really good work *_*
ps: I like draw/vector eyes much more than anything else me, too. XD
Title: Sparklin' Beauties
Series: Sailor Moon
Characters (Layers): Setsuna (15), Hotaru (15), Haruka (14), Michiru (21), Chibi (17), Usagi (28), Ami (16), Makoto (14), Rei (13), Minako (17)
Layers Total: 170 Charas + 40 Eyes/Extras + 5 Bg = 215 Total
I've been working on this vector for awhile now. Although the characters were simple enough, the whole made the vector both time consuming and annoying. >.<;; But I pulled through it even though it took awhile. I knew I wanted to vector it as soon as I saw the scans uploaded. The downfall and slight discouragement was that Pluto, Uranus, and Neptune didn't have dresses... and it was too obvious to leave alone. Using different dresses as models (link/listed at end) I drew my own dresses and shadowed them myself. Honestly this is the first time I've ever added in my own stuff or put shadow on anything so I'm a little uncomfortable with it .__. but it was necessary *sigh* I did consider asking someone for advice, but I didn't want to bother anyone or know if they'd get it back to me with reasonable time. In the end I decided to suck it up and put my imagination to work XD
For the colors, I changed Ami from a white dress to a blue... I do think I might've picked too bright of a blue, but at the same time I didn't want her dress to be too light compared to the others. Rei went from pink to red dress... I mean, I can understand the pink, but she is MARS and FIRE and needed red. It was calling to her and she often wears a red dress when she dresses up in the anime D= As for Makoto... well Jupiter needed green and the yellow looked too passive for someone with her passions and stuff >.< Chibiusa's yellow dress looked too light and blended too much with both her scarf and Usagi's dress. So I wanted her dress to be more of a pink she deserves and to stand away from Usagi and show they're two people and not just a mix of dresses. Saturn's dress was the right colors but FAR too light. Thus I just brightened it up some but not overwhelmingly so.
I started and worked from Minako down, made a circle, and ended on Chibi and Usagi. Well technically I did the eyes last, buuuuuut, yeah... lol! The eyes turned out to be my favorite part, it was fun workin' on the colors and stuff. I dunno why, but I always tend to pay the most attention to the eyes in any anime. These eyes had enough detail to them to make me happy. ^-^
The moon was taken from the original scan and NOT vectored. Instead I pushed the colors around the peps in front of the moon so that the old, not vectored characters wouldn't be seen or get in my way. Then I went and add/removed noise and basically smoothed the moon over.
The background behind I actually made BEFORE I had completely finished my vector. Well I started it, did the last touch ups on the background once the vector had been complete and put on top of it. Used a cloud brush with some stars and sparklies for the background on top of a ligth blue to dark blue coloring. Pretty simple, huh? xD Added the vector, added the moon, then went about changing the lightening and working on that. The wallpaper part technically only took about half an hour (spread over 3 cuz I was forced to raid and work on the wallie in between pulls). The vector I did over a spread amount of time but I think it took a good few weeks. I'd have to check for exact day I started on the vector.
I'm too tired to go into more detail... I considered making more than one version with different colors for the dresses (like the original and lighters and so on) but I didn't... maybe later... oh well... haha... bed is calling me now <3
Vectored in Paint Shop Pro 8
Original Scan (Left Side)
Original Scan (Right Side)
Pluto (Setsuna)'s Dress Model
Uranus (Haruka)'s Dress Model
Neptune (Michiru)'s Dress Model
Brushes from free-brushes.com
Anime-Paper.net (Original/Best Size Here)
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Raffachan Apr 01, 2011
really good work *_*
ChrisAnimeGuy Apr 01, 2011
Very beautiful work here :)
xianghua Apr 01, 2011
Love it! You did a great job putting together the images :P The scan stood out to me cause it used to be one of my fav pictures from sailor moon when I was a kid :P Still think it's lovely though :)
Mia03 Apr 02, 2011
waa beautiful picture*__*
garnetyuna Apr 02, 2011
That's freaking awesome! You did a great job, and I really like it!
danielledragulia Apr 02, 2011
owwww....they all look so beautiful. nice wall!
silvermoon8573 Apr 03, 2011
so beautiful! i love the colors. they're so vibrant yet fit so well with the wallpaper. i'm using the wallpaper right now and i love staring at it. :)
YENESIS Apr 03, 2011
Really pretty the lines and color loooking very good
i love sailor moon so than you for sharing n.n
mayuka Apr 04, 2011
I really love this wall. I think you made good choices on the color changes of Ami, Makoto, Rei and Chibi-Usa's dresses. I agree with your reasoning and it looks fantastic. I also think it's weird the original scan just cut off the outers (aside from Saturn) bodies. You did a lovely job adding to it. This looks fantastic.
r1ckyg4uls Apr 05, 2011
wow that's a fantastic walpaper
i like it
sailorchiron Apr 06, 2011
I can see that you put a lot of work into this! The only thing I don't care for is the color or Setsuna's skin, it came out a bit too orange. I know you wanted to go with a similar bg to the scan but it might have been more interesting to place them in a garden or something rather than just use the starry sky as a back drop. Excellent work on the vectoring, though!
Aisha93 Oct 11, 2011
waaaaaaaaaw it's awesome pic
Nata358 Jan 30, 2012
GREAT WORK ! thank you ever so much for your hard work ! )
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