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Twin Spica Wallpaper: TwinSpica:Race Towards the Stars

Kou Yaginuma, Group TAC, Twin Spica, Lion-san, Asumi Kamogawa Wallpaper
Kou Yaginuma Mangaka Group TAC Studio Twin Spica Series Lion-san Character Asumi Kamogawa Character

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Haven't been in much of a walling mood lately, but this helped to lift me out of that. There were two inspirations for this wall: 1) There are so few Twin Spica wallpapers available (due to its relative obscurity and lack of good scans) and 2) Achieving simplicity in a wall is quite a challenge.
For the former, the image comes from a screencap of episode 16, which is a sketch of Asumi and Lion-san running happily. I did my best to retain its sketchiness, which meant instead of using Illustrator I used Photoshop exclusively (god I hate you Photoshop and your stupid pen tool!) so I could use various brushes to stroke the paths and create a pencil-like outline. The colors were painted with the brush tool and paint bucket based on several scenes of Asumi and Lion-san.
For the latter, it can be equally (or more) difficult to achieve simplicity in a wallpaper; my prof said something to this effect today, how it was easy to ramble for pages and pages in a paper, but to write concisely was an art. This can be applied to graphics as well. The balance must be such that the wall is clean and simple yet not boring or overly cheap.
I hope I've achieved this goal in this image. Since the original was a child's sketch, I kept to that idea. The background texture comes off a scrapbooking paper I scanned in; I bought two pads of parchment-design papers and will be scanning more in the future for usage in walls. I chose this particular design because it incorporated stars into its rough texture, which fit entirely with Asumi's dream of being an astronaut.
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Comments

  1. calisqo Jan 22, 2005

    Very simple , but like u said it's a challenge ^^
    i like the color u chose, the color gives not only sense of the idea but certain interest to this ^^

    The scna u chosed is awesome for this particular idea.
    The texture in the bg might aswell be more pronounced .
    Other than that this is anice wall , thanks for sharin ^^

  2. jackalx66 Jan 22, 2005

    simple but ease in my eye , tama xD
    dunno how's the efect goes but i like it ^^
    oh just noticed that there's no twin spica category :o
    another nice wall from u tama
    nice texture like always xD
    thx for ur effort and share it in here
    *9.3*

  3. einna Jan 22, 2005

    Ooh... this is a nice wallpaper! Brownish... And it's cute. Everything just goes well in this composition. Nice texture as well... it's as if this is drawn in a parchment.

    I guess that's all I would like to say.^^;; Good job!

  4. Aa-chan Jan 22, 2005

    Hehe, very cute indeed. The colour is quite tranquil. Nice job :3 .

  5. exentric Jan 22, 2005

    lol~
    looks really cute~
    and the overall look is just nice~ ^_^
    really nice work Tama~ ^_^

  6. meteorcloud Jan 22, 2005

    a simple and nice wallpaper =)
    i really like this one.....cute character, soft background =)
    * add to fav *

  7. candy-chan Retired Moderator Jan 22, 2005

    oiiiiiiii sooocuuuuuteeeee <33 this is true well done cuteness :3 +fav:D

  8. UndyingShadow Jan 22, 2005

    aww Tama this is the cutest wall ive seen in a while. Very simple, but these types of walls don't need to be complex. great job!

  9. Sandy Jan 22, 2005

    That's beyond cuteness. XD I love its complex simplicity and the sweet colors. I have no idea what's the anime is about but it makes me want to watch it. :)

  10. jaalin Jan 22, 2005

    this is superb!! i absolutely loved that episode, and that sketch was defintely one of the highlights. you've done a tremendous job with this wallpaper - thanks for the 1600!

  11. sammo Retired Moderator Jan 23, 2005

    haha, this wallpaper made me smile. the simplicity heightens the sense of innocence, and the color is great. wesome possum tam tam :3

  12. crapmonster Jan 23, 2005

    haha that wall is seriously so damn cute, its probably one of my fav simplistic walls i have seen in a long time!

  13. Frosty Feb 03, 2005

    aww.. u beat me to it on making a twin spica wallie... lol... XD
    and lol.. yea, theres hardly any good image out there for this series.
    just finish watching the show today.. really good anime, recommanded for everone that would like to watch an anime with a good storyline. ^^
    and hehe this is a very cute wallie too. ^^
    +fav all the way on this one. ^^ good work ^^

  14. d666x Feb 03, 2008

    Very nice wallpaper and simple. Very good image!XD

  15. Anna-UK Jan 20, 2010

    So cute! It is simple, but very beatiful ^^

    Kiss!

  16. k35 Jul 06, 2010

    well done & great gob
    0.....................................0

  17. knightxemnas Aug 23, 2010

    its really nice

    thanks for sharing

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