A satyr playing dancing and playing pan pipes greets you at the entrance to Pan's garden. A path in the middle of the forest leads into the garden through the gate, a circular stone portal. All around, sunlight cuts through the leaves and brings out the bright colors of the woods.
Pan was the Greek and Roman god of the wilderness as well as shepherds and their flocks and, sometimes, fertility as well as theatrical criticism. He appears as a goat legged and horned satyr and usually carries a set of pipes. Depending on the myth, he is the son of Hermes, Zeus, or Dionysus.
Originally, I had made this as purely a nature scene of a path through a forest. I like it, but it needed more, so I added the stone portal to give a bit of a sense of mystery to the scene. When I saw it though, I though it would be the perfect frame for a character. I tried a few different animals and people, but the dancing Pan was the one that seemed to fit this scene the best.
I created this image using digital sculpting and painting techniques.
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Original art by Daniel Eskridge. Fine art and home decor. Images depicting the adventures of the natural world including wildlife, Native Americans, paleoart, fantasy and more.
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December 4th, 2015
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