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Terra Incognita by KirstenLane Terra Incognita by KirstenLane
A light in the dark, we strive to find our way.


"The trail we blaze is a road uncharted
Through terra incognita
To a golden shrine
No place for the traveler
To be faint-hearted
We are part of a sumptuous
Grand design..."

The Trail We Blaze - The Road to El Dorado

lyrics: Elton John & Tim Rice



I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and Ió
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
The Road Not taken - Robert Frost



"...what we do in life...echoes in eternity."
Maximus - Gladiator (2000)


Edit: I forgot to mention, this is a very symbolic piece, subtle and not so subtle, I hope you can see some of the things I was aiming for. ;)

This is dedicated to my lovely friend :iconcsnyder: (everyone dedicates something to him once in their artistic life :giggle: :lick: ), to my amazing virtual wife :iconpixelwitch: - whose a bit down at the moment :cuddle:

EDIT: There were things still bugging me so I spent a couple more hours doing more painting - you probably won't notice the difference ;)

Edit: I tried taking into account all the critiques on this and have changed the background colour around the moon, tried to sharpen up the background a bit more and make the right side of the dais look less cut off with foliage and little changes in shadow and light.

Resources:

[link] 11020141
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10886891
4472836

[link] JewelryDesigns
Fairy-Jewels

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dA:
:iconmjranum-stock: [link]
model :iconrubiacaea:
:iconmerlinsmoonshadow: [link]

:iconacornahstock: [link]
:iconchop-stock: [link]

:iconessence-stock: [link]
:iconfairiegoodmother: [link]
:iconatistatplay: [link]

:iconashensorrow: [link]
:iconcastock: [link]
:iconmaureenolder: [link]

:iconredheadstock: Pixie-Fairy brushes
redheadstock Dangling Glows brushes
[link]

Plus my own personal resources and a lot of painting.
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Interface Designer
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FantasticFrame Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think i might have commented on this in the past but I have to congratulate you once more for the piece. I think it's so captivating!
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KirstenLane Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Thank you my dear :D :heart:
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EnchantedWhispersArt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful work!
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KirstenLane Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Thank you :huggle:
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FurorArt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012   Digital Artist
wonderful work :love:
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KirstenLane Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Thank you :heart: :D
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you are very welcome :heart:
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slight-art-obsession Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Gorgeous work! :heart:
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Thak you :heart: :D
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Feature time [link] :heart:
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Thank you so much my dear :heart: :glomp:
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you're always very welcome my dear :glomp:
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saza11 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
oh I just want to fall sleeping and dream after seeing this :rose: amazing work sweetie :hug:
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Thank you so much my dear :hug: :heart:
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it is my pleasure :heart:
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gorgeous work :love:
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Thank you my dear :heart: :glomp: :D
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my pleasure sweetie :iconheartglompplz:
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Absolutely stunning!
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Thank you :D :heart:
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You're welcome :D
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strikingly rich in all presentation
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Thank you :D
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Youre so very welcome!
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Ooooh great job..
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Thank you :D
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Walloo
you'r welcome dear..
thanks to you..
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Thank you so much my dear :heart:
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Wow! so beautiful! :D
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Thank you :D :heart:
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nice manips :clap:
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Thank you :D :hug:
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ShaneGallagher Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This would have to be one of the most beautiful and incredible images I have seen. Trully beautiful!
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Thak you so much my dear :hug: :heart:
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wonderful picture! :clap:
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Thank you :D :hug:
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I have featured your incredible work here: [link] :love:
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Thank you my dear :heart: :D
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This is a beautiful pic, great job and nicely done!
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Thank you :D :heart:
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Your very welcome!
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WOW! I think my jaw just dropped. This is amazing! I love all the details. :love:
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Thank you :D :glomp: :heart: :D
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So very amazing!
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Thank you :D :heart:
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You are very welcome!
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