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Kaori Minakami Wallpaper: Aquamarine

Kaori Minakami Wallpaper
Kaori Minakami Mangaka

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Surprise finish! 8)

Note: you may not redistribute this wall to any other sites. Thank you.

OMG this wall has been a WIP since Delilah, but now it’s finally done!
Thanks to Vitaamin, Kitten, Deto, and Asa for your feedback and support throughout its creation. Also, this is my debut wall for Brokentone! Thanks Deto!

It is a reworking of this scan:
http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/scans/Kaori-Minakami/item126124/

I remixed it a bunch, including making one flower pink, realigning her facial features, and making her boobs bigger so she wasn’t such a bobble head. XD See the process pic to see how it came to life:
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/647/waterlilyprogresspic.th.jpg

I ended up scrapping my ideas to include a bow on her hair tie and adding a dragonfly or fish, because it seemed busy enough already.

Made in photoshop CS2, lines vectored, everything else is painted using vector masks like how I usually do. It’s interesting how many are using SAI nowadays, but ps still gives fine results I think. ^__^

Stats:
Two brushes used: soft round and airbrush soft round
Main Psd file size (out of three files): 201 mb (combined would be around 250)
Layers: at least 350 on final psd, with some merged layers D:
(opening and saving were a @#$%^)
Painting the leaves was the most annoying part, each one took at least 40 min, and it felt like an assembly line. >.>

Thanks for viewing!
I’m open to scan suggestions for future walls too. (lol waller’s block)

vector-wallers my-maiden

Find it also at:
Anime Paper
Deviant Art

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Comments

  1. Yamibou-Eve Dec 02, 2009

    oh my god... You know... I was waiting for this wall...
    the coloring, vectoring is simply perfect
    the wall is way better than the original, not to mention you recreated most of her body
    all in all it's just beautiful...
    I'm stunned ;_;
    I'm going to stop writing and faint now

  2. kuryuki Elite Member Dec 02, 2009

    :3 u and vitaa finished new walls at approx. same time again lol

  3. EevaLeena Dec 02, 2009

    OMG! You've finished it! I saw it on your WIP before, and I was already mesmerized! The colors look great, and her eyes so beautiful! And, I esp love the water >_<

  4. koitoame Dec 02, 2009

    This is very nice! Thanks for sharing

  5. ealpha-scorpio Dec 02, 2009

    OMG! Another beautiful work from and as always this work is also clean, colorful and beautiful. Not to mention you did a very nice job on the eyes once again. Love this one.

    Keep up the fantastic work Nysha!
    (^-^)

    merged: 12-02-2009 ~ 04:01am
    OMG! Another beautiful work from you and as always this work is also clean, colorful and beautiful. Not to mention you did a very nice job on the eyes once again. Love this one.

    Keep up the fantastic work Nysha!
    (^-^)

  6. DarthTofu Dec 02, 2009

    The colors are so vibrant and lovely. :)
    I kinda wish you kept the koi in, though.
    I never understood how you people use so many layers, though. x_X

  7. Chloe Retired Moderator Dec 02, 2009

    D:
    AWESOME WORK.

    That's all I can really say.

  8. Kitaan Retired Moderator Dec 02, 2009

    Finally! I was waiting for this for so long XD
    I absolutely am in love with it, I love all your work but
    I think this one is the best. The detail is so beautiful in each
    lilypad, and lets not forget her! I adore her eyes and hair, it's
    just stunning to look at. Amazing work Nyshie.

  9. bromithia Retired Moderator Dec 02, 2009

    Great great great vectoring and painting here. I love what you've done with the scan! Keep up the great work :D

  10. vitaamin Dec 02, 2009

    hmm i think the eyes are a bit foggy and im surprised the water doesnt have more detail >D I guess i was hoping for a more wow lighting esp in the lily pads and in the brighter part of the walls
    perhaps not my favorite BUT its definitely still gorgeous as usual coming from you

  11. zaira Dec 02, 2009

    O_O awesome work! great painting job! XD
    thats all i can say ^^, +fav!

  12. Kurorisa Dec 02, 2009

    this is amazing O_O I've been looking at the WIP at your profile and the result is really stunning *~*

  13. rizacaga Dec 02, 2009

    great job...as always....................

  14. aneznam Dec 02, 2009

    Your walling sense is just beyond xD

    *have to change my desktop yet again xD*

  15. mammonlovesmoney Dec 02, 2009

    Magnificent posing... On a desktop it will be looked remarkably

  16. Steffi1690 Dec 02, 2009

    This one is very beautiful! I adore her eyes =^.^= I like the background as well! Comes definitly to my Favs! Thank you for the share! :)

  17. trofikabinet Dec 02, 2009

    OMG wow, this is so wonderful o.O
    I love every single bit of this wall, especially her eyes *__* The lilypads are amazing xD
    The water looks kinda plain imo, maybe a little fishy wouldn't hurt ^^"
    Anyway, this wall is breathtaking, srsly :O

  18. irix Dec 02, 2009

    You really know how to give live to the eyes! I really love it! XD

  19. MizuuHime Dec 02, 2009

    Wow~! That's so beautiful! I love how you paint for the water effect and the leaves too. This is a simple wallpaper, but I love it!

  20. Alenas Retired Moderator Dec 02, 2009

    Copy/paste no jutsu:

    Woot, you finally finished it. And ZOMG, it looks awesome! *____*

    The way you made the water shimmer and those leaves really look like they're on/under water...and the details on her clothes and eyes...and bigger boobs, too! Lol. XD

    You know I love this. Awesome job.

    +

    Aww, waller's block? D: Noes!

  21. YamiNoTenshi16 Dec 02, 2009

    Beautiful...I've seen this picture before but this looks way better than the original. Thank you for sharing this. ^_^

  22. letireur Dec 02, 2009

    wow so beautiful
    this is one of my favorite pictures
    thank you very much

  23. Tina18 Dec 02, 2009

    Oh yes, I knew this was going to be a bomb and I'm glad you picked this gorgeous scan.
    The eyes are amazing as usual, shinny hair xD, her blouse is looking fantastic, I like the lotus with pink&purple&blue tones, is really beautiful, and the water looks like actual water, and I know that's hard to do. What can I say, you are a master at this. =D

  24. Hyam1777 Dec 02, 2009

    Awesome wallpaper. Thanks for sharing :D

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