Shakugan no Shana Wallpaper: Lost Carol

J.C. Staff, Shakugan no Shana, Shana Wallpaper
J.C. Staff Studio Shakugan no Shana Series,OVA Shana Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Long time no see, MT! I guess it hasn’t really been THAT long, but 2 months on no activity here feels like forever to me. I’d like to say that will change now, but it won’t. School’s about to start up again and I’m currently looking for a new job on top of that, and lots of other things are going on in my life. Here’s my last 3 months in a long list: Summer school; house repairs; helping my brother prepare for his big move to Japan; helping cousins house-hunt; order and watch Shakugan no Shana II; job hunting; training a cockatiel; dying repeatedly against the stupid spider monsters in Siren: Blood Curse (ack!); social obligations; order Shana II from a different seller because the subtitles are screwy; car repairs; and plotting the downfall of NCSoft: Guild Wars for wronging my oldest brother. Whew, that was long. Check out my livejournal for the elaborate version of my adventures in overseas shipping.

So about this wallpaper:
Original Scan – Shana
Runes – Obsidian Dawn
Inspiration: "Lost Carol" by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (from Silent Hill 3). I've always associated my Silent Hill 3 soundtrack with Shakugan no Shana for some weird reason. The vocal work on that particular track is haunting, kind of like in the first opening of season one.

Anyways, I absolutely loved this scan of Shana. The only way I could make myself love it more was to have Shana in a kimono, so there ya go. I tweaked her hair at the ends because I didn’t like how it fished-tailed out in places. When I first vectored her I made her hair the same magenta like in the artwork, which was pretty, but didn’t exactly say “Flames! Mwuhaha!”, so that had to change. The swirling rune-ribbon things were original blue like in the anime, but they looked way better in red by the time I finished the entire piece. I scanned a piece of fabric that I found at a store and toned down the colors to keep it from being too loud. I guess I could have made the kimono red, but that was about to be overkill. And the color is more dramatic this way. I'd kind of like to go back and make a different wallpaper with this scan sometime if no one else ever gets around to it, and rather than vector it simply clean the scan and photo-manipulate a background for it.

AFTERTHOUGHT// Hoosha, it's highlighted! Thank you so much, Kitten & MapleRose! ^_^


Chosen by Kitaan and MapleRose

Clean vectoring, awesome lighting effects and design, great use of texture and patterns, what's not to love about ArtificialRaindrop's newest wall? Full view and make this your new wallpaper!

Proposed by Kitaan and highlighted by MapleRose.

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  1. Bernouli Retired Moderator Aug 20, 2009

    Those ribbons are da bomb, yo ( o_o)-b <3 Shana

  2. Haven100 Aug 20, 2009

    Awesome! Everything is done so well in this wall XD Love the effects and colors put into it!

  3. budjong Aug 20, 2009

    this is the best shana wall i've ever seen!
    tnx 4 sharing..

  4. galiphene Aug 20, 2009

    great job !^^
    your wall is really great, the colours are well chosen !^^
    Shana is so cute X-P

  5. Kitaan Retired Moderator Aug 21, 2009

    Beautiful, I love the color and representation.
    Nice choices on the textures and designs you used,
    Shana looks so clean and smooth. Great job, and it's really
    nice seeing a anime wallpaper from you again ^^

  6. nanakonkonakona Aug 21, 2009

    shana looks cute ! its like angel with fire behind it
    I love it xD

  7. Van-chan Aug 21, 2009

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love Shanas hair ;3

  8. ShanaFlare Aug 21, 2009

    I really like the wall, it's simply amazing!
    the colours and textures are brilliantly done^^ thanks for sharing :D

  9. vitaamin Aug 21, 2009

    love to see new interpretations of old school walls--this definitely reminds me of a past era in walling but its gorgeous nonetheless

  10. ai1987 Aug 22, 2009

    shana looks beautiful & plus her long red hair XD XD XD XD XD

  11. FallenAngelZoicyte Aug 22, 2009

    this is freakin awesome! the reds are wonderful, love the symbols in the "ribbons".

  12. FlameMasterAJ Aug 22, 2009

    awesome wall paper, looks great!

  13. Angi Retired Moderator Aug 22, 2009

    she looks nice in kimono
    and the red tones are nice too
    great wall

  14. daiegou Aug 22, 2009

    very very awesome! and absolutely kawai! XD

  15. VardaMorrigan Aug 23, 2009

    beautifull :)

  16. Melisandre Aug 23, 2009

    incredible work, I'm impressed with Shana's kimono and the runes are simple great. Congratulations dear :D

  17. KyouS Aug 24, 2009

    nice wallie of shana

  18. EternalEthelion Aug 24, 2009

    awesome enchantment very nice work

  19. denitoo Aug 24, 2009

    :) :) :) :)

  20. vitaamin Aug 24, 2009

    finally figured out how to mess with vw content on my phone so HIGHLIGHTTT at VW

  21. LotusEX Aug 25, 2009

    That's an amazing wall bro,great work.#_#

  22. ShinKyo Aug 26, 2009

    It looks amazing, I just love the colours and her kimono is so beautifull *.*

  23. risingsundynasty Aug 26, 2009

    Shana, the angel/goddess of fire

  24. alice101 Aug 26, 2009


    merged: 08-26-2009 ~ 06:47pm

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