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Background: 4 Shibuya Stages by mirana Background: 4 Shibuya Stages by mirana
I started my boards before the clarification/revision of the WEWY contest, so I went with the premise of playable stage concepts for the game. I used 4 real Shibuya locations that I didn't see in game screen shots and made sure the designs had hallmarks of WEWY style like distorted perspective and 1/2 or 2/3 screen playable area.

This is the first time I've ever done environ concepts and I had lots of fun. I wish I'd had time to bring more than one to a completed concept stage. Wished I'd spent more time in Shibuya than I did, because I obviously missed out on seeing some amazing architecture first-hand.

EDIT: Holy hell, Batman! Thanks to the judges and Square for choosing this as one of the ten finalist pieces. Major kudos to everyone who entered! Keep drawing and take a little time to make a critique/comment on a few pieces that didn't place. :D If you note me with a link to your entry, I'll send a little critique love your way.
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MysteryEzekude Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is incredible! You're really on the right track here! Keep this up and you'll become a great background designer.
mistershogi Featured By Owner May 17, 2008   Photographer mode :on
fanficbug Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, gratz Mirana. :D I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I just wanted to throw some love your way. Have you mentioned it in the girl's forum? *Goes to check*
mirana Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
No...I'm glad you guys are getting use outta the gal forum, but I was always a little weird by the idea (not that there is one, but that it's "secret"). Anyhoo, thanks for the comment. :)
PleaseWakeUp Featured By Owner May 5, 2008   Photographer
sirkrozz Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
*sets pride aside* Congrats. You came with a fine background design.
novaknight Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Nice work Mirana

(BTW I am Lindsays Roomie and she told me about the final 10 XD)

Also, I have been playing this game and it's awesome, your art feels like it should have been in the game.
mirana Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Which roomie? :D

I had to do so much research about the game to do the backgrounds right, that I knew I'd have to buy the game if I didn't win it. Guess that's the point of the contest anyway. ;)
sukisuiss Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
simply awesome art
cinismemoriae Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it's amazing and it's your first time! You sure have talent :D

It really deserves a place in the top ten, congrats!
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