Happy belated Valentine's Day everyone!
AND EFF YEAH I'M STILL ALIVE!!! Just about 2 more weeks & it's the holidays, & afterwards I'll be a junior! On the less brighter side I still need to retake that stupid exam (this will be the 4th time holy shit), but I just wanna look on the bright side for now.
So this one is about me & my past romances hahah (since we're having Valentine's Day why not?), except that I have NONE.
I've had plenty of crushes & falls on other people, though none of them ever amounted to anything other than heartbreak. I know things happen for reasons, and I guess I'm still far from ready for this romance stuff. But I do feel frustrated over this from time to time.
Then I realised that maybe it's not really the people that I fell for, but the idea. I love the idea of having that special someone & all that romance shiet, & some people just happened to fit the bill. But if it were to happen for real, I'd probably be inconvenienced most of the time. It's not always the people- sometimes it's just my perception.
Cupid's arrow pierced my heart a long time ago. But along the way I got the wrong ideas & things hardened me, so it never detached on its own & became an infection. Only I can pull it out, & when I do, hopefully I can start from scratch & this time I want to love myself first instead.
SO in terms of art direction I was kinda inspired by Utena (which I did try to read but never really continued with) on the pose & uniform, and also that promo art for Adventure Time's Lady and Peebles by Rebecca Sugar. It took me several tries (& plenty of layers) to get the pose right. I also took some inspiration from Dolce & Gabbana's 2006 Fall Collection & included some batik bc I like batik hahah
As for the flowers, I used the concept of rebirth, like how new life usually flourish around dead organisms. I tried making them more noticable, but I couldn't figure out how.
This took me abt 1 day to complete, give or take. Overall I really like this piece
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