Sola Wallpaper: Sadness

Naru Nanao, Studio Nomad, Sola, Matsuri Shiho, Vector Art Wallpaper
Naru Nanao Mangaka Studio Nomad Studio Sola Series Matsuri Shiho Character Vector Art Source

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Song Illustration #9 - Sadness (by Enigma)
I don't know if I should advise you to full-view it, it's up to you. Love it or hate it XD
Basically, everything started out with this screenshot. I took it using the good ol' Print Screen key, because I opened the file with QuickTime and I don't know if it has a Capture function. And I was too lazy to find out anyway!

Ahem. So I vectored the screenshot (which took less then I had expected!) and tried to recreate the atmosphere: Matsuri hiding in a church, thinking about her life. From the beginning, I had this idea in my head: to create clouds behind the window. I liked making the glass semi-transparent XD I left out some of the rays, because they didn't come out well. Also, this time I used thicker outlines -2px (what were you saying about those outlines, abul-san? XD ) and blurred them a bit, to make them softer.

At first, I wanted to have another effect, like the one in one of the later episodes, when in the old, abandoned cinema a picture of the sky appears on the big screen, overlaid on the characters (those who have seen Sola know what I'm talking about). I wanted to achieve that, but it didn't turn out well at all, so I left it out :( My favorite part would have to be making the window :) I like how it turned out, and I think the texture (default PS one, by the way) fits it.

I don't think I have any more to say... Please comment if you like/don't like it, feedback is always welcome! Thank you in advance! :D
And here's the 1600x1200 version :)

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  1. YoruAngel866 Feb 07, 2008

    WOW!this is greaaaaaaaaaaaaaat! I loveeeeeeeeee it!

  2. Kitaan Retired Moderator Feb 07, 2008

    Wow, very nice job on the vector.
    I like the whole idea you had and I
    think you portrayed it well, I love the glass
    window. Best one of yours I think, very nice
    job <3

  3. Lariel Feb 07, 2008

    Glass windows- simply the best. I like how you emphasized on the crispness yet softness of this *sorry, not making any sense*- just simply <3 this shot. XD

  4. abul Feb 08, 2008

    oh thats cool ^o^
    though i must say i dont like the grey-ness of it, i mean i remember i saw ur progress screenshot, and it had such beautiful bold colours
    and now it's almost black*white :(
    great job on the vector though :)

    PS would you like to join
    you said its in ur top10 and u already did some beautiful wallies for that seires :)

  5. Sinever Feb 08, 2008

    very ice wall :D
    the vector is gorgeous & the bg is perfect :)
    you did a wonderful job :)
    well done ;)

  6. DarkPriestessKikyo06 Feb 09, 2008

    This is a great vector from a screenshot! I love that little quicktime program! Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. tsuki-miko-14 Feb 10, 2008

    omg i really love this. the pic as well look sad .

  8. Hanahanoiday Feb 11, 2008

    WOooww Matsuri look sooo good here!I like this vector!It's really lovely!

  9. moonlight13 Nov 30, 2008

    Matsuri looks gorgeous yet calm and sad.. i like the way you've done what's in your idea! XD i like this image, it's so calm and the background really suits the mood and emotions of Matsuri! :D keep up the good work! XD

  10. Taja Mar 30, 2009

    i like this image XD

  11. FelixBasmol Sep 05, 2009

    Uh.. it was just too.. sad... owh.. even the artwork was great... T-T

  12. thongrrr Mar 06, 2011

    lovely tanks for shharing

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