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]