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Return To Childhood
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Published: September 25, 2007
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Commissioned by Fish for his year-long tour and album celebrating the 20th anniversary of his previous band Marillion's greatest success: 'Misplaced Childhood'.

It portrays the boy from that album grown up...contemplating his fate...alone in his room with his artifacts of childhood and progress through life surrounding him. He has a catharsis - in a blinking of an eye...with a visitation of the spirit of the boy...when all was possible before fateful decisions were made.
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Wartsila's avatar
The band were excellent when Fish was front man. I went to see them many times back then
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Nebrinn|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool.  I love your collaborations with Fish.
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AppleSara's avatar
Awesome ! Nice work !
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DarkXenith's avatar
Incredible. Just incredible. Magpie; Jester; Chameleon; Soldier Boy...

Are you the artist behind all the earlier Marillion album covers?
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Simbabadass|Professional Photographer
featured on my other account here [link] thank you
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BonnieElizabeth's avatar
Oh my god, amazing! I love it :love: Such a great picture!
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lukka5's avatar
amazing work
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vewolff| Photographer
Your photo got featured: childhood and some of its dreams. Please fav this article so that more people can see it and your photo :heart:
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Letenastare's avatar
Excellent piece ! :aww:
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Lucidia-the-Crusader's avatar
Misplaced Childhood is my favorite album by them! =D You really do splendid work. Did you illustrate all the band's covers?
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KatTragique|Hobbyist General Artist
='D
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mojo34's avatar
Beautiful picture. I love the bright colors and the boy was brilliantly drawn.
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Sookontika's avatar
this is awsome i love it.
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CrazySpaceGerbil's avatar
I love this! I'm a massive fan of Fish, and think you've out done yourself on this one, it's awrsome. You've really summed up the mysticness in the albumn. If you have time I would really apreciate it if you could have a look at my pic, Childhoods End? [link] and leave some creative critisism
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Kaligrafilia's avatar
My god! My favourite illustrator on deviant art!!! I know you most hear this all the time but... well, It was a lovely surprise to find you. :)
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InnocenceBurning|Professional Artist
This is absolutely remarkable - you're my new favorite deviant.
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DrunKenMadVaMpiRe's avatar
gorgeous colour:heart:
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Sysikue's avatar
Featured in my journal [link]
Hope you don't mind,
but let me know if you want to remove it.

Thank you :heart:
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Deity-De-Los-Apathy's avatar
I love the composition of this one.
I really like that split between what was and what is.
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Lynsadarria's avatar
beautiful piece of art
fantasic job!
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BalduinRegenwurm's avatar
very impressed by your technique! great compostion
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Aiden-Danu| Traditional Artist
beautiful use of colors
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spatz|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very beautiful! :)
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