A piece of work of the day 32

Festive period 2019 was something very unusual for me, because of the months-long bush fires that flamed up in Australia, particularly east coast and south area over the four states.

All graphics and updates cast by the media were of heartbreaking, and the blaze did not set back on New Years Eve and New Years Day.

Temperature on Saturday and Sunday last week soared to record-breaking high, which coincidentally some source was saying, apart from the subject of bush fires, that the earth took the closest position to the sun in her orbit.

This piece below was drawn while watching the circumstances, with the inspiration driven by my sincere wish of rainfalls and / or something good of element of aqua, embrace all of the burned areas and heal them.   Yep, the motif is completely unrelated to the subject, but this is how I could send my love over.

2019年のクリスマスと年越し、そして新年はこれまでのそれとは異なるものでした。

何か月も続く森林火災がまさに31日から元旦にかけて更に一段と被害が広がり、オーストラリア固有の動物や自然、そして幾つもの小さなコミュニティが燃えて無くなってしまいました。

このパステルは「水」と「悦び」に関するエネルギーを想いながらイメージしたものです。

一見、まったく森林火災とは無関係の絵柄ですが、今猛威を振っているその「火」とは違う水を想う事、そして悲しみや怒りに包まれている今の状況に、亡くなった命たちや対峙している命たちに、癒しの時が少しでもやってくるようにという願掛けの思いを込めました。

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A piece of work of the day 31

Belated post for Christmas as it’s gone for the year, but I would still like to express my sincere thanks to all of your support and connections you have been with me on here.

Wish you all have a safe and pleasant holiday.

Here is my recent work for Seasonal greeting cards.

Christmas flower is lovely to see and draw.  I think I will draw it again for next Christmas (and I hope I will draw it lovelier).

クリスマスカード用に描いたポインセチア。

クリスマスを過ぎての投稿ですが、クリスマスの有無に関係なく、お一人おひとりの年末年始が安全で健やかにお迎えできますように、お祈りしています。今年もお世話になりました。

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A piece of work of the day 30 ~ The Dawn of New Age~

When I had first listened to my friend’s work he composed, it got me an image that lights start shedding in total darkness.

Since then, the abstract image has been left in my head as making it transformed in changing details little by little.

I was going to draw the image earlier but, due to my months-long ‘constipation‘ period,  it finally happened just before year-end.

Silhouette of the bald eagle soaring was not in my imagination at first, but I am very happy now with the outcome in which it’s there .

Anyway, please check his work from here , and please share how you have felt or what you have got as an image with this piece.

元々は、ある知り合いのオリジナル曲を初めて聴いた時に湧いた、漆黒の中に光がさすという漠然としたイメージがはじまり。そこから徐々にイメージが形を変えていった。もっと早くに描きたかったのだけど、表現するという事を億劫がっているうちに今になってしまった。

シルエットになっている白頭ワシは最初の頃にはいなかった。いつのまにかすっとこのイメージの世界にいた。

原曲のリンクも貼りましたので、聴いてみてください。皆さんの中にもいろんなイメージが湧くのではないでしょうか。

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A piece of work of the day 29 ~ abstract drawings inspired by the grid ~

Oh again, I do not remember when I did this kind of drawing work last time.

This went for a friend’s birthday.

And the grid I introduced here drove me my drawing finger as it gets (yes, my pastel works are drawn by fingers most of part), actually it went OK to express my love to him.

久しぶりのパステルワークを友人宛の誕生日カードに。どんなものを描こうかとすぐにイメージが湧きませんでしたが、こちらで紹介した今回の 石のグリッド から何となくヒントが得られて、このような一枚になりました。

私の友人への気持ちを色で表現したらこんな感じなのだと、出来上がって改めて思いました。

やはり色は楽しい。

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Anchante, The Japan Blue

 

A hand-dyed Indigo scarf…

My tribe in Japan made it for me from the scratch making the solution with fresh indigo leaves.

This enchanted gift thrilled me, excited me, and shook me.

Why, because there is no clone / copy of this indigo scarf. The solution and weather, and other conditions bring this only beautiful result on the textile, and you will never make exactly the same result in this blue.

Anchante, and thank you for coming to me!

完全なる手作業、手仕事による100%天然の藍のスカーフを日本から受け取りました。製作者である、私の部族仲間の愛を感じながら。

この世にたった一点のスカーフ。宇宙レベルでの出会いに感謝。

A piece of work of the day 26

So this is another piece of work for which I had drawn this for the same subject.

Again, I struggled with drawing hand.  I would have drawn it visible but in translucent, but all the combinations of the figure, the lines, the choice of the colors, hue, shade…made it a little too invisible or hard to see.

Well anyway, this was my best I tried for the work, and it will be great if this leaves something in you.

Everyone has beautiful soul in yourselves, but many of us got lost to keep it shined in the busy and complicated day to day life.  Our modern life makes us easy to build worries and pressures, and get lost ourselves by fatigues.

With my sincere hope of my friend’s recovery from depression…

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A piece of work of the day 25

I have drawn Jacarandas with pastels for my friend’s birthday.

It should be looking like a bit plain work for the occasion.

It will be the last birthday for her to celebrate it in Sydney, under full bloom of Jacarandas, so I hope she will like this.   She will be a resident of Northern Hemisphere next year, where there will be framed in coloured leaves when  she gets her birthday  😉

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A piece of work of the day 24

So I first had got base idea of this when I read something about identity crisis sometime ago.

I started drawing but then I got stuck developing the image (and how to express with pastel and pens), so I put it aside for a couple of weeks.

The other day, I made a home-made Japanese mochi-sweets for someone who loves it.

Such a weird, while was munching it with a scoop of ice cream served together, a kind of rough image came back.  Eventually it ended up as below.  Magic of sweets did it.  :p

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The idea behind this is, that everyone has the unique and beautiful diamond in the soul.

 

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Mochi sweets.  Sticky rice cake with a stuffy which a strawberry wrapped by sweet bean paste inside.

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