First off, whatever you do, VIEW THE WIDESCREEN!! I don't recommend critiquing based off of the other resolutions. 9(>_>) They're disasters. There's stars everywhere. See, this was my first time making a widescreen wallpaper...and it's not like I was planning to; it's just that the image I chose to vector aided itself to being, well, wide. -__-; And then when it came for me to make the other resolutions...I didn't know what to do to make it look "good." :( Sorry. Anyhoo, yes, another vector by me...crazy! And here I said I never wanted to make another one again. Oh well. This time for real, last one. I wanted to make one really badly of this screenshot from Ichigo Marshmallow, of the first eyecatch/commercial break/intermission...that in itself took me forever because my stupid DVD program was refusing to take screencaps!! Here's the original:
So then I began to vector...umm...100's of shape layers, and probably about 10 normal layers. It was all those wretched squares that irked me. And then doing all the little keychain plushies of the characters took a while, too. At first I was just going to focus on them, but I loved how Nobue looked...just seeing her back like that made it seem neat [and the checkerboard pattern caught my attention]. ^^; My favorite of the keychains was probably Matsuri, the one with glasses. Hehe. She looks like a turtle or something. XD So yeah, the vector took work over several days...maybe 10+ hours, I don't remember.
I wanted to go for a handmade, patchwork sort of style with this...hence the "stitching". Hence the atrocity that you see here! I realize that it isn't the best...and like I said the 1600x1200 and 1280x1024 resolutions are Hell on Earth. :( But I put a lot of work into this to make it stand out from my usual! I wanted to do something "different," and I think I succeeded...though I don't know if anyone will like it or not. Umm...the background's texture was found at desktopanime.com...that's the only place I used for sources other than default Photoshop things! If you're wondering, I use PS 7.0. ^^; So it kinda sucks.
I'm not sure what else to say, other than I hope you guys like it! I know it won't be "popular" and I'll probably get a lot of negative critiques, but I have to learn how to accept that more...*has really low self-esteem* This took about, well, if you include the vector's time...12 hours or more?? I don't know. Enjoy!