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Spirit of the Sakura by Nardhwen Spirit of the Sakura by Nardhwen
I love sakura trees, no mater of what piece of art I'm working on I sometimes end up trying to fit sakura petals somewhere in it and then an idea ocurred to me that perhaps I could do a picture concentrated on Sakura trees only or on the tree itsellf and then this came up.

To explain the piece now, the girl, you might be wondering what the girl means or perhaps if you have yet to catch the tittle and match it with her transparent hand upon the tree trunk. I wanted to represent what a soul or spirit of a Sakura Tree would look like and I pictured it this way, an innocent yet playful elven maiden with bright pink eyes and hair and with pink lips, and there you have her. As for the sakuras on the tree, it was a real pain to make them, I do the petals but it's hard for me to do the flower itself.

Well anyway ^^ Thank you all for your view and I hope you like this piece.

Drawn and colored in Photoshop CS2
Special thanks to:

.pigmonkeynsuzi for the sakura brushes.

.obsideandawn for the water brushes and kanji brushes.

(If you wish to download the brushes check around on deviant art by earching for their nicknames)
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:icondancingonthegreen:
Dancingonthegreen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
This is incredible. Love the ears, too.
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:iconkataang7789:
kataang7789 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
She kinda looks like Lucy....
You did an amazing job on this :)
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:iconhinatahot:
hinatahot Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I am in love :+favlove:
i would like to use this as a reference to my sakura art
please ?
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:iconmizuki-ichinomiya:
mizuki-ichinomiya Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its very beautiful somehow i fell enlighten after seeing this work of art :)
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:iconsvettstrumpa:
svettstrumpa Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
its very beautiful :D I love it
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:iconsanjis-bride:
sanjis-bride Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG YOUR SWEDISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *glomps*

Lol sorry ^^; Swedish people are awesome! :heart:
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:iconsvettstrumpa:
svettstrumpa Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
GAAAH!*falls over*Yes im swedish ^^

Dont worry about it :) Thank you very much :3
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:iconsanjis-bride:
sanjis-bride Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha *helps you up* Being American I never get to see swedish people!

:hug: thanks for being so awesome about it! :)
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svettstrumpa Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
*takes your hand* Thank you, and I never get to see americans either, Too bad!

I don't know what too say :3 hehe
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sanjis-bride Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol but your english is really good! I know some swedish 0_0

But other than that i can only really speak fluently in spanish :P
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svettstrumpa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Well, thank you. I have studied it sense I was about 9 years old. And im not finished studying it either ^^ ohh, what words tell me :D

Spanish? is that hard? I can speak german :3
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sanjis-bride Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Its actuaaly easy :)

Um they are like song words! im not sure if i can spell them right XD
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:iconsyker-saxonsurokov:
Syker-SaxonSurokov Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008   Digital Artist
this is beautiful

shes so pretty
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:iconzelda-in-disguise:
Zelda-in-disguise Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Yay! I love cherry blossoms! This is gorgeous! :+fav:
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:iconttwitch5:
ttwitch5 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
I can't believe I looked at this already and didn't comment.

Excellent job. It's so cute!
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:iconshifty-lil-pixie:
shifty-lil-pixie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
This is so beautiful! It all blends together so well, it's perfect... :)
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:iconeatthetriforce:
EatTheTriforce Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
I used to have a tree like that in my back yard. :)
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:iconakuma-neko-chan:
Akuma-Neko-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
awesomeness!! <333 i wouldnt b able to do that even if my life depended on it!! >.< LUV IT!!
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:iconblisseyrules:
blisseyrules Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
what's with her right hande?
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:iconangelcurse0538:
angelcurse0538 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
ooh~so pretty!
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:iconlolosamonkey:
lolosamonkey Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
ahhhhhh she is so pretty great job!
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:iconizzie88:
IzZiE88 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
this is very beautiful! I love the bark on the tree, and the girl's eyes. :)
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:iconserina-butterfly:
Serina-butterfly Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Wow this is really beautiful. I love her expression. And I really love the background and how all of it fits so perfectly well together. =D
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:icongrim-grinning:
Grim-Grinning Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
She looks really pretty ^^ Great job ^^
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:iconmarmonica:
Marmonica Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Looks like Elfin Leid...
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:iconsuperdemon-inuyasha:
Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty ^-^ nice job on this!
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:iconcelestial-seraphiman:
Celestial-SeraphiMan Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007   Writer
Very good!
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:iconfoxanimegrl:
FoXAniMeGrL Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
I love cherry blossoms their so pretty and they look even better when they fall down--->almost like rain drops except fluttery. I just want to ru up and hug her awww!!
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:icondancarrasco:
DanCarrasco Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
its really nice
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:icondothakz:
dothakz Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhh i like shes so beautiful
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:iconfennecfoxgal:
Fennecfoxgal Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Student Filmographer
So beautiful. ^^
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:iconazmariaceleste:
azmariaceleste Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That's beautiful! She looks so shy and vulnerable. I like the hand that is on the tree and well the pose itself. :clap:
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:iconazmariaceleste:
azmariaceleste Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That's beautiful! She looks so shy and vulnerable. I like the hand that is on the tree and well the pose itself. :clap:
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:iconayasal:
Ayasal Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Student Digital Artist
that is cute... very cute ._.
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kykiske20022003 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderfully done tomodachi :clap: your color really stands out especially the color effects and transparency effect on the sakura tree :nod: ^^ :hmm: about the downloading process on the brush on DA.. is it a free download?
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:iconanahidel2001:
anahidel2001 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
:heart:.:heart:
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:iconnellyarts:
NellyArts Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
Ohhh*
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:iconnellyarts:
NellyArts Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
Ihhh O.O Very beautiful art O.O
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:iconpriestessamy13:
PriestessAmy13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007   Traditional Artist
She's beautiful! I love it!
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:iconzelda1000:
Zelda1000 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Student Digital Artist
i lov that tree i dont blame you for liking it! and lovley drawing!
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:iconelectrikpinkpirate:
ElectrikPinkPirate Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
Sakura blossums are so beautiful, i love them :D And i love her ears and her eyes! She's so cute!! Awesome work, as usual :D
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:icongrey-shadow-beliver:
grey-shadow-beliver Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
oooooooooooooooooooooooooo so pretty I love it
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:icontwilibird:
twilibird Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! THATS VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!:wow: :+favlove:
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