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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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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  Professional 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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