Nodame Cantabile Wallpaper: Nodame Nouveau

Tomoko Ninomiya, Nodame Cantabile, Megumi Noda Wallpaper
Tomoko Ninomiya Mangaka Nodame Cantabile Series Megumi Noda Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

A Nodame Cantabile wall in the Art Nouveau style. You can never have enough Nouveau.
Basically, I thought Nodame's pose in this scan was well suited to an Art Nouveau style portrait. The skeletal trees in the back had a Nouveau vibe anyhow, which is what tipped the scales for me. Also, I wanted to play with framing, where part of the character is inside the frame and part is in front.
Trace, with gradients to create soft shading. I had fun doing the lacy pattern on Nodame's blouse.
Some texture (including a musical sheet texture) as well as a color shift to browns to give it a bit of that old-time feel.
Although initially similar to Letort Nouveau I opted to go for musical notational swirls instead of the more classic floral/leafy swirls of Mucha's style. I designed the frame so it could be extended horizontally instead of creating 3 frames to match a 16x10, 4x3 and 5x4 monitor resolution as is my usual wont.
If you don't like this resolution, go find a better size at DA! Desktop Anime.

Random note: This is wall #250 at DA! Desktop Anime! XD


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  1. candy-chan Retired Moderator Mar 23, 2007

    lol tiny lettering at the top is unusual XD but I guess it couldn't really go anywhere else. O'course the 1280 res looks the best, cause widescreen like that has an awful lot of empty space for is supposed to be a busy/detailed style. but anyways, I really like how the focus is centered on the instrument, and the framing is leet. But again I wish there were more lineart detail in the frame itself +_+

    merged: 03-23-2007 ~ 03:31pm
    oh and as usual damn great outlines >D

  2. fawna-chan Mar 24, 2007

    Oooh...very nice. I like the musical border and the actual portrait focus. :) It looks great!

  3. flyindreams Mar 24, 2007

    Lovely colors and design... the detail in the French Horn especially looks exquisite :)

  4. pamkips Mar 24, 2007

    That is some insane detailing :O Oh My, I simply <3 the textures, colors, the vectoring skills you have, and the details of course

  5. annakee Mar 25, 2007

    yaya! nice wallie with very beautiful details. i like the style of manga of nodame, but the anime style is more likeable to me.
    anyway, i first saw the liveaction, later the manga and now im looking the anime.
    great work for a great manga ^^

  6. MapleRose Retired Moderator Mar 25, 2007

    neat idea! I love the framing (with the musical notes and all), and esp the colours :)

    nice vectoring too, you used gradients as in gradient meshes right? looks neat ^^

  7. kristina1234u Mar 26, 2007

    I loove this wallpaper! I've been looking for more Nodame walls to add to my collection since I'm guessing its relatively new and there aren't many walls of it out there yet, so glad a great wally came out for it X3 I really love the border and how the whole wallpaper is composed, it came out really neat! And thank you soo much for linking to other sizes *I unfortunatly don't use widescreen, so thankfully this one comes in normal sizes as well* <3 Great wally, I'll be adding it to my favs! ^^

  8. Chloe Retired Moderator Mar 31, 2007

    The outlines look great and the horn looks great! Nicely done!

  9. Himawari1 Apr 21, 2007

    This is gorgeous and inspiring. I love Art Nouveau and Nodame and I think it was an excellent idea to combine the two here, given the skeletal trees background.

  10. DarthTofu Apr 27, 2007

    Cool, the frame looks very interesting. And awesomeness.

  11. martitommm Dec 20, 2008

    I love this anime

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