"Earth King and Queen," colored pencil and ink

Finally finished this very personal piece, which I’ve been working on for almost a year, I think (I know I posted the skechwork here in May).

Persephone and Hades. As Gnomes. Earth Queen and King.

And in case anyone’s interested, flower symbolism:

Above Persephone:

Freesia – innocence and thoughtfulness
Gladiolus – strength of character
Blue iris – faith and hope
Purple lilac – first love
Pink rose – sweetness, elegance and grace

Below Hades:

Gardenia – purity, secret love
Hydrangea – gratitude for being understood
Orchid – refinement, mature charm
Lavender rose – love at first sight
Stock – happy life, promptness