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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.


Credits:
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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:iconfallenprinceloki:
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 13 hours ago  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 11 hours ago  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 11 hours ago  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 11 hours ago  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 11 hours ago  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 7 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
Oh, okay. :noes:  I'm not fancy enough for expensive chocolate.  (But now I wanna try. :icongrinstareplz:)
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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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