Monday, 2 May 2016

MIVC602: Flowers

I've always been interested in plant and flower symbolism, so when designing the character of the Flower Girl, I did some research into the kind of flowers she might have. In contrast to the dark environment and the Black Owl, I wanted her to be mainly white and light colours (even if the comic isn't coloured), since white is a colour signifying death in Chinese culture.

The Flower Girl

White carnations are said to be symbols of faithfulness and purity, and also a common funeral flower.

Poppies are symbols of eternal sleep and oblivion, and white poppies symbolise consolation and dreams.

I also incorporated white chrysanthemums and lilies because of their associations with death and funeral flowers.

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