Kobato Wallpaper: Up in the clouds

Kobato, Ioryogi, Kobato Hanato Wallpaper
Kobato Series Ioryogi Character Kobato Hanato Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment


First of all, i want to say THANK YOU for those who had helped me finished this. The encouragement and ideas.
i dedicate this to all of those who supported when its still a WIP, especially rosu, KiyanaIkebana, aozoraskies(<-though i haven't talked with you ever since XD) also for the inspiration: alenas and Advance Happy Birthday srsn.

all i can say that this is a very very old project of mine. I didn't get any inspiration/motivation at that time soo... that's why.
I extended the scan and vectored it all. Its not an easy job for me, just by looking at the hair.. i want to spit blood. Though, surprisingly, the hair isn't the hardest part for me. its the cage >_<. First time using gradient and experimenting to match it on the scan. The funnest part is the clothes&shoes. Especially the details on the kimono. I added textures/patterns. Used gradient and Emboss on most part of the umbrella. Had fun trying out all blending options and opacity. Lasly, the BG.. *turns away*

Layers: 620+Shapes, 9Groups, 10layers. (<i still used my old way of vectoring at this time.
Size: 4727x3218 something cropped to the different available resolutions i provided. (its kinda hard to adjust for every size >_<)
PSD: 120mb >~<

vector-wallers my-maiden

Hope you all like it. Will upload the version 2 with birds(like what Ride
said. The birds were fat, i still can't figure out how to put the wings. XD and another 2 versions with different color scheme. I think i'll do that tomorrow? ;3

Please do not re-post/re-distribute/ nor sell to any kind such as ebay. Stop doing it, the wallers worked hard on it.

Feedbacks/Comments/Critique are always welcome.
+favs are very appreciated.

P.S. Wish me luck on my job exam/interview tomorrow >_<

EDIT1: Uploaded the Vector here
EDIT2: Uploaded all the versions.(thank you Ride for the idea on birds. sorry they were obese. x3)

here are the guide(all in 2560x1600 res.:
1st: no cloud outline+light hue
2nd: no cloud outline+birds+original hue
3rd: no cloud outline+birds+light hue
4th: no cloud outline+birds+no color hue


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  1. Kitaan Retired Moderator Aug 14, 2011

    I love the softness of the vector, but I feel Kobato is squeezed in the wall.
    She almost looks very slanted, and the clouds look a bit weird.
    But as I said, the vector is very nice...just the BG doesn't fit altogether nicely.

  2. Alenas Retired Moderator Aug 14, 2011

    I like what you did to the sky, those other colors look really pretty, I just wished you didn't outline those clouds, they look a bit too 'hard' compared to the softness of everything else. Nice job on the vector, though and I'm glad you managed to finish this and stay alive, lol! XD

  3. aozoraskies Aug 14, 2011

    A d-d-dedication. :O *tackles you, out of random*
    I love how carefully vectored it looks, the lineart, the hair, the shading. I am strangely fascinated by the way the obi is wrapped around her waist. cough >_< Everything looks clean but soft - I sound like I'm describing just-cleant laundry now lol - But it does have that sun-dried, freshly-pressed feel to me, with the soft golden tones on the subjects. :3 Those plushie birds <3
    True, the lineart on the clouds are a little thicker than the rest. But it isn't at all that immediately noticeable to me. :) Lovely job, aishiroi!

    And ah yes... I have been very lousy in replying these days. ._. has fallen from commentator grace, like wow. I can't believe you dedicated a wall to me! *touched*

  4. sakuranarutosasuke Aug 14, 2011

    che meraviglia! io unsacci faru nu azzo!

  5. TomoyoYumemi Aug 14, 2011

    Cutie wallie n_n
    Nice job

  6. srsn Aug 14, 2011

    I really envy you for being able to have time to wall >.<
    Tanks for the greeting and dedication!

    I like it that you added more curves to the clouds ^^ The lower part of the clouds look hard because of the lines? oh well anyway, I love this wall.

    Gud luck on your job interview ^^

  7. rosu Aug 15, 2011

    haha thanks for the dedication ^^ The vectoring looks so lovely and neat.. especialy her kimono and hair, so much details O_O (haha I can imagine the hard work XD) I must agree that you shouldn't have outlined the clouds but It still looks nice and puffy x3
    I would love to see the other revisions, especially the one with the birds XD haha

  8. FiiFO Aug 15, 2011

    Good clean vector and nice work extending it from the original scan.

  9. evelluchia Aug 16, 2011

    ^-^ im happy to see it submitted, it turned out very well ^-^ i really am looking forword to seeing more

  10. HurtHattori Aug 18, 2011

    What I enjoy the most about your wallpaper (aside form the level of detail on Kobato and the cage) is the way you filled what would otherwise have been empty spaces. The sky is a great example : by adding those rays, you transformed what would have been a dull blue background in something livelier, warmer and... cuter. The same thing can be said about the clouds. The soft gradient and the swirlies give some relief to the clouds.

    It is a great wallpaper! Thank you for sharing, and I hope your interview was good ;) !

  11. KiyanaIkebana Aug 22, 2011

    F-I-N-A-L-Y!I am so happy to see your Kobato work! I'm very very happy! :D
    A DEDICATION? Really? But I couldn't help you so much ;_; I have a idea to add the bunny wish and make Ioryogi angry :D but anyway I think that the result looks very beautiful! Everybody had something to say, but you do your best! ^^ And this is the important! I love it and I hope I will see your next work soon!
    Thanks a lot X3

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