grandeur of the divine beings. I also chose to do a cityscape because the battle involves everyone.
In dwelling on the contest passage and related Biblical messages, what stood out to me the most was the battle between supernatural forces and our view of reality. What I aimed to do with this work is a depiction of having an unveiled view of the world. Along with the armor, it’s one of the things we do to equip ourselves.
The digital painting of the slightly terrifying figures is fading into a photo of a city. It represents the spiritual realm revealed, with active supernatural forces scattered throughout the city (in the form of red and cyan particles).
I also thought about how I took the photo from a hotel window in San Francisco. That is why the piece is framed by a window--as a reminder of one’s altered perspective as they gaze out into the world.
Fiona Chiang--Visual art completed by myself
Dominion was made in Adobe programs. It is not for sale at the moment but could be sold as a print at some point.
I would be open to direct commission opportunities. I am currently working illustration and software practice.
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