Aoki Shin Wallpaper: |Thorns - Dream of a Flower|

Aoki Shin, Vector Art Wallpaper
Aoki Shin Mangaka Vector Art Source

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Everything started from this picture: a dream of a Flower
The hardest part to vector was the flower bed. It took a lot to make the outlines of the flowers and they're still quite messy (as in the original).
I find a dead-looking girl sleeping on a bed of withered flowers quite creepy... especially since she's practically floating.
I used a few drops of blood. The one on her hand and one on a spike (although it's not visible). More would've ruined part of her grace; loads of blood and frail girls kinda look barbaric.
The background is weird. A cathedral surrounded by dark houses makes the perfect set-up for a vampire attack.
At first I made to flowers' outlines white and the flowers black. It was a bit too sharp to look at, so I switched the initial white with dark red.
Overall, the wallpaper was difficult to make, but I'm pleased with the outcome.

Comments and favorites are welcomed!


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  1. Saikusa Retired Moderator May 04, 2008

    It's pretty. The vectoring is soft with subtle uses of texture & gradient. You're improving.

  2. gaara-no-shukaku May 04, 2008

    Very impressive vector. I love how it looks with the lack of shading and the contrast with black. The cathedral background is kinda odd if you see it in a scenic way though, you could've changed it to something else to match the position of the girl.

  3. Lady-Lotus May 04, 2008

    interesting choice of color for the background, very dark and mysterious. great job on the details of the background, especially the flower, that must took forever. Her eyes look as if she's possessed, but it is filled with such sorrow. very well done wall. love the touch of blood running down her delicate hand.

  4. melymay May 04, 2008

    Ooo.. Interesting ) The bed of roses looks cool XD Awesome work.

  5. Erdbeermilch May 04, 2008

    I agree with everyone, neat vectoring. I especially like your subtle use of texture and gradient.
    Good luck for the contest.

  6. YoruAngel866 May 04, 2008

    sakura-san, dont get offended, this entry cannot pass, its too bright on character, also i dont get outdoor background for this wallie...
    sorry but i'm saying that your wallpaper dosent meet contest requiments..
    also splendid vectoring, and i like roses

  7. animanga May 04, 2008

    I love the style the BG is vectored in, it contrasts with the character nicely. :)

  8. kashikosa May 05, 2008

    Fantastic vectoring as everybody has already pointed out. The bg is awesome and the use of textures is fantastic. I'm not entirely sure if I agree with Yoru that this is too bright on the character, but oh well...

  9. temarigenius May 05, 2008

    I like it~ :)
    What else can I say other than WOW!~ It's just too good~ I'll have to learn for a hundred more years to do something like this XD

  10. anit4e May 05, 2008

    Wow,this is very gorgeous *_*.Nice vectoring to ^^, the texture and the coloring are perfect ^^.
    Awesome job,i LOVE IT! XD *favs* ^^

  11. Sinever May 05, 2008

    beautiful vector :D
    both girl & bg are fabulous :D
    well done :)
    +fav & its a highlight ;)

  12. barara May 05, 2008

    Great vector! :D Background is very beautiful, and the tecnique is very good.

  13. MadoshiKurefu Retired Moderator May 05, 2008

    Great colors and vectoring! I love her face! *.*

  14. Fran Retired Moderator May 06, 2008

    This absolutely fantastic!
    I love the vectoring! It's amazing as everyone pointed out.

    Quote by kashikosa I'm not entirely sure if I agree with Yoru that this is too bright on the character, but oh well...

    I agree with this, I don't think it's too bright, so...yeah. Forgot to mention, the colors you picked and the perpective of the background makes this even more interesting!
    Excellent job!

  15. ShadowDreamer16 May 06, 2008

    I like it. The background gives it a gothic sort of mysterious look. Very nice, even the choice in colors aids that image.
    Overall it's a very good job! :)
    Keep it up.

  16. WingPilot2 May 06, 2008

    So grudgy and dark yet cute at the same time.
    The rose add a nice touch to the kind of melodramatic mood. But she looks so sad.
    Makes me wanna cheer her up a little. Heheheheh.....

  17. minamiyukihimenonaka May 09, 2008

    your vector very good and amazing, it's BG totally reflect with tonal distribution concentrated towards shadow. It's really amazing you can imagine something like that, especialy for bloods. Good work!

  18. bromithia Retired Moderator May 11, 2008

    Agreed with saikusa. You are definitely improving. I think it may look better if the gradient was applied to everything instead of just the character and that one odd spot in the background, though. :) Just my thoughts, though.

  19. EuforiaAmuritaNatsumi May 21, 2008

    You create an amazing wallpaper again Sakura-sensei
    the BG is really cool
    You're awesome
    Really a great of you

  20. mimizu1one Banned Member Sep 06, 2008


    the emo of da pic, can lightly see by me!

    that's cool~

    and a cool vector to~

    ur dreaming sounds good instresting?

  21. C0d1c3 Jan 12, 2009

    sus imagenes sonj muy imprecionantes suban mas

  22. seventhsequence Jan 16, 2009

    I love the color of her clothes~ it really brings out that mysterious/thrilling air of the picture~ and the not-so-flat lighting strikes me dumb.. great wallie~ ^_^

  23. BloodExcel Feb 02, 2009

    Amazing wallpaper!
    The vector is awesome, neat and soft. The character is really fabulous and the BG gives it a gothic look
    Love this work! +Fav

  24. sesshiomaru13 Jul 26, 2009

    this is some good stuff ^^

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