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Club Ubunchu by C-quel Club Ubunchu by C-quel
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... ^^;

But yes, :iconseotch: 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]
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cute. ^^

The variable width lines are quite nice, and I like their expressions; my only slight qualm might be Masato's left iris placement (and even that might be for comic effect)
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C-quel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Comic effect I think too (that was in Seotch-san's original). Thank you so much, Bella-hime! ^-^

*hugs*
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Shirei-Shou Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wahaha he looks so hurt
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C-quel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
fufu, oh he's used to be the punching bag by now, i'm sure. ^^
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful results! I'm saving this.

So how to put it on the website? format down to a banner or keep it square on a special page?
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C-quel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank ye. :)

My idea was to format this as a banner, so you'd have large text on the left, and the characters on the right.

Although I guess it can also be square-shaped, with large text on top and characters on the bottom (or foreground).

Scalibility is the beauty of vector, IMHO. ^^
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