Yotsubato! Wallpaper: Yotsubato: The Cat Days of Summer

Kiyohiko Azuma, Yotsubato!, Yotsuba Koiwai Wallpaper
Kiyohiko Azuma Mangaka Yotsubato! Series Yotsuba Koiwai Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

For the first day of summer, a wall to celebrate! And it's not your typical 'girl on a beach' summer wall either. Instead, we have little Yotsuba looking out her porch. I always liked stuff where the characters are seen in a different perspective, and a view from behind works just peachy. The way the original scan was made it more about the potential of summer instead of just ZOMG LOTS OF SUN AND HAPPY CLOUDS. Yotsuba represents all of our inner children, just waiting, yearning to go outside and play. I based the room off of this scan by Amai. I was going to add more of the items from that scan - things like the half-full ice tea bottle and the fan would have helped the summer theme - but it just made everything way too cluttered. Not that their house ISN'T a giant mess, but it broke the serenity of the image. As for the cats..... uh, I really like cats and the cats from this scan were perfect. Cats rock. They're there because they're funny and really cute, and I liked the pose of the sleeping orange cat curled up in the sunlight. I so want to be that cat. I dedicate the cats to Amai, and I even colored the tabby like Maya! :3
A little bit of texture to give it that old paper feeling and to add an air of nostalgia when you remember your ow childhood summers.
As for the title, the "dog days" of summer generally refer to lackadasical, hot, humdrum times... which to me sounds rather like heaven for cats.
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Featured in simple-ism


Chosen by flyindreams and Saikusa

Here's an example of 'less is more'. The fact that there's so little to see really pulls your focus down onto the small figures.

The subtle & cool colours play down the vast amount of texture, and adds to the sense of loneliness. Deceptively simple, yet full of class.

Proposed by flyindreams and highlighted by Saikusa.

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  1. strawberrt Jun 22, 2006

    Awesome wall :) Its really good. I love how you added those simple yet effective details to the wall. +fav

  2. AnimexXxHolic009 Jun 22, 2006

    wah kitty...meow meow x3

  3. starrliteangel Jun 22, 2006

    omg you made all this by hand?! this is abosultey great! <--haha its so great I cant spell anymore! wow. I love it!

  4. Phill Jun 22, 2006

    AWSOME XD I'm absolutely love this wall , you did a really stunning job 0_o + fav

  5. anji Jun 22, 2006

    Just passing by quickly...
    I had to say I loved this one XD
    So peacefull and cute at the same time...
    Thanks for sharing Tama-Neko!

  6. Machika Jun 22, 2006

    This is absolutely amazing >_< I just loooooove the background, I love this wall so much I had to download it immediately when I saw it! It's definitely my favorite!

  7. Kiako Jun 22, 2006

    nice wallpaper the scene is good and the colors are very good and the kittys there look very cute.
    keep it up

  8. N9e1 Jun 22, 2006

    Wow cute wallie! Simple but very well done~ I can feel the serenity~
    After looking at the original scan, I see how much work you put into it~
    I love how you composed this wallie and the old paper effect~
    Good job! Thank you for sharing! ^_^ *fav*

  9. Sandra Jun 22, 2006

    Wooow it's so calm and so soft...this colors, i luv them....nice atmosphere.... <3 +fav

  10. Aplos Jun 22, 2006

    Kitties! Great work at composing the various images. Yeah it has a nice, anticipation feel...a bit melancholic too... which is what summers are about anyways (sorry, just finished zettai shounen so I'm still affected).

  11. Sabbathiel Jun 22, 2006

    amaizng background, nice scan and very interesting concept is the secret of your suces? This wallie is really great! I love cats and those colors... I like this work, well done!

  12. cyd84 Jun 22, 2006

    Much love for another of your lovely widescreen walls Tama
    You've really captured the summer feeling
    A simple but complete and unified design...clean and crisp

  13. Atalante Jun 22, 2006

    Oh, it is simple but sooo kind. Luv it

  14. Elsie Jun 22, 2006

    Simple is best and I feel kind of sad when I see it. Either that or the wall has sort of a sad feeling to it. :D Sorry, that was weird, but anyway, it's a very good wallpaper and I just love the simple design and colors.

  15. ayaki Jun 22, 2006

    looking at this wall really gives me a feel of a hot summer day. lying inside the room and being lazy O____O haha
    love this wall and the cats ^_^

  16. MasterPivot Jun 22, 2006

    An excellent wallpaper that is simple yet elegant.
    Good work!

  17. perlox Jun 23, 2006

    nice simple design, i like it.

  18. RyryTa Jun 23, 2006

    cute XD kitty, i love kitty XD

  19. phamthuha Jun 23, 2006

    WOW! I can't believe a waller can make out this scene OoO So ... wonderful >__< It shows us your wonderful and unlimitted skill, Tama-san ^_^ Sure my fav ;) I love it really >__<!

  20. euna Retired Moderator Jun 23, 2006

    fabulous wallpaper tama! I love it! <333
    It's adorable~ I love Yotsuba! Btw, very nice composition and use of textures as always. It's lovely. *a must fav*

  21. HaWaIIofHoaI Jun 23, 2006

    it's... so... CUTE! XD love to kitties and all sorts of cute little animals!

  22. agneslee Jun 23, 2006

    simple design ,but a great feeling.

  23. mochaluv Jun 23, 2006

    i love it.
    works very well as a wallpaper. <3

  24. akazookin Jun 23, 2006

    wow! XD XD

    i love the serenity and peacefulness of this wallie ne! :)
    and little yotsubato looking out from her porch is really reminscing. it gives the scene a kind of depth maybe :D

    favy for me! >_< XD

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