Special A Wallpaper: As I go Searching for Blossoms...

Maki Minami, Gonzo, Anime International Company, Special A, Hikari Hanazono Wallpaper
Maki Minami Mangaka Gonzo Studio Anime International Company Studio Special A Series Hikari Hanazono Character

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

...I reach places I've never seen.

This is a dedication for Kitten & Sinever

I made this wall after an antique Japanese poem about cherry blossoms.
I let Kit-chan pick an anime for this wall.
You can find the scan I used here. This is the third time I color a manga image, so please be gentle =__=
I used countless references for the sakura trees so I can paint them almost as good as Sin-chan would paint... Of course, I failed ^_^'
I'm extremely bothered about that upper wall with ivy on it. It looks too dark in contrast with the rest of the wall, that's the main reason why I smacked a falling sakura flower on it XD
I also decided so remove those people in the back since they were so small and when vectored would look sketchy.
I know the wall looks lonely in a way and of course I'm aware that I mixed up her colors. I don't watch Special A, tried to download it but the speed was the lowest, so I don't know this girl's eye/hair color. I made her a blue eyed, strawberry blond... I also changed her yellow tie, it blends better.

I hope you like it, I put quite a lot effort in it.

You can find more resolutions and the .png at EDD!


More Special A Wallpapers

Browse Special A Gallery: Recent | Popular.

Browse Special A Gallery: Recent | Popular.


  1. Kitaan Retired Moderator Aug 04, 2008

    It's Hikari! and wow what a change from her black hair
    and blue eyes. Looks like you made a new character for them ^^;

    I love the background concept, pretty trees in back
    and nice petals around her. I'm gonna critic just a bit about
    some areas...theres jagged areas, around the tiles
    and outlines of the grey structure.

    Theres also some jagged areas around Hikari's faces
    and stuff, her hand also.

    The vines are nice, not really sure what to say about them
    since there just there, it's nice though.

    I love the sky and trees overall, the petals and colors
    stand out the most to me. Thank you so much saku <3

  2. xKai Aug 04, 2008

    I feel the same as kitten-chan xD
    some area are slightly jagged
    But keep practicing~ you will get better =D

  3. Sinever Aug 05, 2008

    thanks for the dedication sakura-chan *huggles*
    WOW a blond Hikari XD she is looking more gorgeous :D
    your vector is very nice & I like her hair a lot :D there are few jagged outlines here & there though ^_^'
    the bg is looking good & you did a nice job on painting the sakura trees XD
    I know I wont be able to paint them that beautifully XD
    anyways well done & thanks again XD

  4. MoonFangs90 Aug 05, 2008

    beautiful,perfect and absolutely great. Great job...Absolutely like it! btw...who is she?

  5. YoruAngel866 Aug 05, 2008

    i almost thought you missed category
    but now i got that its hikari :D
    and her hair is very beautiful, excellent vectoring and i especially love painty background and its very very pretty

  6. temarigenius Aug 05, 2008

    Hikari? XD
    At first I thought that she was from a Tales of Series :nya:

    Anyways, the full view is really awesome! You vectored her hair so nicely! >_< Can't help staring at it!
    And I think that the Sakura Trees are really nice~ They look cute XD
    Though something feels weird... -_- But ignore that...
    Awesome Work! :D

  7. ShanaFlare Aug 05, 2008

    wow,what a magnificent wall! :)

  8. dslassey Aug 05, 2008

    Oooooooh, beautiful vector, Ori-chan!
    I love how you did the eyes - so captivating. :o

    I like the background you did - fits the character's pose, and atmosphere quite nicely.
    Good job! :)

  9. EuforiaAmuritaNatsumi Aug 06, 2008

    Waaiii waiii
    your outline and the background is really fantastic
    I just want to look at your wallie for a day
    the hair is very beautiful
    Very great Sakura-sensei

    I wanna create Kururu again.T_T but I'm still have problem with my time.
    I don't have much time
    hiks hiks
    anyway very great Sakura-sensei
    and I can't wait for your next wallie
    Have a Great Day
    jaa nee

  10. maryoom Aug 08, 2008

    very nice wallpaper

    thanks alot ;)

    Keep up the good work ^^/

  11. moonescape Aug 12, 2008

    wow I must admit it's really nice how you were able to color her, it's really well, but the background is a little dull, maybe it's dued to the shades, it either needs some more or less, iono ^^" anyways still you have my compliments ;)

  12. drastikhate Aug 24, 2008

    God! The Hair! Layers one after another. Perfection =D

  13. anoli Aug 28, 2008

    Beautiful wallie.
    I like background,flower and nice colours.
    Great job.

  14. Billalunna Mute Member Apr 10, 2010

    thanks for the dedication sakura-chan *huggles*
    WOW a blond Hikari XD she is looking more gorgeous :D
    your vector is very nice & I like her hair a lot :D there are few jagged outlines here & there though ^_^'

  15. Maddy Jun 01, 2010

    Wahh.how beautiful~! ^^
    Thanks for the share!

  16. mika-z Jul 05, 2010

    Thank you! Good wallpapers! :)
    ??? ????? ????????, ???????! ^_^

  17. dimevan Banned Member Aug 02, 2010

    awesome wall paper, looks great!

  18. haruka2007 Mute Member Dec 13, 2010

    thanks for the sharing..
    it's nice~

  19. kellyteh Dec 16, 2010


  20. CrazyMialuvsAnime Jan 20, 2011

    great pic thanx for sharin

  21. Daimacuro Feb 01, 2011

    Hikari? New caracter of the Manga?.

page 1 of 1 21 total items

Only members can post comments, please register.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Read more.