November illustration | Little Did She Know – Final piece
The Dream Guide’s eyes went wide when she entered the dream. She knew this place. It was the abandoned Throne Room of the Dream Domain. Overcoming her confusion, she walked on. The woman found her charge on the floor, sitting with his head in his hands.
For a second, Zara hesitated. How did this person know what the Throne Room looked like? Was it a trap? That seemed unlikely – dreams had never been an unsafe space for Dream Guides before.
The woman surveyed the young man on the floor for a moment. His shoulders were shaking. With one more look around the room, she walked up and kneeled beside him.
“Hello, Dane. I’m Zara. I’m here to help you. Tell me what happened.”
Little did she know, Dane would be joining her in the Netherrealms soon.
The final piece! A bit of a bittersweet one. I hadn’t thought about how Dane and Zara met before, and this piece helped me formulate that. Unfortunately, their meeting in this room also signals that Dane’s time on Earth is coming to an end. Thankfully Zara is there to support him.
The composition in this piece is also a direct result of a talk I had with Lauren Panepinto, who gave me some amazing pointers during a talk she so graciously made time for.
As always, the timelapse for this piece will be up next week!
For those who love this piece, prints are available in the store!