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Note on colour: something very odd is going on with the colours, and my quick fixes only seem to be making it worse. I'm a bit too tired to solve it just right now, but hopefully I'll find a solution soon. Just be aware that this is not the way they are supposed to look.
This is my second entry for the National autumn art show. Having several rounds of decaying roses in your room can get quite iffy by the way, and you get some odd looks by your visitors
The idea was purely visual for me, so I can't attest to it's origins. The feeling though was bleak. So while many's initial response will be 'pretty', it does not flip that switch for me.
Originally the flower on the cheek was a wound, but it would have looked to graphical I think, so I changed it to a blooming rose. I may have been inspired by a couple of other images around on DA where your have flowers or other stuff growing out of the skin. I wish it looked as awesome as theirs
Again I have mixed feelings. I like the idea, it looked quite brilliant in my mind. It's in realizing it that It's not as good as I wanted it to be. It may also suffer from too much busyness and not enough force or pathos.