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
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 I—
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
(everyone dedicates something to him once in their artistic life
), to my amazing virtual wife
- whose a bit down at the moment
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.
Fairy-Jewels [link] [link] [link] [link]
model [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]
redheadstock Dangling Glows brushes[link]
Plus my own personal resources and a lot of painting.