I've been working toward the 50th sprites in my Sprites Collection that was started in the summer of 2013 when I was into making lots of ACEOs in traditional media. I've since expanded my approach to include digitally illustrated (still free handing everything in Corel Painter) ones. This new one marks #48.
This is "Corpse Flower Sprite". He's the first DARK and CREEPY sprite to join the collection. One of my Aurora Wings Challenge Blog's design team members, Gloria Palmer-Steiger approached me with the idea when a plant at Michigan State University was blooming. Since I've never thought of having a creepy or sinister sprite among whimsical babies before myself, I jumped on the idea and sketched him right away. :D He definitely has a phallic shape (Check out the plant's Latin name: amorphophallus titanum = giant misshapen phallus LOL), and strange to look at. But this plant has another distinct feature, which is its odor when in full bloom. It has the smell of rotting flesh, from which it got its common name, Corpse Flower! Nice! XD
|Photo credit: US Botanic Garden|
The new digi is now available at both shop locations in two versions - with flies and stink lines AND without. 1500 x 2100 pixels at 300 dpi JPG (5" x 7"/12.7 x 17.8 cm).
Etsy shop's digital stamps section
AuroraWings Digi Shop
I have more new digi's coming out in the month of July. This month, there will also be a launch of a new collection that's perfect for summer (well, at least for those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere).