Shakugan no Shana Wallpaper: ?? Invincible

Noizi Ito, Shakugan no Shana, Yuji Sakai, Shana Wallpaper
Noizi Ito Mangaka Shakugan no Shana Series,OVA Yuji Sakai Character Shana Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

This is an entry for Retro Studio's Spring Love Contest.


I really had intended to submit this sooner, but with the semester about to finish for me I've been really busy trying to get caught up on my still life painting and 3D Modeling assignments @_@ I don't know about anyone else, but this semester seems to have flown by ridiculously fast.

Anyways, the title comes the lyrics of a Mami Kawada Song Get My Way!:

????make my way
?????????????? ??????

And so I make my way
With the hand you gently reach out to me, I can become invincible

This wallpaper was a bit odd for me because unless you count the individual petals that I painted in front of Shana & Yuji, I only used two scans total. Since the wallpaper had to be old-school extraction I had a hard time finding a picture of a couple to extract that didn't end with me wanting to vector it... I've always loved this scan of S&Y (because I think they're adorable <3 ), but I had no idea how to go about a background for them... until I found the cherry blossom scan. The background kind of makes me think of Misaki City from Shana's anime- especially with all the scenes of Yuji walking through the cherry blossoms, so I wanted to try it out. The background was so huge I positioned it how I wanted it without it looking just like the original background, and then painted the girl and her bicycle out of the image. I spent an absurd amount of time cleaning the scan of Shana and Yuji so that it didn't have the scanner dots all over it, and touching them and the bg up with painting and smudging to give them a similar style. Honestly, this took me far longer than if I had tried to vector it.... another reason I tend to get bored with basic tracing vectors now, I guess. I also had to draw in more of Shana's skirt and hair because the original scan crops it off. Lastly, I filtered it with different colors to get a nice, consistent hue across the piece.

P.S. - I didn't alter Shana's hair to dark brown (even though they are clearly in the normal world) because it's cute and vibrant and I like it's color with the cherry blossoms :)

The second version from the top has the lyrics I mentioned above on it.

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  1. dementia Apr 23, 2010

    wow its something...happy, and bright..but it is an amazing wall. Colors pop out without being over the top and the shading is perfect.

  2. ScarXHeart Apr 23, 2010

    Cute spring wallpaper! Great job on it! Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Artisticfuture16 Apr 23, 2010

    Yeah this is a great spring wallpaper :) well done

  4. Kitaan Retired Moderator Apr 23, 2010

    Awww, this is so lovely <3
    Great spring colors, it's so vibrant and cheery looking.
    It really does remind me of the Shana openings, at least the tender looking
    ones lol.
    Considering how hard it is to work with extracted work because
    of the quality, I want to say you really did a nice job trying to fix it.
    Especially on the tree, the grainy quality is dying to overpower your work XD
    Nice job, goodluck on the contest :3

  5. Chloe Retired Moderator Apr 24, 2010

    Why are you so good at blending D:
    LOL, I'm loving this! Our 2nd entry!

  6. zaira Apr 24, 2010

    Wow its been a while ever since i saw a Shana wallie. This one is so
    springy and i do love how you make the background, with sakura petals
    falling down and the buildings are good as well. The coloring scheme here
    is soft and the blending is totally great! gotta fav this one! ^^,

  7. knightkiller Apr 24, 2010

    She look happy ^^
    Thanks for sharing

  8. crmc13 Apr 24, 2010

    this is so pretty <3
    i really love shana & yuuji ^^
    && the blending is awesome!o_O

  9. shirayu Apr 24, 2010

    nice very very nice wallpaper! i like it! good work!

  10. ngakyuklim Apr 24, 2010

    sweet~~ XD the sakura petals are very nice!

  11. DreamyDoll Apr 24, 2010

    I adooooore <333 The colors blend together so well and I think its great you didn't change Shana's hair color :p It looks so clean too, you did an awesome job!

  12. clubstardust Apr 25, 2010

    shana is very cute! thx for sharing it!

  13. lisz Apr 26, 2010

    Love the warm tones and colors.

  14. Antstoe Apr 26, 2010

    Very Preeettty, good wall paper, shakugan no shana sounds like a good anime...

  15. MapleRose Retired Moderator Apr 27, 2010

    *admires your scan cleaning skills*

    I like how you integrated the foreground so well with the background in terms of positioning and art style. My only slight complaint is that their skin is a bit too dark and yellow

  16. RinaAsakura Apr 27, 2010

    waa so cute wall! i love it. it's wonderful. thanks a lot for sharing and good job ^_^

  17. summerkiss18 Mute Member Apr 28, 2010

    Thanks for sharing this wallpaper...

  18. Hayate666 Apr 29, 2010

    another great shana wall for my collection :P

  19. holyPaladin Apr 29, 2010

    Nice wall of Shana =p

    Shana looks very happy riding Yuuji back lol +fav

  20. CrazyMialuvsAnime Apr 29, 2010

    this is cute, shana is really cute in this one, thanx for sharing

  21. nekokarichan Apr 29, 2010

    waaah so kyut! >//<
    shana x Yuji is teh best laav team!

  22. faizex Restricted Member Apr 30, 2010

    great one
    can you make the background at winter

  23. dokukamedesu Apr 30, 2010

    Lovely wallpaper XD
    Awesome job!

  24. kingter May 12, 2010

    such a comfortable environment Thx 4 share ^^

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