This rose was one of my first attempts playing around with Copic markers (8x8). Background is a wash of watercolor.
Roses have always been a focal point in my artwork for as long as I can remember. I wish I had a cool, symbolic reason, but I just think they're pretty. I was going through a darker phase in my life when I drew this one, so I decided to make it black; yet, I couldn't help but add a splash of color in the center. No matter how dark times get, I think I've always noticed I have this undying feeling of hope and optimism within me. I hope it never dies.