xxxHOLiC: Victorian CLAMP

CLAMP, xxxHOLiC, Kimihiro Watanuki, Shizuka Doumeki, Yuuko Ichihara
CLAMP Mangaka xxxHOLiC Series,OVA Kimihiro Watanuki Character Shizuka Doumeki Character Yuuko Ichihara Character


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edit | OMG i cant believe its an elite, when did this happen?! thank youu


vector #15//wall
50 hrs/91 layers/303MB
patterns/textures from toybirds@DA


i know i hate the title too but if i plan to do more xxxholic i cant just name them all xxxholic. anyways i'm not sure how much i like the coloring because its very victorian, and not very clamp which is baroque but distinctly japanese--so sorry for not being true to scan. i know this also sounds crazy, but i wish i chose a scan featuring insane yuuko hair.

and i hope the wallpaper version is coming soon like later tonight or tomorrow (the curtain is taking forever), but the smoke cloud (which you can see some of in the background) was the most painful thing i have ever done in my life. i mean the outlining was gay but COLORING was such a pain in the ass, so you will definitely see it more pronounced in the wallpaper version since it took so much effing effort. but i did want to post the vector because once everything gets shrunk you can't appreciate the colored outlines which are, i have to say, one of the most annoying techniques ever. i mean background colored outlines are a different story but intertwining so many colored lines takes forever.

anyways i was gonna go with the original color scheme but after i colored it it just looked strange and then with the new colors it just seemed to need some victorian patterns so i patterned just the shadows so it could still hold onto the clean vector quality.

i do have to say after finishing this that i prefer the look/feel and execution of painted shadows better. i feel like it just takes much less time than these precise shadows and looks so much better. not that i'm a good painter because i'm actually kind of horrible.

just ignore the roses, i want them to die too --"

and i have like.. almost no credits because i guess i downloaded too much without submitting anything for a while T_T and i'm finally starting to get charged for submissions >_<



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  1. YoruAngel866 Oct 17, 2008

    beautiful image :D
    well done vector, well i just love your vectors :D
    also i love use of paterns :D

  2. Kitaan Retired Moderator Oct 17, 2008

    I can always tells whats yours, you've got those
    semi gothic colors going on and of course the darkness.
    Wow, Yuuko is like a spider lady with those long arms...never
    cared for her design. But I like the outfits and I love the use of
    texture you but in between the clothes. The colors are lighter though,
    I've noticed. Nice job.

  3. Skiyomi Oct 17, 2008

    That's so beautiful!

  4. kuryuki Oct 17, 2008

    wow it seems almost always when i see an amazing vector it's by you!

  5. christabel92 Oct 17, 2008

    wow,this is just lovely as expected from you..neat and soft lines,brown-ish colors I like and cool textures...
    and well done on her hat,that thing looks damn complicated...
    only,there's a light blue glow on the lover part of the butterfly,and that part looks kinda blurred...maybe that's just my crazy monitor's brightness or something...
    anyways,cool job ;)

  6. anit4e Oct 17, 2008

    Ahh this is gorgeous,the darkish colors are love! :).I just love the way how you add the textures! ;)
    Awesome job!

  7. Alcyndore Oct 17, 2008

    Wow! You did it again! I looove it! It is wonderful! Let's see! I like the warm colours of their clothes, the hat, the dress, the handkerchief in the boy's pocket (and not only) as the details are very accurate. The textures are well used. Xxxoholic is a very original anime with a detailed design and strong features (it's a hard job vectoring such a complex subject). But you did it again! Congratulations! It's another fav! ;-)

  8. YENESIS Oct 18, 2008

    Sugoi!watanuki! i love you!
    woooauu is a big work! the line is soo perfect!
    !i love you works!
    are soo dark!kawai!

  9. Straawbeeryy Oct 18, 2008

    lol. I know that problem about how you get charged for submitting things. It usually is the other way around...
    I`ve never really been that big of a texture/pattern fan but I love how you used it.
    I also love those soft colored lines. Although I do think the colored line for the umbrella stick is too bright.
    Oh gosh, that huge butterfly is love. And those roses are awesome. I just love roses in general. *squeal*
    And yeah, your colors are getting a bit lighter. :]

  10. Sakura-Dust Oct 18, 2008

    Yay~ patterns <3
    Never ever use lighter colors O..o (Gothic ftw!)
    She has one hell of an awesome sense of balance to keep that huge hat from falling >.<

  11. Pulver15 Oct 18, 2008

    Your works are always amazing!
    The colours you chosed are fitting ;)
    Great works of yours!
    XD XD XD
    Sorry for not bringing any crittics but I'm not the person who have the right to say that ;)

  12. ShinKyo Oct 18, 2008

    Your works are amazing o.o

  13. Koboshi93 Oct 18, 2008

    wow this one is very good too~
    I love Yuuko's dress!

  14. vitaamin Oct 18, 2008

    omg TOTALLY forgot to say that the original scan was thanks to: kanade4488 gomen gomen T_T

  15. chrisp Oct 18, 2008

    boaaa this is cool! i love it! i think these colors look much better than the original!
    just flawless! thank you so muuuuch XD

  16. lovelylayla Oct 18, 2008

    loving the color change!

  17. nkdksk Oct 18, 2008

    great amazing work very detailed, how may time do you spent in this piece?

  18. dslassey Oct 19, 2008

    Wow, nicely detailed work; and very amazing. I love the color scheme and your excellent use of textures. Great job! ^^
    I look forward to more! :B

  19. jinggle Oct 19, 2008

    Other than Watanuki and Doumeki's shirt, this image is beautiful. I think you should change their shirt's color. Yuuko's breast is a bit weird too. ^^" Sorry~

  20. sonic12399 Oct 20, 2008

    wow, simply awesome. Nice work there! :D

  21. butter-chama Oct 26, 2008

    xDD i think the name is fine
    also great colouring techniques
    envy you ;D ROFL for real :D great job!
    thanks for sharing ja ne <33

  22. anjianing Nov 12, 2008

    Sugoi?I love domeki&watanuki?thanks for sharing

  23. kahliente Nov 14, 2008

    great job

  24. badula Jul 25, 2009

    Nice scan, nice scense!

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