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Flowers: Thought by nillia Flowers: Thought by nillia
The first in a series of thematic paintings I hope to do.
Gouache on 24x18 bristol.

Please comment with your interpretation. What is happening here? Do you see any symbolism? What is she thinking, if anything? How does the piece make you feel? This is just as much study of how many ideas my imagery could generate as it is an exploration for me.
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Crystal-Mew Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Wow...this is beautiful. I feel such warmth and peace, like the bright sun of summer. She doesn't seem extremely happy though...I see a lack of contentment on her face. Perhaps she's not resting, but dreaming of summers past and happier days. Beautiful. <3

Thanks for reminding me to talk about interpretation, by the way. I haven't analyzed a picture in a while!
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LostKudzu Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful! To me, she is dreaming.
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Coffee-And-Cream Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this!
To me the girl has experienced a peaceful death. The white in the piece to me feels pure and clean. She has a good soul. Once her body breaks down the flowers grow from where she once laid. The purity of her being has fostered healthy and bountiful flowers.
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beatnig Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Dreaming definitely more than thought. It kind of makes me think of death since her eyes are closed and the flowers are growing out of her. Maybe dreaming about death. Possibly rebirth since the colors are so vivid.
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Konamiabstract Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
OH VERY SOOTHING IDEA i like this,favorite XD (:
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theheek Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
cool idea
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ThreeLeaves Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing ! .____.
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice concept :)
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AmandaUlfrica Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Love this idea! :heart:
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TheShyestNinja Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
this is amazing
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atram95 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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LindenRose Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
This is unique!
This piece feels very spiritual or magical.
It's like the young woman is very much a part of the earth, a creative spirit.
Maybe she's a goddess who is sleeping.
Or maybe she is a woman who has passed on, becoming the flowers, like the circle of life.
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claossoul Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Very Nice!
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NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very neat concept! In my opinion, her nose looks a little too pink, but it does give her face some more color... The way you connected the flowers to colorful hair strands looks very cool. Nicely done~ ^^ :thumbsup:
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storm-rao Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
I see it as a study of life, the flowers form in her dreams, to the point where she doesn't know where the flowers begin and she begins
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IHATEfangirls Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I like the concept, and the flowers are absolutely gorgeous-but her face looks kind of...flat, almost. Like it has no depth, and it's just 2D. And the recent trend of making noses really red, or really brown, doesn't seem to work with the rest of the style. I don't know-I like it, but it just seems a bit off. Sorry, it's just that I'd want to be told something like that for personal improvement, and I know some people don't, so...sorry. I really love the flowers, though, the way you got the shading, and the kind of...sheer texture and the faded tones, the blue and the almost burgundy shadows that give them dimension and catch attention. And it's that dimension that she lacks.
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ms-Bennington Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
nice job. :clap:
IMO, instead of thinking I would call that she is dreaming (because of her pose). Dreaming about something nice as flowers. :)
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DeliciousTacos Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me of a Ukrainian theme <3
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YukiHarima345 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I love the sketch you did with the person and the flower. I also love the art style you went with it. The colors also reinforce a positive feel in the mood of the art
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Faerielight345 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Needless to say, this is an absolutely stunning piece. I love the vibrant colors and the different shapes of the flowers. I couldn't help but think she was dreaming of what it would be like to shrink very small, and walk through a garden of flowers. The painting reminds me of Alice in Wonderland in that aspect. It has a peaceful mood to it. Overall, you did an amazing job!
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DanMarDelCas Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good work :D
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HoudaShams Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunning!! i adore the idea as well!!
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durat33 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
This is gorgeous... It almost makes me think of the circle of life.. the girl dies, and eventually turns to dirt. Then flowers grow where her body once was...
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MiracleMiharu Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful!
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gInabr0wn Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
rele nice! :floating:
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Lliaaame Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The flowers coming out of her hair could represent little brain children of the girl, or it could be the beauty of her hair representing her femininity. It makes me happy at first because of the pretty ness of it but then there's some sort of longing of the girl that seems sort of desperate...huh when someone asks for it I can be deep! Lol ;)
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honeyxtea Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
fantastic work :D I love everything about this, especially all the colors.
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cathychen Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
extremely pretty..it's weird how there's only 5 comments..lol
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LunarLullabies Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's amazing! Gorgeous colors and I love the concept :')
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TEEHEEperson Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful! Love the colour. :)
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lupuslady Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
This is so cool, very pretty!
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crashmypartyhard Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how surreal. but i love this. very colorful. peaceful looking.
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SundayLion Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beatiful and a good idea.
Good luck with the series!
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Marohossam Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow great work
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