"To get past your ego and its defenses you need to get quiet, be brave, and listen to your inner voices....When you embrace the messages of each aspect of your shadow, you begin to take back the power you’ve given to others and form a bond of trust with your authentic self. The voices of your unembraced qualities, when allowed into your consciousness, will bring you back into balance and harmony with your natural rhythms."~Debbie Ford ("Beauty in Wonderland" by Solve Sundsbo)
This is one of my favourite illustration pieces that I came across in the theme of water. I especially love the soft elements that combine to create a very dramatic and interesting image. I feel that the level of water filling the drawing up cuts this image up slightly so that it is not too plain. I also am very fond of the composition that has been used in this design as it is all very much tied in together and nothing seems to be out of place, for example, the whale seems to merge in well.