Kaleido Star Wallpaper: La Grande Illusion

Gonzo, Kaleido Star, Kaleido Star Visual Fan Book, Layla Hamilton, Sora Naegino Wallpaper
Gonzo Studio Kaleido Star Series Kaleido Star Visual Fan Book Artbook Layla Hamilton Character Sora Naegino Character

1024x768 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Kaleido Star is a fantastic serie that my Finnish friend Mikko introduced to me... so I must dedicate this wallpaper to him. :] I've been a huge fan of KS ever since I watched the 1st episode. I was highly moved with episode 26 and I wanted to reproduce the *SPOILER* "Maboroshi no Waza" scene (mystical act)! Unfortunately, KS definitely lacks variety of high quality scans so I ended up vectoring again. Here is the original picture model: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/sora3000/scans/sora_layla.jpg (yay for uber crappy quality).

This time I went without outlines because two characters were really long to vector and I get quickly bored vectoring too long. Plus, it wasn't really easy because the original model lacked details I needed to add with my vector version.

As for the background, I'm still experimenting the same style I did with my previous FMA wallie which is semi abstractico-scenic with mass FX. The bg was first vectored and then reworked with Photoshop (adding textures and stuffs).

I really wanted the people to feel the magic you feel yourself when you watch this scene. I don't know if I've succeeded tho.
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  1. Aa-chan Jan 25, 2005

    The background is pretty and the sparkly and swirly bits look cool. I like the pose of the girls ^^ .

  2. zaira Jan 25, 2005

    woooo!!! nice scan!!! i really like sora the best!!!
    bg was soo cool!!!!! so sparkly! so perfect!! i give ya 100% of it!!!
    great work!!!!! added to my fav!!!! XD XD

  3. Kiako Jan 25, 2005

    wow, great wallpaper, the two girls are very beautiful. and the effects you made are realy nice, i like the colors you used
    keep up the good work.

  4. ayanechan Jan 25, 2005

    kawaii sparkles.. i think you gave it a really nice magical feel to it :3 plus the vectoring is great.. ^_^ great work sandy

  5. candy-chan Retired Moderator Jan 25, 2005

    Sandy my dear twin sister :3 my wall is finished too XD
    ahh, KS art me likes very much, vector matches situation very well, teehee. I like the colors too, quite unusual blend, gives an original touch, witht that shimy golden text :D composition simple and clean, zood zob

  6. pinkangel Jan 25, 2005

    wow, i really look magical, as you describe the wall it make me cirious about the serie, so I'll start watching the serie. Anyway, the bg is great and I love the sparkles around them. great job. *10* + fav.

  7. NikaNeko Jan 25, 2005

    Oooh Awesome!You're soo Talented :d
    i adore your wallz!This wallpaper is Pretty^.^
    Fav for sure!

  8. tosirap Jan 25, 2005

    The vector work looks great. :) The particle effects are nice, but they seem to overpower the background a bit.

  9. Rex Jan 26, 2005

    oh my

    such pretty sparkels XD

    anyways, love the multi-colours.......and that golden text.....it's so....distinct! lol

  10. Amaranth Jan 26, 2005

    whaaaa so pretty...
    I agree I love sparkels XD
    and I think it looks even more nicer because you decided to not put in outlines^^
    The vector is great...just like your last one^^

  11. sword Jan 26, 2005

    mye gawd beautiful vector. the sparkles looky really awesome too. great job at the depiction of the act.

  12. rythem Jan 26, 2005

    ooh woooaa~~@__@ sparkly shiny ~~I love the bg ^^
    n really nice scan~~
    what more to say? its a fav dear sandy-san XD

  13. euna Retired Moderator Jan 26, 2005

    whoa.. awesome vectoring sandy-chan!
    looks great!
    the bg is simple.. but the sparkles are so pretty~~ ^___^
    i luv the vector work you did.. looks awesome.. *fav*

  14. ultimaslair Jan 27, 2005

    Hehe...I really feel the magic. Really nice vector. I like the sparkles, they look really magical. One thing I noticed that seem kinda wierd, is in the right bottom, and left top corner, there is this sudden dark red bar just jutting out. Kinda awkward, but harldy noticeable. =P

  15. biriwilg Retired Moderator Jan 27, 2005

    Beautiful vectoring job! I had to say that first. ^^ I'm assuming the bg is a trampoline or something, as they seem to be in the air. ^^ I think it suits fairly well, my only complaint is that the sparkles seem a little too...default. I think the concept itself is wonderful, realisticw/sparkles is a gorgeous idea, but the sparkles themselves seem a little lackluster. ^^ Still, an above-average job as usual from my dear Sandy-san. ^^

  16. d611691 Jan 27, 2005

    Sora and Layla always make the miracle, I can feel the magic from your wall. XD They're so pretty, thanks to vector them and the great effect. :D

  17. KatyaLayla Jan 28, 2005

    This incredible one you removed 10 ^^, this beautiful one, that I can say O.o has left without speech ^. -

  18. pyropawz Jan 28, 2005

    It's beautiful. Someone needs to teach me how to vector one day, because it really does improve the look of the image. You did a fabulous job with it.

  19. ded113 Jan 29, 2005

    This some nice vectoring work but I have to agree with some of the comments. The effects are a bit too overwhelming and not too much variety of colors. Nonetheless, this wall is awesome.

  20. LordStyphon Jan 29, 2005

    The word for this wallpaper is, quite simply, beautiful. Stunning might also work, but beautiful is probably best. The vectoring is excellently done, but the background details are what really drew my eyes. The sparkles are wonderful, and so is the lighting you used, which shows up brilliantly against the black background.

    Outstanding work.

  21. sukie Jan 29, 2005

    god it is NICE...man why didn't i add it to fav sooner...hope you will forgive me for my LATness if i add it now...

  22. fao Jan 30, 2005

    The wallpaper is so good.
    Sora and Layla looks very beautiful.

  23. wonjin Banned Member Jan 30, 2005

    This is good work..it is very reverie.
    I very like it .thanks for your share.

  24. TMC Feb 01, 2005

    Nice wall I like the swirling effect it looks cool. Also the sparkling things coming from the center. Nice job keep it up, Fav.

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