Get inspired with this week’s Fantasy Art Wednesday, where fun fantasy artwork is combined with a writing prompt to get your creative juices flowing.
A very striking image with a curious title of “Narnia.” It’s no secret that the Chronicles of Narnia are dear to my heart. This would appear to be Lucy, but the specific scene is not one I recognize from the books themselves. On first impression this seems like a scary and dangerous place–the trees are angular and bare of foliage, maybe even dead. Is the forest ablaze? But that feeling of alarm is offset by those glowing, magical orbs and the fact that Lucy walks through, seemingly unconcerned. So what IS going on in this image? Without knowing the artist’s intent, perhaps that intense glow is Aslan with a mane of holy fire, returning to a world still broken and ruled by the White Witch. Narnia fans, what do you think?
The title, and all Narnia references aside, there is plenty of intrigue in this image to feed a writer’s muse. Delve into its mysteries and come up with your own interpretation of what is happening; who the little girl is, and what sort of world she is wandering through alone, in nothing but her night clothes, and carrying a single lantern for light.
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My first impression is one of rebirth. The protagonist is investigating a place that others have dismissed as dead, and it is responding to her. Whether this light is a ghost come to confirm that it cannot return, or a life that needs to be nurtured back into the world is not clear, yet.
I could also see it as a doorway, the world that is not “this world”, opening its gates to allow her passage, while the surroundings conceal and deter those who cannot “see”.
Certainly a strong story image. Thank you for sharing.
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