Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Royal Riddles

Chiho Saito, Shoujo Kakumei Utena, Utena Tenjou, Anthy Himemiya, Vector Art
Chiho Saito Mangaka Shoujo Kakumei Utena Series Utena Tenjou Character Anthy Himemiya Character Vector Art Source


Artist Comment

Featured at: hoteru-no-shiki celestial-luminesse

Yay, I'm finally done! Now I can take a break until tomorrow. >>;

Where to start...etou...Well, let me start by saying that I would've had this vector done days ago if my two other vector projects came out the way I wanted them to, so I wasted two days until I finally gave up and started vectoring this scan. The original scan was bland so I added texture, downloaded from DA! to compensate it somehow. I also added Color Burn along with a brown and peach gradient for the background.

The easiest part of this vector was...well, nothing, actually. The whole thing was surefire hell. x_x The hardest, hardest, most difficult part? The hair, yesh. Anthy's hair and the many shades on her wavy, wavy, extremely wavy dress. Coloring it took about ten to twenty minutes at least; any more than that then I pat myself on the back if I could.

Also, I could use a better name than the one I picked: "Royal Riddles" was based on a magic RPG spell I made up when I was still creating FF spinoffs in which the owner, part of royalty, was given a riddle in order to defeat the opponent.

And lastly, in case you're wondering, the provided link presents you with the completed vector without the texture. Please enjoy, desu~

Royal Riddles [Texture Free Ver.]

(And in case you're wondering...>> The reason why I vector girls more than boys is because women vectors are more complicated and I'd always want a challenge every time. =3)

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Chosen by Saikusa and euna

This vector has been beautifully done. The outlines are almost flawlessly done and the choice of colours and textures add a warmth to the vector. Overall, it's a fantastic piece of vector work. Well done!

Proposed by Saikusa and highlighted by euna.

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  1. Devilet Jan 16, 2007

    Ah xD I remember seeing this series long time ago, pretty good.
    Indeed each vector you are improving, I like the texture free ver. better.
    Nice linework and colouring, it's very pro and crisp!

  2. MadoshiKurefu Retired Moderator Jan 16, 2007

    Looks like a scan! Great!

  3. FlowerDog Jan 16, 2007

    The one with the texture feels like a beautiful old photo and the free ver. is just lovely. :D I like them both and you have true professional vectoring skills. I love the fact that you seem to make your vectors feel very complete and looking at them in fullview is just a treat. :) I don't mind you making vectors of girls. ^_^' I think you always do a fantastic job. :)

  4. kashikosa Jan 16, 2007

    Wow, such a cute vector! I really love it even though I don't really like the Utena drawing... This is very neat and cute looking. I don't agree with you however that girls' vectors are more difficult as a rule than boys' vectors (meaning complicated doesn't always mean difficult sometimes, and I think quite often the less complicated are more difficult, because you really have to use your creativiy skills to make them look attractive)... But other than this little point-of-view dispute I have nothing to comment negatively :)

  5. Fran Retired Moderator Jan 16, 2007

    Gorgeous vector entity!
    It's flawless and vibrant, really nice one ^^
    I've to agree with you...sometimes they're more difficult.
    Oh yeah...there's a little spot on their legs that looks awkward....
    Anyway, excellent one!

    Pssst: i like the texture free better

  6. pamkips Jan 17, 2007

    awesome, awesome, just awesome
    your vectors are becoming more beautiful...so yesh
    nicely done

  7. starrliteangel Jan 17, 2007

    awesome! you picked a gorgeous scan and the vectoring is flawless. I'll feature it when I have time! (or I'll make PinkPrincessLacus do it for me *evil grin* bwahhahah)

    btw...are those both girls?

  8. Saikusa Retired Moderator Jan 18, 2007

    Good lord, that's amazing! Not only is it beautiful, but I questioned whether it really was a vecotr!

    (It's also a very VERY pointy nose ;) )

  9. EldaLacus92 Jan 19, 2007

    Wow, that's just beautiful.... just so awesome O.O I can't stop gawking... And you chose such a cute, romantic pic to vector, I'm so proud of you girl ;) I can see that patience has been paid :)

  10. thingperson Jan 21, 2007

    Oh wow this is so pretty your great at vectors..this looks so soft and pretty..wow..i love it.

    Oh and congradulations this vector is featured at HNS..*smiles*.


  11. XIMEmiya Jan 21, 2007


  12. CaMiLi Jan 23, 2007

    ahh so pretty,.. i wish i could do vector too,.. which program did u use? photoshop o.O?

  13. euna Retired Moderator Jan 24, 2007

    Well done. It's a very clean piece of artwork. The outlines are very smooth and well-done. There are a couple of glitches which are hard to see, but it's pretty good as it is <3 Lovely colours and the texture adds a nice warmth to it. Very nicely done. *highlighted*

  14. darkangel714 Feb 18, 2007

    beautifully done.... :)

  15. Castlevania Apr 06, 2007

    wonderful... really well done!

  16. DarthTofu Aug 21, 2007

    Wow, I can see why it was highlighted. ^^ It's gorgeous!

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