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Lelouch of the Rebellion Wallpaper: Tangerine Dream

Lelouch of the Rebellion, Lelouch Lamperouge, Suzaku Kururugi, Vector Art Wallpaper

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My second entry for the "Wake Up, People!" contest at celestial-luminesse and depths-of-sound.

Song: "Tangerine Dream" by Do As Infinity
Drink: Citrus Squeeze from Jamba Juice

Okay, so I don't think there's any tangerine in the Citrus Squeeze. Who cares!? Not me! Citrus Squeeze with an engergy boost was breakfast for me for like a year. And actually, I don't like tangerines. Or rather, tangerine flavored things. I've never eaten an actual tangerine.

I used a scan of Lulu and Suzu that I fell in love with when I saw it. I didn't want to cut any part of the boys off, and didn't want to vector a crapload of extra boys to make it work on my screen, so I did it at the resolution of my sister's monitor since the scan was widescreen. Cell shaded with the simplified tangerine palette, then I used a flower painty scatter brush for the shadowed areas on their skin, then the narrow lines for deep shadow and the shading on their clothes. I used a little dodge/burn to make it more interesting. The bg featured a fruit brush that I stamped then dodge/burned and a very faint pattern so that it's not flat. Brushes and patterns are from Deviant Art.

One a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the hardest, this vector was a 1.2. I mean, cell shading almost felt like cheating after doing the outlining and vector-mask painting I did on the last one.

There's a secret yaoi shout out in the wall (other than the boys sleeping together).

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. uffy-chan Apr 28, 2009

    Oh nice colours and textures.. I like the orange theme on the background.
    I think it's stylish^^

  2. Fanchan Apr 28, 2009

    WOW! beautifull work! *_* It is very Summerlife

  3. FallenAngelZoicyte Apr 29, 2009

    those boys are so... tasty... lol. actually the cell shading vector style mixed with funky textures for shading makes the peice visually stimulating. the color is defintely tangerine-rific. the burn shading is awesome too.

  4. animelover901120 Apr 29, 2009

    BEAUTIFUL ART!

    OMG i love the color...you made it so nice^^
    It's somehow burning...thanks for the share of this work

  5. ShinKyo May 03, 2009

    The orange color is so pretty and warm
    Then the textures on the shades are also a nice touch.
    Keep it up :)

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