I completely didn't have the time to make a pure painting, but I badly wanted to participate anyway, so this time I used mixed media: fully painted foreground over rendered and heavily overpainted background.
The idea is simple - it's the very dream of all artists: fame, glory, recognition. I used my hobby (tribal belly dance) as the core of the metaphore, but the same applies to all my artistic activities, be they drawing, writing or designing.
PS. I got noted that there was another entry (by user ~katea
) entitled "Fame and Glory" and very similar in theme (it's just way too obvious... ), so I changed the title. Still, I feel a bit like we both wore the same dress for a ball ^^' Next time I'll surely check contest entries before I submit, sorry Katea!