Initially I was searching for more references for further artworks, stockphotos, VIPs and so on. After I stumbled over the pics of the model 'Coco Rocha', I got the idea to this weird illustration. It was a bit difficult to create all those posings while only possessing appropiate references for her face, but that didn't stop me; I picked photos of many different people and posed myself for this. I like the idea of god and evil being equal, perhaps that leads to the dizzyness of a person. Being unable to decide, live on your own.
The title 'LIVE DNA DOOG' is not only transporting the idea of the wickedness but also fits to the positions of devil and angel on the shoulders. The working title might be better for you, 'Good and Evil'. Also I got the idea about 'LIVE EVIL', but this I will use for another illustration, you can bet.
My song for this crazyness is 'Pet Shop Boys - Yesterday When I Was Mad (earlier version)'. This would do for the angel.
For the devil I recommend 'Metallica - Sanitarium'.
To get an appropiate mood, try the song 'Valentine - Black Sheep'!!!
And to become weird yourself, listen to 'Mary Magdalan - Rage'.
Many thoughts in one mind, many different songs and emotions.
This is a complete digital illustration, no photomanipulation.
Nice to know:
Schizophrenia, depression and similar psychological diseases are not always as you assume them to be. Be careful what you are talking about. And often those diseases might be caused by a bio-chemical inbalance. I also remember that it was said that playing 'Guns'n Roses - November Rain' at Christmas was said to cause many suicides.
After picking many references I created some rough drawings, which I used to illustrate this within Photoshop.
My usual technic is similar to airbrush. Masking the single elements (so I don't need to take that much care of the borders later on). Custom texture brushes increase the credibility (I got more than a dozen textile texture brushes by example). The original size would fit on a poster.
For this illustration I partly created the initial posings by repaintings, but especially the main character is only basing on a drawing of mine (the reference photo only delivered half of the face and drawing helps closing gaps and any lack of information within a reference photo).
Here you can find a closeup of my 'face'-layer, to figure out how I am working.
Feel free to comment or ask!