Sankarea Wallpaper: Requiem

Mitsuru Hattori, Studio DEEN, Sankarea, Rea Sanka, Vector Art Wallpaper
Mitsuru Hattori Mangaka Studio DEEN Studio Sankarea Series Rea Sanka Character Vector Art Source

2560x1600 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

My new wallpaper.

I always loved this scan of Rea, but the paper texture, texts and missing parts wouldn't let me do anything, só I started vectoring it. It was a long, kinda hard process, to remake it all, complete the missing parts of the hair and make it looks natural. Coloring was easier, but took me some hours too, so I divided the time: I continued it every night till it gets finished, and if I'm not wrong, it took five or six nights. Yesterday I finally managed to make the shadows and correct some minor details.

The idea was to make something bigger than I used to. So I checked the sizes used on MT and decided to make something according to the vector size. Well, the whole vector is 3952 x 2957, so I had to resize it a little XD

I searched for a picture with hydrangeas in Google, to be like the anime, and found this one. I used the blue on color balance and darkened it with curves to make a night scenery. I also used overlay in the picture, some blur behind the overlay layer, some lines brushes in overlay, another texture to make it darker and finally the stars textures with no saturation and blur, one behind her and one in the lower front, to make the stars be around her. Also, these stars were part of the few textures big enough to use like I wanted. I erased some parts on her face to look better. And then, I used illumination effects on her to make the vector darker, so it would be more realistic.

I wanted to put some text, but I had no idea of something to write. I was listening to some random anime songs I like on Youtube when I found Requiem, from Tasogare Otome x Amnesia OST. Yeah, I have already watched it, but didn't remembered the song. This sad, but beautiful feeling... It was exactly what I wanted to express with the wallpaper. So I used the name of the song and wrote the phrase by myself, using blue outer glow with more expansion, size and less opacity.

At least I tried, cause my will was to show Rea's sadness and loneliness. I don't have abusive parents, but I felt lonely almost my whole life... I had to fight and change myself to open my heart and make friends. Sometimes I still feel lonely, but also like her, I found someone special. As Chihiro, he's trying his best to make me smile and show me the way to happiness. I want to do the same for him, and that makes this wallpaper even more significant to me.

Original scan: Here.
Programs used: Paint Tool Sai for the lineart, Photoshop CS3 for coloring and the design itself.

I'm also uploading a textless version of the wallpaper, with my signature only. Hope you all like it.

Obs: I'm brazilian, so, sorry if I wrote something wrong or weirdly.
Obs 2: That's the biggest design I've ever made, wow...

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  1. Cpuroast Feb 25, 2013

    Choice 1: As I watch, the moonlight fades.
    Choice 2: As I watch the moonlight fade...
    Choice 3: As I watch the moonlight fade away.

    Just saying :)

  2. angelxxuan Banned Member Feb 25, 2013

    very nice wallpaper I like the contrast of dark to like. the detail to the up closeness of it is outstanding, love the details to the eyes.

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