This picture tells an amazing story that is about to begin - the first step in a great journey and it's kind of nostalgic of the imagination that you have when you're a child as well, especially with the attic setting
This is beautiful and very well done but to be quite honest I like the original from 2006 a lot better. There was somehow more innocence to it. More of a mystery... Something like a fairytale land. This doesn't feel as magical to me.
The artwork itself is, of course, impeccable as usual.
Oh, I didn't even try to surpass the original artwork. Wouldn't have been possible I guess. I just wanted to give a nod to the original "The Journey Begins" and create a connection between the artwork from 2006 and the story.