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Honey and Clover Wallpaper: In The Seasons

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

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Mwahahahha! Owwwhh yeaah. Finally Trompe Les Mondes won in the final epic battle. This spells GLORIOUS. *cackles*

Anyways, this time round's theme was "Freestyle". Honestly, I'm afraid of making freestyle walls, considering that we're free to do anything we like. I tend to mess things up if I'm not constricted XD, but anyways, I've decided what to do when I finally caught a glimpse at this scan. Lookie here.

From left to right:
Takemoto Yuuta, Hanamoto Hagumi, Yamada Ayumi, Morita Shinobu, Mayama Takumi and Leader, the dog. >.<

It's a very pretty scan. I believe it's a manga scan of the last chapter of Honey and Clover. I've always admire pretty soft style like Umino Chika's. Plus watching Honey and Clover seriously had inspired me to make a group wall of these 5 people. But the problem is that the scan itself doesn't look quite neat. I mean, even if I did successfully manage to extract them out, I can't possibly think of a matching background. So then I thought of vectoring.

This time, the vector was different. No definite outline along the characters, and I have to admit I enjoyed vectoring the whole thing. The wall itself took probably about 3 weeks to be completed, with Muz's constant error pin-pointing along the way, I'd say this is probably my most favourite work of all. ^^ No special methods were used except pentool. FULLY VECTORED, YEA~ Oh, and not to mention huge thanks to Misa for helping in translating the particular Japanese sentence printed in black in the scan. It means "Finally the time has come in the seasons when I'll part with you." The other translation was "Finally the time to part with the rotating season comes." But I prefer the first one. :)

<3 this, kyaaa~ Oh, I'm so obssesed~ OX

Anyways, here's a textless version.

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/8867/balloonstextlesszh7.th.jpg

A present for all Tromple Les Mondes members, I love you guys, hehe:

Kozu (our galant leader who stacked everything for the final battle ^^)
MuZ0naZ
MinstrelKnight
KorganoS
kozaihod
kai81220
aibuster
PrincessChii
chichiri1907
alienzero

Highlighted

Chosen by kuroimisa and belmikry

excellent composition, great palette with overall sense of movement. Excellent

Proposed by kuroimisa and highlighted by belmikry.

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Comments

  1. MuZ0NaZ Oct 21, 2006

    You're right :3 it's your best work so far, and you know I love it.

  2. SakuraShirayuki Oct 21, 2006

    woooow! really cool! Fav!

  3. rollingmreg Oct 21, 2006

    When it looks, it is a work becoming sad. It is a good story.

  4. Chloe Retired Moderator Oct 21, 2006

    Absolutey beautiful. I love the vector and the colors are fabulous. I don't know what else to say except that this is one of your best =D

  5. Regenbogen Oct 21, 2006

    Hello Ephie,
    I love the soft colors in this wallpaper. The vector looks really good too. I love the outline that has many gaps, it works well especially for the characters. The balloon I would have maybe vectored with a different kind of outline... the gaps and different widths of the outline make them look a bit jerky... and the body of the dog looks a bit huge... Other than that... I really enjoy how soft it looks! The vectors look perfectly clean. ^^

  6. fawna-chan Oct 21, 2006

    I love the vector and I love the soft pastel colors. Everything fits. :)

  7. kuroimisa Retired Moderator Oct 21, 2006

    Ahaha I never knew that my translation would be used in SUCH A BIG compie D: But I'm so glad that I could help out you guys >D Muahaha~

    I love the pastel colours. It almost looks like a very light handed painting and you get an extra cookie for using greyish outlines- because they are the bomb XD!

    Beautifully made and not a typical vector.

    merged: 10-21-2006 ~ 06:18pm
    PS I don't care this is definitely going into the UA gallery. u_u
    MUST :O

  8. Akaiken Oct 21, 2006

    Hmm... I thought you're just gonna make a solo wall of Takumi but I see you made a group wall (oh yeah I forgot, you just told me you're gonna do it later this week, hehehe!).

    Damn, that's why Takumi's image is kind of sumthin', it's already been vectored. XD didn't realized that til now. Anyways... one heck of a wall Sofie, definitely one of your best walls so far. One question though... what's with the balloons? ^_^' nah, definitely a fave for me!

  9. candy-chan Retired Moderator Oct 22, 2006

    definately a nicely executed vector. I wish the outlines on the group would be a little darker though. But I get your idea of having it very pale, and the pastel thing works.

  10. moonfire Oct 22, 2006

    Like I said on AP, this wallie is beautiful.
    I love the nice, soft, colors, they make a painted look, which I love.
    The vectoring is very nice and beautiful too. :)

  11. HeartFulSkies Oct 23, 2006

    oh i love the soft colors and the overall joy of this wall <3
    a definete fave from me, heh!

  12. Bluearth Oct 23, 2006

    totally sweet and soft colours used :) The ballons sure add a nice touch and doesn't seem overload. :D I like your vector :] they're so funky and unique!

  13. pegassuss Oct 23, 2006

    Great wallie ephie! ^0^ This is really nice. I love the pastel colors, the soft tones. It looks like painting or something like that :P The vector is really beautiful! Great work! ^^

  14. BlueAngel17 Oct 23, 2006

    haha. you're really an addict.. XD you really didn't get enough of the ferris wheel. XD

    like candy-chan said, the gray outlines really define the pastel. oh yeah! honey and clover art is highlighted again! yey! XD

  15. icyrain Oct 24, 2006

    A very, very good vector. The characters look wonderful. I like the colors you used. A very pastel, spring look. Lovely.

  16. Misato-Kun Oct 24, 2006

    I love this anime series, one of my top favs. I really enjoy the soft light colors in this wall. This is a nice tribute to the end of a wonderful series. Thank you very much for sharing this, much appreciated!

  17. burijetto Oct 27, 2006

    Oh my gosh! The guy with black hair is so cute! I forgot his name though.

  18. IzumiChan Oct 28, 2006

    So full of vividness and colors, I loved it! >_<
    And there are ballons all around! XD
    Wonderful job. :)

  19. animefairy Oct 29, 2006

    I love the light colors! ^^ The group looks very weird but its still cool! XD The balloons are so cute! LOL. Keep it up and thanks for sharing!

  20. Yureika Oct 31, 2006

    haha as always long description....ehe..but this time i lazy to read sorry...-.-"
    cool vector...not all got outlines eh... one thing about u is.... u are soo RAJIN ! vectore the whole image OMG ! i'll be thinking twice b4 i do*claps*
    love the harmony colours and the positioning of text is great cuz its not covering the image
    fav !

  21. iarly Nov 01, 2006

    I hated Honey & Clover with all my heart, but have to admit this wallie is really cool. Nice job with the pastels and everything. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  22. chibi-lizard Nov 16, 2006

    uwaaa .. this is definitely one of ephie-chan's best wallie ! .. the colors ish sooo sweet and soft. and the vector ish purrfectly done :D kudos on that !. and i luv the text too XD ahaha .. reallie good job on this. i dunno what else to say ^_^'

  23. mikan-sakura Nov 16, 2006

    ^^ waaah this is such a cute and cheerful vector!
    though i think some colours are too soft ><
    anyway Good Job +fav

  24. eqaneko Dec 12, 2006

    dramatic~

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