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Honey and Clover Wallpaper: Asking Him to Love Me

Chika Umino, J.C. Staff, Honey and Clover, Ayumi Yamada Wallpaper
Chika Umino Mangaka J.C. Staff Studio Honey and Clover Series Ayumi Yamada Character

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Details: I first vectored Yamada, which took me quite a while because I at first wanted to employ a different technique than my normal vectoring style. I got all the way to the end and really disliked it, so I trashed it and re-vectored her all over again XD The clovers were based off of a photo at Stock Xchng, but were done by hand, ie: no stock, and were then layered into the wall to create the illusion of depth. Then, I added the flowers, and began adding details to the clovers to make them more realistic. All in all, the wall took me a good 3 weeks and some-odd days to complete.

Goal: I wanted to convey a private moment, so the light in the wall fades towards the outer edges. Also, I changed Yamada's expression completely from the original image, where she is smiling very largely, and gave her what I *hoped* was a sort of Mona Lisa smile. I wanted you to wonder whether Yamada was smiling or about to cry, and in that way, give the impression of that private moment interrupted by the viewer. The quote is from the movie Notting Hill, which just happened to be playing in the bg when I was beginning this wall. It says: "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love me," and I thought it was exceptionally appropriate for Yamada's plight. If you prefer a textless version, you can get it here: Clicky! I hope the end product is not too busy......

At any rate, I hope you enjoy. Comment and criticism are welcome as usual!

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Comments

  1. ritawan Sep 12, 2006

    why not?

    merged: 09-12-2006 ~ 10:32am
    Thank you for your picture ok!

    merged: 09-12-2006 ~ 10:34am
    hi! can you introduce your self

  2. ayaki Sep 13, 2006

    >_< I have not complains about the vector, but he background is just simply amazing!~ The clovers! omg...done by hand? '_'
    I created a similar wall, but hagu+yamada+balloons. Yours is waaaaaay better than mine -___-
    The white flowers are great touches. <3

  3. bromithia Retired Moderator Oct 05, 2006

    I think if the flowers and clovers had more variation then the background would work out better, but it still looks really clean... so good job for that.

  4. ayumi-90 Dec 16, 2008

    Great job! I like this picture, it' s beautiful! ;)

  5. Jalfred-kun Feb 14, 2010

    thanks very nice image love Honey & Clover!
    thank you very much difficult to find good contribution wallpapers of this anime

  6. FantasyHibi Mar 14, 2010

    It's such a beautiful one!

  7. luaoc Mute Member Apr 13, 2010

    Loved it! Thanks for sharing! Really nice!

  8. theremosster May 02, 2010

    This is an epic wallpaper.

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