Those who stayed did so only because they had really important businesses to finalize. It was not an easy decision by any stretch. Once you stay, you stay forever and not to live for too long probably.
IMPORTANT: full screen + dim light in the room
Painting I did in two weeks deadline for the art tournament announced by Bjorn Hurri.
As you see on the initial thumbnails I was thinking about adding a woman hologram but then I decided it not only kills the mood and composition but also is just a cliche move I really wanted to avoid.
The topic was this awesome music piece by Justin Lassen https://soundcloud.com/justinlassen/walking-a-brightly-lit-darker#t=0:00 Don't you just hear roaring of the rocket engines at the very beginning? This + the overall mood was my inspiration.