skeleton breath

Made this a while back, just wanted some kinda reference for her.

This is Papavera, god of death for my story Dragon’s Breath. She’s the creature in my Poppy Seeds drawing that I turned into a character a long time ago, but I never drew her.

Her name is the scientific family of poppy flowers (actually Papaveraceae), it means “milk” in Latin, referring to the opium itself.

You can’t keep pretending everything is okay. At one point you’re going to run out of closet space. Take a moment, move the skeleton. You’re never going to be able to breathe if you’re always checking to make sure it hasn’t come back to life.
—  KJS // Excerpt from the book I’ll never write #104