Gekka no Kimi Wallpaper: Chase it Down

Ako Shimaki, Gekka no Kimi, Hazuki Kunishige Wallpaper
Ako Shimaki Mangaka Gekka no Kimi Series Hazuki Kunishige Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Keeps on pluggin' through my w?w entries. Almost done...

This is from the manga series 'Gekka no Kimi' by Shimaki Ako, which is an interesting spin on the famous 'Genji Monogatari'

I'm not so fond of grown up Hikaru [Genji] but the young Hikaru is completely adorable!

The story behind this image is that the young Hikaru is afraid of love, after seeing his father's pain resulting from his loving Hikaru's mother 'too much', as he puts it. So when he is invited to play the 'maple game' by his young friends - a game in which maple leaves are thrown into the air and will supposedly lead you to the one you are destined to be with - Hikaru is reluctant to join in. However when he throws the leaves and one of them takes off, he desperately begins to chase after it, in spite of himself.

I decided from the get go that I wanted to keep it very simple, with the energy of the wall coming from Hikaru's desperate focus on the leaf. He was vectored from this scan. I had also shaded in his clothing before I decided it was better without it.
Well, there's not much else to talk about, as this was, after all, a very simple wall. :)

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  1. Chloe Retired Moderator Apr 26, 2007

    This is absolutely adorable! Simplicity and colors work well, nice job!

  2. pamkips Apr 27, 2007

    Simple and brown tones :3 I do sure the <3

  3. MapleRose Retired Moderator Apr 28, 2007

    argghh I could've sworn this was Candy's! (I thought like three of yours was candy's...)

    cute. I like the colour scheme and that single leaf ^^ This one is so different from the other walls in your gallery!

  4. bromithia Retired Moderator Apr 28, 2007

    I love the simplicity to this one. The swirls in the back for wind are nicely applied. Keep up the great work!

  5. enchantment Apr 29, 2007

    i love the simple look and the few colours used make the wall look really nice :) nicely vectored and i love the simple design in the background :) nice wall~^^

  6. eternallegend Apr 29, 2007

    i like the tones and the vector is done well :D i like the simple design and the title suits well :) i like the simple look of your wall :D nice wall ^^

  7. Revan Retired Moderator May 03, 2007

    This has got to be the one I enjoyed the most, of all your recent submitions that is. It's not just the simplicity, it's also because it seems fun.

  8. stalker8877 Jan 07, 2012

    is simple an make me feel good:)

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