Fan Art Friday: Sakura Spring

I have a new coloring book!  My sister got me a nice book of original anime girl pictures that I have been enjoying, and here’s my first completion.

I picked this one to start for two reasons:

  1. I’m so excited for spring and flowers and nice weather that I really enjoyed coloring this picture with blooming trees in the background.
  2. This girl reminded me of Sakura from Cardcaptor Sakura (of course) because of her hair and her school uniform, and the trees in the background even look like cherry trees (called sakura in Japanese).

Here’s a close up of not-Sakura.  I made her eyes brown to differentiate her a bit from the real Sakura, who has light colored eyes.  But I did the hair in Sakura’s color.  I’m still considering this fan art haha.

I wanted the background to be very soft colors to contrast with the boldness of her outfit, but it was a bit too much for my phone’s camera and you can barely tell I colored the background at all.  Here’s a shot of the cherry trees so you can appreciate my subtle coloring. 😂

I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of the images in the book over the coming months.  There are so many cute ones I can’t wait to share with you.

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5 thoughts on “Fan Art Friday: Sakura Spring

  1. For Tyeth May 1, 2020 / 1:06 pm

    Hi Mei-Mei, this is an interesting diversion from Star Wars colouring! And surprisingly I have heard of Cardcaptor (and Sailor Moon!). But even more surprising is that I designed a saber many years ago named 桜の花 or Sakura No Hana….Cherry Blossom Katana!
    Great job on getting that subtle shade of pink. And if you’d like to see my design it can be found here:
    https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2017/01/13/cherry-blossom-katana-lightsaber/
    Thanks for sharing and stay safe!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Mei-Mei May 1, 2020 / 2:38 pm

      Oh that’s awesome. Sakura blossoms are some of my favorite flowers, I’m going to go check out your katana saber now 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • For Tyeth May 1, 2020 / 3:12 pm

        Hi again, it is one of my old designs but I think I got the blade colour just about right. Hope you like it.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Mei-Mei May 1, 2020 / 9:15 pm

        Yes! Love the color of the blade!

        Like

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