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Clover Wallpaper: Condition

CLAMP, Clover, Suu Wallpaper
CLAMP Mangaka Clover Series Suu Character

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

I made this for the AP Clash 2010 round 1: the human condition. I chose to depict the human desire for freedom. The original image was vectored, but at the last minute my awesome computer ate the vector file, forcing me to improvise by coloring the original manga image. The bg is hand painted using stock as guides. Enjoy, and check out my website, The Limelight Network, for more walls.

Original description:

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For the challenge of The Human Condition, I first began by contemplating what theme I wanted to bring to the topic. The obvious ones for me were strong emotions, whether they be love or hate, and I wanted to do
something less obvious than that. Another element of the human condition
that I thought of was the desire/exploration of the boundaries of freedom.
This ultimately led me to pick the image I did, from the Clamp manga
Clover.

Clover has a great story-line through which to explore this topic. For
those not familiar with it, a short synopsis courtesy Wiki: "Clover is
primarily about a young girl called Sue. In the futuristic world that she
inhabits, the military conducted a search for gifted children nicknamed
'Clovers,' who seemingly have the magical ability to manipulate
technology. Demonstrations of their powers include teleportation and
summoning weapons from thin air.

Classified according to how powerful they are, the children were then
tattooed with a symbol of the Clover Project, with the number of leaves on
the Clover indicating their power. To date, Sue is the only "4-leaf
Clover" discovered. Along with other "Clovers", Sue was imprisoned to
prevent her contact with other humans."

With this in mind, I chose an image of Sue that would represent her desire
for freedom as well as her imprisonment. I wanted the wall to incorporate
the element of infiniteness, something humanity is always reaching for, so
I placed Sue over a background of a skyline. The entire background was
hand painted, using stock photography for inspiration. Sue herself would
have been vectored, but at the last minute, my computer literally ate the
vector file, and poof! it was gone. Without time to revector her, I
cleaned the manga scan and colored it. I chose this particular image
because Sue's expression is multifacited, and her positioning evocative of
my theme of the innate human desire of yearning for freedom. (On the flip
side of that, the wall would also then touch on her captivity, which is
again an element of human history and the desire for power, yet another
element of the human condition, so you can see how the wall can be
interpreted in numerous ways).

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Comments

  1. Ayu-Tenshi Aug 28, 2010

    this is so beautiful! Suu is so pretty... I like everything about this art! great job!

  2. megrace33 Aug 29, 2010

    Such a beautiful wallpaper. I love how you incorporated the theme of the first round. Clover was a great choice. =)

    Very well done and thanks for sharing it! <3

  3. drupsas Aug 30, 2010

    Nice image thanks for sharing us!

  4. neko-chan Sep 01, 2010

    Wow so heavenly and angelic! Love it ;*

  5. missmurderdoll Mute Member Sep 12, 2010


    I love the colors, Thanks for sharing!

  6. Vercetty Sep 17, 2010

    Sad not have anime ! T.T ! Tonikaku domo ! U.U ! xDD !

  7. TomoyoYumemi Oct 23, 2010

    Long time since I've seen a clover wall, thank you.

  8. SilverS Nov 30, 2010

    Thanks for sharing! It's beautiful!

  9. abby01 Jun 16, 2011

    It's really gorgeous! *____*

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