Sakura Hime Kaden Wallpaper: Always by your Side

Arina Tanemura, Sakura Hime Kaden, Sakura (Sakura Hime Kaden), Aoba (Sakura Hime Kaden), Member Art Wallpaper

1600x1200 Wallpaper

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My first Sakura Hime Kaden (fanart) wallpaper. Took me 3 weeks to finish because I was too lazy to draw the clouds. o3o
Though clouds are actually fun to draw because they're easy and don't need much shading. Ah well~

I wonder how shoujo mangakas can always draw HUGE eyes in each panel. It was a pain to draw Sakura's big eyes because they were simply too large! D: I really prefer smaller eyes (easier, faster and more realistic!) but I wanted to keep Arina Tanemura's style. The clothes were also fun to draw, I just love Tanemura's designs and colours :D I first wanted to remove Aoba's hat, but then you rarely see him without the hat in the manga, so I kept it. But it looks so stupid, I hate his hats...

The manga has a lot of pairings, but Sakura + Aoba is my favourite one so far. I also like Kohaku and Hayate though Hayate must be in his frog form! 8d

Tools: SAI, PS CS5, Intuos 3

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Non wallpaper aka Complete version: http://junay.deviantart.com/art/Sakura-and-Aoba-Always-213602625

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  1. Raffachan Jun 17, 2011

    I really like lineART and how you colored it...but that eyes..I really don't like it >.< Actually I don't like that so "shojo" style...but it's a my problem :)
    So good work...!

  2. Alenas Retired Moderator Jun 17, 2011

    Lol, big eyes are big. And fluffy clouds are fluffy. For some reason, they're my favorite part of the wall. XD

    I kind of think her mouth could've looked different, she looks like she expects him to spoon feed her something rather than smiling, lol. But other than that, I love the colors and the magical feel of this. :D

  3. angelxxuan Jun 18, 2011

    agreeing with alenas as well, it's like the big eyes and clouds bring even more light and love to the picture. the brightness and texture, I don't believe I have ever seen this design in an artwork before, if it is present I sure enough haven't seen it. the mouth looks surprised to me but over all I really like this, nicely done

  4. Hooyaah Jun 18, 2011

    I agree with your opinion on big eyes. However, they turned out great. The Great composition and balance are noticeable too.

  5. Gizel4 Jun 18, 2011

    It took me awhile to get used to the art-style in most shojuo and lets face it, most mangas in general, the eyes especially so I understand your plight. But you should pat yourself on the back for this one because the outcome is really astounding and the characters has a lot of expression in their eyes. The colors look phenomenal (good job with the blending).

  6. Anya007 Jun 23, 2011

    I cant leave such wonderful work without comment... Everything looks great and despite that everyone says their their eyes looks too big, i'll say they're just fine!
    Personally I think you deserve a highlight. Painting is done so gracefully so I thought it's an original mangaka's scan.

  7. asarika98 Jul 30, 2011

    I love your painting, really beautiful.

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