Copyright © Lawrence Mann. Over The Shoulder. Large scale Sci-fi painting created in both Photoshop & Corel Painter.
A fiction based Portrait with a strong use of the profile angle. Mixed imagery from Science Fiction, Historical and modern day culture sewn together in this highly detailed portrait painting.
This piece is based highly on reference from months of research and concept development. Every element meaning something particular for the character's imagined backstory. My signature is even subtley shaved into her head if you can see that.
Story based pieces contain elements of religion, evolution, war, royalty, honour and loss. These elements can all be used by the viewer to create a backstory of their own. The imagination is a wonderful thing. 
The creature here is inspired by Bartolomé Bermejo's demon from the work 'San Michele Trionfa Sul Demonio', 1468.