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Sakura Tree with Acrylics by Gezusfreek Sakura Tree with Acrylics by Gezusfreek
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Well this is one of my assignments from my Mixed Media class. We were told to paint something for a social event. I chose a Sakura Tree Festival, and thus this is the background for my flier.

Done with acrylics.

Credit goes to my mom for the effect of the cherry blossoms. As I was trying to figure out how to paint them, she showed me a really neat trick. Scrunch up a plastic bag and dip it in different shades of pink. Then splotch them to create the cherry blossom effect. Neat, no? =3
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Seika-de-Kage Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   General Artist
Thanks for sharing how to do the cherry blossoms!
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Gezusfreek Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Not a problem at all! :D
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kittykittyhunter Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011   Writer
This really is wonderful. :D I love all the shades!
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:icongezusfreek:
Gezusfreek Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. ^_^
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pencilapprenticezz Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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:icongezusfreek:
Gezusfreek Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :3
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Silver-Willow04 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool!


I'm going to try that out on my walls!
I'm doing a lil project inside my dorm-size apartment.

I have painted the walls like a toast colour and in the front room I'm painting pretty sakura, but I think now around my bed i'll be trying out this new technique to go all artistic with the sakura!! Thanks for sharing this!!!
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Gezusfreek Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, really!? I never thought of doing it to my walls. lol. Let me know how it turns out! I would love to know. =D
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MyMumIsASpaceStation Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought it was a photo at first! really good.

I think in your next painting you should paint the size of the person who's outblowing nose caused such a mess !!
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Gezusfreek Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Thanks!

I know. lol. God's nose is so large though. =D
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ChibiFaery Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
Totally gorgeous!
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:icongezusfreek:
Gezusfreek Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^_^
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sniper-m4a1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
ur kidding me! you painted the sakura with a plastic bag lol??? it looks awesome! i'm attempting to draw a sakura tree for one of my project too :p was it just any plastic bag? how much surface area of the plastic bag
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Gezusfreek Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
lol. crazy huh? It was just a plain wal-mart plastic bag. The kind you get groceries in. xD

I crumbled the bag into a ball about the size of my fist, but loosely, and tapped it into the paint. Then I sponged it onto the paper. It's the coolest effect ever. =D
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BICKpen Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yipes, that is pretty.
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:icongezusfreek:
Gezusfreek Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. ^_^
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BICKpen Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome ^__^
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Sitara-LeotaStock Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
Beautiful! I love the colours of pink you used. Really, really beautiful!
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Gezusfreek Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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bastet78 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
nice
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:icongezusfreek:
Gezusfreek Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. =D
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FlygonTamer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
The effect looks so very real! :wow:
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Gezusfreek Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. ^_^
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FlygonTamer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
You're welcome!
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Shinjukou Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a wonderful technique~ <3!

And a wonderful painting~~ I fail with paint-related media.
DDD8

<333 I envy you, incredibly so.
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Gezusfreek Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww!!! Thanks so much! :heart: :glomp:
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Shinjukou Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:~ You're welcome...! <33!
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StripeyMistress Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
WHOAH! That IS a neat trick! 8D

I love, absolutely LOVE the texture. The trunk of the tree seems a little blank compared to the depth of the cherry blossoms, but I imagine that texturing that little space would have been difficult, lol :>

And even though the trick doesn't allow for realistic-looking cherry blossoms, I love this artistic flare SO much better. :D After all, what's the point of painting real life when you can experience it yourself? :3

The biggest town closest to me, Traverse City, is FAMOUS for its cherries. There are even orchards of cherry trees, and I get to see the cherry blossoms ;3; so pretty.
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Gezusfreek Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
lol. I know. When my mom first showed the trick to me, I was all like. @.@ "Ooo..." and "Ahhh..." and "Omgosh I have to do this!". lol.

The trunk of the tree was a bit difficult. You're right, I didn't have much room to work with it. But the scan really took a lot of the texture out of it. I have a ton of different shades of brown on my tree trunk, but the scan kinda ruined it. You can see about 2 different shades of brown in the scan, but I think I added like 4. >.< lol. Gotta luv scans.

Awww! I wish I was able to see cherry blossoms all the time. I simply <3 them to death. ^_^
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StripeyMistress Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
D: Oh, yes. Gotta love scanning.

>w< And not really ALL the time XD In the winter, the trees are all dead and gangly and they just make me want spring even more O:~
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Gezusfreek Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
lol. I <3 spring. ^^
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StripeyMistress Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
I heart Spring too X]
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Very pretty! I love cherry blossoms!
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Gezusfreek Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. =3
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klbailey Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
This is really beautiful! Thanks for the tip, I will have to try that out one day! :)
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Gezusfreek Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^_^
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