What can speak more about love than a rich bouquet of red lovely roses? Sweet scents that enchant our senses, making our hearts race, and our minds play on dear memories.
At the beginning of this year, I bought myself a new sketchbook, and eager to try it out, I grabbed my colored pencils and traced the lines to a sweet painful memory. I’m kidding. What I actually had in mind when I began sketching was one of my stories, Chidori, a Cell Phone Novel I wrote a couple of years ago (and which is now being edited, reason why I will not provide a link just yet), which focuses on a Japanese young adult who finds himself fall in love in the most stunning circumstances.
The girl in my drawing is a representation of his love interest, as one could think, all of the colors I used there are symbolic. You can easily notice the loving sweet red, the bight warm yellow, the pure dear white, and of course, the cold blue. I am going to leave her black hair aside (Yes, that was supposed to be black… but in the picture it came out like that…), because that would be too much of a spoiler.
Anyway, I have posted two versions of the same drawing. One is a normal view, the other—negative. I thought it looked pretty and it also gave me an idea related to the writing style of the story. The birds (the only ones that are digitally drawn) are here as a simple decorative element. Or maybe not? To be honest, they are part of another project, but that is going to be a whole different post.
Now that the post has reached an end, I am going to leave you all with some questions: What kind of feeling does this drawing convey to you? What would be the meaning of the colors I used, in your opinion, and how do you think they relate to the story? Do you think you can somehow guess some of the story’s plot? Also, if you are drawing too, do you also use symbols, be it either forms or colors?
And, as always, if you have any kind of advice to offer, the comment section is at your disposal. I would be more than happy to read your words~