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Shakugan no Shana Wallpaper: Immortality of Time

Noizi Ito, J.C. Staff, Shakugan no Shana, Hecate Wallpaper
Noizi Ito Mangaka J.C. Staff Studio Shakugan no Shana Series,OVA Hecate Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Apparently, I haven't submitted a vector since Feb 13, 2010. I have several sitting around my pc waiting to be finished, but I hadn't realized it has been over a year since I posted one on MT o_o I feel a little out-of-sync now and I'm trying to get back in to the swing of vectoring. That being said, I really had a lot of fun with this one, which is probably why it reached completion... And because Snicker and I are re-obsessing over Shakugan no Shana since season 3 is supposed to air in October. *twitches* Moar...I needs MOAR!

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Inspiration: "Immortality of Time" from The 3rd Birthday soundtrack.

...Moving along. Due to the severe lack of Hecate wallpapers (3 really, and one's not actually Hecate, it just looks like her), I decided to vector-paint this scan of her since it hasn't been used yet at MT. I vectored her base colors/outlines and painted in deeper shadows and lighter highlights; I created all of the gears in Illustrator, then painted & textured them in Photoshop. I went with a larger, more open space in the gear's center to make it look almost like a portal, showing the sky in the background. I cleaned up the scan of the clouds and played with it's colors so that it looked more ethereal. I tried to give the entire piece a sort of faint glowing, fiery look to play off of the Shana Season 2 opening "Joint", and lastly I decided to do something different with my signature rather than run it across the bottom of the page again.

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Comments

  1. blitzbullet Jul 15, 2011

    um.. i got this awkward feeling about the big gear at the center. dunno but maybe because the thickness is too small? :3. great wall regardless.

  2. Alenas Retired Moderator Jul 15, 2011

    I love the colors, so pretty, soothing and blue! And I like the symmetry between the normal clock and the zodiac circle, too. The contrast between the gritty gears of time and the clear blue sky in the background is pretty neat and you did a nice job on vectoring and painting everything. Great work! :3

  3. nat Jul 15, 2011

    Oh wow, love the background, you've really added a ton of detail to those gears. They all have small subtle differences in textures and designs, making it look a lot more natural as a background. Hecate fits in really well too, her colored outlines really help her blend beautifully on the background :)

  4. SnickerdoodleNinja Moderator Jul 15, 2011

    LOVE. To be honest, when you first told me you were making a Hecaye wallpaper, I was a little disappointed you weren't making another one of Shana. But after seeing what you came up with, I'm very glad you went with Hecate. The colors, textures, composition- I like it all. And while I had mentioned making the gears look kind of grungy and worn, I'm also glad you didn't because how they are now fits the "Immortality of Time" idea. I think this might be one of my favorites of your walls. Great job!

  5. anju27 Jul 15, 2011

    Awesome work, Raindrop!
    Love the different shades of blue you have used. One of my fav colors ^^
    The sky looks great and good choice of using it.
    The girl is really cuuute too <3
    Love it and thanks for sharing :)

  6. Valuna Moderator Jul 15, 2011

    This looks really nice, I love it. Especially the colours. It looks very smooth. There is just one thing that bothers me and that is the depth of the wheels. Of course, it's a straight-front view which enables you to make things completely flat but when it gets a bit to the right or left, the depth (thickness) of using 3 dimensions has to be added. If you don't, everything will be flat. It looks a bit odd to me on that part. Nevertheless, this is one heck of a beautiful wallpaper.

  7. ChaoticMirage Jul 15, 2011

    very beautiful artwork,thank you very much fav+1 :)

  8. Raffachan Jul 15, 2011

    I really love all about this work :)
    Colours, the vector, the way you made the background and textures, and how you put your signature in it...AWESOME work :D

  9. adenine Jul 15, 2011

    wow. so beautiful. the perfect color, highlights. everything.
    thanks u for sharing :)

  10. Tina18 Jul 15, 2011

    Now this is really wonderful. I like the colors scheme a lot, I just love the idea for the background, it looks somehow like she's trapped in a dreamworld. Also I like how you used the textures, I think they really fit.

  11. Pinkya Jul 15, 2011

    Awesum! I love the colors :3
    everything looks so wow :3 keep it up d^^b

  12. Hazelita Jul 15, 2011

    I love the background and the color
    is awesome
    *save*

  13. Lady89 Jul 16, 2011

    Wow~! o.o
    everything is just amazing! i love the vector, painting, textures AND the bg! srsly it looks rly wonderful~
    my new desktop :D
    thanks for sharing and keep it up :)

  14. rosu Jul 16, 2011

    love the colours! The textures and composition of the cogs are really well done too. Nice. :)

  15. srsn Jul 16, 2011

    This is something - the colors, the gears wow!

  16. ShanaFlare Jul 16, 2011

    I was browsing the latest wall from the outside and this one caught my attention without a doubt ;) I love the mechanical works you did with the BG and colour of the sky really brings out Hecate's expression :D Well done :)

  17. jenijani Jul 18, 2011

    i love this serie and the photo i think you did a great job, the wheels effect really nice effect!

  18. keyblade32 Jul 20, 2011

    Wow, I love the color of this wallpaper...

    And Hecate looks so cute...

    Amazing...

  19. Angi Retired Moderator Jul 27, 2011

    Me loves, specially the gears and the blue tones, fav, its nice to see your walls.

  20. dream3r Jul 29, 2011

    This wallpaper is just "wow"
    Clean vector, amazing idea. I liked your work on the background, adding those stuffs and blending them in such wonderful way! I love the blue colour on this wallpaper and the texture as well.
    All in all, great wallpaper! ^^

  21. kerohuixco Oct 18, 2011

    She is Hecate! I love this picture, bucause I like this Anime!

  22. Atif Banned Member Dec 07, 2011

    She's so cute
    fav..........

  23. drkshdowunknow Jul 06, 2012

    It's a nice pic, and hecate is kawaii too but shana is more xD

  24. omgwtf Jul 31, 2012

    Arr, so i had to register to yet another website...
    'Cause i wanted to view this wallpaper. xD
    It's very pretty.

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