Kunie Kanbara Wallpaper: The Seasons Are Changing

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

1920x1200 Wallpaper

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I'm pooped. Seriously, all the creativity I had left is gone, and I don't think I'll be able to churn out anything else this year D: But hey, I hope this one's worth it. Here's the creative process:
- [a week before the deadline] "Meh, there's still time."
- [3 days before the deadline] "Meh, there's still time."
- [2 days before the deadline] "****, there's no time!" *panics* I look for a scan. I don't have the slightest clue what to make. I find an old, abandoned, almost-complete vector of a Kunie Kanbara girl.
- I finish said vector, slap it onto a white background and stare at it blankly for a few minutes.
- I think of adding smoke. I hunt down CLAMP scans because they've got lotsa smoke in 'em.
- I start vectoring the smoke, which makes me feel happy since I feel like I'm going somewhere, even though I still have no clue what to do next.
- I finish vectoring the smoke and go crazy (to put it lightly) with effects. This finished version is nothing like what I started out with.

The short story behind this (when I thought about it for a bit while trying to explain the clusterfudge): Winter is coming and replacing autumn. Hence the lighting in the lower left corner. And the snowflakes. And her breath. Yes, that's her breath.

After finishing the first version, I thought about adding some shading to the girl. At first I was in doubt about this, since Kunie's style is clean, with no shading. The biggest pain was making the girl blend in with the background; every time I tried gradients for shading, I failed.

I still feel like something's off with the smoke, but I can't quite place my finger on it. And if you suggest I paint it, I'll refuse, since I barely managed to make the breath - and even that turned out iffy.

The scan for the girl. Notice the lack of clothes in my version.
Snowflake vectors from here. Because no way in hell I'd vector snowflakes. Unless I was terribly bored and lacking a productive activity (not gonna happen anytime soon).
CLAMP smoke scans: here and here.
Vector of the girl will be available soon. I think.

I'm now gonna retire and bury myself in texts that I have to read for exams *whines* Thank you for viewing/faving/downloading/commenting!

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  1. snyp Dec 22, 2010

    Very original wall ! The style looks so refreshing! <3 the colors !
    Great job ! Looking forward for more liek this plz ;D

  2. xXAnimeXxXMasterXx Banned Member Dec 22, 2010

    They are sooo pretty! XD

    Wait! This Is Sooo Cute! I Wish I Could Be There!

  3. Fran Retired Moderator Dec 22, 2010

    Finally dropping a comment on this gorgeous wall. The soft shading is a nice change from the original scan as it's always so flat.
    The color scheme is lovely though I'd like to see more colors on her hair.
    Make moar Kunie! <3

  4. eressendil Dec 23, 2010

    Wow a very original and cool piece of art. Thanks for sharing.

  5. MapleRose Retired Moderator Dec 23, 2010

    Love what you did with the scan! Also love the pretty wintery colours and the smoke

  6. HurtHattori Dec 24, 2010

    Yay! More Kunie Kanbara wallies! Yours is so pretty! I love the composition, especially the smoke and the shadings on the girl. The only thing that I see is that you could have done more shadings in her hair, but this tiny detail aside, it is so beautiful! Now, this wonderful picture will go straight on my desktop! Thanks a lot for sharing!

  7. gaara-no-shukaku Dec 28, 2010

    Whoaa..I find this really magically pleasing. The monotonous colour fits perfectly, the smoke design and fog work really well with the girl. Love the simplicity as well.

  8. HoshinoSora12 Dec 30, 2010

    I love Kunie walls and this is wonderful

  9. GeneDNC Jan 05, 2011

    This is lovely.

    Quote: I think of adding smoke. I hunt down CLAMP scans because they've got lotsa smoke in 'em.


    Your walling process sounds a lot like mine, especially the staring blankly at the screen part. XP


  10. naruka2 Jan 30, 2011

    i like colors:) Thanks for sharing

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