Honey and Clover Wallpaper: HachiKuro: Inspire Me

Chika Umino, J.C. Staff, Honey and Clover, Hagumi Hanamoto Wallpaper
Chika Umino Mangaka J.C. Staff Studio Honey and Clover Series Hagumi Hanamoto Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

A promotional wallpaper for Simple-ism's Inspiration Project.
What inspires you? When you look at that blank canvas, what gets you started? Is it another wallpaper? Is it a commercial design? Is it another art style? Is it music? Simple-ism's Inspiration Project invites you to examine what inspires you, and to create wallpapers in tribute of them.
I had actually scanned in this image from HachiKuro manga v6 a week or so before I began talking with Flyin' about this project, but it fit so well. (Originally it was going to be a tribute to overcoming artist's block.) Hagu staring at a blank canvas - a whole row of oversized canvases. It's intimidating, and yet she manages to find the drive to create beautiful works of art.
I decided to color the outlines a darker shade of the base color instead of a dark near-black shade to keep the image light and maintain the pastel palette. After fiddling with the background arrangement, I decided not to put in all the other items in the room (paint buckets, ceiling lights, cloth-draped tables) to keep the focus on Hagu.
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  1. candy-chan Retired Moderator Sep 17, 2006

    Ah~ Lovely fitting concept. But I would have seen something...bigger with this lol. To me this image would have been a great opportunity to easily slap different "inspirations" on each canvas. Like having an idea growing on every canvas, them all being your sources of inspirations. The other thing is on a technical note~ To me it looks better in thumbnail mode ( haha, not that it's ugly in big mode >_> ) but I feel like the vector could have been thinner, more detailed and with fine lines. And those paint splotches are so somewhat typical o_o; I would have thought Hagu's board- or however you call that thing- more desordonated and full of funky color mixes.
    anyways it's a big thumbs up for the idea!

  2. moonfire Sep 17, 2006

    Great wall and concept, Tama-Neko! :)
    This is just a fab wall. Everything looks so harmonious together.
    The canvas, the chara, the colors, and the great vectoring.

    The chara reminds me a lot of Tsubasa in Kare Kano. XD
    I can't say anything more about this wall except: beautifully done.

  3. Ardenta Sep 17, 2006

    Hagu-chan. :)
    Thank you for this wallpaper. :hug:

  4. chubbykitty Sep 17, 2006

    I have blank canvas' like this sometimes... GIVE ME INSPIRATION! This is just totally amazing. I love how theres a ton of canvas' all different sizes..Especially those totally gigantic ones XD Ah! All so awesome, beautiful work!

  5. Chloe Retired Moderator Sep 18, 2006

    This really is awesome. I'm loving the idea and the vectoring is great. Love the different sizes of the canvas. I'm adding you to my watchlist, yo.

  6. fawna-chan Sep 19, 2006

    When I see this...it reminds me of what my tap teacher used to say: "Artis painted on the canvas of blankness". Something like that. I really like that idea and everything looks simple and just really pretty.

  7. Matsukaze Sep 20, 2006

    Beautiful wallpaper. A very interesting concept. Congratulations!

  8. tayots Sep 25, 2006

    great imagination! this is a beauty!
    you could actually move a person when seeing this wallie. :D
    you got Great talents with great expectations!

  9. Fran Retired Moderator Sep 26, 2006

    the concept is amazing
    Love the idea of the blank canvas...they're perfectly done
    is really cool
    the vector is so well done
    definitely a fav

  10. captainm06 Dec 01, 2006

    i love this pic very much in awe captures what shes feeling most of the time

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  12. munekyun Dec 27, 2006

    i love it!
    Hagu-chan is still in mind

  13. b3atr3d Feb 21, 2007

    This is so lovely. I absolutely adore it. Great work. :D

  14. smallworld Sep 01, 2007

    Love the concept!
    Liked the simplity and the title!
    Great job! :]

  15. DSL367 Dec 19, 2007

    Simplicity! :D Really nice! The title really gives a lot of meaning to the wallpaper! ;D
    + Faves! Thanks for sharing! =)

  16. zylfairy Mute Member Feb 12, 2010

    Hagumi really has the white paper syndrome.

  17. 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

  18. pillsbury15 Apr 14, 2010

    .... this is so effing good man one of the best I've seen in a long time

  19. NimirRa Aug 06, 2010

    So simple but I loved this one immediately.

  20. RoseyFanFan Nov 07, 2010

    I love the simplicity, it's so cute and sweet ^^

  21. danlayton Dec 25, 2010

    Nicely done. I love Hagu-chan - she's cute and talented.

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