The poem written by SethBang's late sis in law inspired me to illustrate this. It was a simple poem but one that carried a strong sense of hope with it. Perhaps, we can come up with a folk tale that tells a story of a crane crafter
Sometimes, we pay too much attention to the frustration above our heads that we lose sight of the goal that we're trying to achieve
"She had always dreamt of becoming a human...". This illustration also depicts the technological advancement of Japan and its culture.
P.S - About a year ago, adhgraphicdesign (Amber) made a request of illustrating a cyborg Geisha. Did that but when I looked at it again this year, I felt that it was unimpressive and decided to come up with a second take, leading to this.
They say when you see the red butterflies, you see the 'borderline'...but which one is the actual other side?
I kept waiting by the apple tree, hoping for the apple to fall
And I kept procrastinating, hoping that dreams will become a reality
There was a time, last year, that was very challenging for me, emotionally that is.
Fortunately, whatever that struggle was, I'm just glad it's over.
This illustration tells that tale somehow.