Sunday, December 11, 2011

Every Girls Dream, Equestria Daily December Draw-Off Submission

Everything I do has a story to it or some background reason.  I chose this one to submit not just because it is my second completed digital paint but that it has great personal meaning to me.

I call this piece, Every Girl's Dream.  The girl riding Rainbow Dash is the image of my deceased twin-sister, Wilhelmina.  She died at birth and throughout my life I never knew I had a twin.  Instead something always haunted me in my youth, something like a missing shadow in my life.  It is only within the last few months that I learned of her existence, at age 33.  I asked my Mother and she confirmed the truth to me.  Thirty-three years of missing someone to whom I could never bury or mourn.  So I did this piece as well as others as my way of giving life to my long lost twin, whom I love deeply.  I know, that like myself, she would be a brony/pegasister.  I share her because she lived, yet never got the chance to live.  No tombstone marks her grave, no birth record shows that she existed, but she lived.  So somewhere in heaven she is getting a ride on RD. Fly Dashie, fly!

I would like to mention those who have helped me, someone who has been drawing only since September.   David Revoy, who remains my inspiration and mentor.  A man of great skill and whose willingness to share his skills with the world to encourage more art is always worthy of note.  Also to the person whose handle is Nightmare Moon, your RD flying image solved the pose problem for RD for me.  You deserve to be mentioned because I was having hell getting Rainbow Dash positioned correctly and your art held the key.

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