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School Days: Night of the Festival

School Days, Sekai Saionji, Setsuna Kiyora, Kotonoha Katsura, Vector Art
School Days Series Sekai Saionji Character Setsuna Kiyora Character Kotonoha Katsura Character Vector Art Source

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Artist Comment

New Years Gift Series Part 1/3 - Night of the Festival

Happy New Year to Omone, entity1660, and saki-xan! My end-of-year gift to three of my best friends here :) I truly wish all three of you a happy, stress-free new year. Don't let one minute go to waste; make every moment count. This past year, I wasted a lot of time and let a lot of great opportunities pass me by. I hope that you're all able to do better than I did in 2008. <3 Don't worry, my other friends, remember this is one of three ;)

Okay, the vector. Well I finished this a while ago so I don't have a long rant this time. At a lot of points I wanted to give up on this vector since I'm lazy, but I'm happy with the result. I really tried to make a good-quality vector and I paid attention to every detail.

The kimonos were a bit of a pain. Setsuna's was the most straight-forward but took the longest. Kotonoha's was the most annoying with all those weird orange things. And Sekai's was the hardest since each butterfly had to be done seperately, with blurring and smudging involved.

There's a gradient on almost every layer and I used patterns for their sashes.

Hardest part: Sekai's butterflies
Easiest part: Main colouring
Most fun part: The eyes! I really loved how they turned out, especially Setsuna's.
Cheating (yes, cheating): I used stroke-path for some of the outlines on the kimonos (like the flowers on Setsuna's).

Original scan: [SummerDays & SchoolDays ] Festival by Devilet (lovely scan~)

Well I'm supposed to have the other 2 New Years projects done by Dec. 31st. Wish me luck? (Ha ha I really need it.) I hope you all like this vector! Comments and faves are appreciated greatly!

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(Lots of) Stats

Time [Outline] + [Colouring] = [Total]
Setsuna: [7.5 hrs] + [ 5 hrs] = [12.5 hrs]
Kotonoha: [6.5 hrs] + [5.5 hrs] = [12 hrs]
Sekai: [5 hrs] + [5 hrs] = [10 hrs]
Total: [19 hrs] + [15.5 hrs] = [34.5 hrs]

Layers:
Outline: 2
Setsuna: 36
Kotonoha: 24
Sekai: 81
Total: 143

Original Size: 3839x5100
PSD Filesize: 72.6 MB
Duration: Dec.5 - Dec.14
Submitted: December 27, 2007

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Submitted at:
vectory celestial-luminesse mikos-moon-flower sakura--cb timeless--rain wings-lovers

(Darn me and my long descriptions...I hope I didn't get anything wrong XD I'm dying without the edit/update buttons, really...)

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Comments

  1. Kitaan Retired Moderator Dec 27, 2007

    Beautifully done and great coloring
    job <3 Nice scan choice, it's good to see it vectored
    and wow what stats! o.o
    Great job~

  2. rika23 Dec 27, 2007

    nicely done! ^^ i like it ;)
    anyway, good luck on your other vector XD

  3. Fran Retired Moderator Dec 27, 2007

    Neat vector!
    I like the way it turned out, specially the butterfly-patterned kimono.
    LOL, I don't think it matters if you used the stroke path intstead of the fill path. It looks amazing ^^
    Keep it up!

  4. Saikusa Retired Moderator Dec 27, 2007

    A fabulous vector! I love the bold colours and how you've captured the dynamic patterns perfectly!

  5. Scampi Dec 27, 2007

    This just looks like the real scan. The lines and colors are flawless. Great job!

  6. norine07 Dec 27, 2007

    nice one ash-chan!~ ^^ love the colours!~ and the details!~

  7. Devilet Dec 27, 2007

    Very nice, I don't see any missing details.
    It looks perfect! Took a lot of work, really paid off.

  8. templa Dec 27, 2007

    Wonderful, I looked forward to this vector =)

  9. Omone Dec 27, 2007

    thanks a lot aisha-chan
    this really is just amazing *-*
    I love it

  10. Oriya Dec 27, 2007

    oh come on XD, not again! I wanted to vector it and you are first, damn have to hurry up next time XD.
    anyway, great job on this on. I adore how you recreated pattens on kimonos ^^. it's so full of life and colors. thumbs up!

  11. xKai Dec 27, 2007

    IMHO: Is it just me or is the fingers of Kotonoha looking slightly fat?
    But still a fantastic work~ love the way you had done the eyes. XD

    +fav

  12. abul Dec 27, 2007

    holly shit!
    ur crazzy nee-san!
    totally crazy >.<
    a highlite coming soon >:D
    srsly, i bet saikusa already nominated it }:D
    amazing!
    everything's just amazing!
    i esp. love the left girl's kimono with those orange flowers >:D
    eyes are awesome, truly awesome!
    lines are neat as always, and im susrprised that u managed to outline it so fast >.<
    instant fave! >.<

  13. desertfox1943 Dec 27, 2007

    no words can describe it

  14. YoruAngel866 Dec 27, 2007

    greatness,amazing! Great work ashy!

  15. moonlight-shawdow Dec 27, 2007

    oh now this i like><i never tried kimono patterns hmmm mabye i should....but later
    haha i love this show though its so sad yet freaked up in some odd way....well i just love the patterns in the kimonos and is it me or i think you mised the outlines on setsunas ear?well overall i love this and thats a ll that matter

  16. jusuchin-corocoro Dec 27, 2007

    ah, you just finished this! finally...

    A good vector i may say...detailed and while some lines are not applied, it still turns out great!

    Nice one!

  17. shadowxlink2 Dec 27, 2007

    SUGOI SENSEI! An instant fave! The thin lines are still amazing to me! It looks exactly like the original! Also an instant elite gallery item :D. I love the eyes! The gradients match really well too! Good luck on your new year vectors!

  18. entity1660 Dec 27, 2007

    Oh, my gosh, Ashy-chan, this must have taken forever! And I'm one of your best friends? I feel so enamored and lucky...<3

    Vectoring kimonos scare me, but I just love how this came out, I swear! And thank you very much, Ashy-chan~~~ *glomps*

  19. Kukuru Dec 28, 2007

    This is absolutely stunning! I really really love what you have done here! Thanks so much for sharing with us - this is an awesome gift - and I wish you all the best for your upcoming vectors ;)

  20. zaira Dec 28, 2007

    wow! i love its colors! XD nice shading + the sharpness and its cleanliness! :D
    though i'm not much of fond of School Days but since you vector it with much nice colors, i love it! XD so! +fav! ;)

  21. Yamibou-Eve Dec 28, 2007

    wow Beautiful... And very detailed... When I first saw it I thought it was a scan... It look exactly like the original!

  22. saki-xan Dec 28, 2007

    Wow Thanks so much ! I am indebted to you e.e
    Many details! For these vectors best friend is patience xD
    I really like kimonos and accessories that girls carry,
    Fabulous! *____*

  23. priincess Dec 29, 2007

    nice one XD

  24. drastikhate Dec 29, 2007

    The three beauties looks so good together in kimonos XD XD

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