Fire Briar Rose
Thursday, May 13th, 2010
This is a doodle of a fictional construct, a flower with 7 petals, 7 leaves, and 7 thorns. The thorns and leaves make a spiral going up the stem, one opposite the other so they frame the flower perfectly when viewed from above. The rose itself has char-black edges on the petals, which turn red and then orange, the center of the flower glowing like hot coals. The whole plant is barely 3″ tall, growing in singular solitude on the floor of certain magical forests.
I don’t think that all of this got conveyed in the doodle, but there’s only so much one can do with pencil. Still, it helped to have something concrete to think about when I was working on the story that featured the fire briar rose.