Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Koi

It's just past midnight here...which means, officially, today's the day A MILLION SUNS comes out!

I wasn't going to post anything. I'm really worried I'm going to burn you guys out with this stuff, especially all the posts planned for tomorrow today for the Virtual Launch Party.

But.

I was goofing off on Tumblr, waiting for my hair to dry a bit before putting it in curlers, and lo, what did I find but an artist who paints koi.

Please watch this video. It's amazing. Artist Riusuke Fukahori has two types of koi art here. The first is a painstaking (but beautiful!) process where he paints a part of a koi, then covers it with acrylic, then paints the next part. He essentially makes a 3-D sculpture of koi using paint. It's...stunning. The second art is where he paints a giant koi with a broom. No kidding!

Anyway, it's not much, but I wanted to share this with you tonight. Thanks for being on this ride with me, guys.

10 comments:

BURIED IN BOOKS said...

Those koi looked so real. It was like he covered real fish with plastic or whatever it was. And the one he painted with a broom, that was beautiful. I loved the tail especially. I miss Harley, but I understand him and his reasons for doing what he did. Poor thing. My post can go on Amazon now! I received an ARC somehow of A Million Suns a few months back. I don't know how or why but felt damn lucky! Maybe because you signed my son's cast on the ASH to NASH tour!
I never knew who to thank so thank you!

Heather

Unknown said...

wow, that's amazing. I want a painting of the first koi--they look so REAL. and the broom koi? amazing. i would have never thought to use a broom.

melannie (: said...

that was AMAZING.

Awesome painter is awesome. Definitely. Wish artists like him were more recognized around the world because both paintings are gorgeous. The one with the broom reminds me of that Art Attack guy...

... and of course of Harley. Forever in our hearts <3

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Stunning video, and it made my heart ache thinking of Harley. It must have given you goosebumps to stumble on this. You should see if you can buy one of his bowls--so gorgeous.
Wishing you a fantastic launch!

Unknown said...

ANd here I thought I was gonna be like the only commenter up at 11:55 my time. Guess I was wrong lol. Hey, Anything with koi fish is awesome :P I'll be at the "party" tomorrow but (yawns) lemme get (looks at clock) at LEAST 6 hours of sleep. Lol congrats!

M. Dunham said...

The benefit of being in Australia is that it's so easy for me to wait for the clock to strike and for my book to arrive via Kindle. I can't wait to read it, and I'm very excited for you, Beth. Wishing you the most amazing, bestest launch EVER.

Also: the video was amazing! Proof that we all have different creative ways to approach our visions and breathe life into them.

Unknown said...

I want one of his "fish in the bowl" masterpieces! That was so cool! It really truly looked like he covered the fish in water! What an incredible talent!!

Oh koi...I am so tempted to have that small koi tat done Beth! Seriously!!! I <3 Harley!!

NeuroHormone said...

wow. WOW.
This is...crazy amazing.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMS!! pretty little baby! :XxXX

Marieru said...

Beautiful.

Oh Harley! *sigh*

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's amazing. I don't think I could ever learn the patience needed (in a scenario where I have the talent) to do 3-D art.