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Weeping Sun by exaxAnami Weeping Sun by exaxAnami

In the midst of countless dropped flowers,
my head is still head high

In the midst of countless weeping flowers,
I am merely one

I will not give up, even if you aren't here
I will wait
With my head looking high
tears shedding
I will wait
I will forever wait


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In the acient mythologies, there is the story of the sunflower (:
My mother read this story to me when I was young, and I had always thought what a stupid person the sun flower was.
But now Im just like her///shot

The sunflower is a symbol of constancy (:

Because sunflowers drop their head when there is no sun/when the blooming season is over, I show how there is one who is the true 'Clytie'. Hopelessly waiting


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The tale of the sunflower :

Clytie was a water-nymph and in love with ('god' of the sun)Apollo, who made her no
return. So she pined away, sitting all day long upon the cold
ground. She gazed on the sun when he rose,
and as he passed through his daily course to his
setting; she saw no other object, her face turned constantly on
him. with time, she turned into a sunflower to always to face
the sun throughout its daily course; for it retains to that
extent the feeling of Clytie.

Long story short, she was wasting her life away to wait for a love that will never happen. Then turned herself into a sunflower which will continue to admire and follow the sun in the place of her feelings

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lace brush :iconredheadstock:
drawing those sunflowers one by one is very very painful.

(C) Exaxanami
OC: Liona Rivers
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:iconmaleiva:
Maleiva Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
is cute and adorable
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SterlingRevolver Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist
The sunflowers of course came out really nice, and the girl's wistful expression really sets the mood of the picture. What gets me the most has to be the night sky though, it's superbly done!
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APPLEXORSHIP Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
woouuuuuuuuuuuuuu this is sow cool
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ~~
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SugarBerryBite Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
This is so beautiful! Even the thought of drawing all those sunflowers gives me a headache!
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
thanks !
it gives me one as well ^___^;;;
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YuriKitten Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is gorgeous :3
the sky is so amazingly done :3
*stares off into space*
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
xD Thank you!
the sky was the part i had the most fun with~
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Yasuki-Konno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
WOW. The sheer atmosphere and the layout of bright yet ominous starry nightscape and sunflowers near sentient-like with its vibrant faces & fleshy petals is powerful yet bringing out a sense of solitude at the same time. Maybe it's the contrast b/w the wind-blown nature of the character's hair and the near haunting stillness of the sunflower field, maybe it's her soulful gaze into the heavens in tandem with the Clytie legend. Anyways this brings out so many emotions within vigorous forms. :star:
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Thank you so much for thethoughful messege (:
I'm really happy you looked into it so much!
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Yasuki-Konno Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
No problem, this is such a soulful piece and I was floored here. Keep it up! :star:
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
(:
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PieChan34-Creations Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
;w;!!!!! wahhhh so beautiful!!!!!
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
thank you :icononionpinnochioplz:
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PieChan34-Creations Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
x3! i wish i was that amazing with my art like you!... but is people like you that inspire me! ^^!
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
xDD oh gosh //blush blush
with lots of practice, okay? :P do your best!
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PieChan34-Creations Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
words of inspiration ^^ i love it!

thanks! :3
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SaitoGaika Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome drawing !!! and interesting story ^^
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
thank you :>
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NitroGoblin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   Digital Artist
This one looks so beautiful.
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:iconexaxanami:
exaxAnami Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
thank you so much :>
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NitroGoblin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   Digital Artist
anytime :)
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lucasblahblah Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowww, those sunflowers must have aken a very long time!
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
hmm, im not sure about time
but getting them to look like sunflowers certainly took a while ^__^
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lucasblahblah Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see :3 Well good job on the picture, really digging the perspective
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
thanks (:
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there and Congratulations on your Honorable Mention in #PromoteArt's Sunflower contest. This deviation has been featured here: [link]

Have a blessed day! :D
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megadaisy1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is way too beautiful!! :icontearplz:
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
thanks :'DD
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megadaisy1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your very welcome!
And I missed you so much! :hug:
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SakuraiGetsumori77 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is good...
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
^___^ thank you !!
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SakuraiGetsumori77 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Song95 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful **
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Thank you so much <3<3
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Song95 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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alalessia Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Amazing!! The hair, the flowers, the moon, her clothes O.O
*desperately tries to zoom closer*
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
:iconuu-plz: Thank you so much!
You can always download and zoom in on another program xD
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shikamaru1014 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
wow...amazing :omg: so prettyyy
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
:iconhontoplz:Thank you so much ~~
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Relxion-sama Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amg...soo wonderful!
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Thank you <3<3
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Relxion-sama Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
noo problems~~yu too wonderfulll!!!! :iconrlytearplz:
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Shuruya Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the background is so beautiful`(:
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Thank you so much (:
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Esevans Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   General Artist
Love the sunflowers. She is soo pale to her dress it does make it hard to see her very well. Also love the circling sky of clouds. You do a wonderful job of showing emotion in your works. :D
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
(: Thank you for noticing! I actually made her too pale on purose because it is unhealthy to wait for something unrealistic for a very long time
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AoiKen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LIKE IT ZOMG!
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exaxAnami Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
LOL
IM HAPPY YOU DO!
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AoiKen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man how much did it take for u to do the background seems tough
i'm not patient tho XD
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