This was a midterm assignment a while back in one of my graphic design classes. Basically we were given about 30 minutes to crank out a stunning design using what we had learned so far. The only catch was that it had to involve the archetypal shape of the egg and a horizon.
I decided to go with using the egg archetype's other meaning as an archetype for life. Since I spend so much time doing digital artwork I also decided to go with a "digital" theme. Sort of an illustration of life being reborn of the digital world so many of us live in today.
Given the time constraints I wasn't able to put too much more focus on the smaller details such as blending the horizon so it fits better and also making the lighting beneath the egg a little nicer.