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Cherry Blossom Dark

Cherry Blossom Dark

Art By JS-Kunou
Character by Gabriel Uriarte

Image Sizes: 1920 x 1080px, 2880 x 1620px

This is a birthday gift art for one of my most closest friends, Gabriel Uriarte.

Man, did this take me long to work on! I think it took me 85 hours? On each day I would work around 10 hours, so it really did take me weeks to finish it. Am I slow? Definitely! Especially since it's been 2 years or more since I last soft-shaded like this (cel-shading is way faster but way simpler). Anyway, I'm tired of doing art, but the guy deserved this. He's been...nagging me to draw, to say the least. So I figured I'd do this for him even though I practically don't do art anymore!

I used Paint Tool SAI to sketch the drawing with the Wacom Intuos 4, then used Photoshop's pen tool to ink and also to color each area, then went back to SAI to shade with the Wacom tablet, and then went back to Photoshop again to finish the face and enhance the line art and do extra touches for the final product.

So happy birthday, Gab! I hope you'll have a good time today in LA to celebrate. I'm sure your family's over there as I type this, huh? Right now it's 5 a.m.