detail: [link] [link]
drawn back in april. sort of an updated version of the "sakurai" hanami illustration i did in 2009 [link]
-- or maybe this is the nighttime version?
no stock textures were used, everything was drawn and painted by hand. this is the picture i tweeted about a few months ago, mentioning my hand falling off...doing the petals was like machine gun fire on my tablet and caused visible wear to my pen nib!
done in painter 9.5
original size 5000x3541 px