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September 16, 2015
Morning Glory by Kanekiru
Featured by cinyu
Suggested by PactMaker
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Morning Glory



[EDIT] I forgot to say type this out, but thank you so much for the DD again!! >< 

this was homework for IB art


I'll type something out later 


Okay! Now I can explain. (Sorry, when I uploaded this, I had too much homework to explain anything)

This drawing was for my art class, and out prompt was based on a paper we chose out of my teacher's hand. I got morning glory, so I tried to incorporate two interpretations of it. 
One being pretty obvious, the flowers. Two, is the glorious feeling of waking up in the morning after getting a nice amount of sleep, and experiencing the glow of light seeping through the window :^) 

Morning glories are known to bloom during the morning, when sunlight is at its strongest, but their life span is very short, so they eventually die in the afternoon. Sad ;___; 
I wanted to incorporate that time frame by adding transitions throughout the composition. When I first saw reference photos of morning glories, the leaves looked similar to steps. Which is why she's leaping off them. I thought it was pretty cool, so I wanted her to be leaping to the next phase of her life, which is death. The wooden structure underneath is supposed to represent support, and the water flowing down is another life support. (Although I hear morning glories typically prefer dry soil...oh.) but intertwined with the wooden structure is a rib cage. They become more prominent by its increasing size. So, it's pretty important how death plays a role in their life (whut). Also they're alive during the day, so it makes sense to add the bg as a nice blue sky.  

Also to clear something up-- the foliage that is behind the rib cage appears through as if they're dying. So, no the rib cage is not transparent. You can see because the part of the rib cage farther in the back is not showing the sky. 

And explanation two; why I do I have a girl ?? 
WELL. Humans can be very expressive. And foliage...ehhh. Flowers can be very expressive, but not enough for my tastes. Humans on the other hand, animate things, can express feelings better. And because I said morning glory should be interpreted both ways, I used a human to make this drawing more emotional. Her body language is supposed to show off that glorious-ness of waking up! You have enough energy to do shit! ( ` V `)9 Plus, I remembered this fashion designer, Grace Ciao, who uses flower petals to design dresses and I thought it would be cool to design a anthropomorphic flower girl. (Pretty simple design though)

Aaaaand that's the gist of my background info for this.  
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ACEnBEAKY's avatar

Wow this is amazing.