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Saeko - Sendai Quake 2011

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When the quake and tsunami hit Japan earlier this year i, like many, was stunned and overwhelmed by the tragedy. It hit close to home for me because i had not only visited the Sendai area back in 2004, but i had located one of my story ideas there and worked on it for many years. I made many failed attempts to draw something to reflect the tragedy, how i felt and how it effected me, but nothing came. Many months later this drawing, based partly on the sketch i did the day of the quake, started to come together.

Up until recently, i have been doing most of my art digitally via photoshop and my Cintiq, but i wanted to create something i could auction off to help with the relief effort. Drawn on bristol board in pencil with colored pencil applied after some experimentation, i brought the drawing with me to Anime Expo 2011 where it was auctioned off as part of AX's efforts to support relief efforts. This is a 300 dpi version of the 600 dpi scan i made of the final image.

For a sense of how the 600 DPI version looks, here's a link to a small part of it @600 DPI: [link]
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Webdog177's avatar
I live in China now, and had visited that area a while ago as well. It was quite a shock me, too.

Thanks for doing something for this tragedy. Im sure everyone appreciates it as much as I do.

(Is that Saeko from Warmth? She has always been my favorite character of yours; I even had you draw her for me at SanDiego Comic-con 2004)

Peace