commission for quigonejinn, of tamsin, stacker, and herc in the pacific rim abhorsen au.
jesus christ this took so long. so long. i mean, i’m super happy with the result but i think i’m not gonna draw flowers again for like the next five years.
speaking of flowers! there is a shitton of flower symbolism here which i meticulously researched (= spent an inordinate amount of time on the wikipedia page for plant symbolism). so without further ado:
ashpodel, cypress twigs, black roses, and poppies. poppies in general signify eternal sleep/oblivion, what with the opium and so on. both cypresses and black roses are for death, while cypress also means mourning/sorrow, and the black rose doubles for rejuvenation/rebirth. according to the wiki page, ashpodel means ‘my regret follows you to the grave’, which i mainly thought was hilarious in a tragic way, but as it turns out, in greek mythology they’re basically the plant that’s connected to death and the underworld.
pansy, winged seeds (maple in this case), ox-eye daisy, and witch-hazel. pansies and ox-eye daisies stand for thoughts and patience, respectively, which is kinda as close as i could find to foresight or similar. witch-hazel means magic spells, since the clayr’s sight is a special kind of magic, and winged seeds mean messengers.
borage, white heather, gladiolus, and oak leaves. borage and oak leaves are for courage and strength, while white heather signifies protection, and gladiolus stands for ‘strength of character, honor, conviction’.