NANA Wallpaper: The Ties That Bind

Ai Yazawa, NANA, Nana Osaki, Nana Komatsu Wallpaper
Ai Yazawa Mangaka NANA Series Nana Osaki Character Nana Komatsu Character

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

I've wanted to do a Nana wall for a long time but I had trouble finding inspiration...but after reading volume 13 recently...I felt fueled by Nana love and charged ahead anyway

Since couples are a tricky issue I chose to do my favorite non-couple pair: Nana and Nana
...went hunting through scans to find the perfect image to express my idea...but nothing was just right :(
So I ended up splicing together two scans with a few minor edits to get what I wanted: a sense of their eternal and fated connection
this one for Nana and this one for Hachi

I knew early on I wanted to do a monotone look, so I went ahead and vectored the two scans with the addition of the "string of fate" (somehow the color scheme ended up a pinkish red...overcoming personal dislike of pink)
...then I tried to plan out the background.........gah
I knew I wanted a style/design look rather than a scenic but not what specifically...
Three full revamps later I finally decided on the combination of lotus blossoms and manga text (which gave me the excuse to read through the beginning volumes again :) )

Technical details:
Approx 30 hours over 2 weeks (curse you revamps)
34 layers
Illustrator vector (trace)

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  1. Chloe Retired Moderator May 01, 2006

    Very cool!
    Love the colors and the vectors are nicely done. Great job!

  2. Saikusa Retired Moderator May 01, 2006

    Nice work! You'd never know that they were two seperate images, they look so good together. And I love the bright raspberry pink you've chosen. It's bright and strong like both Nanas :)

  3. ArtificialRaindrop May 01, 2006

    This wall looks so COOL! It definately looks much better in full view ^_^ You did a great job vectoring this, and the smooht glossy colors work wonders for the Nanas. I didn't even realize that they were from different scans until I read the description. Also, the curevs of the text and the lotus (ren?) flowers give it a perfect completion. I love it!

  4. uchiha-vegeta May 01, 2006

    awesome work ^_^ , the effects are amazing , and so is the vector , keep it up ^^

  5. DREAM May 02, 2006

    the vector[s] look great but i think the layout would be better served w/o the text in the foreground [background is fine] since it takes away from the flowers. also the shadows on the Nana's are identical.

    still i like your wall; although i prefer the rock in roll Nana..
    great job lady cyd84. :)

  6. k1ru May 02, 2006

    nice vector! ^^
    I really love yours~ XD
    as you want, the wall looks monotone, but somehow, it looks nice, fit well! ^^

    and then... idea the string of fate... makes me remind about yuri... *brrr*
    anyways, cool! *two thumbs up*

  7. Kabura May 02, 2006

    Red, black and White! My favorite colours all mixed up in a wonderful wall!

    Great work, Cyd84-chan! :)

  8. jomjaikap May 03, 2006

    i really like this wall

  9. Skyneth May 03, 2006

    I love Nana! I love this wallie!

  10. M-UK May 05, 2006

    I like the designs in the background. It really blends in with the rest of the wall. XD

  11. riku-chan May 08, 2006

    You can really feel it when artists put feeling into their work. This piece is splendid not only for its intricate vectoring but also the tones of red which add so much more to a feeling of binded fate, agony and friendship.

    When two people who have so much in common, yet personalities that are like the sun and moon come together, is a story of growing up beyond another. This wall seems to deliver all that. I definitely loved the quotes, they were very appropriate. Keep up with these inspirational works of yours!

  12. DeadlyxScream May 20, 2006

    Oh ... wow. I notice, you also have somethings that Hachi says about and to Nana-Chan. This is a BEAUTIFUL desktop. BEAUTTTIIFFULLL.

  13. eyeofthehawk May 25, 2006

    wow 2 seperate scans you wouldnt even know unless u told someone although i havent seen neof these myself this pic caught my eye the moment i saw it. great job and keep up the good work

  14. animelov3r Jun 13, 2006

    There a very few Hachi and Nana Wallpapers! and this one is absolutely gorgeous! <3 Please keep up the awesome work.

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  16. hydetenshi Aug 28, 2006

    wow, such strikingly bold colors, and the contrast is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  17. alecm88 Jan 15, 2007

    I really like this wall. Love the colors you used. Keep up the good work!

  18. Bibliomancer Jan 16, 2007

    You did a great job combining these; they look like they were always that way.

  19. DarkPriestessKikyo06 Mar 19, 2008

    This is so "Nana"! I love what you've done! Its beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it! :)

  20. marito55 Mute Member Apr 26, 2010

    nana is a very good series. thanks for sharing ^ ^

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