Oboro Muramasa Wallpaper: Oboro

Oboro Muramasa, Momohime (Oboro Muramasa), Vector Art Wallpaper

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

hi everybody :D

i've tried myself on a new wallpaper.
this time i took this scan -

(thanks a lot to Wslasher for sharing!) - made a little outtake and vectorized it completely.

i worked a lot with colour-transitions of different hardness/softness in order to bring out the different materials, which are shown in this little outtake (metal, cloth, wood, ...).
of course i changed some things - as you will see - for example her skin: i didn't like her way too red cheeks, this always made her look like she was either 5years old (which may be possible, i honestly don't know the game), or attending clown-school or going out for work under a lantern xD i prefered some little healthy shine on her skin.
i changed a lot about the hair, too. with this very strong light-reflexes and these dark shadows it somehow was a bit too much in the whole picture and totally flooded everything else.
i stayed with the concept of clearcut lines, i somehow like it :D and it made a good contrast to the colour-transitions as well.

what's left to say?
i worked on it about two weeks every evening when there was nothing better to do, i used good old photoshop 7.0, and all in all i needed almost 600 layers (i really ask myself how people do this with 70 or something, somehow i'm way too unorganized, i guess xD)

sooooooo: i'm grateful for any kind of comment, ideas of improvement, etc. - and, of course, i'm really happy if somebody might like it :D
thanks a lot for reading and have a really nice day xD

vector-wallers my-maiden

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  1. thingperson Feb 09, 2010

    Oh my gosh this is amazing. I love this. I love how you changed her hair and skin your version is so much better. And I like how you did her blush to, its like from a manga or anime scene. I also love how you did her eyes. Your just so amazing and talented at vectors and walls *is now addicted* XD.

  2. pank5778 Feb 09, 2010

    very nice, i like it. great job

  3. kuroimisa Retired Moderator Feb 09, 2010

    I think you've done a really nice job with the vector :) You probably already know yourself, but you left out on a few details with the flowers in her hair (centre gradient), but that's not a big deal - though it sort of clashes since what she's holding is 3D, whilst the flowers in her hair look 2D.

    I think what you could change in the future is to give the scan your own background. I thought the green bit was a bit arbitrary (didn't know what it was until I saw the scan in full), but I felt that you could have done something with the background. Even though she's in a lying position, after you vector her and crop her out, she does look like she's standing up. When I first saw this I thought this was an abstract wall because I thought you added the flowers on the side - then I realised it was part of her clothes lol.

    I'm not saying this is a bad thing by the way, I'm just trying to give you some ideas about how you can approach a wallpaper next time - you don't always have to keep it the same, because after all, this is a wallpaper, not a vector (if it was a vector, it'd be 100% or close to 100% the same, and the whole image would be vectorised) - so you have a lot of freedom to do something creative. I think you're starting to realise that since you've tinkered with the colours - but next time, don't be afraid to rotate the scan, give it a different background, or change things completely if you think it looks better.

    I think that this is a high quality wallpaper nonetheless and you've definitely tried to work your own interpretation into this.

    Good work! Can't wait to see your next submission :)

  4. mammonlovesmoney Feb 09, 2010

    It is cool drawn... It is pleasant as flowers are looked

  5. silverwinganime Mute Member Feb 09, 2010

    very cute and I love her eyes thanks

  6. Kitaan Retired Moderator Feb 09, 2010

    I agree with alot of what Misa said, I was under the impression she was standing...
    I couldn't figure the floor out until I looked at the original scan.
    My biggest critic would be on the shading, theres just simply not enough
    of it on her or the floor. There's barely any on her face and I think with the
    added shadows it really would've gave her more life. She's also missing alot of highlights,
    especially across her hair like the original scan has it.
    The kimono lacks alot of definition along with the flowers, alot of depth that could've
    been added. I know you followed the original but next time you should work on enchancing whatever it is you see.
    Nice job, hoping to see more~

  7. Echolen Feb 09, 2010

    I really like it! The colors are really beautiful! I do agree about there not being enough shading but I think the wall looks lovely and you did a great job on the vector ^^

  8. Lady89 Feb 10, 2010

    lovely vector and cute girl :)

  9. missmurderdoll Mute Member Feb 10, 2010

    thank you so much!
    thats really sweet

  10. gespinozar Feb 10, 2010

    que excelente wallpaper, gracias por compartirlo...

  11. Brooke81 Feb 11, 2010

    love this wallpaper it is so cute <3

  12. crmc13 Feb 14, 2010

    your vectoring is so neat as usual.
    maybe its better if you shade those flowers.:)

    but still you did a great job!

  13. ngakyuklim Feb 15, 2010

    wopw its really a nice vector! the eyes looks so realistic!

  14. crescendo Feb 15, 2010

    datz 'cos dis pic is really beautiful ^_^

  15. Nubes Feb 16, 2010

    so sweeet! her look is so innocent!

    i love it!

  16. akika Mar 10, 2010

    this is the cutest wallpaper! she's dressed up like a doll! so pretty~

  17. TomoyoYumemi Mar 13, 2010

    Love at prewiev <3
    looks cute

  18. the2ndpandora Jun 10, 2010

    Nice wallpaper ,thanks for share .

  19. chanttel Jun 16, 2010

    a beautiful pic....but a strange background............

  20. Maltise Jun 21, 2010

    very simple. which is nice she is pritty and i love the eyes!

  21. pmaster4 Sep 09, 2010

    i fell in love with the art style of this game, thank you it is very well done

  22. sharonleepeiying Sep 16, 2010

    Awww she's so kawaii XD
    Nice pic!

  23. kaka740 Mute Member Oct 26, 2010

    Nice paper, thanks for sharing!

  24. blckthrn2k8 Oct 29, 2010

    momohime's so cute! thanks!

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