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Pressing the Veil by windfalcon Pressing the Veil by 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
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SunFireDemon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Just stunning!
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Kibblywibbly Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Gorgeous Clap Clap :happybounce: 
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RogersTheBull Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the poem.
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virnagray Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool,
I love the little story as well!!!
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Vampyris Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning :)
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PapaG-art Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Marvelous work!
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A truly wonderful painting and a poem that reflects a belief I've long held.
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, completely stunning!  Love all the greens (especially in the feathers)! 
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sekaipower Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. beautiful
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sin-mavs Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  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 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful piece!
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Azul-din Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
how unexpected to encounter a kindred spirit, in effect
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!
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celeste1528 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
gorgeous!! :heart:
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keight Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Excellent work, Bren. As has been said; this is gorgeous.
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Cuthillius Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The lighting is wonderful. I would love to ever be able to watercolor like this.
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SekoiyaStoryteller Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   General Artist
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 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing work, I love the detail on the feathers and leaves~
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PeterStringer Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  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 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
It's amazing! I love it!
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JeanleFrancois Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
wouah, very nice :) (Smile) 
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NoctaAlkyona Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  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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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice image.
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WarFalcon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A beautiful image, and the poetry would fit so well with the world from a game series I am interested in.

:iconyukariyakumoplz::iconsaysplz:  Indeed you are right, it is easier to enter my world than it is to depart it.  And you are correct about the way it is hidden.  It is also true that it is a realm of beauty, and contains magic and creatures long forgotten.  Might you be brave enough to cross the boundary? :iconsaysendplz:


Ah, Touhou Project, Neverending Story, Alice in Wonderland...  Good stuff.
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CodyNaomiSwire Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely picture and a lovely poem!  Very inspiring!
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is GORGEOUS! Please tell me that it will be available as a print? :D :D
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It will! :)  I'll be ordering some for DragonCon and I'll be sure to put some up on Etsy, too.
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