Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan Wallpaper: Daylight Star

Yone Kazuki, Idea Factory, Studio DEEN, Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan, Toshizou Hijikata (Hakuouki) Wallpaper
Yone Kazuki Mangaka Idea Factory Studio Studio DEEN Studio Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan Series,Visual Novel Toshizou Hijikata (Hakuouki) Character

1920x1080 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Hello :)
This is my first vector wallie. I have just discovered vectoring and I would really like tips to improve and correct myself. Thank you.

About this wallpaper, this was my first time doing a full vector and without black outline lineart.
Source Image: screenshot from hakuouki anime Here
I choose a relatively simple image for starters. I'm quite satisfied with the shape overall, but still having trouble shading and getting the shadows right. It feels as though, the final image still looks a bit too smooth :(
Completely done in Photoshop CS3 extended in about 20 layers or so (excluding background). Background was painted from scratch and a bit of lighting effects in the end for the sunset.

Please comment with suggestion on which I should work on.
Thank you!

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  1. garnetyuna Apr 08, 2011

    Well, I don't know much about vector, but I think this is a good job :)

  2. Dionaea Apr 08, 2011

    It's Hijikata-san :D I like it, thanks for sharing :)

  3. mikare Apr 08, 2011

    I'm not really that familiar with vectoring either and I've never done it without outlines, so I would take my comments with a grain of salt... Lol.

    But I think the light source is wrong. That's kind of the trouble with taking a screencap and then fitting a background to it. How I think of it is from where is the light coming? And where would be highlighted/shadowed?

    For example, in your wall, the sun is setting behind him, so the front of his face shouldn't be brightened on one side and shadowed on the other. (Even though the original is like that.) The light should be in front of him angled on his left (our right) to produce that kind of shading.

    As for the vectoring, I think even when you don't use outlines, there should be a way to "define lines" (by the shading?) so that you get some depth and dimension to it.

    Other than that, I don't know what to say. I'm amateur at best when it comes to vectoring so I have the same troubles you do. But for a first attempt, I think it's really nicely done :)

  4. Sherillas Apr 09, 2011

    Good choice in choosing something simple to work with and the outcome is pretty good. I especially love how the colors in the background makes the character look more radiant. Not a bad job for your first vector wallpaper.

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