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Saeko - Sendai Quake 2011



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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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)