Nodame Cantabile Wallpaper: Nodame in Deco: Rhapsody in Blue

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

2560x1600 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

After nearly a month of a spontaneous vacation from the internets (in which I only checked email and cleared my MT inbox) I'm back! I have a lot of catching up to do, but the break was refreshing.
Without further ado, the wall I created during this break!

After making a Nodame wallpaper in the Art Nouveau style I figured I should make more Nodame "posters" in other art styles. Art Deco is also a favorite style of mine (I am fond of the curvilinear forms, abstract geometric designs and influence of steampunk) and was an obvious next step. The design of this wall was inspired by two Deco posters I found on an image search; one was from Harper's Bazaar where blue silhouettes of people contrasted against a tilted white skyscraper, the second was an Air France poster with a starry sky contained within a silhouette of a Pegasus. These led to the silhouette+cutout+blue effect of this wall. In keeping with certain types of Art Deco stylings, the character artwork is minimal and uses gradients to define areas instead of outlines, set against another simple trace of a violin (which I found on Stock Exchange). Originally there were horns and flutes and other instruments in the background, but one of the hallmarks of Art Deco is its underlying simplicity, so I eventually cut back all the details. Since the color was blue, what better song to be advertising on this 'poster' than "Rhapsody in Blue"? Gerswhin's piece was written in the mid 1920's, at the same time the Art Deco movement was reaching its height, so it is entirely fitting.

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Original scan: Nodame Cantabile CD Selection Book 2 - Page 30-31 by Tama-Neko
Related groups:
art-nouveau widescreen-walls simple-ism

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  1. Sabbathiel Jun 20, 2007

    this is great style to present Nodame :) You have done really good example of this style! This wallpaper looks amazing with this minimalism of Art Deco and I think you write great comment to this wallie and this style. You're an artist and I can't wait for your next work.

  2. GaiJiN Jun 21, 2007

    Love how the shapes complement each other. You have a great sense of composition, and subtle details are well executed :) .
    Just not so fond of text on those kind of pieces, but that still goes on my desktop.

  3. CosmoStar Jun 21, 2007

    It's amazing what you did here! Congrats!
    I loved the Art Deco style, the shades of blue, the design! Awesome! Very modern and impressive!
    Keep it up!
    I went to desktopanime too and checked those Art Decos wallies! Wow! They are very pretty! *_*

  4. flyindreams Jun 21, 2007

    The crisp simplicity and elegant style of this is definitely win, XD

    I need to check out Nodame ><!

  5. euna Retired Moderator Jun 21, 2007

    This is great Tama! Fabulous mix of style and simplicity. I love it <333

  6. WWLAOS Jun 22, 2007

    Very classy. The colors look great, and the stark difference between the blues and whites almost forces you to take notice of the smooth, beautiful lines. My favourite part of the wallpaper, though, is the subtle variations in color, especially in the whites. That's awesome. Brilliant wallpaper, Tama. Thanks for letting us take a look.

  7. magicmarkers Jun 23, 2007

    simplicity = awesome! love this! great job! xD

  8. DarthTofu Jun 24, 2007

    Awesome style! Brilliant everything!

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  10. voyager1883 Sep 23, 2007

    WOW this is the best wall paper i have seen so far. That either means that i have not been browsing long enough, or your wallpaper is really nice.

    Very Silhouette, well done

  11. 4Kio Dec 02, 2007

    Nice wallie :) Great job!

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  14. johnloch Nov 23, 2009

    i love nodame! thx for sharing!

  15. ther3x Apr 15, 2010

    perfect rhapsody in blue. i say so myself.. BRAVO!

  16. Altador1234 Jun 12, 2010

    Whuaaa~ <3
    Very very nice!
    Thanks for sharing. >.<

  17. stupidusuijanes Jun 28, 2010

    COOL! I LOVE NODAME CANTABILE SO MUCH.......................................(...)

  18. viewloveis Sep 14, 2010

    I like this!
    Thank you :)

  19. DiEs2882 Sep 26, 2010

    so cool...

    love it so much...:D

  20. Faelnirv Jan 06, 2011

    nodame! hahahaha. sorry. thanks for sharing this great piece.

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