xxxHOLiC Wallpaper: The Lotus

CLAMP, Production I.G, xxxHOLiC, Yuuko Ichihara, Vector Art Wallpaper
CLAMP Mangaka Production I.G Studio xxxHOLiC Series,OVA Yuuko Ichihara Character Vector Art Source

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

The idea for this one came from one of the volume 6 chapter covers, which shows Yuuko in a pool of smoke with lotuses growing from the smoke. I think I went through all 8 volumes 3 times looking for just the right image of Yuuko to use...before giving up and downloading this from the MT gallery. Yuuko is holding a pipe in the scan, but I cut that out of the vector and placed a lotus at the end of her fingers instead. I realize it looks a bit off but...

The lotuses were vectored off a couple of b&w chapter covers from volume 5 and colored using this scan for reference. The smoke was vectored off a b&w manga scan from volume 2 and colored using this scan for reference ^_^' I say colored, but they're really just gradients with touches of brushing. The original vector is 2778x2994 px and takes forever to open at this point. The bg ^_^' is just some render clouds and texture for a simple, faded look.

WIDESCREEN and 1280x960 resolutions on my site. Insomnia Works

Aspiring Mafia Plug:
Member: annex
Wall: bloody flora brothers
Reason: Love that stylish, splattered, antiqued look.


Chosen by Marissa and Saikusa

Proposed by Marissa and highlighted by Saikusa.

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  1. bromithia Retired Moderator May 11, 2006

    I like the vector. I don't think the background is exciting enough, for me personally, though. A nice wallpaper overall.

  2. Chloe Retired Moderator May 11, 2006

    Very cool!
    Love the colors and the vectors are sooo neat *_* Excellent job!

  3. DREAM May 11, 2006

    i have to confess i really like Youka artwork..
    the bg has a Shunpei-esque look that i love..

    minor crit: i am not positive about the flower behind Youka - i would have moved it elsewhere off her body. perhaps farther to the left..

  4. Devildude May 11, 2006

    i definitely enjoy the way you vector and make this one, however the plain background just sorts of cuts it out, yet, in a sense, it brings out the flavor of it.
    very sophisticated.

  5. ShiXon May 11, 2006

    simplistic <3 and kind of sexy ;]
    i like looking to simple vectors like this one, good job bluusake!

  6. k1ru May 12, 2006

    simple and sexy~ XD
    cool vector...
    hum... the lotus doesnt looks great at her hands, coz her pose, i think...
    anyway, <3! XD

  7. anji May 12, 2006

    Aaaah She's so nice to vector, I wanted to vector her for a long time but her hair discourage me. lol
    The neat and simple background doesn't botter me. I like the subtle shadows and texture.
    It's just the fact that her dress is almost the same color of the background that disturb me.
    Beside that I love the lotus, the gradient are really well done ^^
    Thanks for sharing :)

  8. ShrinkNerv4Eva May 12, 2006

    It's very simple . Nice choices in vectors and scan. Man, I was hoping she was nude...

  9. nolove May 12, 2006

    kool vector >.<, just see in the notif and im soo curious ^__^, but you naever fell my expectation >_<, this is totally a wonderful wall from XXXholic, and 100%ur style with nice texture and use of color ^o^. The idea of the lotus is also so so kool ^__^, love it, yup but the BG is quite really simple -___-

  10. yoshi-mist May 12, 2006

    another amazing wall by you! good job!

    *adding to favs*

  11. Revan Retired Moderator May 12, 2006

    Really lovely work with the whole vector... the lotuses turned out great and I like the idea very much.

  12. ArtificialRaindrop May 12, 2006

    The vector is absolutely gorgeous ^_^ I love how you added the lotus with the smoke as well. Overall I like the simplicity, but I think it might be TOO simple ^_^' It might help add a little bit more interest if you added a faint pattern in the background, but that just what can to my mind. Other than that it looks great!

  13. fawna-chan May 12, 2006

    Omygod...I love it love it love it! I always think that there aren't enough xxxHolic wallpapers and your vector is just amazing. I hope that I don't sound like I'm sucking up or something but it really is good. The smoke looks good and the background is a nice color and I like the simplicity. :) A fave from me!

  14. Fran Retired Moderator May 12, 2006

    Nyaa!, I love the vector, so stylish!
    Yuuko is really cool and sexy, but the lotus, it doesn't look like she was holding it
    Anyway, its an amazing wallie!
    + fav

  15. ayaki May 13, 2006

    The lotus idea is great! :)
    at first i thought u purposely left out part of her body '_' but then i realize she is wearing a dress...the color is too similar to the background. hehe
    vector looks good as always ^^

  16. AkaiTsubaki May 13, 2006

    this pic is very nice! also very different from the original pic because of the choice of colors, which change the impression given by the pic

    the original pic was more horror style, mysterious, and this one looks more like...a kind of fairy or godess...theses pastel colors are very nice, good job in the background
    i also agree with the others, the lotus on smoke is a really good idea!

    thanks for this awsome wall and this beautiful Yuko! ^^

  17. CosmoStar May 14, 2006

    Your vector looks better than the orignal picture! I liked the colors and how Yuuko's hair got highlighted since I simply love her hair! the sepia and empty background adds a nice effect since it highlights her and transmits the feeling that she's under control of everything, including the pretty-colored smoke!
    Congratulations for your simple-concept and poetic xxxHOLIC wall! Everything is always so gothic/sexy when it comes for Holic walls that yours is really original! Thanks for sharing!

  18. pengi-san May 15, 2006

    Very nice! Elegant and simple. The colors go together so well. And the wisps of smoke and the flowers give the piece a very Asiatic feel. Very well done.

  19. Eowyn May 16, 2006

    I love it! Great wall! Go to favs ^^

  20. janicehamtaro May 17, 2006

    omg! I love it! It's super nice! Double thumbs up! Simple and faded bg for wallies are nice...i like that!

  21. AngelKate May 17, 2006

    Wow! This looks really good! Yuuko is awesome. The smoke looks cool and so do the flowers. Simple but very eye-catching at the same time. Great job!

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  23. sailorchiron May 18, 2006

    very pretty!

  24. Zefie May 18, 2006

    simplistic composition but it works nicely and design is very elegant. vectoring is well done, smooth lining and colouring is also clear. colouring of the background is quite the same as the dress so it's little difficult to separate but it's still pretty ^_^ like the colouring on the smoke, it changes well to other colours and they fit together. pink lotus flowers gives nicely brightening touch. overall great work and thank you for sharing !

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