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June 5, 2007
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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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Dancingonthegreen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
This is incredible. Love the ears, too.
kataang7789 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
She kinda looks like Lucy....
You did an amazing job on this :)
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 ?
mizuki-ichinomiya Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its very beautiful somehow i fell enlighten after seeing this work of art :)
svettstrumpa Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
its very beautiful :D I love it
sanjis-bride Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG YOUR SWEDISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *glomps*

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

Dont worry about it :) Thank you very much :3
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! :)
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
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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