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Sakura by aiki-ame Sakura by aiki-ame
Picture done for Japan charity artbook Rising Sun!

my first time attempting at such detailed background...orz|| failed perspective...lol

If you could help by buying the left over sales it would be great!! there are amazing artists in there...i'm honored to be included! >w< here's the link for more info!

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Only 11 copies left~~ OWO
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Given 2011-09-20
Sakura by ~aiki-ame has a wonderful perspective, amazing coloring, a great flow, and is full of traditional style details and themes. ( Suggested by Gwendolyn12 and Featured by Nyiana-sama )
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sae-midori Featured By Owner May 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Meiko Honma Menma (Excited) [V1] ~salmon heart bullet  Oh, wow! What a fantastically beautiful image! I absolutely love the flying red paper cranes. They visually sweep me into the image, leading me down the stairs to be greeted by a gorgeous archway of extraordinarily beautiful sakura, which leads me back once again to meet the lovely young girl - it's an incredibly captivating composition that leaves you with this uplifting feeling of great happiness. It makes me smile just looking at it. Brilliantly done! kaomoji set 2 18/67 

moonflower~pink heart bullet  Keep up the amazing work!
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aiki-ame Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ah thank you~ ^_^
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sae-midori Featured By Owner May 12, 2014   Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :heart:
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ShinyMai Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014   Digital Artist
OMG this is BEAUTIFUL HJJGUIG 
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CarlaSophia Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014   Photographer
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jesschan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Gorgeous
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NoelaniDesign Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! I love the especially love the flying cranes...it makes it more dream-like to me. ^.^
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mitsukokami Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so pretty
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rainy-season Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
wow this piece is so nicely done!
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Jburns272 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very lovely
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KiusLady Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So very lovely :)
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palmbook Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG! So beautiful :love:
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
This is really nice
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Art-by-Eos Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!
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lucholopez Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Beautiful and sweet
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jaitheknig Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its so beautiful...>_< Well Done!!
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thanhthao187 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Wonderful drawing!
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shioryu Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :heart:
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MemoryThiefChild Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I love the art style its so beautiful.
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alanmcfee Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
really beautiful, love the origami cranes
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TazNgO Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Artist
nice ~! >:3
love ur art work much~


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aiki-ame Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
>w< (cute signature btw. XD)
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TazNgO Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Artist
tsk <3


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TJINa-ri-el Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow so nice*0*
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IsaHyuga Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
im going to buy it!!!!
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kondouyumi-tan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is goregous! XD I love it! :la:
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Natasza41 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING!! AWWW!!!
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bluerosefantasy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Artist
very nice!
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R3dArkang3l Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
So beautiful! :love:
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xxbakugangirlxx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student General Artist
This is beautiful :heart:
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elmomiller Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you are so creative! you come up with the nicest artwork!
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Anise28 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
wow.. I'm speechless.. It's so perfect.. :)
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TakoxTako Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this draw [link] fresh and... pure
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Rima1110cross Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student Artist
wow i really love the kimo so beautiful
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Metalraptor Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
This is very beautiful. ^_^
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quicknick14 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
beautiful artwork!
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oXsakuraXo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW THIS MADE MY DAY! (get it? sakura)
this is beautiful by the way >.<
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ShizukaMiu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student General Artist
My goodness i love this so much, does the red paper bird mean seomething?

Beautiful :D
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aiki-ame Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
you get a wish with a 1000 paper cranes. ^.^ i used to dream of flying paper cranes coz i used to make so many of them. XD
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ShizukaMiu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Aw how nice, I always saw those papercranes till now I never knew what the idea behind these things were, but now I do thank you :D That's a sweet dream btw.
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Meep-and-Mushrat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I love the detail, especially in the kimono (is that what it is?) Did you use reference for the shading of the clothing? Or is that something you can do without looking at anything?
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aiki-ame Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
shadings are pretty much the same whatever clothes it is on, so yes, as long as i get the general feeling of which direction the fabric folds i can shade without references. ^,^

PS. yup, it's called a kimono. ^w^
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Meep-and-Mushrat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Lol, I thought it was a kimono. Thanks for the advice! I'm stuck in the transistion where my art doesn't look the way it should, simply because my shading sucks at the moment, so I've been looking at other artists for advice, hahaa, I'm sooo lame
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aiki-ame Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
it's completely fine to look for advice. lol i suggest you do look at reference first when you don't know which way the fabric folds. also look out for where the body moves/curves, this is usually where the fabric folds. you can also observe people in everyday life, sometimes i like to stare at people's clothing while on the bus (which makes me such a weirdo. haha....=w= )
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Meep-and-Mushrat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Lol, I don't think it's weird to observe, I've done plenty of that when trying to get certain poses. May I also ask how you developed your shading techniques? Normally when I shade, I choose a darker color and blend, but a lot of your shading has a different color than the base, and looks more intersting and cleaner. Did you look at others work to help choose color or was a lot experimenting?

(Sorry I keep asking, but you're the only artist who's been giving me great advice!)
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aiki-ame Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
first of all, i do my shadings on a different layer so i can always alter my shadings separate from my base color. (as you can see they don't blend and have a sharper edge. ^,^)

and yes, i always chose a different color rather than just a darker tone, it creates more interest. usually it depends on the lighting i choose. if i choose a warm lighting, then the shading would tend towards a warmer color. Say if my base colour is blue, and my lighting tends towards red, then the shading is purple, not just a darker blue.

all that theories aside, i cheat a lot by using the hue/saturation filters....=w=;

here's a tutorial on colours by one of my fav artists :iconeinlee: [link]
also, i have my own colouring video here: [link] (not sure if that's a good example since the clothes on this one's quite dark and you can't see very well)

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Meep-and-Mushrat Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I can't thank you enough for all your tips! I feel bad because I've been holding off on responding because I wasn't sure if I have any more questions. If I have another question, may I ask you in the future?
The tutorial was immensly helpful, I'm going to go thank Ein Lee for it!
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aiki-ame Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ahaha~~ no problem, you can ask me anything anytime. ^_^
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Sunsetsurfer21 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!!! You are super talented!!
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hirukayuki01 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
perfect!!
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