Pressing the Veil
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© 2014 - 2019 windfalcon
Between our worlds is a gateway,
Not closed by a door or barred by a wall, but hidden in plain sight,
Which of course,
Is the best way to hide something.

To find this gate you simply need to feel it,
And to believe it is there,
Though it also helps to be in good favor with those whose world it leads to.

Children and simple dreamers think any world so beautiful is a place of good,
Where no pain or danger can find a lost traveler.
Be wise and do not be naive,
For all worlds hold evil and all worlds hold good,
And it is up to you to look over your shoulder and guard your back.

A realm of beauty lies beyond,
Of magic and creatures long forgotten, or not yet discovered.
Bring your wits but leave your iron
For offense is not so easily forgiven,
And it is much easier to enter than it is to leave.

Watercolor on cold-press paper, 11X15 inches
Image size
877x1200px 1.48 MB
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
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SunFireDemon's avatar
Just stunning!
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Kibblywibbly's avatar
Gorgeous Clap Clap :happybounce: 
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RogersTheBull|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the poem.
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virnagray|Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool,
I love the little story as well!!!
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Vampyris|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning :)
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PapaG-art|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Marvelous work!
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phantsythat|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A truly wonderful painting and a poem that reflects a belief I've long held.
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WhiskerfaceRumpel|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, completely stunning!  Love all the greens (especially in the feathers)! 
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sekaipower|Hobbyist Photographer
wow. beautiful
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sin-mavs|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neko Emoji-22 (Shocked Aah) [V2] I just can't believe that is watercolor; It's amazing, I love it!!!la in love 
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Fayuu|Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful piece!
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Azul-din's avatar
how unexpected to encounter a kindred spirit, in effect
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SwanLullaby|Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!
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celeste1528|Student Traditional Artist
gorgeous!! :heart:
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keight's avatar
Excellent work, Bren. As has been said; this is gorgeous.
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Cuthillius|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The lighting is wonderful. I would love to ever be able to watercolor like this.
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SekoiyaStoryteller's avatar
This image sure captures my fancy, and so does the little poem/passage. :meow: And it's amazing what you can do with watercolor... in my experience, watercolor is a slippery and often frustrating medium and I've never been able to make something look nearly this good with it. ^^; You've done amazingly though!
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RiddlerSphinx|Student General Artist
Amazing work, I love the detail on the feathers and leaves~
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PeterStringer|Student Filmographer
Amazing work as always.  I recently came across a creature designer named Terryl Whitlatch, seeing your style of drawing and colouring reminds me of her work. Great job ;).
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kiwiki24's avatar
It's amazing! I love it!
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JeanleFrancois's avatar
wouah, very nice :) (Smile) 
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noctae-corvus|Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous! :D
I really love all the details and how the falcon (hawk?) appears to be rising from the plants and tree ;v;
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