My FMA Ladyfest piece! (Also posted HERE on LJ.)
My prompt, essentially, covered the friendship of Sara Rockbell and Trisha Elric.
(You can find my original background painting here - Took about three/four hours total.)
(And some of the brushes here)
A first attempt at digitally painting bg without opacity and it turned out pretty well! I also tweaked the colors a bit so it would have more of a late-afternoon/sunset feel.
Ugh, sorry the anatomy is rather off, though!
Contours and memory.
17 year old azula in one of the firenation colonies :), fusion hanbok of sorts
The Japanese cherry blossom, known as the Sakura in Japanese, is the flower of a cherry tree that is cultivated for its decorative features rather than for cherries (it doesn’t bear fruit). The overwhelming beauty of the cherry blossom bloom has been known and adored for ages. The blooming period is associated with Japanese traditions, culture, aesthetics, and is a bittersweet metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life itself.
The blooming cherry blossoms herald the beginning of the centuries-old Hanami festival – the traditional Japanese custom of picnicking under trees rich with flowering Sakura branches and enjoying this short but striking first breath of spring. The blossoming wave usually starts in Okinawa in January or February and progresses through all of Japan until April or May. The cherry blossom front (Sakura zensen) can be conveniently tracked every year using this calendar.
"MELISSA" AGGRESSIVELY PLAYING IN THE DISTANCE