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AUSA 2013 - Hanami by shirotsuki AUSA 2013 - Hanami by shirotsuki
Hi Deviantart!

Here's some of the artwork I've been working on for AnimeUSA's 2013 convention! They're exploring kind of an Edo theme this year, so I've been asked to put the mascot, Kaede, into some nice scenic compositions inspired by woodcut prints. This was pretty tough to work on but I think it turned out well!

There's two more flyers to go, plus a program book cover. I do process updates on my tumblr,, if you're interested in following along there <3

(Also, I really hope this posts despite the upload dingy's insistence that my browser is not supported.)

Made with lots of different leads on bristol, colored in photoshop!
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Given 2013-09-18
AUSA 2013 - Hanami by *shirotsuki ( Suggested by pronkyou2 and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
I love this painting. Like others have already said it's really soft and beautiful and that's why I like it so much.

I particularly like the look on the woman's face, and how well it blends with the cherry blossoms. To me it actually make the whole image to look somewhat tragic, like the woman is really sad about something and she came out here to think about what's eating her.

I'm not sure if that was your intent but that's what I got from it.
David-Michaels Oct 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Featured in portuguese blog Coisas da Interwebs. Have a nice day!
leoninn Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.. Just Beautiful... 
huggaholic Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful. Love the style you drew this in :aww:
torngemini Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! The colors just pop and the whole scene is gorgeous!!
blanket86 Sep 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I like this style, great composition! Congratulations!
this is AMAZING, I LOVE the colors, linees, and style! And I like how it's not in a generic anime style like some of the other DDs.
This piece is just gorgeous and calming, and has a very traditional watercolor feel to it :) I would love and treasure a book filled with drawings of this kind :love:
TheArtOfaMadMan Sep 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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