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Dragoness

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This piece is a metaphor for self-reflection and the relative nature of memory. In your world, you are the hero: your life is your own epic tale. But your memories are what you make of them, and sometimes - if you look longer and harder at the features of your past - you may catch a glimpse of a villain.

In this painting, the dragon and the color red represent the ‘villain’ or wicked creature whereas the unicorn and the color green portray the ‘hero’ and a noble spirit. The headdress is based on the heart-shaped hennin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hennin www.kats-hats.co.uk/heartshape… which was worn by upperclass ladies in Europe during the middle ages. In this image, the headpiece is worn to camouflage the horns and make them appear to be a decorative accessory.



Here's the brush I used to make the texture on the glass in the background:


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CharlesBridge7x's avatar
Very lovely portrait. I liked your description of the metaphor (I am crazy into symbolism of pictures, so you got me there) it gives one a completely different perspective of what he is looking at. I did not notice the horns, glad you explained, I thought it is part of the hat. The horse looks wonderful, the light is great and the lady looks very realistic, like a photo. Great job.