this was done for the 2011 SAKURA exhibition, a japanese art show revolving around the theme of sakura (cherry blossoms): [link]
the exhibition has been in tokyo for the past couple months, and will be moving to the excy gallery in NYC on june 3.
on the final day of the exhibition (june 16,) all the pieces will be sold for charity, with all proceeds to be donated to the japanese red cross for the tohoku earthquake victims. so if you'll be in NYC around then, please consider buying some art!!
additionally, if you'd like to vote for your favorite pieces of the exhibition, you may do so here: [link] just hit "like" on the pages of the ones you like (you'll need a facebook account.) direct link to mine: [link]
done in CS5 (sketch, inks) and painter 9.5 (colors) original size 397x4677 px
at otakon this weekend, my friend *daisyein and i will be selling our first collab doujinshi! it's printed so we each have a "front" cover (halfway through, the book changes orientation, so there is no "back" to the book. you just flip it and go through the next artist's stuff!) this is my half's cover image. the things gisele is flinging are jellopy-shaped candies -- i always imagined jellopies being like little rock candies, or kompeito maybe.
you can find more info about, and photos of, the book on our still-rudimentary website: [link]