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Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens Wallpaper: Early Winter Charm

Eri Takenashi, A-1 Pictures, Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens, Zange Wallpaper
Eri Takenashi Mangaka A-1 Pictures Studio Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens Series Zange Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Happy belated birthday, Kairi-chan! Wah, how late is this? Let's see...1 month and 26 days? Something like that. Could be worse? Heh heh~ And my first work of the new year!

So I was inspired by Kairi's Clannad X-mas wall to also redo a character's clothes. And I loved Zange in this scan but I'm not a fan of the swimsuit fanservice. So I decided to dress her up :D I created the clothes completely from scratch. Sketched it first then vectored it. It was all easy and fun except I was a little unsure about where the shadows would go, but I tried my best. And I'm obsessed with argyle socks so I had to throw them in. I also changed Zange's mouth because, I don't know, this is cuter and suits her better ^^ (If I were to rate the top 3 Kannagi girls, Zange would come in last. Not because I don't like her or anything. And I truly adore her character design. But Tsugumi is love <3)

The vector was finished a while ago. And I had an idea for the background. Great. Now comes the part I always dread. Making the background a reality, ha ha. So after a month or so of trying to make trees, no luck. I tried every shortcut way i could think of to make nice painty trees. Finally last night I said screw it. I'm just going to doodle and see what happens. And whaddya know! Decent looking painted trees? I was like huh. I guess putting forth effort can actually work sometimes. So when I was done with the trees, I did a simple painted sky and wispy clouds, added a little snow...Googled "lamp post", found one, stuck in in the wall and painted over it. Painted some little leaves on the trees. Made some adjustments and it was done! 5 hours straight. Easier than I thought and I'm happy with it. What are the chances. Now it's 4 AM and I have work in the morning :P

In my mind the wall takes place in early December, in the daytime. But it could also pass as evening since the lights are on :P Oh, and I would love to hear feedback about the background. Now that I've discovered I can do some things when I actually try, I might attempt it more...

In short, made the outfit and the background all from scratch, and hope to do more walls like this ^^ Kairi-chan I hope you like it and I know you'll continue to inspire me with your amazing and original works ^^

Other Versions:
Texture Version
Alternate Version

Original Scan

Stats ~Vector~
(For the first time ever, I lost the PSD file :o So I'm approximating...)
Outline: 6 hrs
Colouring: 4 hrs
Total: 10 hrs
Layers: 30
Original Size: 4746x4078

Stats ~Wallpaper~
Time: 5 hrs
Layers: 15 (after merging)
Duration: Not Sure 2008 - January 19, 2009
PSD Filesize: 41.3 MB

All support is greatly appreciated; much love for you all <3 Enjoy and have a great Monday~ (Yuck, Monday...)

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Comments

  1. vitaamin Jan 19, 2009

    your trees are fantastic! omggggg how did you do them teach mee! wtf people with crazy mouse painting skills i hate you >]

    the only thing i woudl change is the gradient in her hair, i think it washes her out. i think it should be more saturated like either more blue or yellow or something. lol you changed her mouth XD

  2. Koboshi93 Jan 19, 2009

    Very nice wall I lo

  3. Scampi Jan 19, 2009

    I love your wispy clouds. They're always fun to look at ^_^ Nice job dressing up Zange in winter themed clothes other than the typical swimsuit.

  4. YoruAngel866 Jan 19, 2009

    I love the trees, although i dont like that girl.
    I like the vector, but i dont like the texture on her dress
    anyway clouds and trees are beautiful, therefore fave

  5. akiranyo Jan 19, 2009

    Awesome vector as usual. Well, nothing less awaited from you. *cheers*
    And need to watch Kannagi soon...

  6. tsuki-akari Jan 19, 2009

    vector is fantastic!
    wow you've changed her clothes very well, i love her dress XD
    the shadows looks good
    the trees are amazing! and the sky of course!

  7. Straawbeeryy Jan 19, 2009

    lol. I love your trees. I`ve been trying to paint some for ages. I`ve failed. ;-;
    In short, everything is awesomely awesome. <33
    And oh hey, you lost you psd. That just happened to me recently too... >.>

  8. Kairi-Hearts Jan 19, 2009

    w-wow! this is so awesome! and it's for me >.<
    You don't have to worry about being late, it's so nice that you still made me a present! And you say I inspired you? Aw, I'm flattered! It's so nice to know that work inspired you :3
    I really like Zange's pose and the fact that you changed her mouth, she looks so cute like this!
    Let me say you did an amazing job changing her clothes, they're so cute and suit her very well!
    And those trees are really something! I have such a hard time with them and you made them from scrath! They're really well done *_*
    Thanks so much for this beautiful gift! >.<

  9. Kayote Jan 20, 2009

    i like it. thanks for the effort!

  10. shadowxlink2 Jan 20, 2009

    YOU ARE SUGOII DESSUU SENSEI! I love how you sketched out the outfit from scratch and those trees look really good! THUMBS UP!

  11. darksoul223 Jan 20, 2009

    Absolutely awesome! I always love your works and that clothes design for Zange really fits! I'd like to see more kannagi walls from you one day =D Keep up the great work!

  12. Warlh Jan 20, 2009

    really beautiful wallpaper.
    nice work !

  13. Mishayuu Jan 21, 2009

    Goooooooooood

  14. KiyanaIkebana Jan 22, 2009

    Kya, i love the background!
    Looks so beautiful! Her new clothes are amazing too!
    Great job!

  15. demx Jan 23, 2009

    I like the alternate version the best

  16. jns Jan 24, 2009

    The vector is adorable ^^ And the trees! The trees are so awesome :o
    fav

  17. Omone Jan 24, 2009

    SUGOI! I love how you changed the summer scene into a winter scene.
    This is just awesome. The socks are awesome. I wanna have socks like that.
    its really really a nice work =D

  18. maxik90 Jan 31, 2009

    Absolutely Nice.... Good Job Hope You keep up the good work

  19. akaonda Restricted Member Jul 27, 2010

    aaaaawwww kawaiiiiiiiii x3

  20. Masterchief80 Oct 13, 2014

    Thanks for your wallpaper showing Zange in winter background.

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