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Ajisai no ame by SinistrosePhosphate Ajisai no ame by SinistrosePhosphate
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Oh, my giddy aunt... a Daily Deviation? Really?

Thank you, everybody.
Thank you so much for your support and your appreciation. Please believe me, I appreciate your support more than my words can express it.

You have my sincere gratitude.

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I love hydrangea flowers, really, I do. But this piece really, really, really made me think about them twice. Call it one of my less thought-through projects, yes?

Anyway...
This piece was originally planned to commemorate the passing of an era. The visual rock band known as "Kagrra," (yes, the comma is part of the name) has disbanded in March of this year after more than 10 years of activity. And as someone who considers himself a passing fan of this band... it's truly sad to see them go. Sad enough that yours truly went and got himself started on this project full of hydrangea flowers...

It's been a strange journey. When I first heard this band, they were producing an interesting mesh of rock, Japanese style. I am talking about these guys using the 5-note minor chord that's specific to Japanese music in their rock repertoire. And that was something else, indeed. As they aged, their music turned mellow and more pop-oriented. And for a while, I have to admit, I was sorely disappointed. But no matter what... it's sad to see them go.

So, for my far-away musicians and my fellow fans... Hydrangea flowers.

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Artistic note:
Picture Credit: Goes out to the ever-diligent and never-disappointing Fukaya Yuichiro. Official HP here: [link]

The band in focus here is Kagrra,. More about them here: [link]

Technical Details:
Equipment: Cutting board, Artisan cutting blade (#11)
Paper: Heinz Jordan #1 Layout paper (#55, violet)
Took: about 12 hours
Size: See ruler

Technical Note:
The HJ #1 layout paper is thin and durable, which makes it a good candidate for intricate work. But it's still a good practice to exercise caution when dealing with small details. Extraction of cut-off pieces requires some care.
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"It takes a great skill and an infinite patience to do the kind of crafts this artist makes, especially at the size he works at. Simply amazing!" Ajisai no ame by *SinistrosePhosphate ( Suggested by ArielRGH and Featured by KubusRubus )
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catiescarlett Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
You did this with paper?! Holy... You are freaking amazing! I have no words... this is beautiful. Great work.
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Greetings:

Hello! Thank you very much for your very-kind comments! And thank you for adding my work to your list of favourites!
Yes, everything was done in paper. I have actually put together a tutorial on how these types of projects are done. If you are interested, please take a look at this: [link]

Once again, thank you very much!
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AyamaSullivan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You deserve it.
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Once again, thank you very much!
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kadifecraft Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Really great work! Bravo!
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for your kind comment.
And thank you very much for adding it to your list of favourites! I appreciate the gesture very much.

warm regards,
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kadifecraft Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
The pleasure was all mine - i really like your works!
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words!
Art lies in the eye of the beholder. Without your very generous support I would not amount to much in this place. So, you have my unending appreciation.

With many thanks,
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n-joe Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
This one looks really impressive! Btw do you have a link to the original art? I don't know japanese so it would be difficult to find it on the homepage you linked to.. It would be nice if you could link directly to the original art piece!
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!

Thank you very much for your kind comment!
The original image in question looks like this: [link] It is a page of the inset in the CD single "Tsuki ni murakumo, hana ni ame" (月に斑雲 紫陽花に雨). It is also where the name of this piece came from. The band in question is called "Kaggra," (the comma is part of the name).

I hope this is helpful!
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