this was done for the 2011 SAKURA exhibition, a japanese art show revolving around the theme of sakura (cherry blossoms): [link]
the exhibition has been in tokyo for the past couple months, and will be moving to the excy gallery
in NYC on june 3.
on the final day of the exhibition (june 16,) all the pieces will be sold for charity, with all proceeds to be donated to the japanese red cross for the tohoku earthquake victims. so if you'll be in NYC around then, please consider buying some art!!
additionally, if you'd like to vote for your favorite pieces of the exhibition, you may do so here: [link]
just hit "like" on the pages of the ones you like (you'll need a facebook account.)
direct link to mine: [link]
done in CS5 (sketch, inks) and painter 9.5 (colors)
original size 397x4677 px