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Katanagatari Wallpaper: - Lonely among the waves -

Take, White Fox, Katanagatari, Nanami Yasuri, Vector Art Wallpaper
Take Mangaka White Fox Studio Katanagatari Series Nanami Yasuri Character Vector Art Source

1600x1200 Wallpaper

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OOOOOOOOH MY........ o.O e-e-l-l-ite g-g-aller-ry? TwT thanks so much x'D *pours tears of joy*

Finally I finished it ! \(TwT)/ I thought I would never finish it, I always saw mistakes in it… :( and school was harsh lately (so I didn’t have much time to do this… sorry it’s the best I can do with such conditions)
First, I have to say it’s my entry for make-your-best’s EXCHANGE SCANS CONTEST

PLEASE FULL VIEW (it should look a bit better ^^')

Now onto the conception… the rules said that we had to use scans that other members had chosen. Among the three scans I received, I chose this one :)

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(the other two were totally impossible for me to handle *cough, cough*)

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FIRST STEP : Character
I vexelled the girl at the left bottom of the scan (I know, a vector should've looked better but... forgive my laziness..)

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but I must admit that my laziness made the girl look odd since I vexelled her... ^__^"

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SECOND STEP : Background
okay, here, to be honest, I had ZERO ideas (T.T) so I just decided to follow the idea of the original background of the scan xD after doing the sky and the odd sea, inspiration came! :D it looked like a traditional Japanese painting so I changed the sea with the well-know “Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Hokusai x) (well, at least I tried) so, I picked some shots on Google images and started vexelling the waves. Then, I was done (^///^) but then, it looked kinda too plain :/ so I tried using patterns for the first time of my life! =^_^= it looked better :3

Patterns : (thanks to Raffa for promoting the site in the past contest ;D)
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then, I added a grungy texture x3 but it looked a bit… off.. x_x anyway, I left it as it was :p

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THIRD STEP : Revision
searching for little mistakes (but there were too many of them so I gave up... =.=).. then, I adjusted the colors, brightness… and basta~ finished (/^.^)/

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FOURTH STEP : Thinking of a title
... so.. ^^' I suck at finding titles guys.. so I put a random one! O___O'

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Soft. PS CS5 Extended.
Time many weeks ^_^’
PSD size 160 Mb.
Layers ^^’ it’s better not to count them :p
Alternative versions : without the leaves and patternless :) and also, widescreen versions xD

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well, that’s pretty much it ! :D hope you guys will like it :3 (cuz I don’t, it didn’t turn out like I wanted to T.T but at least it does reflect smthg so I posted it.. I can’t do better :/)

naturally, comments and criticism are most welcome ♥

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urgh… why do I feel like it’s so awful… T.T


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Comments

  1. Alenas Retired Moderator May 02, 2012

    Love the colors and all those pretty textures and patterns you used around the background; they're interesting and stylish without being too aggressive or overwhelming. The vector is also very stylish and pretty. I just think the leaves look a bit out of place in such a scene but they're so nicely made it doesn't really matter that much, lol. Good job and good luck in the contest! xD

  2. Kurorisa May 02, 2012

    one of your best work 8d
    love the japanese vibes and dem waves are awesome >D
    the way you use the pattern is also good, and like what alenas have said, it's not overwhelming
    great job and good luck!

  3. tsuyutsuki May 02, 2012

    Very nice job, I loved it all... The colors, the patterns, the images, everything!
    Congratulations and keep up the good work~ ˚¬ˆ

  4. AnGeeChan May 03, 2012

    Neechan^_^ Very good job with the colours and patterns^_^ I like the traditional feel of the wallie, keep it up!^_^

  5. DragonBlood May 03, 2012

    wonderful work! Amazing work with the patterns! I also like the colors very much! Thank you for sharing!

  6. SnickerdoodleNinja Moderator May 08, 2012

    Love love LOVE the textures on the background. Great job! :)

  7. Nalataia May 14, 2012

    Nice! Beautiful and tragic... it makes me feel like the storm is coming and there's no way to evade it. Love the momiji leaves.

  8. mirtillo May 16, 2012

    An Hokusai tribute *__* and the girl is cute ^_^ nice wall Hitsu-chan!

    fav

  9. kuchukuTulip Jun 04, 2012

    REALLY AWESOMEE!
    The art seems like samurai champloo and katanagatri mixed up(not a bad thing) and has a hawaii feeling to it, nice, cute and cool.

  10. KazablanKa Jun 29, 2012

    It's so beautiful,so cute,so samurish(gives a samurai felling)
    Loved it,thanks for sharing

  11. Ciel19 Jul 23, 2013

    The best you've done. Keep on ;)

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