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Cherry Blossom Nightmare by Absolute-Sero Cherry Blossom Nightmare by Absolute-Sero
Help me
Surrender my control
Searching for the death of my own soul
I bleed, but far beneath
My cover keeps the red from leaking
I'm bleeding on the inside
The fear before the fall
I'm 6 feet above the next time
I lose it all!

Keep your silence or
Reach for life beyond the stars
Save your mercy
For someone who needs it more
I'm the guilty
All the feelings come crashing down on me
I'm taking you with me

Well. Uh. This took a lot longer than anticipated. 8T There goes most of my day. WELL SPENT.

Definitely a more surreal image than I usually go for.. brighter too. But that was somewhat the point. I'm well aware of what colour non-photoshopped cherry blossoms are, but at the same time, grass isn't usually flame-coloured orange either (that I'm aware of). ;] ♥
The concept didn't stray too much from its original design for a change. I think watchers know my Lily, who is an enigmatic doctor/scientist and genius child with a whole lot of secrets.. if not, now ya know. Her expression was hard because it was meant to be a mix of rarely-seen emotions.. the problem ended up being.. Lily is.. a bit aggressive, and it comes off more angry than it really is. Promise.

This image is dripping with symbolism I cannot go into, though I'll say that the petals were inspired by the sort I see all around town right now. I'm not big on spring compared to winter, but it's very pretty.

Who can actually see Lily's eyes, raise their hand. >_< Or discern the little detail about the water under her feet/in the nearby puddle..
12-24 hours (lost track); Photoshop and SAI, Intuos4

Lily Harper -- *Absolute-Sero
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Mikkhos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh this is amazing. ;; You do such lovely work and spend so much time on it... it makes me insanely jealous that you have that sort of patience and dedication.
I can see some of those little cryptic details but it only has me SUPER curious. ;3; IDK WHAT IT MEANS.

That tree is beautiful. It reminds me of the one they describe in the Game of Thrones book series. 8D
Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhh don't give me too much credit-- this is 33%. I bs'ed a lot of stuff that you'd see clearly at full size. XD cough flowers cough
And omg, that grass. OTL I wasn't consistent on it..

And I'd have been surprised if you knew what it meant already.. you'd have to have Lily already talking to someone to know. And we know how common an occurrence that is. >8D
Some of this is symbolic, some... not.. >.>;;; ... <.<;;;;
I was happy with how the tree looked given I used one photo for reference and did it last (when I was tired from everything else). x3 <33
diana-hnd Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, trippy. I can't stop eyeing those water drops from the water petals there. I must say, I am quite taken with the red cherry blossoms and orange grass.

Dark and bright at the same time. Although... the bright parts - it makes me feel it's on the verge of aggression than anything positive.

Also, I adooooore Lily's hair. :heart::heart::heart:

By the by, I do see Lily's eyes. Er. One of it, that's not being obscured by her hair. Those blue-ish details in the water there looks something a little like reflections of some sort.
Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heeee - that's good. 'Trippy' is what I aimed for. >8] And actually that's very good to hear - the colours weren't meant to end up bright and HAPPY that's for sure. >.>;;; Plus if you met Lily, she is most definitely an aggressive individual, so it works.

I will say the big hint there are the stars.. despite that I tried to make the scene look foggy. ♥♥ And good catch seeing her eye(s) I couldn't get them to look right ;;
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