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Honey and Clover Wallpaper: Run like there's no tomorrow

Chika Umino, J.C. Staff, Honey and Clover, Shinobu Morita Wallpaper
Chika Umino Mangaka J.C. Staff Studio Honey and Clover Series Shinobu Morita Character

1024x768 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

READ THIS FIRST before commenting because I'm not really sure what to think about this wallpaper myself. XD

It all started with my love for that serie. I really wanted to make a wallpaper out of it... but how could I do something different from Dhias' wonderful watercoloured works which could match so well the serie? After rewatching the 1st episode for the 3rd time, I noticed a very brief frame where Morita runs to a garden to fetch a leaf for Hagu which looked really pop-artish by the lines and colours. I thought I really wanted to do something with that shot. I vectored it and improved some details so that it doesn't look weird for high resolutions, then added the omnipresent symbolic ferry wheel in the background (vectored from the ending) + two clouds here and there to complete the sky area.

At first, I wanted to try out the Roy Lichtenstein look: using primary colors yellow, blue and red combined with screentones. It looked ok but it was just plain to put as a background and didn't convey anything in particular.

After hours of research on colours with Dhias (god thanks her for her patience), I finally decided to go for a rainbow coloured wheel and a grey surrounding, including Morita (who almost ended with a pimping jaguar pattern shirt XD). I think the contrast between motions (slow moving wheel and dashing Morita) and colours shows pretty well. And yes, the focus of this wallpaper isn't Morita but the ferry wheel. If that's the feeling you have, then my wallpaper isn't so much of the failure I think it is.

This wallpaper was a pure experience and ended up with its own genre. It's not my style to do symbolic wallpapers with few elements because it's not appealing to mass people or so I think. Anyway, I can't wait for you guys' reactions! Depending on comments, it may be subject to changes. XD
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Comments

  1. Cajime Nov 09, 2005

    XD this is very cool, nice idea and it's so crisp too! Excelent, +favorite

  2. defrax- Nov 09, 2005

    The surrealistic feeling I get from this wall is kinda cool. Not something I'd want on my desktop, but a great idea nonetheless! Keep up the great work Sandy! ^_^

    cheers
    defrax

  3. kaidou Nov 09, 2005

    I love the rainbowness mixed with gray. (I would totally have gone for the jaguar shirt too though. ^_^) <3 Morita-san! (and so glad he didn't get Hagu!)

  4. boogybro Nov 10, 2005

    I love the simplistic feel this has (eventhough it wasn't simple, that ferris wheel must have took forever!). Excellent work, certainly an original style for wallpapers. Well done.

  5. candy-chan Retired Moderator Nov 10, 2005

    This wall is...surprising.
    Il y a quelque chose qui m'attire vraiment, c'est peut-être cet essai au style pop art que j'aime tant, ou le magnifique contraste qu'offre la gamme de couleurs. Quoi qu'il en soit, ce truc a quelque chose de spécial que j'adore. Félicitation!
    new desktop :]

  6. irian Nov 10, 2005

    First of all, I want to thank you for walling Honey and Clover, it's a really cool and underappreciated series.

    I really like the idea you had when working on this. I couldn't help but smile remembering him running to get the leaf. The art style is so different from the series soft, pastel look. The contrast between the wheel and Morita is really interesting. I prefer the black and white look rather than the jaguar shirt though, it would have clashed with all the colors in the wheel.

  7. aestro Nov 10, 2005

    I like the idea. I always used really dark wallpapers (I have a bone white Mac comp.) with a l
    a little color here and there. I don't know the series though. but I really like the "print" look.

  8. fooblued Nov 10, 2005

    I think you did an incredible job on this wall! Having the character monochromatic and the rainbow ferris wheel is... genious! You have quite an eye for composition, truly worthy of a fav!

  9. Amaranth Nov 11, 2005

    love the color of the ferris wheel and the font^^
    the middle of the wheel is a bit too much bright tho for me^^''
    greatjob~!

  10. Emma Nov 12, 2005

    Ah, I really like the colors and the concept ^^
    Gray against the colorful wheel--great contrast and symbolism. Very nice job on this wall!

  11. rocknroll-isgo Nov 13, 2005

    I'm just so impressed with the color useage. It's outstanding. Nice clean vectors and nice design work: awesome! XD

    And for some reason, I love the rainbow of colors reflecting off his jacket--- looks beautiful.

  12. flyindreams Nov 15, 2005

    XD I love Honey & Clover... :3 There needs to be more quality Honey & Clover walls around :) The only nit-picky complaint that I have about this one is that I wish the lines on his hands weren't so... jagged o_O Especially the bottom hand, it looks like he has tiger stripes XD Apart from that, amazing job on the colors for the ferris wheel... and like rockiee said, great job on the colors reflection... :3

    I honestly didn't think that I'd like this wall from the thumb because there's so much gray, but after I set it on my desktop everything just seemed to fit so nicely and lots of other wallpapers in my collection didn't seem as good as this in comparison... :3 I guess it has the real sandy touch. Awesome job :) *tucks away in favorites*

  13. glamdring Dec 02, 2005

    WOW ! the colors are amazing ! Thanks !

  14. ashimaru Jan 03, 2006

    Holy Shiie, this picture looks exactly like me...I like it, it's very nice( run like there's no tomorrrow).

  15. smokestack Feb 05, 2006

    Morita is my favorite character! This wallpaper is exactly what i've been looking for XD Very nicely done! Thank you.

  16. Pozo Jan 30, 2009

    Oh yeah nice scan ! :D LOVE IT !

  17. Jalfred-kun Feb 13, 2010

    thanks very nice image love Honey & Clover!

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