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