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Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Wallpaper: Make me number one on your playlist?

Akira Amano, Artland, Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Hayato Gokudera Wallpaper
Akira Amano Mangaka Artland Studio Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Series Hayato Gokudera Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

edit: thanks for 100+ faves! I'm surprised people like this wall so much xD

Starstruck - Lady Gaga ft Flo Rida. Good song, good song. Concept + title derived from the lyrics.

Dedications: Happy birthday to Trofi, Lacus, Yamaro + Fran! I know Yamaro + Fran's birthdays are in like a month, but I don't know how busy I'll be around then and I knew you all like Gokudera ;D So I figured this would be a good opportunity (and tell me I'm getting the dates right, I keep worrying I'm like 7 months early). Trofi, this is why I didn't show you any previews or anything xD. And I know Lacus loves pink :P

And props to Kara as well, you probably copped most of my ranting about this XD.

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Initially, I was going to make this wallpaper in Vocaloid's famous "Love is War" style. I had finished outlining Gokudera and painting his skin when Tama-Neko submitted her wall (http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/423332). I was a little deterred, I mean, I idolize her works and it just looked x100 better than anything I could ever pull off. After a lot of panicking, I decided that I'd change my idea.

So I went with apple's iPod 8). I love their marketing campaigns. Alright, so there isn't a silhouette or anything and really, it probably doesn't even look like anything apple would make but there's an iPod in it xDDD. Although after I made the ipod I was stuck for more ideas, so I listened to my iPod and got the theme "starstruck" 8)

I outlined Gokudera spread over a day, the painted his skin + hair. I have abused the gradient tool so much, haha. I loved the pink (it was an accident, initially it was going to be a green wallpaper) and stuck with it. I messily vexelled his clothes and added a million patterns.

The background was a creative accident, as usual. I love my splatter brushes and logically overused them. I started to outline Gokudera messily and liked the effect, so I went with the scribbly handdrawn look. I polished it off with a few sparkles and more gradient overlays and patterns.

Oh and look, there's negative space! Not completely, but better than usual xD.
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Time: Around a month, though I only really worked on it in the last two weeks.
Layers: 119, which technically isn't much for a wallpaper like this xD.
File size: 246 mb

Faves, crit + comments appreciated in advance!

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Comments

  1. jns Nov 28, 2009

    Helloooooo new desktop <3

  2. Yamibou-Eve Nov 28, 2009

    This is simply brilliant! Look at those colors <3
    I'm putting this on my desktop too!
    Great job aqi, love your style!

  3. vitaamin Nov 29, 2009

    oh this is fun! but i somehow feel his hair is too pink for the wall

    lol at first i thought it was starstruck from 3oh3 and katy perry

  4. fireflywishes Retired Moderator Nov 29, 2009

    Simply stated: I love this.

    It's so bright and funky... I love the combination of sketchy and solid shapes. Great job!

  5. kuryuki Elite Member Nov 29, 2009

    <3333333333333333 ahh~~~you make this look so pretty
    i love how happy it is
    goku u must make a comeback like this in the manga 8d

  6. Moni-cat Nov 29, 2009

    Love your walls!
    They're always so original and vibrant!
    Great colors! Huge impact!
    ++++ fav!
    Keep it up!

  7. Cris25 Nov 29, 2009

    Your wallies are love! <3
    when I saw the thumb I said ~> It's Aqi-chan's~ *-*
    I really love the way you made this one, I loved the Starstruck theme, seince I'm currently listening to Gaga's songs xD
    Gokudera is so smexy there, oh dear *

  8. Chloe Retired Moderator Nov 29, 2009

    LOL! I CANNOT picture Gokudera listening to Lady GaGa.

    BUT I love this wall. The colors are fantastical and the background is very cool! Excellent job!

    *new desktop*

  9. kara Nov 29, 2009

    Yay! you finished it! Wow it looks even better in 100% ^^
    At first glance, it looks simple, but upon further inspection, it's obvious that you put a lot of time and effort into it.
    I like the brushes and textures you used. The choice of scan and theme really does go together so wonderfully, it definitely suits Gokudera! It's a wallie with a lot of attitude XD
    Love it <3

  10. PinkPrincessLacus Nov 29, 2009

    OMG I love it! He is so sexy and funny in the show. You are the best! *hugs it till it crinkles* +fav for sure. Love the stars and the sktetchy designs, you are just so creative!

  11. Sinever Nov 29, 2009

    I really love your walls!
    you make them look attractive with the fabulous colors you use ^^
    well done aqi-chan & its a fav!

  12. EevaLeena Nov 29, 2009

    Gotta love your bright coloring! >_< And the background look awesome too! ^^

  13. Kritty Nov 29, 2009

    *___* Smexy
    I really love the way you've been shading clothing as of late
    Mmmmm sexy Gokudera with sexy pink hair.

  14. rizacaga Nov 29, 2009

    very colorful X)
    the bg fit so well with the vector...

  15. mammonlovesmoney Nov 29, 2009

    Good choice of a background for wall-paper....

  16. Yamaro Nov 29, 2009

    It is gorgeous O_O, chicly colors, and I really ? how you coloring it, vectoring parts are super <3
    And bombing designs, colors ftw, stars ftw, arrows ftw, and Goku ftw. XD

    Thank you so much!

    desktopped, faved :3

  17. Alenas Retired Moderator Nov 29, 2009

    Wow! The colors! The stars! The bishie! *dies from joy*

    Definitely a new desktop material! XD Awesome job. :)

  18. aneznam Nov 29, 2009

    I must say I love this <3 And your style in general!
    Especially those lively colors on a black bg <3 *new desktop for me too :P*

    (PS. I hope you make more dark BG walls :P - they are better for the desktop cause the color doesn't hurt your eyes at night - or that's just me? xD)

  19. zaira Nov 29, 2009

    Another awesome job aqi! Love the funkish style + the color combos really
    blends well. The idea of ipod is a nice touch! this one will be on my desktop and
    +fav! ^^,

  20. Tksll Nov 29, 2009

    Perfect !

    Good works : look+colours+fashion, hahha it's me ^^

  21. Pulver15 Nov 29, 2009

    OMG! OMG! OMG!
    This just GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL, AWESOME, ETC.!
    I totally love the bg! and goku in that pose is just kakoii XD
    Totally set it as desktop now >D

  22. Sicc Nov 29, 2009

    There are not enough words in my dictionary to describe how awesome you are my love ;w; <3333

  23. Fran Retired Moderator Nov 29, 2009

    I SAW IT ON LIVEJOURNAL AND I WAS LIKE GFVKCSL

  24. chrisp Nov 29, 2009

    damn gorgeous! i really am speachless ;___; hayato looks so hawt that i might die from bloodloss >____<
    awesome bg! i love your i pod idea just freaking great <333
    *bows* i love youuuuuuuu

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