Uploading one of my digital images so a friend can see it. The image was started in Twisted Brush, worked up further in Painter and finished off in Photoshop. The name of the image is New Day and is one of those images that never needs any explaining. Although it is not obvious, the inspiration is at least partially in Gauguin's painting Nevermore.
It doesn't need pagan spirits in an exotic land to find the universal feeling of vulnerability that is at the heart of this idea. It is especially pleasing when the idea and the feeling come through so clearly in the finished image. It is just a moment in time, but one never to forget.