Blade of the Immortal Wallpaper: Once more with feeling - Strike a pose

Hiroaki Samura, Bee Train, Blade of the Immortal, Doa Yoshino, Vector Art Wallpaper
Hiroaki Samura Mangaka Bee Train Studio Blade of the Immortal Series Doa Yoshino Character Vector Art Source

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

It's me again and it's Blade of the Immortal again. That picture of Doa was just too pretty to be left alone, so here we go. :D

The image was vectored once more this time without smudging but heavy use of patterns and textures instead. The patterns on Doa's kimono and hakama are indeed the Metal Gear Solid patterns I've been rambling about on my userpage, I adore them. <3
Doa's pose in this scan is just awesome, maybe you notice how the s-shaped symbol is not only present on her clothes and weapon but also in her pose, somehow even in the flow of her coat. Words can't express my love for this scan anymore.
The background was a real hazzle, I just couldn't decide what kind of abstract shapes too use, I was really torn there, should I use smoke, brushes,... :\
In the end I decided to use some flowers from my unfinished vector of this scan plus some more texture and because I'm really untalented in choosing and placing text I simply left that out. The only question that's left to me is how I still manage to come up with calm, drained colours when I start out with a bright, colourful scan and the set intention to do something bright and colouful? It's beyond my comprehension. o_0
Textures and patterns were taken from: DA!, Hybrid-Genesis and Deviantart.

Hope you enjoy, here's the 4:3 version.

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  1. Sakura-Dust Apr 24, 2008

    I should check this anime, looks cool.
    I adore your wallpaper! The vectoring is really nice and smooth. I like how the shadows blend.
    XD Another follower of 'if you have no other bg ideas, use flowers'. It always works ^_^b tried it myself :D
    You're right about the pose, it's fabulous, I like her tattoo. Too bad it's not too complicated... maybe a texture fill would amplify its effect?
    Anyway, the wall is superb, great job!

  2. Sinever Apr 24, 2008

    awesome vector as usual :D
    I love the bg XD plus the textures & the patterns added a wonderful touch to the wall :)
    keep it up ;)

  3. Saikusa Retired Moderator Apr 24, 2008

    Simply lovely. The antiqued paper background seems so perfect for any Hiroaki Samura image, but here it adds a touch of grace, softness & femininity to an otherwise deadly figure. Her gaze is elsewhere & cold, but the colours & textures are warming. Beautiful.

  4. cuteninja Apr 24, 2008

    atlast some more blade of the immortal quality wallpaper was hoping for someone to do it. this wall shows deadly looks with a charm nice

  5. MadoshiKurefu Retired Moderator Apr 24, 2008

    Beautiful! Your vector looks great and the background fits well. I like BotI. It's hard to find good wallpapers and you've made two great wallpapers! Thanks!

  6. bromithia Retired Moderator Apr 24, 2008

    I wouldn't ever have the patience to work with such art as Blade of Immortal. :D Great job on making it look nice.

  7. chubbykitty Apr 24, 2008

    Very beautiful! I love the colors especially, the red, brown, green combination. You made the colors fit so well :3 Everything looks so lovely. Great work!

  8. rika23 Apr 25, 2008

    <3 the texture that you used :3 +fav desu~

  9. Fran Retired Moderator Apr 25, 2008

    I love so much the concept!
    The vector job is flawless, she looks amazingly beautiful and elegant, full of power and grace.
    Also, the color choice is very interesting, I love it.
    Keep it up the excellent job!

  10. KaoruMikagami Apr 25, 2008

    well i like the concept there.congrate

  11. Edo-Lover615 Apr 26, 2008

    simply gorgeous wall. the vector is wonderful, and Doa just looks amazing. love it.

  12. ArtificialRaindrop Apr 27, 2008

    The fastest way to my heart is the use of texture, and you have done a magnificent job with this wallpaper. Everything about it shows precise and clear thought, and is executed with excellent quality. And I appreciate that you took the time to mention in your description about the "S" shape (I was actually thinking about that when I full-viewed it!). It would feel like a crime to not favorite it ;)

  13. markjo May 31, 2008

    Great wallpaper, no doubt about it. Love the detail and colours, plus the composition makes the character look really graceful and elegant in her dance.

  14. Piccolobear Jun 03, 2008

    Lovely. This is my fav of all your recent walls. I have no words for how much I love this, so it's lucky everyone above me have pretty much said everything already. Great work XD

  15. DREAM Jun 13, 2008

    Quote by markjoGreat wallpaper, no doubt about it. Love the detail and colours, plus the composition makes the character look really graceful and elegant in her dance.

    i agree with lady markjo- my only crit: is the green stroke on the lady there. i think it would be better served without.

    any chance of a link to this beautiful wall w/o the green stroke- lady Erdbeermilch.

  16. Alcyndore Oct 07, 2008

    The kimono and the pose are wonderful and original. I like the red a lot! MAGNIFICENT!

  17. marysonnie Feb 01, 2009

    I love the how the colors have been altered so slightly - they match the background perfectly. Nice work!

  18. okamineri Aug 05, 2009

    thank you for sharing. You did an amazing job on this. Doa looks amazing.

  19. DiEs Sep 26, 2010

    Love the concept.
    it's look so great

    thanks for sharing mate !

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