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Cardcaptor Sakura: Cherry Blossom Spring

CLAMP, Madhouse, Cardcaptor Sakura, Syaoran Li, Sakura Kinomoto
CLAMP Mangaka Madhouse Studio Cardcaptor Sakura Series Syaoran Li Character Sakura Kinomoto Character

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Artist Comment

FINALLY it's done! http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/063.gif

first, this vector is my entry for make-your-best's contest : VECTORIZE SPRING! xD

second, I searched for a scan to vectorize in Mt's Spring gallery :3 every scans were beautiful! but then, http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/5a6157d0.gif most of them were so difficult to do! T.T (most of them were CLAMP scans :O) I thought I should give up 'cuz it was way TOO HARD for me T.T but I fell in love with this scan =^^= and... still, it was too much for me :/ anyway, I worked hard on it http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/th_096_K.gif and this is the result xD I'm pretty satisfied (well, it's better than I thought it'd be! x3)

third, here I go for the process!
1. I began with the lineart. it went pretty good ^^ but the hair and Sakura's dress was a pain in the butt http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/1b38f9e2.gif
2. I started coloring it :3 this was the easiest part xD
3. I added shading and... since I was too lazy, I used brushes at first... but... http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/th_093.gif it was a disaster! :O so, I had to overcome my laziness (it was harsh) and I used the pen tool and it was FAR way better than with the brushes :)
4. okay, now, the background. I painted the clouds and then started doing the tree! urgh, that tree.. it was worse than doing Sakura's dress http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/th_085_.gif actually, I repeat that I'm LAZY, so I just colored it but the result was.. http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/d79df121.gif ^^' so, I decided to use brushes! and I found good ones on DeviantArt http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/088.gif so, I picked a branch custom shape, used the brush and tadaaa~ http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/th_113_.gif anyway, I know it isn't that good but... it's my limit :)
5. doing a last check and... I encountered a BIG problem with the faces and the eyes.. they DIDN'T look like Sakura's and Syaoran's AT ALL! ^^' so, I tried to arrange it.. I'm not satisfied yet but I can't do better, either T.T
6. adjusting colors, adding flying petals.. oh, and I used brushes for the bouquet :3
7. DONE! :3 http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/f529a952.gif

Time : 5 days (T.T)
Soft. : Adobe PS CS5
PNG : here
please excuse the little mistakes you could see.. ^^'

alternative versions : without the flying petals and a simple colored background xD

hope you guys will like it =^^=
P.S. sorry for the emoticons spam.. just became an onion head fan these days (it's too cutie :3)

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Comments

  1. angelxxuan Mar 02, 2012

    all I got to say is oh my ! to be honest I think you did an outstanding job without a doubt ! I think the onion head spamming was just too cute and helped along the joys of showing the spring festiveness of the piece in question. have to admit you did great work on the cherry blossoms, the lips look sort of awkward, not in a bad way, they look too dark of an outline sort of style like the rest of the piece. but other than that the over all piece was very nice. the black stands out and blends well, but it just looks out of place, but maybe it's just how my eyes are looking at it :/ tired eyes at the moment :)

  2. SamB Mar 03, 2012

    Really good work. I like it.

  3. srsn Mar 06, 2012

    At first glance, when I was scrolling down the indy art gallery and was gonna click next page, I thought I saw my wallpaper cropped off, Cherryblossoms by srsn
    Cherryblossoms by srsn

    Lol upon closer double checking the thumb again, it was different *phew*

    This is the first time I find lineartless atwork odd, or maybe it lacked shadings of some sort. Also I find the petals on the sakura trees kinda dead. Like there was no variation and were exceptionally big.

    Good Luck with the contest. Keep it up.

  4. Ebelin Mar 07, 2012

    Wow amazing vectors of Card Captor Sakura. I like very much all diferents vectors. Congratulations, and to my favorites.

  5. FadingLights2015 Oct 17, 2014

    Pretty cute! the cherry blossom trees looks fantastic!
    Sakura and Syaoran looks great too!
    Good job by the way,Thanks for sharing! :D

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