Kunie Kanbara Wallpaper: Vibrant

Kunie Kanbara, Vector Art Wallpaper
Kunie Kanbara Mangaka Vector Art Source

2560x1600 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

1280 x 1024, 1600 x 1200 and 1920 x 1200 versions (+/- textures) over here.
Included on the left is the textureless 2560 x 1600 version.

I should prolly be working on the wallpaper for Arete III, but I get distracted so easily it's not even funny anymore D: I'm also a dumbass: I had to save all the versions again because some stupid layer covered up the yellow spot on her left eye D: But anyway, this is the right version, the one I wanted to submit.

Buut, here it is. The story is simple: after seeing this scan, I knew I could make a wall with it because it's simpler than others I have on my list. I admit I wasn't too attracted to Kunie Kanbara's style in the beginning, but now I've grown to like it; it has matured somehow and looks much better, in my opinion.

As always, I went against the flow: Kunie walls have always been crisp and clear. I'm the special snowflake that decided she wanted a grunge Kunie wall on her desktop. I'm prolly gonna be disliked for "ruining" her style, but I made this primarily for myself and am just putting it out there, in case anyone wants it.

I began by vectoring the image itself, then added the text (which looked like this in the beginning). After that, I realized it looked kind of empty and started extending the "bubbles" which I actually interpreted as clouds in this wall, added the "rainbow" and then the "forest". Phew, I'm all out of quotation marks.

# of layers / PSD file size: 51 / 97.6 MB
Time: 2 days, on and off. Took a lot more than I expected.
One beautiful scan by MapleRose.
One paper texture from Dioma.
No walkthrough because I didn't think it would take me that long D:

If you need the vector, ask me for it. I won't be submitting it individually because I see no point in doing so, but I'll gladly give it to you if you need it.

Dedicated to Kunie lovers. Hope you don't think I messed her style up too much. Critique is welcome and very appreciated <3 (not to say faves hugs aren't lol)

EDIT: here's a 2560 x 1600 version, textureless and with more contrasting colors.
EDIT #2: another eye-popping special!

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  1. Fran Retired Moderator Oct 22, 2010


    Lol, j/k.
    This is fantastic, I love to see more wallers doing Kunie, and how each one of them reflect their own style 8)
    And Grunge Kunie is such a fresh idea! Extending the circles worked perfectly. Text is nice, but I'd like to see the title in a bigger font. It looks kinda shy there, while I think it should be the total opposite.

    Wall moar Kunie <3

  2. MoonFangs90 Oct 22, 2010

    I dont love Kunie, but wallpaper is awesome ^^

  3. fireflywishes Retired Moderator Oct 22, 2010

    I like the muted tones you used here... gives a different feel to the image/wall as a whole-- aged. That's the word. ^_^ Keep up the good work! (And the Kunie love!)

  4. UberDog Oct 23, 2010

    What an awesome Wallpaper. This is Sweet.

  5. pureblood98 Oct 23, 2010

    the grunge version is better... :D

  6. aozoraskies Jan 17, 2011

    I love the concept with multi-coloured circles floating about her head - Sort of like having your head in the clouds, only here it's a rainbow-istic bliss of bubbles bubbles hehe. Sorry, feeling hyper, your wall has that effect. :3 I personally prefer the textureless version, but the grunge does add a nice, faded effect which rather suits it as well~ I like the 'eye-popping' version too with the happy bright colours.
    Gotta love the delicate, smooth lineart. It's rather nice how it looks simple yet has a sort of depth - Me thinks it looks like she's got a secret, a nice one but her lips are sealed mmhmm. :) On with the Kunie Kunbara fest! Wahaha

  7. Ephemeral-Garden Jan 18, 2011

    Absolutely gorgeous wall. Just enough colour with tastefully arranged blank spaces. Kunie works her illustration like awesomeness XD Digging this!

    I think both texture and textureless version works well. Though I kinda agree with you there, we're the minorities that loves grunging up scans that are meant to be crisp and clear, hahah!

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