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Air: Everlasting

Air, Misuzu Kamio, Vector Art
Air Series,Visual Novel Misuzu Kamio Character Vector Art Source

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Artist Comment

When I heard "Everlasting" by BoA (Korean version, but I think the Japanese is the same), this was my favorite line:
"If I send greetings for you journey, I can smile prettiest for you."
Journey just immediately made me think of AIR and so I clicked my way into the AIR section. I`ve always wanted to vector AIR since I just finished it recently (I know, I`m slow :sweat: ). I fell in love with this scan and it fits my favorite line in BoA`s song. Atleast I think so...
This vector took me atleast two or three grueling weeks. The hair... I can`t begin to describe the horror. It would be nice to vector it if I wasn`t so caught up in homework. I felt like it took a year to vector that hair.
The background. I was sick of just using color fill and gradient for the background so I decided to take a bunch of tutorials and started to paint. I know, the background is a complete mess. Cloud is too puffy and crowded. The water doesn`t even look like water. The sun... is that even a sun? I`m pretty untalented when it comes to the background.
In case your wondering, it was just me and my mousey painting this scan. Were in this together right, mousey? =D Maybe I can get a tablet one day ...
So go ahead and critique away on anything especially the background.

Edit: Took out some clouds.
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Comments

  1. ASH-Hikari Sep 14, 2008

    Oh my gosh, this is one of the most gorgeous vectors I've seen in a long time! It's just perfect. I want to stare it at all day *o* The outlines are amazing, straight, neat, perfect thickness, flawless, all of it.
    The colours are amazing! The golden hair, shaded skin and baby blue dress all go together perfectly. (I have a feeling I'm going to be using the word "perfect" a lot with you XD)
    And OMG you are crazy to have even attempted that hair. And you actually went through with it. And finished it. And it looks (again) perfect. Flawless. And complicated. I'm cringing at just the thought of vectoring it.
    Her eyes seem a bit over blurred, but then when I think of Air's style I realise they do the same thing, so I can't fault you for being able to copy the original exactly :P
    The background. I can't comment much on it :o My monitor has a big problem displaying whites and bright colours properly, so I mostly see white. I can kinda see the clouds though and they look pretty good, especially for a beginner who's using a mouse. And this is a thousand times better than a normal gradient background. I'm imagining it with one and it just ruins the scene.
    And lastly, the concept of Everlasting fits perfectly with Misuzu (and makes me sad ;_;) Congrats on finishing Air by the way, I cry everytime I watch the ending u_u
    Overall I think you know what I think of this vector :P I know I sing your praises a lot but I can't help it, when I see a vector work as well done and flawless as this one. I'm really excited to see what you to do next!

  2. Kitaan Retired Moderator Sep 14, 2008

    Aww isn't she precious <3

    Great one, when I logged in and saw it
    on the gallery I knew it had to be done by you.
    The long hair was a dead give away since I remembered
    you saw you loved it in the wind and out.

    The lines are great, bold, neat, straight
    and just nicely done overall.

    I've always wanted to do an AIR image
    but well...I'm not that bold. And believe it or not
    a Da Capo scan can frustrate me so I don't even
    think I'd be ready to handle it.

    The Background I must say does nothing more
    me, the clouds are too crowded together and blurred
    for me to even give that much attention.

    But the sunlight hitting her it nicely done
    and I love how it touches and effects the hair.
    Most people can't do it properly and you've managed
    to do it very nicely.

    As Hikari mentioned, the eyes seen over blurred
    but also captures the AIR look, I wouldn't have done such
    a thing because it wouldn't have came into my mind. But it looks great
    and everytime I picture AIR I think of those blurry sad eyes
    from her.

    Geez, we both wrote a novel for you...anyways great vector
    and it's a clear fav. I love when I can look at a vectored image
    and see the hard work jump out.

  3. PinkRoseLacus Sep 14, 2008

    this vector is super kawaii XD
    going to my favs...and fast! :)

  4. pandemonium91 Retired Moderator Sep 14, 2008

    Wow, what a sharp vector! Honestly, it's worth all that time, the result is more than good!
    Only thing I don't like is the eyes, I've never liked that style of doing eyes (the studio's). But you made them well, they look like the original ones. Good job!
    Keep up the great work! :)

  5. EevaLeena Sep 14, 2008

    Another great vector from you! And I love it! Trust me, I know the pain of vectoring Misuzu hair! (And twice the horror too!) >.< But you did a great job, anyway! Yay! And yeah, just like Ash-chan said, you overdid the blurring on her eyes. I think it'll look better if less, esp on her blue eyes. Anyways, a favorite from me!

  6. YoruAngel866 Sep 14, 2008

    wow this is wow :)
    you did another amazing vector
    misuzu is so hard to vector, especially her hair(i know since i vectored her)
    well done :)

  7. Enchanter Sep 14, 2008

    Beautiful! Just beautiful!

  8. Kairi-Hearts Sep 15, 2008

    and you keep on improving! neat lines and coloring!
    Mizusu's hair is a pain to vector! But you did great! Amazing vector!
    And I understand how it is to paint with a mouse *is the same way*
    I'm happy that you decided to paint the bg instead of using a gradient. (I never have good ideas for bgs so I use gradients >.< )
    Hmm...maybe you shouldn't have put that much clouds, it kinda looks like it's cloudy rather than sunny.
    Can't wait for your next work! <33

  9. tocool Sep 15, 2008

    Great Vector art cool
    i like this one ^^

  10. sakura1986 Sep 15, 2008

    There are no need for you to get a tablet! Ur mousey paint are already good enough.

  11. jns Sep 18, 2008

    WOW! You just keep surprising me! When I think your work can't get better you go and make a worderful vector!
    I swear I could stare at this all day <3

  12. carlozzzzbr Sep 18, 2008

    A-W-E-S-O-M-E

    One of the best vector i ever seen!

    +fav

  13. minamiyukihimenonaka Sep 19, 2008

    Oooooh~ I like your shine behind misuzu! So bright! You must don't says if you not talented, you have deserved your best artwork. I think your BG are well. You can done misuzu hair which very complex! Nice job strawberry chan! Keep your good vector!

  14. tsuki-akari Oct 07, 2008

    wow...you vectored my fav character :D really love her hairs! well done on the vector!

  15. akaonda Restricted Member Nov 01, 2008

    kamio es muy linda

  16. AP0803418 Apr 14, 2009

    Such a shining girl!
    It give me warm!

  17. bychan Jun 07, 2009

    oooh my! i will cry!
    so many remebers!
    Air! Misuzu! so nice!
    thanks a lot! is so cute!

  18. Starblaze Dec 17, 2009

    Not bad. Good vector of Misuzu

  19. Daiya-san Dec 19, 2010

    Misuzu is so cute!
    thx for upload!

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