Quietus: The Sirens' Song Picture

She waits for each and other,
    She waits for all men born;
Forgets the earth her mother,
    The life of fruits and corn;
And spring and seed and swallow
Take wing for her and follow
Where summer song rings hollow
    And flowers are put to scorn.

— The Garden of Proserpine, Algernon Charles Swinburne

Another Quietus' inspired fanart, in this scene in chapter eight (nine if count the prologue) when Sakura hears the Sirens' song and is about the enter the cave which hosts the crystal clear spring where the aquatic spirits dwell. In the background you see the wood nymphs who bought her there. Hopefully the next image will include Sasuke and maybe Itachi.

I love the background here but then again I love mixing traditional art with digital backgrounds, mostly cause I'm to lazy to draw  backgrounds when it comes to traditional art. With digital art I can use photo's I've taken myself and manipulate them to make a pretty bg, but I want to finish some art for my own stories first... and maybe some art I promised Kyuu.

It's all pretty obvious but I will explain some stuff which inspired me, to sound cool, mind you. 

~ Sakura wears a crown/wreath of anemones on top of her head. In the language of flowers these mean, forsaken, sickness and unfading love while in Hanakotoba (花言葉, はなことば, Floriography, Language of flowers) their meaning sincere. 

~ Sakura's nightgown is decorated  golden thread and pearls an nod towards her capturer also being god of noble metals and precious gems which are found underneath the earth. 

~ You can see the background being very dark and mysterious yet it has a certain kind beauty… Sasuke's realm has more Tartarus and Elysium which tried to represent here.

~ Sakura has a ethereal glow surrounding her, those who are familiar with Ancient Greek Mythology might remember Semele. She the mother of Dionysus (god of wine) who burned to death when she witnessed Zeus in all his divine splendor. Hence the glow that surrounds Sakura. 

Art © mitsuki0tennyo
Brushes © crazy-alice
Quietus aka plot © AngeLhearteD
Naruto © by Masashi Kishimoto, Shueisha, Shōnen Jump, etc

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