Monday, January 07, 2008

Koi bumi -longing-

This week's topic for IF is "100%"
So here it is, "100%" Japanese :)

The title "Koi bumi" means "love letter" in Japanese, and "koi" also means carp (with different Kanji characters). She's longing for her forbidden love, and I wanted to depict something lonely yet beautiful...

11 comments:

flora said...

Lovely! I like the lineworks and how the koi fish swimming in the water and then become part of the pattern on her kimono.
I'd love to visit Japan... how funny I used to live so close but never visited.
:)

Vhrsti said...

Cool! Really fabulous!

Rui Sousa said...

Nice work! really inspired, calm and i like the japonease motive.
great!
www.ruisousaartworks.blogspot.com

helen said...

A beautiful illustration and interesting interpretation of the title.

Ellen Byrne said...

This is very cool. Nicely done!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

I like your composition!

sheree said...

really beautiful piece

Danielle McDonald said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Faruffa said...

Charming so full of grace :o)

Junko Miyakoshi said...

I really appreciate every comment I receive. Thanks everyone!! :D

Julia Kelly said...

This is wonderful! Everything about it!