Our hearts seldom ever forget those we have held dear in our lifetimes.
Memories of our loved ones linger indefinitely as we grow; a constant reminder of the people who helped make us all we could ever be. All we are.
That single, beautiful flaw now ebbed warmly through Iiotain’s heart as she stared at the small trinkets swaying in the westward breeze. Her chest halted: she didn’t dare to breathe, fearing the movement would chase away the rekindled sensation. Her empty shell of a body swayed slowly in time with the push and pull of the wind as she watched the tiny ornaments. They glinted and shimmered in the dim light she cast, sheltered in their cage of baron branches.
In days gone by she might have watched them with less nostalgia and more tenderness.
For, handcrafted and painted with care, these were tiny symbols of friendship. Suspended in the late evening and hidden from most, they were made to last forever. Be it not physically, but in the memories of those they portrayed.
“Iio! Remember those little figurines you made? Look, I’ve made a tiny me, a tiny you and a tiny Vreyin out of them!” Saiya had smiled as she’d held them aloft for Iiotian to see. They had sang quietly in the breeze, each painted in the likeness of the three.
“Those are fantastic! They’re so cute! Aww look at little Vrey! I love them!” Iiotain had said.
“Oh gooooood! I’m so glad your not angry I painted them!” She’d laughed as she’d shifted them into the sunlight. They’d glimmered and sang loudly, the wind catching the small holes carved into each side of the trinkets.
Iiotain now cut a lonely figure through the gathering mist as she stood, transfixed, to the spot. The dull grey of the evening sky had since faded away, leaving only the black of night. Starless as it was.
The wind had picked up, sending the tiny ornaments dancing in its updraft, harmonising as they swayed.
Iiotain stirred gently, for they sang the lonely echoes of her lullaby.
Her only lullaby.
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I'm so pleased I managed to finish this, it might not look like much to many of you, but it was a large step for me. I've never really been able to finish a proper image with strong lighting and a background to boot before :3
So I really hope you all like it!
The main character is Iio as an Amsk while the little trinkets are Vreyin, Iiotian and Saiya.
I cried a stupid amount of times while painting this xD The saddest part of it, for me anyway, is that she knows theres something about these small, odd trinkets. But she doesn't know what.
She doesnt know that she herself placed them there with her own sister and best friend as a sign of their friendship.
If anyones interested, I was listening to this song while drawing this: [link]
The first part of the song really hit me in the heart while I was working.
Thats about it! Hope you all like this!
Most of all I hope it stirs some feelings <:3Edit: I went back and reworked this image. I've re-done the highlights, added a few details I missed out, sorted out the general composition and added rain as I felt it looked bare. Hope you all like this version!
Rain Brush used:[link]Note:
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