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Shakugan no Shana Wallpaper: A Blossom in Winter

Noizi Ito, Shakugan no Shana, Shana Wallpaper
Noizi Ito Mangaka Shakugan no Shana Series,OVA Shana Character

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

I know that it is not winter... but the heat here in the tropical region is sweltering (most of the time). So I thought that I could use a 'cool' wallpaper.

(er..hem... I don't think anyone wants to know this) So on to the whole process of creating this wall...

I was thinking of making a different background but after much debate, I decided to recreate the original because it suited the character's colours so well.

The background was mostly airbrushed. Only the wood texture was created using the gradient tool.

Did not want the background to clash with the forground so I lightened the snowy part significantly to bring attention to the character.

I went into lots of problems while making this wall... Can not even begin to count how many times my computer crashed. Not only that, I was being ambitious and made the wall in 4800x3600 pixels. Guess what happened? Yes. Half the time I was looking at loading bars while the computer processed.

I feel that shrinking the image by so much compromised the quality abit. So please bare with stuff like the thick outlines and some jagged edges...

Oh well... Its done now. After lots of heartache, I must add. So... MWAHAHAHA...

All comments are greatly appreciated and my thanks goes out to all who take the time to feedback on this wall.


Ok. I figured out why the image was so jagged... The huge sized one was to sharp. So I added a slight blur then shrank the wall to 1600x1200 and now its ok. So, yep. Here is the modified one.

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Comments

  1. Wapy Feb 20, 2006

    she's soo cute
    I'm glad you done it this way! I love it!
    She looks great! Good work!

  2. roly-poly Feb 20, 2006

    ah very cool. such a shame that the lines are so jagged. but it still deserves a fav.

    the snowy stuff just looks soooooo good ~_~ i want to marry it have a whole family of little backgrounds. it shows how much work you've chucked into it. i seriously love it.

    only thing is, maybe the deck is a bit too detailed and clean. i'm talking more about the lines than anything else. still. <3<3<3<3

  3. Zoamel Feb 20, 2006

    Great work with the extraction. The colours are shinig great, too. :D
    I like the landscape in the background a lot. Only think to criticise a bit are the wooden parts. I've never seen such straight lines with wooden things ;)

  4. Wandering_Youth Feb 20, 2006

    I really like the highlights and shadows because it just gives the whole picture so much depth. You did a nice job on not letting the background take away the attention from Shana, nice work. The perspective is great, however I'm trying to figure what's beyond the garden. Is that a wall or something?

  5. Xueli Feb 20, 2006

    I like the bg a lot, even though it isnt winter. nice scan

  6. kiukirilya Feb 20, 2006

    I like this wallie a lot!
    The bg is amazing and the perspective is very good
    A great work! And a fav' for me ^^

  7. MaKenShii Restricted Member Feb 20, 2006

    Wow thats a really nice wallpaper. Keep up the good work. XD

  8. pomelocmy Feb 21, 2006

    nice. :)

  9. Hideki313 Feb 21, 2006

    a really great wall!
    i love this shana scan a lot! the BG is also awesome ... big thx for that

  10. flyindreams Feb 21, 2006

    Oooh, lovely job on the scenic background... :) The perspective for the lake (?) in the background seems a little off... or the horizon line looks a tad high to me... but otherwise... :D Impressive work :3

  11. CagalliLover84 Feb 21, 2006

    Excellent Shana wall... I really love that pic of her... she looks Mondo cool... keep up the good work... hope to see some more...

  12. clementl888 Feb 22, 2006

    shana is pretty ^^

  13. p0ly Feb 22, 2006

    great job, nice and clean; keep it up

  14. glamdring Feb 22, 2006

    so cute , clean and beautiful ! Thanks !

  15. upheaval325 Feb 24, 2006

    nice scan.beautiful background, great lighting effects..incredible job!

  16. sk8terboi Feb 24, 2006

    beautiful picture, nice landscape...it's a very pretty wallpaper..good work^^

  17. NJKay Feb 24, 2006

    technically it is still winter. Beautiful picture.

  18. Dunn0 Apr 08, 2006

    Shana-chan kawaii ^^ so beautiful.

  19. Kukuru Apr 16, 2006

    Lovely Wallie for a lovely vector - there are just some really talented people here at MT, I hope one day I can master vectoring as half as well as you do *sigh*

    Absolutely gorgeous work :D Shana-chan

  20. AnimeFanChris May 01, 2006

    I love this wallpaper Shana's so cute +fav thanks for the wonderful wall!

  21. shadowVII Jul 26, 2006

    i dont really like the charater, but you made a great backround and it matches her nicely.

  22. Worrior Jul 29, 2006

    Love the Res. Color, and Detail :D. Well done

  23. andyloh006 Jul 31, 2006

    kinda looks like an ordinary scan.

  24. nanapan Aug 01, 2006

    Wow! very beautifu l! very pretty ! and very sexy ! I lioek this wallpaper ...Thx for this wallpaper ..... ^^

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