"Putting the Past to Rest" (No Filter) -Rose = "Passion, true love, immortal love, the everlasting, and a love that will never fade. It can also symbolize sacrifice, respect, or be a memorial...Roses can honor our loved ones or bring peace in turbulent times. " -Skull = "Can symbolize overcoming difficult challenges even overcoming death. They can symbolize the death of an old life, a past that has been defeated and a change for the better has occurred. A rebirth has happened. A reminder to live life to the fullest and the inevitability that death is ever lurking." -Skull & Rose - "There is no doubt the duality of life and death can be represented. Live for the beauty of today, for death is coming for us all. Life and death. Beauty and vitality and the end. The eternal struggle between good and darkness. And from death comes new life. The skull and rose can also symbolize together the birth of a new life as obstacles or enemies have been defeated." -Originally (yesterday - November 10, 2018), I just heard "Civil War" by Guns 'N' Roses on the radio and got it stuck in my head. I wanted to draw something with a gun, a rose, and a skull. I had the idea of a skeleton with an emptied hourglass in mind already and just added it to the other themes.