There were a ridiculous amount of trials and tribulations with this piece involving freezing programs and consequent unsaved progress. ;_;
Wacom "Dreams" contest
The prompt was directed towards dreams of the future or achievements, opposed to dreams and nightmares.
The idea behind this is a self-created bridge to success. The path up the sky (artistic success) is paved with previous work. Each step is renewed by another piece manifested by the ink & brush. The gold-leaf 'sparkles' convey the near magical essence of art: imaginative creation.
I tried to keep it light and whimsical for a soft dreamy effect in general.