Kaleido Star: New Cinderella

Gonzo, Kaleido Star, Sora Naegino, Vector Art
Gonzo Studio Kaleido Star Series Sora Naegino Character Vector Art Source


Artist Comment

This is for Vectory's contest, section Chimaera.
Edit: I'm dumb and mixed the shows again -_-' This isn't the suit from the "Cinderella" show, it's from "Romeo and Juliet". I thought of naming it "New Cinderella" not only because of the outfit (my mistake), but because Sora is aspiring to become a star just like Layla did with her shows -rise from the bottom and get to the top, like Cinderella did when she met her prince. Thank you for pointing out my mistake, Momoka-chan :)

I used these two images to make the vector: Layla by Mew1Mokuba and this screenshot. The scan was quite grainy and the colors were off in some parts so I had to pick them myself and also include some shadows. I like the outcome, though, it took a week's work, on and off.

As you can see, this vector is made up almost solely of shape layers -solely because I used a raster layer for the signature X-P I had fun making it and I'm surprised it didn't take me long to finish it (I spend a lot of time when vectoring something). I'm happy because the rules said we could use gradients, I used some on the skin shade and the veil shade to make them look more elaborate :)

The part which annoyed me most was the fur at her neck because it took the most time at patience >_< I really enjoyed vectoring the veil and the feathers on her head; the veil is semi-transparent but I'm afraid it doesn't show in JPG format -I'll upload the PNG later and post a link to it. And I also love my bubbly signature! XD
Thank you for viewing/commenting/downloading my vector, I appreciate the support :) Sorry for not writing a more elaborate description, I seem to have lost that ability for now ._.

Edit: PNG version is here! :D

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  1. davidh01 May 10, 2008

    This is a nice vectoring job with clear linework and colouring (pardon my ignorance about vector work). However, I can't help but feel that Sora's expression doesn't quite fit in this situation. I could see a more enthusiastic expression (contrasting to the original scan of Layla) reflecting the elegance and poise Sora achieves in the second season (KS New Wings) rather than the somewhat distracted look she has at the moment. While I understand the category is Chimera this picture just doesn't look quite right. Thats it! I feel that Sora's facial expression is out of context. It would be suitable if there was someone else in the picture in close proximity (i.e. about to kiss her per the original screenshot), but having her on her own looking like this makes her overly pensive or a "stunned mullet". Apologies if I'm being overly critical about this one.

  2. temarigenius May 10, 2008

    Wow nice :) Nice combination of two pictures~
    The vector is awesome =3 The only thing i got to say is that her mouth looks kinda weird XD

  3. Momoka-chan May 10, 2008

    You did a really good job~! <3
    I like the way you vectored her dress *_*
    However.. uhm Cinderella? Isn't this the outfit from the Golden Phoenix?

  4. CosmoStar May 11, 2008

    This looks very sweet!
    I loved how you worked over the transparency details.
    And we chose such a pretty image from Sora!
    Good luck at the contets!

  5. IzumiChan May 12, 2008

    Waa, nice body/head adaptation! At first I was wondering "did Sora ever wear that outfit? I don't remember that~ O_O" lol~ xDDD
    Confusing the shows is okay, there are so many anyway~ lol~ XD XD
    Great work on the trasparency on the veil thing~ looks so twirly~ >u<
    But I feel the fluff thing should be more red rather than so magenta-ish~ to match the outfit rather than her hair, lol~ XD
    Good job! :D

  6. ek7 Banned Member Oct 24, 2008

    excelent work

  7. KynroyZen Feb 25, 2009

    As that other person is, or was at least, I'm grinding my brain to find if that dress was used. Many suits like Card Captor.

  8. Daiya-san Dec 19, 2010

    She can the Phoenix very good but Layla can this good to...

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