Blooming - Nurturing Growth and Personal Development
This is an illustration of personal growth and development and all aspects associated with this lifelong process of improving and becoming better and better. 

I wanted to experiment with the idea and concept of how one "blooms" if one dedicates oneself to this process and gives sustained care and attention to oneself. 

The shapes represent petals and the little critters floating represent different past versions of oneself that they were able to overcome (the lazy one, the greedy one, the scared one, and so on). I've stretched the concept a little and went further into how it applies to drawing as well (or any other skill) by following the same principles of sustained effort and dedication. Hands are an important symbol and metaphor, first because we use hands for drawing and they are also a symbol for self-care, and second, wanted to convey the idea that self-growth and development it is a result that only ourselves can "craft".
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