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The revised edition Rebirth and Ebooks of my Art available online now

February 20th, 2013

The revised edition Rebirth and Ebooks of my Art available online now

The revised edition of "Rebirth", which was my first Art book, has been re-published!
Also the E-book version of "Rebirth" and "Metamorphosis" for your iPad are available now, too.

Please check them out at my online gallery book section.

"Hiroko Sakai Fine Art Online Gallery - Books"

Thank you~*

I appreciate if you can spread your words ❤

I Got The 4th Of 10 Most Popular Artist Spotlights Of 2012 Retrospective

December 13th, 2012

I Got The 4th Of 10 Most Popular Artist Spotlights Of 2012 Retrospective

I found that I was put the 4th of "10 Most Popular Artist Spotlights of 2012 Retrospective" on today's article of "Artpromotivate" .
Please check them out.

"10 Most Popular Artist Spotlights of 2012 Retrospective"

Thank you~*

Beautiful Art Book Of Hiroko Sakai Has Been Just Released Today

December 2nd, 2012

Beautiful Art Book Of Hiroko Sakai Has Been Just Released Today

Hiroko Sakai Fine Art second book, "Metamorphosis" was released today.

In this book, Hiroko has weaved some stories of her surreal experiences in the last decade in San Francisco with her beautiful artworks, which had started in dark chaos and lead her to where she is standing now.
This book would give you new inspiration and strength in your life.

-You know, if somebody's getting depressed in life, I would say, "Look at me". I've got here believing in me. Sometimes, things do not go as you expected and you could feel as if you were ruining everything. But Everything can be only the path to get to the success of your dream. You can not fail until you give up. As long as you keep going, you are on the path for your success.

Please check it out >> Metamorphosis

Website marketing tips for Artists

September 28th, 2011

Website marketing tips for Artists

My blog has been updated with h Website marketing tips for Artists g

Please take a peek at http://hirokosf.wordpress.com/

Thank you!

My Blog has been updated with Hannya and Love

September 1st, 2011

My Blog has been updated with Hannya and Love

My blog has been updated with "Hannya and Love"

Please take a peek at http://hirokosf.wordpress.com/

Thank you!

My First Childrens Book Illustration

May 18th, 2011



Feeling the bright summer is just around the corner, I've been excited that I can share my first children's book "The Purr-ple Power Cats Ventures" with you.






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"The Purr-ple Cats Ventures!"




you know, iIllustrating a children's book is my first challenge.

I've painted more than 30 illustrations of this charming purple cat sisters and fluffy friendly animals in the last half year for this marvelous cat story.







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As you may have known, I always stick on oil painting. So can you believe that I had painted 5 oil paintings every month for 6 months total? I am such a hard worker! LOL*


Let me share my painting process on one painting here which is one of my most favorite scene.


 


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Well, first, I gotta make a draft to present to writers and publisher to show them what I am going to paint.









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While I am waiting their replies, let me prepare canvas board, paints and paint brushes. Those fan brushes are the must for painting fruffy animals.









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OK, they loved my drawing. (I always love polite people* -P*) So now I can get on painting!

This painting was a night scene. It's a bit hard to paint the picture which has strong lighting contrast (at least to me! ), so I made color lighting map first.









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And on the base of the light color map, I painted the first color layer. At this point, everything is just flat and boring, but don't worry, it gets nice and pretty soon.









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In the second layer process, more details came up. Painting this sweet picture, smile was always on my face. My little wild was giving me a wired look*









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Oh, but look at my hand! I hope nobody come to knock my door right now. You may easily imagine how my face look like now, too.









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On the third layer, all details eventually came up. It is something like "Spot the difference" game, but you can see how shadows gave the painting more stereoscopic effect and every ellements on the picture got harmoney.









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Here is the completed painting. After making sure that everything got dry (usually takes 2 to 4 days), I scan my painting in 600 dpi. It is a bit large resolution, but it is the requirment from my publisher. But after all, I liked it and started scanning all my paintings in 600 dpi for art print making.









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I hope you enjoyed a tour of my painting process*


By the way, guess what?

I've opened my humble "book store" section on Hiroko Sakai Fine Art Online Gallery Shop.

So you can now purchase my book directly from me with my original hand signature.

If you have little ones, this fun and colorful cat story will be a great gift for them!









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Please visite www.hirokosakai.com/books to check this fabulous book!


"The Purr-ple Power Cats Ventures"









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*~Thank you~*


 

my new website URL

June 26th, 2009

hi,
my website URL has changed.
the new URL is now
www.HirokoSakaiFineArt.com

enjoy!

hiroko

Hiroko Sakai Fine Art Online Shop

June 21st, 2009

Hiroko Sakai Fine Art Online Shop

Hiroko Sakai Fine Art Online Shop has opened!
This Online Art Gallery offers Art Lovers a rich experience of carefully selected original oil paintings & reproductions of Hiroko Sakai's Artworks. Please enjoy your tour and shopping of her artistic development.

www.HirokoSakai.com

Hiroko Sakai FineArt Facebook

June 3rd, 2009

Hiroko Sakai FineArt Facebook

Hi,

I have just opened my facebook Art profile page.



Please check out my humble page *~*



www.facebook.com/pages/Hiroko-Sakai-FineArt/104788397523



Thank you!

ArtSlant May Showcase Juried Competition.

April 15th, 2009

ArtSlant May Showcase Juried Competition.



Dear Friends & Art Lovers!

Hi, currently, one of my best pieces "YUME_Dream" is being listed in ArtSlant May Juried showcase competition.

Could you support me?

Please check my ArtSlant profile

artslant.com/global/artists/show/27953-hiroko-sakai

And if you think it's cool, please click the "Vote" button there.

Before, they were only accepting the vote from members, but from this time, everyone can cast votes!

In the March competition, My painting "HANNYA" got more than 500 votes and I have been selected as a winner of March showcase.

Thanks for your time* and I have always appreciated with your support for my art!

Have a beautiful day.

Hiroko