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Sakura Wars Wallpaper: Full moon and cherry blossoms

Kousuke Fujishima, Sega, Sakura Wars, Sakura Shinguji Wallpaper
Kousuke Fujishima Mangaka Sega Studio Sakura Wars Series Sakura Shinguji Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

After a long time I'm back again!

I stopped walling for a while because of mainly two reasons:

1) I was very busy studying for my University exams and I could devote hardly any time to the projects I wanted to make.

2) I can say somehow I had lost the inspiration and motivation when I had to make wallpapers/vectors. Whenever I had time in my hands I want to wall something, at least a PNG but everything I made I didn't like it. I mean things didn't turn out to be the way I wanted so I feel very frustrated with myself :(

However, I decided that I had to try to make a vector and I found this lovely scan

To tell you the truth I wasn't very sure about this project because I thought the scan I chose was quite difficult to vector. But then I started vectoring the image and I realised I was doing pretty well. I made the vector in Illustrator and then I added the shadows and highlights in Photoshop. You can see the process here. Then I continued with the background (this is the first time I draw an entire background with my digital tablet and I know, perhaps it's not very realistic but what I wanted to make was just an interesting landscape for the character. I really had fun making it!:3). Again, you can see the process here. The grass that is behind the cherry tree is actually a photograph of a landscape.

About the title... well I took it from an episode of Oh! My Goddess's series (I know it's not very original but I think it really suitable for the scene).

Textures and patterns: I always try to make my vectors quite different from the original scans because I want to add my own style to them. I think textures give an unique touch.

Kimono's patterns

pattern 1 http://www.the-oro.com/masterpiece/137.jpg
pattern 2 http://patterns.ming-ling.net/blueroundflowers_lg.jpg
pattern 3 (photoshop pattern)

Credits

Eyes http://mree.deviantart.com/art/Coloring-Eyes-in-Photoshop-29300384

Kimono http://cfraser.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop7-Clothing-Patterns-3896809

Sky http://jocarra.deviantart.com/art/Jen-s-Star-Tutorial-27844160

Tree http://calisto-lynn.deviantart.com/art/tree-tutorial-part-2-87673091

Cherry blossoms http://kaze-hime.deviantart.com/art/Kaze-Hime-s-BLOSSOM-TUTORIAL-32383993

Moon http://sd-dreamcrystal.deviantart.com/art/SD-s-Moon-Tutorial-32479647

Grass http://sadir89.deviantart.com/art/Grass-tutorial-81436446

character's process

background's process

Original version

Making vectors/wallpapers is a real challenge for me because I'm learning how to use softwares like Illustrator or Photoshop and I really hope I can improve in my next wallies. I think this wallpaper took me a month an a half or so. I put so much effort on it so I hope you like it.

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Comments

  1. Kayote Jan 15, 2009

    I really like it. Its got this strange grainy yet clean look to it which looks like it was intentional. Cheers.

  2. anamika Jan 27, 2009

    Awesome Wallpaper XD
    It is so cute, and the Sakura tree is looking so beautiful behind.
    Great work by you it's really adorable.
    Thanks for sharing it. :)

  3. farid20 Dec 21, 2009

    nice and awesome wallpaper..thanks for sharing

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