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April 24, 2009
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A Chance for a Better Tomorrow by soulblade35 A Chance for a Better Tomorrow by soulblade35
An illustration made in celebration of Earth Day last April 22, 2009.

Here is a brief description of how I came up with this:

1. The Earth is represented by a flower, symbolizing renewal, or rebirth, blossomed again as much newer, fresher and livelier than before.
2. The petals show the flags of the nations of the world, and being in one with the flower, they are united in contributing regarding environmental concerns.
3. Principal color schemes are blue, green and brown, befitting the colors of the earth and nature.

It is never too late to act now for our planet's sake. But time is ticking very fast until the somewhat liveable world we live in is no longer what is used to be in the nearest future.

Crayola crayons on a parchment paper, April 22, 2009
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N-dreamer Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student General Artist
this is done very creative
i like the happiness around the flower P;
soulblade35 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Uh-huh, but it's done in a sketchy manner somehow. I'd be re-editing this drawing someday, but thanks for the comment anyway :)
MizuRenkin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009   Digital Artist
Interesting. I think this is the first time I've seen artwork done in crayon on DeviantART. I think it would look much better without the people. They seem to be just scribbled in for effect, but I think that takes away from the emotional impact that the picture could convey.
soulblade35 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Thanks for the wonderful comments. That's all what I really need.

Back then, I have that idea of having several people surrounding the flowerpot. What are they for? Well, as you have said -- they are there for effect. They seem to be celebrating or some sort. And since I really wanted the flowerpot the focus of this image, I think that they should not be drawn as detailed as the flowerpot, for it might cause distraction. I thought that would work sucessfully.

Since now you've told me that it didn't work in some way, I might as well consider your suggestion -- not today, but some other time. Re-doing this drawing is not that difficult, as long as I have my light table, extra papers, and time for that to happen.
yoco-chan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Student General Artist
This looks really nice, it fits the theme really good! :clap:
I like how you made the world a flower ^.^
soulblade35 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
It's my first attempt evar of a drawing with a more thematic theme, and I'm happy that you find the theme well expressed here! Did I?

Well, that's my given interpretation of the earth being reborn, and I think that a flower really fit as an representational icon.
yoco-chan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Student General Artist
Yeah!, you did it really well, especialy for a first time, because these kind of theme's are very difficult to portrait :nod:
I like that idea :D
soulblade35 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Actually it's bit difficult because that requires a lot of thought. What symbolic elements would I use? What the message will be? To help me find a model and inspiration, I started observing posters and murals -- and to stimulate my mind, I imagined that I would be joining an Earth Day art contest -- though this illustration has never been included in any actual contest whatsoever.

So there it is -- my interpretation of how we could help our earth a livable place once more by helping mother nature recover again and save our planet from total destruction because of our own doing. :D
yoco-chan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Student General Artist
Yeah I allready thought that something like this would need allot of thinking :nod:
Wusntme Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009

I really like this! ALOT! Its so deep, I love what everything symbolizes and you did amazing with the crayons!
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