"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.
- the borderlucieg-stock.deviantart.com/ar…
- the "standing" carnation in the backajk-original-stock.deviantart.…
- the "standing" flower in the front - the one that's not a carnationpeachiesstock.deviantart.com/a…
- the leftmost bottom carnationpiratelotus-stock.deviantart.c…
- the big dark carnationpiratelotus-stock.deviantart.c…
- 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.