I had decided to paint one cherry blossom-themed picture per year. Ever since every year had been a struggle. Gradually the tools improved though my technique didn't. The worst part was that I didn't enjoy the painting process because it was too laborious. On the other hand, I really enjoyed designing the scenes and acquiring reference photos so much so that I had become one who carries over 5000 photos in his phone.

Then suddenly the year 2019 has seen me producing 5 pictures already.

I was very unsatisfied with how the first one turned out. Thus I sought ways to scatter cherry blossom petals with the help of computer which definitely supplies better randomness than I do. The chore was gone and I can realise my design much faster now. Three of the paintings were actually the result of testing petal brushes.