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A Mother's Love by RavynneNevyrmore A Mother's Love by RavynneNevyrmore
"Ever since he was born, I never got to hold him, not even once. You can't call me his mother... That is my sin."

Heh, this image illustrates approximately how floored I imagine Sephiroth would be to learn he had an actual human mother. Of course, if this scene ever actually occured, Lucrecia would most likely have a Masamune in her gut, *especially* if Sephiroth knew what she did to him, but that's beside the point. MUSH AND FLUFF, I SAY.


The first thing to address is that I did NOT draw the flowers myself. They are from stock.

I had some difficulty deciding on his pose because I had to be careful not to make anything look sexual, lolz.  I wanted the maternal symbolism of her holding him to her chest and him grabbing onto her hips but given that they're both adults I hope it doesn't look inappropriate.

Surprisingly, her hair caused me way more angst than his did, which surprises me only because Sephiroth's hair is sacred. You do not fuck up Sephiroth's hair. You either get it right, or you do not draw Sephiroth. So his hair caused me some decent angst in its own right. But then I spent an hour one night between work and bed just shading her BANGS. I really hate her bangs. But not as much as I evidently hate her necklace, because I forgot to include it again. =X Having a time limit for this one didn't help... Let's say I left it out on purpose because I wanted to downplay the presence of unnatural adornments. Yeah, that's it.

The flowers are carnations, except for the two big ones standing up on the left. I'm not actually sure what they are, but they fit in nicely. =X The carnations were chosen because they're the traditional flower of Mother's Day. In particular, white carnations are supposed to symbolize the purity of a mother's love, while pink carnations have a biblical link with the Virgin Mary's heartache regarding Jesus's death. According to Wikipedia, anyway. Because the internet is always a reliable source of religion.


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roshi.deviantart.com/art/Roshi… by roshi - the border
lucieg-stock.deviantart.com/ar… by LucieG-Stock - the "standing" carnation in the back
ajk-original-stock.deviantart.… by AJK-Original-Stock - the "standing" flower in the front - the one that's not a carnation
peachiesstock.deviantart.com/a… by PeachiesStock - the leftmost bottom carnation
piratelotus-stock.deviantart.c… by PirateLotus-Stock - the big dark carnation
piratelotus-stock.deviantart.c… by PirateLotus-Stock - the rightmost carnation - the "side view" one

And I uh, can't seem to find the credits for that last one, the lighter pink one to the left of the dark one. =X I think I got it from Google... Yes I'm a bad person. :ohnoes:
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This is amazing art. The flowers add a great touch to the message you are portraying with this piece of art. I did notice Sepiroth's eyes are slightly misshapen and I was little confused about where his body ended and hers started. All in all, the piece is well worth the addition to Deviantart and a beautiful piece for Mother's Day coming up. The colors are great, and I really like how you framed Lucretsia and Sephiroth with what would almost looks like stained glass framing. There really isn't anything bad to say about this. It really is heartfelt and literally almost brought a tear to my eye.

Well done!
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sweetladyamy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Sephy's expression is far too perfect, like 'wtf' just fits this too well.

Love the theme, Mother's Day.

As for the internet being reliable for anything. pffffft. Bah-ha-ha-ha-ha. Good one!

The internet is only reliable if you can make it so.

Anyway, nice job on the whole scene. It is very nice and I am glad to have it in my group. Thanks for submitting it.
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. =)  It's very old art now but it seems to be a perennial favorite so I thought the group might enjoy it.
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sweetladyamy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Once again, I thank you for submitting it. If nothing more, I love it.

And, what's wrong with old art?

Whether it's a portrait, something along the lines of 'what the fuck is this!?' by an artist like Picasso, or an old rock song, like 'The Boys Are Back In Town' by Thin Lizzy, art is art, and older makes it better, like wine or chocolate (of course if the chocolate is unopened).

So, you're very welcome. I hope you make more great art like this in the future. :heart:
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I had no idea chocolate was supposed to age.  Doesn't it get white and weird when you do that?
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sweetladyamy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Unopened chocolate. Of course, you'd get that from an unopened Hershey's bar simply because that's processed chocolate.

I mean, the kind you get for a high price, the really good stuff. Of course, unlike wine if you let it set for 100, 200 years it'll probably be really bad. I mean, a year, maybe two years and it'll be really good, especially if it's dark or next to pure. (You might even get a tiny bit intoxicated)
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh, okay. :noes:  I'm not fancy enough for expensive chocolate.  (But now I wanna try. :icongrinstareplz:)
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sweetladyamy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
A box of Stephany's or from some other fancy-panties company like that should suffice. And you can spend like as little as $5 for a small box.

Enjoy!
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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EragonJediGirl357 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Poor Sephy and Lu...
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LadyJuxtaposition Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very lovely picture! The flowers added a very nice touch to it!
Thank you so much for sharing; this will inspired me in the future! :D
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. =)
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LadyJuxtaposition Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome anytime! :D
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morikun-rinari Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Artist
"You do not fuck up Sephiroth's hair. You either get it right, or you do not draw Sephiroth."

:o Agreed! I've struggled with his hair ever since I've started drawing fan art of him back in 2006/2007. His hair started too abstract at first but I've tried to move forward and made his hair look like it actually "flow" like semi-realistic hair. I even make a sketchy step-by-step process (which I still need to develop further) of how I draw Sephiroth bangs most of the time and probably might fix in the near future.

Anyways, in regards of your art I think you did an impressive job. :) I've sometimes wondered how Sephiroth would react if he had met his mother prior or before the Nibelheim incident.
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I still can't get his hair right. :dummy:
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morikun-rinari Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Artist
Hmm...if you want, I could link you to the Sephiroth hair tutorial that I'm still working on. :/
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Sure why not. :dummy:
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morikun-rinari Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Artist
Here it is: [link]

Encourage me to finish this if you think it needs more substance and a level of "cleanliness" in terms of lack of pencil work and editing the tutorial into a file made in PhotoShop because I have too much time in my hands these days and easily procrastinate as a result of oversupplied time (its summer and I only take one class three days a week). :dummy:
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Rune33 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
I think Sephiroth would break down in tears and hug his real mother because he would be mad but happy that he does but that's just my opinion. love the look on his face.
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:lol: That's not Sephiroth. That's Sephiroth In Leather Pants.

...well, Sephiroth actually does wear leather pants, but. You know. Read the trope. And then read the #1 example under the "video games" category.
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Rune33 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
oh what do i know, sometimes i don't know what i'm thinking
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautifully sad and pretty!
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FirstDarkAngel2001 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
that was amazing on making the flowers! :XD: great work! :D
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salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Great job.:D
Lucrecia looks lovely.:love:
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. =)
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salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
You're welcome. ^_^
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SilverSirenSongs Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright thats it, you just gave me the final shove, Imma make a story about Sephy, BUT!!!!!!! >.>
The Sephiroth that has tortured the FF character's will be a clone that Hojo the Homo made seeing as the REAL Sephy will be locked up somewhere, Dunno yet...but I DO know it's gonna be as Kick A** as I can make it :D, PS
Great art, it warms my heart because it reminds me of a mother's love, like my mom has for me, ^^ now if you'll excuse me, Imma go hug her, and then Imma go start my story, Chow!
~Sirens
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Glad I've inspired you =) ...but I'd encourage you to rethink undermining Sephiroth's character by writing off all his atrocities as "Oh, well, that wasn't the REAL Sephiroth."

Sephiroth is a twisted and complex individual who has done horrible deeds with no remorse in his heart. I've seen many fangirls try to remove him from these deeds or inject a sense of compassion into him so that they can sympathize with him, but that's not Sephiroth at all. Sephiroth is a self-absorbed bastard and that should be recognized by any fan.
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SilverSirenSongs Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand that, and I'm not completely erasing them, it's just that all the things he's become is because of Hojo, and everyone else get's a happy ending I just want to do a 'What If' kinda thing, I'm also writing a different story besides my little 'What If' Where Hojo actually somehow combined Sephiroth's gene's with another female's and Ta-da a daughter O.o, And also in my story Sephys clone is gonna come and do some weird crap and make Sephiroth go partly insane for a while, Yeah he's not going to get his happy ending easily, and He's still a bastard in my story, and I'm also not a fan XD I'm writing the story as a test run, to see if I can capture his presence and attitude if the occasion call's for me to write for him, like if someone asks me for a oneshot, I probably won't even publish it,
But yeah, I bet if Sephiroth ever new his REAL Mother (Lucrecia Crescent) he might not obsess over Jenova, And seeing as Hojo fcked with his mind all his life its no wonder he went insane, I'D go insane if Hojo was my dad O.o
(P.S sorry if this is in any way spoiling anything)
Anyway, I'm not trying to Sympathies with him, I'm just trying to give him a small justice, not much, but just a small one, Besides, I'm spoiling the story right now, Because at the end either he's going to die, or the main OC is going to die, or he go's partly insane cause of his clone and kills her, there's going to be some drama in it,
-Shrugs- never know, right now all I know is that if I don't write the plot Bunnie, it won't leave me alone for a month,
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I could probably think of at least 5 fanfics with the premise of "Hojo took the genes of Character 1 and the genes of Character 2 and created offpsring of the two characters." I'm sure if I went looking I'd find a lot more. Not to mention the plethora of fanfiction where the author creates an OC that is a child of a canon character the natural way. It's standard Mary Sue stuff.

Sephiroth doesn't obsess over Jenova. He uses her as a means to achieve his own goals. If Sephiroth met Lucrecia and knew who she was, I'm fairly sure he would kill her.
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SilverSirenSongs Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah you may be right, but then again -shrugs- to each his own end, people have their ways of things, and other people have theirs, we can't all think the same way or it'll be attack of the clone's O.o, and like I said, I probably won't post the stuff, I never do so there's not much of a chance it'll make it out of my computer alive.
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NaughtyBoy83 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Lovely Art.
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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SovereignAshes Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Hot damn awesome flowers x.x

Even Sephy just needs a hug now and then ;P
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. ^_^ They were a pain in the butt to get looking right, even though I didn't draw the line art myself.
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LucieG-Stock Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Just a quick note to let you know I've featured this piece in my journal: [link]
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, that's sweet :aww: nicely done, and I like the use of flowers too :)
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
thanks. ^_^
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FinalFarewellToYou Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009   Writer
I love flowers! By the way my name is Rose I love the carnations they look so alive this is amazing! Not many people make flowers in pictures look alive like they are glowing it's beautiful :D
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it. =) You might want to check out how I made them, too, since I detailed it in the comments. I didn't do the line art myself.
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FinalFarewellToYou Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009   Writer
Okay I'll look for the details. Also I'm new to deviantart I don't know how everything works yet so.
I hope this doesn't bother you in any way :(
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Right under the picture you'll see a box titled "Artist's Comments" with a lot of text in it.

...bother me how? :confused: What would bother me?
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FinalFarewellToYou Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009   Writer
Um asking questions.
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
lol of course not :D
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FinalFarewellToYou Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009   Writer
:thanks:
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M65P3 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work of them. Yea, I don't think Seph would be very too happy to learn of what had happened before he was born. I think he would be overall quite mad at her.
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Well, considering he's absorbed all the knowledge of the Lifestream, there's a chance that he already does know. ;D Really it just depends on whether something so trivial to the grand scheme of the universe would be contained within the knowledge of the Lifestream.
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M65P3 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
True, true. :)
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PeachiesStock Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Thanks for using our stock, love your result
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