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Sakura Festival

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Published: May 7, 2020
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Last year this time I would be going to the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in SF, but that and everything else has been canceled due to the pandemic. I've been missing all the street food and flowers, so I dug up some old photos from Japan and painted over it. It helps during that bad times to remember the good times.

Speaking of bad times, I recently noticed a painful lump at the base of my ring finger on my right palm. I spoke to a doctor on the phone and she said it's most likely a ganglion cyst caused by overworking. She warned that since she can't examine me in person or take xrays due to covid19, I should take it easy with my drawing just in case it's something worse. Hopefully I can get surgery to have it removed once things are back to normal. Until then, I won't be able to draw as much but I'll do my best to keep creating. 

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It's too beautiful and elegant. Very lovely! It's so lovely background that I'm now using it as my desktop wallpaper! It's truly beautiful!

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nikkarooHobbyist Digital Artist

take care of your health yuumei <33 hope you don't have to strain your hand more than you have to. and hope you'll get to remedy it soon!

thanks for blessing us with this beautiful piece! <3 really helps keep the festivities alive in our hearts.

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oh girl! its so beautiful! I can feel this art for real!

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I thought you deserved a well-written comment on Sakura Festival. I love the fact that the trees up above, the purple trees are falling towards the middle of the painting. This creates a live movement within the environment of the artwork. In Sakura Festival by yuumei on DeviantArt, if you look in the middle of the purple trees, at the little blue part of the sky. that is just enough blue sky to create a wonderful transition over to the purple trees. It feel like a real colorful environment to me! And let me tell you yuumei, I love when artists use the colors purple and orange together in a painting! The contrast between purple and orange in any shade make great paintings and great paints to put together on a canvas. In Sakura Festival you have just enough orange to brighten the painting. The buildings look lively because of the overall setting. Also, I have to mention, I love the cat in this painting. Even though the cat takes up such a small portion of the painting, I believe the cat made the whole painting. It is amazing how sometimes the smallest details or the smallest parts of a piece of artwork can make the whole painting. These are my opinions and thoughts on this masterpiece, Sakura Festival by yuumei on DeviantArt.

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Absolutely gorgeous piece! Such beautiful coloring and details Love Love Love Love 
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it's very beautiful.

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This is quite possibly one of the most beautiful creations on this website, it is brilliant, it is vibrant and rich with colors, it has atmosphere....just stunning!
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Beautiful work :meditation: Take it easy, your health should always be your priorityLlama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1]

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yolieeHobbyist Traditional Artist

I love your stuff. This piece is beautiful, and when I downloaded it I was reminded that 90% of my wallpapers are your work. :heart:

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Aw, I hope it's nothing too bad on your wrist :/ Hopefully the pandemic will die down soon!

You really nailed this painting though, I've never had the occasion to go to Japan for the festival or for anything really but it feels good to see some wonderful art of it from you !

Thank you for sharing that ♥

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This is so stunning 😊😊
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This is just amazing. I love it.
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I love how you do neon lighting and still manage to make the overall picture look good

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This is stunning wow

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Amazing piece of art... Brilliant work!

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The colors and textures in this are just beautiful! I hope everything turns out ok for you ! Take care <3

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Just beautiful I love those colors and the overall feel of the picture! x3

I wachted your Gallery for years but never had an acc to comment you, now that I have one myself, I just wanted to tell you how wonderful your work is!! :3

(Maybe someday I will be able to draw such wonderful works myself x//3)

Please take care of yourself and I hope you will be well soon again!

Greetings Yenar

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Beautiful! The colors... the mood.

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