xxxHOLiC Wallpaper: xxxHolic: Small Spider Weave

CLAMP, Production I.G, xxxHOLiC, Yuuko Ichihara, Kimihiro Watanuki Wallpaper
CLAMP Mangaka Production I.G Studio xxxHOLiC Series,OVA Yuuko Ichihara Character Kimihiro Watanuki Character

2560x1600 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Another Art Nouveau wallpaper, this time in the delicate styles of Aubrey Beardsley. I started this wallpaper a year (and a week) ago because the original scan of Yuuko reminded me heavily of Beardsley's "The Peacock Skirt". I decided to combine that with an image of Watanuki covered in bandages - converting the bandages to more spider webs. It helped that the bandages were already in a web formation. I dusted this wallpaper off recently because I'm in an Art Nouveau kick and wanted to do something Nouveau that wasn't Alphonse Mucha-styled.
I realize now that the timing could not be better - Halloween is next week, and what better wallpaper theme than spiders? Regardless, that's merely coincidence.
Not much to say on technique -- just Illustrator and Illustrator art brushes for the spider weaves to save on time.
The title comes from the novel Spindle's End and is the first part of a poem:
Small spider weave on a silver sleeve
On weave your grey web nearer...

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  1. Lucciola Oct 24, 2007

    There is no such of coincidence, it is must be fate for you to make this wallpaper. I'm going to use it on desktop on Halloween. xD

    It is really cool wallpaper. I really like spider web weaving around Watanuki. Looking forward for more of your works.

    On second thought, It would more awesome if it was in black/white mode. :pacman:

  2. aqiaqua Oct 24, 2007

    That must've been so insane to do. I admire your dedication. I love the composition as well :D. Amazing work!

  3. starhellokittyangel Oct 24, 2007

    wow, that must have taken a very long time ^^ Excellent wallpaper

  4. aneres Oct 24, 2007

    The interchanging of the two different shades of colours is quite interesting. The spider concept and the choice of scans seems to fit perfectly. XD

  5. zaira Oct 24, 2007

    there is no coincidence only Hitsuzen :D
    anyways great job on this! love how you did on watanuki converting the bandages to spider webs ;D
    yuuko is just so uberly cool there! with all the spider webs around her XD
    great job as usual! +fav!

  6. abul Oct 24, 2007

    wow you pay so much attention to small details :o
    but oh well thats an ar-nouveau law so i dont mind it at all XD
    awesome job with vectoring and the concept is very cool
    i only see one flaw: guys left [his right] eye looks kinda oof cuz the head has a little angle and the eye has the same proportions with the jther one, while it must be a little smaller
    anyway, this work is so high quality that i just cant resist faving it ;)

  7. Chloe Retired Moderator Oct 24, 2007

    Awesome work with the details and I love the colors you chose! Such patience as well 0_0

  8. Morphee Oct 24, 2007

    damn it that must have took so long to do! awesome!

  9. ArtificialRaindrop Oct 24, 2007

    How did you survive vectoring that scan of Yuuko? I'm still working on it for a wallpaper I started a month ago and I wanna die XD The idea for adding Watanuki and changing the bandages to webs was excellent, and when I saw the thumbnail when I was browsing I honestly thought it was a scan of a card or something. The Art Nouveau style fits perfectly with this series, too. And you made it widescreen (I love you! :D ) It's a beautiful wallpaper.

  10. DarthTofu Oct 24, 2007

    Woah, that's an incredible vector wall. D=

  11. Angi Retired Moderator Oct 26, 2007

    thought was a scan, its really beautiful, love spiderwebs, and love the combination of purple and black
    fav defintly ^^

  12. Fran Retired Moderator Oct 27, 2007

    This is just insane !
    Wonderful job, the vector is flawless. The color combination is also nice.
    Keep it up C:

  13. candy-chan Retired Moderator Oct 27, 2007

    purple is so en vogue this season XD
    love it. happy you finished it.

  14. Piccolobear Oct 29, 2007

    I love this wall. Monochromatic walls always win with me, and then all that detail, it's pure eye candy.
    This is so going straight on my desktop.

  15. Shinigami1000 Nov 02, 2007

    Very nice wall there, love it

  16. Loneokamionna Nov 10, 2007

    this is so awesome! XD

  17. KobayashiSama Dec 03, 2007

    Awesomeness! I like how you did that! That's just the connection Yuuko-san and Watanuki-kun have haha! j/k. Anyhow I really liked how you put it together. Nicely done.

  18. Skiyomi Aug 13, 2008

    That is so amazingly intricate.

  19. RayyL Jan 16, 2009

    Woah, nice vector. The picture is unique too.

  20. kamedaisuki Mar 07, 2009

    awesome works!

  21. nellandreatta Dec 05, 2009

    perfect... very very very perfect....

  22. TaiBlack Jan 01, 2010

    Nice work! I liked the way you mixed the images and the color (love purple). ^^

  23. Kodoki Feb 02, 2010

    ??????????????! ?????~~~

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  24. jac450633 Feb 18, 2010

    thank you very much for your hard work =)

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