Get ready for a mouthful... ^^'
This is a wallpaper based off the banner based off the new mailing list that is based on Ubunchu that is a manga based on Ubuntu Linux which is based off of.... oh, you get the idea...
provided another AWESOME quick sketch on the mailing list that I suggested could make for a really cool banner. So I set about vectorizing the drawing, so not only would it be finished, colored and inked, but it could also be scaled to any purpose (such as, in this case, a wallpaper). ^___^b
Very straightforward depiction of the lovable Ubunchu characters: Risa, Akane and Masato. What makes this Inkscape illustration unique for me was the extensive use of the calligraphy tool for variable-width lining. Though this nearly doubled the drawing time, the result is an image much closer to a natural drawing style than what I usually gain from thin-lining. Masato is almost exclusively drawn with the calligraphy tool, whereas Risa and Akane have a special "lineart overlay" that simply compliments the standard vector strokes.
The source for this wallpaper can be downloaded here: [link]
And feel free to join us at "Club Ubunchu" here: [link]