"Anma Ai - Butterfly" Friday Doodle Club 04-24-2009. About 6 hours in Corel Painter.
I was going for the Japanese kiri-e style for the figure and the single butterfly. The background was inspired by the sunset that we see in every episode when someone receives a straw doll. I was originally tempted to do the manjushage flowers, but I decided to go for the butterflies, as seen in the original rough concept sketch. I did manjushage and red & black theme for "Madam Red" not too long ago, so....
The final episode of "Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae" was sad (i cried...), and I still want to do a field of blue manjushage flowers, inspired by the ending.
Did a lot of extra experiements with the butterflies and wasted a lot of time, but it was fun.
The downloadable image is 1024 x 768 small wallpaper size.
闇に惑いし哀れな影よ 人を傷つけ貶めて 罪に溺れし業の魂・・・イッペン、死ンデミル?
Fanart by Aruarian Dancer.
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