Battle Under the Trees

An Elf archer shoots his way to his fallen comrade, and yet it seems he still arrives too late.

Battle Under the Trees (Elves & Orcs) by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Battle Under the Trees (Elves & Orcs)

Battle Under the Trees (Elves & Orcs) detail, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Battle Under the Trees (Elves & Orcs) detail,

Prints and shiny things available in my RedBubble shop here.

9×11 in acrylics, and gold and silver leaf, and a smattering of orc blood on primed canvas-board.
Original painting printed as a trading card for the set from Perna Studios’: ‘Spellcasters II, Enchanted Realms’.

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The Demon’s Ball

Illustration (10×12″ acrylics on canvas-board) for Perna Studio’s trading card set: Halloween 2015. Detail images below (click the images see their stories.)

The Demon's Ball

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Now available on REDBUBBLE here.

Demon Ball goodies on RedBubble, Soni Alcorn-Hender

Some of the Demon Ball goodies on RedBubble

Proud Titania

Proud Titania, Queen of the Fairies. Among all that is beautiful and poisonous. The flowers and berries around her include Wolfsbane, Hemlock, Angel Trumpets, Foxgloves, Opium poppies, Castor flowers, and Belladonna (Deadly Nightshade).

“Out of this wood do not desire to go:
Thou shalt remain here, whether thou wilt or no.”

For Perna Studios trading card set ‘Spellcasters 2: Enchanted Realms’ (coming Spring of 2016). Acrylics, pearl paint, and crystals on canvas-board 9×11 inches.
This will be a promo card for the set, if you’d like to get one click here.

Titania by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Proud Titania

Classic Fairy Tales

With just a slightly sinister touch.
A Frog Prince who might drown you with a kiss. The Snow Queen who wants you to let her in. The Pied Piper still followed by the ghosts of rats, and now he’s returned for your children. beauty and her dying Beast. And Sleeping beauty, surrounded by her dead princes.

The Frog Prince, Snow Queen, Pied Piper, Beauty & the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty – all acrylics, metallic paints, acrylic glazes, 22k gold and pure silver leaf on 9×12″ treated canvas-board.
‘Poisoned Apple’ (The Witch Queen from Snow White): acrylics, gloss mediums, glitter, varnish, iridescent flakes, rubber stamping, rhinestones, and silver filigree on 9×12″ treated canvas.
‘Snow White’ inks, acrylics, gloss medium and 22k gold leaf on 9×12″ treated canvas-board.
All painted for Perna Studios.

Beauty and the Beast

Belle returns to the castle too late, and finds the Beast dying among the withered roses.

A painting 10×13″ on canvas-board for the forthcoming trading card set ‘Classic Fairy Tales’ from Perna Studios.

Snow White, the Queen, & the Apple

Basecard paintings for the trading card set ‘Spellcasters’ (2013) and ‘Classic Fairy Tales’ (2014) both for PernaStudios.

‘Poisoned Apple’ (The Witch Queen from Snow White): acrylics, gloss mediums, glitter, varnish, iridescent flakes, rubber stamping, rhinestones, and silver filigree on 9×12″ treated canvas.
‘Snow White’ inks, acrylics, gloss medium and 22k gold leaf on 9×12″ treated canvas-board.

Of Persephone and Pomegranates

Persephone catches the awful attention of Hades, Lord of the Dead.
Mixed shiny, sparkly media and pomegranates on canvas board, 12 x 8.5″
To be printed as one of the cards in the forthcoming trading card set ‘Classic Mythology 2’ from Perna Studios.

For sale via silent auction (2 days only) on my Facebook art page HERE.

Persephone and Hades, Soni Alcorn-Hender

Hades loved her but Persephone flew from him. Yet he followed and watched her, and devised a way to steal her to be his queen of the dead.

Persephone and Hades (detail), Soni Alcorn-Hender

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Spellcasters ‘Poisoned Apple’

The painting for the basecard (printed card) for ‘Spellcasters’ by PernaStudios.
24×30 cms; acrylics, gloss mediums, glitter, varnish, iridescent flakes, rhinestones, and silver filigree on specially treated canvas.

I do like revisiting the fairy tales of my childhood and merrily reinstating the gore, horror and ghastliness so commonly castrated by Disney and modern versions; and sometimes just adding some of my own for fun. :)  This Witch Queen is Snow White’s Stepmother, preparing a very special apple for the wayward child, and ensuring it’s a very juicy red.
Shown behind her is her mirror servant; and judging by the frame, certain sacrifices were necessary to acquire such supernatural aid. He has the pupils of a goat, or is it an octopus? Either way, it’s not human.
The dress was a lot of fun, though hard to capture in a scan (hence the inclusion of dodgy photo below), it’s an almost 3D mix of glossy varnishes and oozy oil-like effects, with iridescent flakes on the shoulders for a green beetle-wing effect; and a myriad of shiny, sparkly adornments on dress and crown.

'Poisoned Apple' (Snow White) by Soni Alcorn-Hender

‘Poisoned Apple’ (Snow White)

Details of the painting:

‘Poisoned Apple’ work in progress

After roughing out a few versions to get the composition right, I sketched out the basics in paint (acrylics) and then went got more detailed.
The ‘wallpaper’ was a rubber stamp, I then did several acrylic washes over it to fade it out until just an impression of it remained (I didn’t want it to conflict with the figure in the middle). I later added drawn cracks on there to give the impression of a fine house or palace that was falling into ruin under her influence.

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