'sayuri' 11-29-09

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'sayuri' 11-29-09

Author Comments

well this is sayuri from the front cover of the book called ' Memoirs of a Geisha'.
Is my favorite book of all time and probably my painting does no justice to sayuri, since she is a beautiful geisha .
at least i tried ....
watercolors on paper


So Spaketh the Slaughterer

Watercolor is a very appropriate medium for the subject matter. I must ask if that was intentional or if you just like working with it? Regardless, I think you did well in creating this version of the cover. The overall look and feel definitely resembles a more traditional Japanese art style, which I give you kudos for, in the sense of the simplicity, medium, and technique.

I personally have a hard time relaxing and making my lines feel loose and flowing regardless of the medium I use so to see how well you work with watercolor garners my respect and admiration. I would, however, recommend darkening the shadow near her nose a little more, though this may be due to a scan or photo as the real life version of this probably bears a little more detail, so that the space there doesn't seem so empty, for even the cover shows a shadow. Or perhaps darkening where her nostrils are a little. Just an idea but I will remind that I have enjoyed looking at this painting very much, so my thanks and my respect.

I always wanted to read that book

Sayuri is very pretty when she is a geisha. :)

erushi99 responds:

i know its insane how pretty she is @___@


i can see you used a true japaneese art tekneque, verry origional idea in using ink to paint with.

erushi99 responds:

thank you for your review , i really appreciate it :D

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4.00 / 5.00

Nov 29, 2009 | 11:22 PM EST
Fine Art
File Info
700 x 933 px
164.9 kb

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