Never did I finish this drawing.
Two years ago my best friend from college suddenly decided to get married with her high school sweetheart - whom she hasn't really been in touch with for nearly 10 years. It was probably a weak moment for them both, they wanted to put aside years of baggages and just get married. I was drafted to do the theme illustration for her.
That spring I myself was yet in a slow recovery from a reckless marriage, thus was really not in a bride's maid mood. Yet she is such a dear friend that I almost feel obligated to do the theme illustration, especially after she saw a wedding gift I made for another distant friend the year before. (see below)
At the time I turned in my "homework", she wanted to replace the cocktail glass with a violin - she's a violinist- and to remove the butterflies. In the Chinese equivalent of Romeo & Juliet story, the couple became butterflies coming out their graves. That was a bad omen to put on her wedding theme.
I was very reluctant to make any changes, partly because of my immature artistic ego, partly because I was very disillusioned with this whole wedding thing. I basically threw the Photoshop source file at her and said, "I'm really busy. I don't have time to change all that. Here's the source file, go ahead and modify it however you want."
We didn't talk to each other for nearly half a year. I didn't even get the wedding invitation.
When we finally reconnected with each other, she told me the groom bailed, at about the same time when we had the argument about the butterflies and cocktail.