Kino no Tabi Wallpaper: Kino no Tabi: The Vitruvian Woman

Kouhaku Kuroboshi, Kino no Tabi, Nimya Wallpaper
Kouhaku Kuroboshi Mangaka Kino no Tabi Series Nimya Character

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

I know this scan has been walled before, but I've always liked Nimya's character, and the other walls with this scan are generally scenic pictures with clouds or grass or other such things. However, I had an entirely different purpose in mind. Nimya's story always reminds me of Leonardo Da Vinci - the sketches in the encyclopedia are very much in Da Vinci's styles, as are the different drawings of the wings for her flyer. However, it wasn't until I saw "Making Da Vinci's Dream Machines" that I finally understood the pose she was drawn in for the JP rerelease of DVD 4. The show discusses efforts to create two machines from Da Vinci's drawings, but also discussed Da Vinci's other scientific treatsies, including the famous sketch of the Vitruvian Man (also know as the Proportions of Man.) The spread-eagled man looked just like Nimya's pose, and I don't think it's coincedence. So I decided to redraw the scan in the same style. This involved redrawing the entire right side of the image as well as her feet, which were directly modeled off the original Vitruvian Man sketch. Add some textures and make it sketchy. Something different, hm?
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  1. CagalliYamato Nov 27, 2005

    ooooooooooo interesting scann!+fav!=)

  2. DREAM Nov 27, 2005

    this is the best wall you have done in quite a while.

    + favs

  3. juanicths Nov 27, 2005

    nice concept here ^^ nv fails to amaze me how u manage to come up with so many ideas and concepts for ur walls. brilliant work u haf done, tho somehow the legs look a little off to me... maybe it's the body ratio or the positioning?

  4. candy-chan Retired Moderator Nov 27, 2005

    Oh dear tama, what would we do without your ingenious ideas XD
    very interesting idea none the less, allthough I think more abstract calcutaions encyclopidia stuff on the sides would have looked good.
    Example of what I'm talking about: Stuff on the right

  5. ayaki Nov 27, 2005

    omg...so creative...."something different, hm?".....YES!~ and it looks really good.
    great job with the sketchy style.

  6. OracleAngel Retired Moderator Nov 27, 2005

    Woah something out of what you usually do but a nice collection of your Kino walls as usual Tama.... like the way you just set up all of her body parts all togethr to make the Da Vinci image.... Great work! :P

  7. kaidou Nov 28, 2005

    Tama-san, if it were not for you I would not have 54 walls of a series I haven't even seen yet. ^_^ Lovely as always, a favorite as usual!

  8. shinorei Nov 28, 2005

    Yep, it's something different and more artistic. I love the sketchy feeling, and the brownish background. The title reminds me very much of Leo Da Vinci, which it is. xD Great job!

  9. tareren Nov 29, 2005

    Interesting concept, and I think you did well for the background :D
    Love the originality ;)

  10. Elves Nov 29, 2005

    That is so freakin' weird. I love it. But it's weird. Very neat idea and your so right about Kino's theme. I do have a tendency to agree with Candy-chan about the excess of sketch lines that Da Vinci pictures have in them, so I'd like to see some more random lines and faded parts of Kino within the circle. Otherwise you've captured the concept very well, and freaked me out! Kudos! :pacman:

  11. EternalParadox Retired Moderator Dec 02, 2005

    hahaha, the Vitruvian woman. It's quite original. I like it. I love the old parchment effect, it's very effective. haha, the Vitruvian woman. lol. Imagine if da Vinci actually drew something like this. haha.

    anyways, I like this wall. You did a great job Tama. :)

  12. niina02 Dec 06, 2005

    original & beutiful... i love it!
    great, it's so 'pure & clean'...
    great work!
    + fav

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