Across The River
This led to making three (3) changes, from the original: making the foyer, at the bottom of the staircases, a river;
Then, opening the archways in the original stock images, making them portals to different destinations;
And, adding a second tier of arches, at the top of the stairs, which in the original disappear into the clouds.
The models were then put into the boat (Some of the original models were not available.); so, a woman and child in similar poses were used;
Then, the toys, mannequins, and clocks floated in the river, Lethe (the Underworld river of Forgetfulness and Lost Dreams); which were floating in the air, in the original;
And, scenes of different locations were added behind the arches, as destinations;
The model for Charon uses a different pose, in the same series from the original; since, in the original, he’s sitting on his haunches; and, wouldn’t fit in the boat.
The Concierge/ Receptionist, was added, after finding a model with the same mask and costume colour, as Charon, who is piloting the boat; she has wings, which were on the boat, in the original.
Where will they go, if they can go anywhere, or any time, in the universe, after crossing the river, and climbing the steps?
And, to all the Stock Artists-
The Receptionist/ Concierge:
Pillars and lamps, Prize Pack, from Mom-EsPeace
River Lethe, with Flotsam and Jetsam:
It seemed a shame that Charon didn't have a leg to stand on. (Oops. It's okay, now.)
Wonder where they would go if they could go anywhere, or any when. Maybe, it would be a good idea to call ahead to the Concierge.
-Skylar Grey - Coming Home (Lyric video)
 “Departure” is from Hello World, the sixth album by Japanese pop rock band, Scandal, released 2014.
 "Stairway to Paradise" composed by George Gershwin, performed in 1951's An American in Paris by Georges Guétary.
That was interesting. As the saying goes, Travel broadens the mind. -Looks like a nice place to visit.
Keep your cool.
Just a little warning; sometimes less is more...I think you know what I mean.
It's good to be excited about what you're doing, but don't forget to think of the aesthetics of fine art and take your time to consider your composition (the story your image is telling) early in the planning stage, and try not to go over board.
Just some advice, okay?
If you ever have direct questions, never hesitate to ask. In the meantime, take a look at this walkthrough I wrote on some basics about art elements and basic composition. Should be helpful (lots of samples):
About: Design, Scene, And Elements And PrinciplesNEWS
This is one of our "About" Lessons; a series of journals about Photomanipulation, about Art, and about being an Artist. These journals exist to help you, the Photomanipulator, be a better artist. After all, we are artist who use Photomanipulation as our media, but to create great art, we must know what we're doing. Also, I want our group members to be educated in using the appropriate language.
This "About" Lesson covers the definitions of terms you should be familiar with as an artist: Design, Scene, and the Elements and Principles of Design with examples.
Over the years I have found that many people join deviant art to participate as a Photomanipulator, but do not know difference between a "design" and a "scene". Knowing the difference is an important one, not only for the group, but for you as an artist. There have been time when I've asked for a "design" challenge entry that some members w