I've noticed that I'm not very good at digital art. I can't color no matter what, but especially of the computer I just can't make things look right, and I've always had to draw a picture on paper, scan it, color it there, it takes a long time. So I've been trying to practice fully-digital drawings recently. Since this was made with dA Muro, I'm kinda proud to call this a digital drawing. ;w;
This is for the Firefly Festival for Harvest Town!
(Just so you know, that is not Annie, but the reflection of Annie- the only real things in this picture are her hands and the flower. Everything else is a reflection.) I got this idea kinda right away.
Oh, and let's just say she isn't wearing her necklace because, well, last year it fell in the water and now she doesn't do that anymore... >.> Here, let's have a ramble from our very own Annie. (you all know how she loooves to ramble and talk!)
"The firefly festival is a beautiful time in Strawberry Village! We collect moonstones from the nearby mines (thank you, Sabrina!) and put chips of them into the middle of the firefly flower so that they glow! Usually moonstones aren't very vaulable, but during this time they seem more precious than diamonds! When we send them off, it's like we're watching the path of the ones we love, moving through their lives in the cities or towns we left them in, or sometimes beyond the grave. Many like to connect it to ancestors and guiding spirits, but I just find that a bit morbid! So I like to take the time to wonder where my family is now, and how their doing...
This is the one festival I like to spend alone. Of course I would love to go to the beach in a big group like usual, or maybe even a date! (IwishIwishIwish...) But this festival is a bit of a sombre time for me, and I like to think of my twin sister, Ann, and how we're so different but still connected, or I think of my big brother Basil, who I haven;t seen since I was little and he ran away with his friend Winter. I think of my mother, who I was always hard on growing up, but she had to deal with so much. I think of my father, who worked to keep the family happy and together. I think back on all the people I've touched that I've left behind for this town and this me, and I hope they can feel my flower guiding them along the happiest route of life, even the people I wasn't necessarily nice too!
I hope this festival grants itself just as much meaning as it does to me! (And if anyone wants to take me aside during my time of thought, and share a beautiful Romantic dinner with firefly light, and you also happen to be sort of princely, let me know!)"