At birth, an empath is unshielded. Her dark hide absorbs light, information, emotions that don’t belong to her – everything the radiant outer world throws at her. She feels love and joy, but also lashings of rage, pain and contempt. She craves isolation, that she may escape the relentless bombardment.

In time, bright mirrored patches develop as she slowly grows her psychic armour. Still, she must have an escape route. Outside her is the hard, harsh world, so the only escape is inward, ever inward… to her precious, secret, inviolate world.

Runner-up, World Within a World challenge , 6/08/2010
Featured, Bryce & Beyond , 15/08/2010
Featured, Parallel Dimensions , 15/08/2010
Featured, Globes, Spheres & Curves , 24/08/2010
Featured, Spirit & Psychic Peace , 10/09/2010
Featured, Story Through Image , 12/09/2010
Featured, Light Benders , 15/09/2010
Featured, New Creations , 22/11/2010

Please note that this image looks significantly darker when printed.

This is my most “Bryce-dominant” work to date. The figure was positioned in Poser, then exported. Textures and sphere prop, all lighting done in Bryce 5.5, and took nearly two days nonstop to render. GIMP work was much less than usual too, some minor darkening of background, a hint of masked radial flare, some blend-blur tidying of errant polygons – no more than four layers (10-12 more customary).


bryce, empath, figure, globe, metallic, sanctuary, silver, sphere, virgosun

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  • Edzie
    Edziealmost 4 years ago


  • Ullo you, fancy you being here… great way to spend a Sat’dy arvo :D

    – virgosun

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 4 years ago

    So, wonderful, this write and ART, is brillent, love all of this…Normaj.

  • Cheers Normajean, always lovely to hear from you, so pleased you enjoy my art. Love and light!

    – virgosun

  • shadowlee
    shadowleealmost 4 years ago

    very interesting concept, and great story with this one

  • Still trying different ideas… bit of a gamble setting up a render this long, never sure it’ll be worth the wait. Cheers mate, catch ya!

    – virgosun

  • Joni  Rae
    Joni Raealmost 4 years ago

    She is simply beautiful! Lovely art. I have so much respect for masters of Bryce!
    Bravo………..(crowd cheering)

  • LOL, I’m only an apprentice :D … So glad you like this, gawsh, a crowd? Blush! Thank you so much Joni!

    – virgosun

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvillealmost 4 years ago

    WOW!!! fantastic!

  • Thank you! Don’t know if I could sit through another render that long, hehe… Glad you like :D

    – virgosun

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelalmost 4 years ago

    WOW .. WOW ..

  • I hear sirens… they’re coming to take me away… Silly me! So glad you like this one, Angel, it was a bit of an experiment. Thank you!

    – virgosun

  • Hestea
    Hesteaalmost 4 years ago

    Love it:-))

  • Thank you so much :D I think it was worth the wait!

    – virgosun

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely stuff!! . . .

  • Oh wow, another for the collection ;-) Thanks Hugh, cheers!

    – virgosun

  • abstractjoys
    abstractjoysalmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous work!

  • A lot of guesswork, too! Thank you so much :D

    – virgosun

  • dperalta
    dperaltaalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you, Debi, so glad this worked out – cheers!

    – virgosun

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