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Akai Ito Wallpaper: Hanabira no Chou

Success, Akai Ito, Hatou Yumei Wallpaper
Success Studio Akai Ito Visual Novel Hatou Yumei Character

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Okay, saw first saw this amazing image when I was playing this visual novel (kinda yuri'ish) on the PS2. Thought it would make a good wallie, but turned out it's only in 640x480 =/. I then thought man maybe if I could vector it that would be good... and so I went to pick up vectoring, and vectored this image.

Original image (640x480):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/depthcharge101/Homemade%20Wallpapers/01%20Akai%20Ito%20-%20Hanabira%20no%20Chou/original_img.jpg

Took a total of 6 days of work, slowness mostly due to my inexperience >_<. The process for those who are interested (each image transition is about a day of work):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/depthcharge101/Homemade%20Wallpapers/01%20Akai%20Ito%20-%20Hanabira%20no%20Chou/process.jpg

English Text version:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/depthcharge101/Homemade%20Wallpapers/01%20Akai%20Ito%20-%20Hanabira%20no%20Chou/Hanabira_no_Chou_en_txt.jpg

No Text version:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/depthcharge101/Homemade%20Wallpapers/01%20Akai%20Ito%20-%20Hanabira%20no%20Chou/Hanabira_no_Chou_no_txt.jpg

Stats:
Layer: 90+ (most of them are colour layers)
Most tedious/annoying part to vector: Kimono butterfly outlines (grr...)
Hardest part to vector: The eye... yes the eye, took me 2 hours to get the first eye right...
My favourite part of the vector: The extended sleeves of the kimono...
My least favourite part of the vector: The hair.. also probably because it's the part I first coloured, so it's probably not too good...

Credits:
-Unmei's awesome vector guide (http://www.ferricorp.com/public/forum/viewtopic.php?t=202)
-asa01 on Session Zero for giving me valuable critiques and comments
-My friend Kenneth for pointing out several weird outlines on the image
-And lastly Solwyvern, his awesome vector wallpapers is my inspiration

Comments/critiques are very appreciated.

(copied from animepaper.net)

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Comments

  1. depthchargex Jan 29, 2008

    Oh more resolutions can be found at: http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/wallpapers/Akai-Ito/item71879/

  2. norine07 Jan 29, 2008

    not bad for a first item on minitokyo!~ =]

  3. Greomer Jan 29, 2008

    Great job. Great vector. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Maji Jan 29, 2008

    Hey hey, welcome to MT! ^_^

    Her mouth looks a bit strange (or is it only me?), but other than that, all I can say is : Wow!
    Looking forward to see more from you! :)

  5. Oriya Jan 29, 2008

    new great vector/waller is on MT ^^ welcome.
    BTW this wall is excellent. love outlines (I'm colored lines fan)

  6. Ranga Jan 29, 2008

    what game is this?

  7. kuramah Jan 29, 2008

    It's GREAT! Loved your wallie :)

  8. mistergua Jan 29, 2008

    I like it very much.

  9. ice-dragon Jan 29, 2008

    Great Wall, very well made^^

  10. Fran Retired Moderator Jan 29, 2008

    Welcome to MT!
    Wow, what a great first submission, it's totally cool.
    I love the blueish tone of the whole thing.
    Hope to see more of you

  11. depthchargex Jan 29, 2008

    I usually use animepaper, only browses MT once in a while for a scan or two.... but this place seems to have much more people.

    As for the character, she's called Yumei from Akai Ito, a PS2 yuri'ish visual novel (http://www.success-corp.co.jp/software/ps2/akaiito/index.html)

  12. mystvearn Jan 29, 2008

    I actually cannot find anything at fault with this wallpaper. There can be different background styles to highlight the character by shining the outline behind the character

  13. zaira Jan 30, 2008

    saw this in AP and DL it there :D
    just love the image you use! love also on how you vector it!
    great colors + the butterflies effects XD love those glowy styles of them XD
    this goes to my fav! ;)

    btw welcome to MT! enjoy your stay here with us! XD
    *gives you candy*

  14. Korixxkairi Jan 30, 2008

    Nice! I love this game but u know I didn't have a chance to buy it.=[]=!"
    So i only have their cg. ^^" This game name is AKAIITO.
    +fav

  15. x-lawss Jan 30, 2008

    Wow, very nice XD

  16. Nubes Jan 30, 2008

    This pic is beautiful i like it so much!

    her face, her pose, everything is beautiful

  17. abul Jan 30, 2008

    awesome image! >.<
    though the vector is jagged, my advice is to merge all the layers before resizing it the vector to smaller size
    then u get sharp+soft in one :)
    anyway, u did a very good job ^^

  18. belencat193746825 Restricted Member Jan 30, 2008

    it's so beautiful n.n!
    it's very nice! -^^-
    her kimono is beautiful
    -^^-!
    byes bee~~

  19. kaisui1tatsu Jan 30, 2008

    Very nice work! I love the movement that you were able to capture with the scan and the butterflys! ^_^

  20. tsuki-miko-14 Jan 31, 2008

    that is soo cool.
    -save as fav-

  21. melymay Jan 31, 2008

    I love how the kimono turned out ^_^ Nice work. Keep it up :)

  22. kenny52690 Mute Member Jan 31, 2008

    wow nice wallpaper
    the background looks really nice bravo!

  23. Offkorn Jan 31, 2008

    Quote by MajiHer mouth looks a bit strange (or is it only me?), but other than that, all I can say is : Wow!

    Seconding this.

  24. Sinever Jan 31, 2008

    WOW
    its absolutely gorgeous :D
    I love it :)
    well I would like to invite you to my group http://images.minitokyo.net:8001/groups/vector-wallers.gif
    hope to see you there :)

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