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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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:icontomytieneblas74:
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, I like the environment . :)
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:iconmirana:
mirana Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icontomytieneblas74:
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing ! :D
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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.
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:iconmistershogi:
mistershogi Featured By Owner May 17, 2008   Photographer
ummm..expert mode :on
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:iconfanficbug:
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*
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:iconmirana:
mirana Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
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. :)
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PleaseWakeUp Featured By Owner May 5, 2008   Photographer
Congrats!!
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:iconsirkrozz:
sirkrozz Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
*sets pride aside* Congrats. You came with a fine background design.
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:iconnovaknight:
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.
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:iconmirana:
mirana Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
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. ;)
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sukisuiss Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
simply awesome art
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:iconcinismemoriae:
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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booyakadude Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
wow amazing major kudos to you, i wish i was this good :-/
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Nadasulaki Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Well deserved, great concept art, you deserve the win bask man, BASK!!
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:iconpinku:
pinku Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Artist
Ooooh, I recognize most of those places! Really makes me nostalgic for Tokyo~ :heart: Nice to see someone tackling something a little less character-based. : D
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mirana Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yah, unfortunately I only went to the Meiji Shrine, Ota Museum and a little bit of Harajuku...and none of those areas were in the scope of the game's playing area (or style) in Shibuya. Ah well, at least now I know where all the awesome architecture is for next time. :)
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pinku Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Professional Artist
Ooh, I haven't heard of the Ota Museum, is it in the same area as Harajuku/Meiji Shrine, etc? What kind of exhibits are there?
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:iconmirana:
mirana Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It's about a couple blocks away from the Meiji and the major Harajuku station there. It's a smallish (well, compared to the National or the Edo) museum of Ukiyo-e prints and scroll work.
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UtakoYeow Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
congratulations with being in the finals
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darkmistwolf Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
good job on being in the finals!!
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:iconedmidt:
edmidt Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
These are really great! Congrats!!!!
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kikoo-le-troll Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Grood!
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XxMarylinxX Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Wow, congrats for being in the top ten!:D
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Krash1111 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
First one of the top ten that I'd say deserves the award on talent alone.

Good job.
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dondeedun Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Congrats on top ten~ :iconlarryplz:
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Rag-Dolly Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on being in the top ten! :hug:
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oblivious-life Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Student Filmographer
congratz :thumbsup:
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:iconyorkie-me:
Yorkie-me Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
congrats!!!
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
congrats! you won!
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Cleocatra Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Student General Artist
Congrats!
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dyonaisys Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
humpav is going to be interesting with some of the passing building shots. It looks like you've been doing rolling-enviro for a while now! Puuuuuurdyful work M!
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:iconmirana:
mirana Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Only backgrounds in comics--nothing in the way of concept design. :)
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
very cool!am horrible at doing buildings. how did you create yours?tanx!
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20003679 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Great job!! good luck!!
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:iconxareel:
Xareel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
So wavy! Wonder how it'll turn out as a moving BG. Very nice indeed!
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:iconmirana:
mirana Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
There's at least one other screen shot I saw where the ground was "bubbled" twice. Perhaps where two oppositely angled streets meet? :)
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:iconxareel:
Xareel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
It did meet! Kinda like the "cancellation" effect betweet the two... I think.
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greenviper36 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
oh.. looks so pro, and you have that great advantage that know locations
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virg0oo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAA this is so good. Maybe you didn't get everything you wanted done but you did a hell of a good job.
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:iconmirana:
mirana Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thanks! It's nice to have feedback on something new. :)
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Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uauuuuu.. I can't draw buildings XD
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:iconmcdf:
mcdf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
very interesting... very interesting...
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Hamesu Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
just like a pro! nice!
its a must see entry

:D
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MonkeyTheMan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
D: Nice Concepts! Wanna do one to but no time T_T
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