I failed 9 contests in a row last year ... let see how many I'm gonna fail this year.
This is an inspiration from the famous novel Don Quixote, specifically the scene when he battle the wind mill "monster". the only thing different here is that my cat knight is in a serious fight, not an imaginary one like Don Quixote.
I used 2 cats, the pineapple, and the technical clock photos as base to create this piece in Corel Painter.
The most difficult part coming up with the idea of this piece is how to give each of the 3 factors meaning. Here I have the cat as knight, as cat in my culture implies flexibility, riskiness, and talent (my animal match is the cat, too
). The clock as monster is quite simple, he controls time. The pineapple armor - which implies FERTILITY from the South that he would bring to this Northern country by defeating the monster. This is the idea I has learned in my Art History class when studying disguised symbol in Flanders paintings during the Renaissance
The story here is simple:
In a Northern kingdom there was a monster with clock head who can control time. He makes harsh winter spread all year round in order to force people to obey him. One day, a cat knight from the South came here and vowed to defeat the monster.
He was guided by a priestess to enter the monster cave. This scene is when he was calling out the monster, while priestess was praying for him. They didn't notice the clock monster had appeared behind them ... who would happen next? I leave it to you to decide