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Studio Ghibli Wallpaper: May Tomorrow Be Wonderful, Too

Studio Ghibli, Grave of the Fireflies, Setsuko, Vector Art Wallpaper
Studio Ghibli Studio Grave of the Fireflies Series,OVA Setsuko Character Vector Art Source

1024x768 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

O: I love you Setsuko, and my heart breaks every time I remember that you died and that you were based on a real person.

So, yes! Another vector, which, although I like to say I hate it (vectoring), has, I guess, become my new style. Vectoring with painted backgrounds, and hopefully I'll continue to progress in this field of designing. For this being only my second vectored/painted wallpaper I am not disappointed at all!

I chose to vector this scan: hotaru no haka ost cover by candy-chan because I love Hotaru no Haka (Grave of the Fireflies). It is one of the best movies I have ever seen, and ever created (as far as I am concerned). I feel bad every time fans unknowingly think this is a Miyazaki movie - poor Takahata! I state, this is an Isao Takahata movie (reminds me of the whole Anastasia Disney thing: Anastasia is a Fox Family movie but Disney often gets the credit)

So, on to the wallpaper. Everything is hand done again, with the help of the cheesy grass brush. I tried to gaussian blur all of the grass to try and distract it's distinctiveness.

The vector overall was not hard, but Setsuko's doll was hard for me. Gah ... Oh, I'm gonna cry thinking about Setsuko! I cried a lot while making this, thinking of how bright her eyes were. Sadly, this book-based movie was based off of the author's life, which makes it all the more sad. So the wallpaper basically focuses on Setsuko and the fireflies, which she just loved.

Title: "May Tomorrow Be Wonderful, Too" (< a line from the Jyongri song I was listening to while making this)

Details, tally ho!

TIME: 9 hours (Vector 5.5 + Wall 4)
PROGRAMS USED: Adobe Illustrator 9 (Vector)
Adobe Photosop 7.0 (Background)
SOURCES: Original scan, hotaru no haka ost cover by candy-chan
FEATURING: Setsuko, Haru no Haka (Grave of the Fireflies)
INSPIRATION: "A Lullaby For You" by Jyongri
DEDICATED: To http://sinever.minitokyo.net/ for inviting me to Vector-Wallers and creating beautiful vectors that helped me overcome my fear of vectoring and inspire me.

Thanks for watching! Comments/Favorites adored!

- xxkurumi XD

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Comments

  1. Sinever Aug 05, 2008

    OMG XD
    thanks a lot for the dedication *huggles*
    your vector is very clean :D & the background is so well done XD
    your vectoring/painting skills are amazing :D
    well done & keep it up XD
    & thanks again ;)

  2. jiop Oct 10, 2009

    such a wonderful job...

  3. soujikun Dec 25, 2010

    Uau! Thank you for share this wallpaper...

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