A traditional sketch to digital inking process of the illustration named “Burning Gaze on Troubled Water” or -as the previous posts about this illustration mention – the dangerous dance of the cherry tree petals.
You can check the lines and also the final result in full colour on the posts linked below!
Reminiscent to the times when cherry tree petals falling and dancing in the wind were a reason to change paths to avoid insanity or worse, here’s the full version of the illustration “Burning Gaze on Troubled Water” -the viewer, carrying a burning gaze and the girl, whose surface has been disturbed.
Check the post with the lineart to see our haiku and read more about this particular illustration and theme.
Japan is known for the beautiful blooming cherry trees and the subsequent viewings of such an event.
A long time ago, going under the cherry trees while the beautiful petals were falling was considered dangerous, as one could risk insanity and the laws of physics could bend as the physical form could dissolve and somehow create an open way to the unexplained and the impossible to convey by common sense.
Cherry blossom petals become witnesses as they dance in the wind to the moment where a burning gaze troubles the most serene surface of water.
“Cherry Trees blossom Petals swirl perilously Befallen folly”
In our own haiku and illustration we represent the moment the cherry petals have done their deed and sealed the encounter of two people – the viewer, carrying a burning gaze and the girl, whose surface has been disturbed- we are left with the freedom to wonder what will happen next.