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Honey and Clover Wallpaper: Clover

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

1280x768 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Yay snow! No school today, so I did this :)

Actually the idea's been in my mind for a while, after seeing this on deviantART. It reminded me of Honey and Clover, which I just recently finished (and really liked :)). And since Valentine's day is coming up...

So yes, this is my valentine's wall, finished one month early! ^__^ (I usually procrastinate :D)

Instead of the usual cute-happy-pink-red type valentine, this one is more about unrequited love and rejection, which pretty much sums up Yamada (left) and Mayama's (right) relationship. They're turned away from each other, and the heart part of the clover is upside-down to signify the unrequited love, but their clothing colours being reversed signified that they still have a connection to each other and can't let go. And originally, I had the clover kinda hanging from the top, as a kind of parody of the tradition of hanging mistletoe :D But it looked weird so I took it out.

Okay, the technical aspects. Basically I wanted to try something new, so I vectored the base colours of Mayama off this scan, then used the Darken/Lighten brush to shade/highlight (I love that brush :) ). Same with Yamada, except I vectored her off a screencap from ep 14, where I changed her expression. Her hair looks kinda weird, esp her bangs, because I couldn't really see how it's supposed to be ^_^' But I love how Mayama's hair turned out :)

For the clover, I vectored the basic shape from an H&C OST scan. Then looking at a photo of a clover as a reference, I used the Darken/Lighten brush to shade. Wow, I can't believe how 'real' it turned out... perhaps a bit too real me thinks ^_^'

The background, I wasn't sure what to put, but since there's plenty in the foreground, I didn't want to clutter it up, so I just brushed bits of colour. As for the colour, I was gonna have reddish to fit the valentine theme, but it clashed too much against their clothes, so green it is ^^

p.s. Need better title!

paint-o-rama widescreen-walls simple-ism

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Comments

  1. annakee Jan 18, 2007

    oh.. just lovely! a continuous flow of feelings ^^
    that is what i see when yamada and mayama are together.
    nicely done ;)

  2. Odeena Jan 21, 2007

    Nicely done! I love the soft, water-color-ish [<- does that word exist? ^_^'] feeling to it... great work as always MapleRose-senpai~! *hug*

    +Favorites :)

  3. UchihaTaijiya Feb 13, 2007

    I like it. It has a softness. ^^
    Great work!
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. 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

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