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see03's The Lady of the West FanArt by FaeHime see03's The Lady of the West FanArt by FaeHime
Here is my gift art/ fanart for the wonderfully talented see03's story The Lady of the West([link]) If you haven't read it yet, you need too~ it's not too long, but it is a beautiful story told from the perspective of Satori, Sesshomaru's mother and mate to InuTaisho. Hopefully, with this she'll start posting it here on dA too!!!

Spent about 30 hours on this piece, and so I'm really really proud and happy with how it turned out... and my eyes might be bleeding, but that's not important XD

This is maybe my second foray into doing a completely digital background, and I'm really happy with it, though I know it could be better. Also, see all those tiny blue flowers there??? I hand shades each one... and hate them with a passion because of it =_= Love how they turned out but how I loathe each petite petal...

So there are three specific flowers in this piece and all have relevant meanings for the character of Satori:

The Forget-Me-Not's stand for true love, a longing for loyalty, and memories. The Dahlia stand for good choices, gratitude, holding your head high no matter what, keep pride in your accomplishments, and dignity. And the Sakura (on her obi) stand for feminine beauty and strength, as well as transitions.

All are HIGHLY significant in regards to this character, which is why I chose them for the piece. In an ironic twist, not a single one of these flowers is actually used in the story, another reason I chose them~ I wanted to use the silent language of flowers on the cover to convey the different themes of the story without directly spoiling it by using key elements from the chapters.

Aaaaand, that's it for me :iconinurainbowplz: I hope you like it :iconsee03: XD

Character Belong to Rumiko Takehashi
Satori's Concept and Story Belong to :iconsee03:
Art = MINE!
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M65P3 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful picture of Sesshomaru's mother. :XD:
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FaeHime Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :iconinuhappyplz:
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see03 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Now to actually just say something about the picture - I love the usage of flowers and that none of them are in the story! And she's HOLDING A NOTE!

Wonderful, simply wonderful.
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FaeHime Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You noticed the note!!! :iconinuhappyplz: I so was wanting to sneak it in there :) I'm really hoping more people will go and read your story! It is so wonderful, and I hope I managed to capture that for you :) I am so pleased that you like this! I was really worried for a bit :iconfoxwhoopsplz:
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see03 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think its gorgeous. I'm gonna show my beta this, because I know she will love it too!
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FaeHime Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YAY! I'll be working on the fanart for JotSS next ;)
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see03 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
YES OMG I CAN'T WAIT! *flails*

You're gonna kill me with your sheer awesomeness!

Btw, I finished another story over Christmas~~ It'll begin uploading on Dokuga soon~~
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FaeHime Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No! No dieing!!!

And yay!!! I can't wait to read!!!!!! XD
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see03 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's gonna turn into a mini-contest, so I hope you participate!
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FaeHime Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woot! TOTALLY :icondroolplz:
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