New layout!

It’s been almost a year since I changed my layout for the last time, what a shame xD

This year was a very busy year to me… probably the busiest year I’ve ever lived. I don’t know if many of you are aware of, but I work full time during the day and at night I go to university. Last year I started working part-time, so I had much more free time, but since March of this year I’ve been working full time.

The consequences are: almost no time to play around in Photoshop xD

But this post it’s not about my excuses for not making a new layout, it’s about the layout itself xD

I’ve been trying to work with S2 style, but I dropped it (because I all my free time was gone xD), so once again I made a layout in S1 (maybe the last one? We’ll see…)

This one is a big departure from the previous one. This one is very simple, it didn’t take much to make it, because I didn’t want to spend much time doing it. I needed to change it quickly xD

As you can see, it features Okiura, also known as the coolest guy out there Debt Collector.

This is my homage to this character, which I’m growing a strong affection for. (It is also an homage to the first tankoubon of Kobato., out 10 days from now xDDDDDDD)

I don’t know the color of his eyes… so I painted them blue… I think it fits, what do you think? If not blue, then maybe brownish. I might change it later if CLAMP decides to reveal it xD

The concept… hum, there’s not a huge concept behind it xD I just love the fact that he laughs all the time and I wanted to play with that xD

So the story is, I have placed a “no smoking” sign because it’s forbidden to smoke in my LJ (LOL!), but he ignores it and he’s obviously laughing at my face xDDDD

Hope you like it !

I made a wallpaper version of it as well (1024 x 768 pixels), in case anyone is interested:

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75 thoughts on “New layout!

    • Oh, you should really read it if you had the opportunity, he’s even better in the manga =)

      >I almost thought it was a black haired Fai :b

      He’s like the son of Fye and Seishirou xD

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  1. fkdhgrgkpdoflks;
    I NEVER do keyboard smashes, but your layout deserves one!

    I adore Okiura, he’s devious and smug like Kakei and Saiga combined. Much as I love all the other characters, I hope that we’ll see some more of him SOON!
    Needless to say, I’m so using the wallpaper. Thank you for providing it!

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    • >I NEVER do keyboard smashes, but your layout deserves one!

      Oh my, I feel flattered! ^___^

      >I adore Okiura

      Me too xD I liked him since the first time I saw him XD

      >he’s devious and smug like Kakei and Saiga combined

      Sou da! And I want to know what’s his shampoo brand… must be Piffle O_o

      Thank you for using the wallpaper, I’m so glad you liked it!! ^^

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  2. WOOOOOOOOOOOONDERFUL *_________* I really like it^^
    Okiura seams to be such a cool guy and i think he is not an evil character (even if he did remind me a little of Sehishiro with all that laughing thing XD)…can’t wait for CLAMP to reveal more about him ^^

    Good work ^^

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  3. Yo, Chibi-Yuuto!!

    NE!! β™₯ β™₯ Hontou sugoi desu wa! I’m so love with your latest layout. *SQUEE!*
    The Debt Collector guy is so awesome and nice choice for the background pattern.
    Gosh, why does he reminds me of another Seishirou with that attitude… XDDD

    Hope you like it !

    Like it!? OMG, I LOVE IT!!! ^o^ So full of win!

    Ja ne, Chibi-Yuuto!
    Nyanko-san ^__^

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    • Yo~ Nyanko!

      Thanks for your compliments, they mean a lot to me! ^__^

      >Gosh, why does he reminds me of another Seishirou with that attitude… XDDD

      Yeah, but I think he’s kinder than Seishirou… I think Seishirou lacks kindness X3

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    • >I was wondering when you where going to change layout ^^U

      HAHAHA sou desu ne *sweatdrop* Now you know what took me so long ^^”

      >I want to owe him money XD

      HAHAHAH what a desperate measure to meet him, lol

      >I think the eye color fits him perfectly. Nice work ;D

      We’ll see X3 I hope CLAMP draws a colored illustration of him real soon! I get the impression that all colored illustrations will be about Kobato and Ioryogi xD Well, we can always hope for colored manga pages ^^”

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      • Well, I was a smoker for over 7 years, I quit almost two years ago.

        I refuse to think that anyone would pick yup the habit of smoking because of a manga character. When I started smoking it was a conscious choice (a stupid one, nonetheless, but conscious) and it wasn’t because of a fictional character. However, if someone would start the habit because of a character, is a drawing responsible for choices that people make in their lives? I refuse to legitimize it because it makes those people look like idiots.

        Graphically I find it appealing that’s all. I’m not promoting smoking (or non-smoking) in any way.

        I’m sorry if my comment offended you or disturbed you in any way, it wasn’t meant to.

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        • You didn’t offend me at all. I’ve just been living in Tokyo for the past few years and have found SOOOOO many people who tell me they do smoke because it’s “cool” and yes, “cool people on tv do it” (I’m not kidding).

          Sorry if I sounded like a anti-smoking Nazi. πŸ˜‰

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          • Well, lots of anime/manga works feature smoking characters that go to the extent of promoting a specific brand of cigarettes like NANA or even Seishirou in Tokyo Babylon.

            It’s interesting to see that a few decades ago, cigarette adds did endorse that smoking was cool and sexy and you saw it in movies ranging from women’s emancipation or a villain trademark. These days people just go overboard, it’s as if people don’t want to be responsible for the choices they make. Whatever prompted the urge to smoke was an individual’s choice, the character didn’t point a gun to the person’s head and threatened to shoot him. I know it’s an exaggeration but I’m a firm believer that one should be responsible for his actions and not go out and create a scape-goat.

            No harm done, then! πŸ˜€

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  4. omg, he’s so cool

    love the new layout~! love how he ignore that sign haha
    his eye at first got covered by the boxes, so it took me a while to squeeze his eye through the gap to have a better look~
    by the way, for the japanese characters, what fonts do u use? or did you actually draw those out o_0?

    thanks chibiyuuto san~

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    • >his eye at first got covered by the boxes, so it took me a while to squeeze his eye through the gap to have a better look~

      Hahahaha which is why I provided the link to the wallpaper too xD In case anyone wants to see it entirely ^^

      >by the way, for the japanese characters, what fonts do u use? or did you actually draw those out o_0?

      Argh, I don’t really remember the fonts right now… I have rasterized the text layer in the .psd file and unfortunately I can’t go there and check it for you. But it was a “normal” japanese font, nothing special, really. I just modified their shape in order to make them look like a laugher xD

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  5. Oooh ! it is really different than the previous one ! But I like it very much…of course, it’s Okiura-san β™₯

    You’re courageous ! I am really impressed : a full-time job + university ! Gambate ne ^^

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    • Yes, it’s very different :3

      >You’re courageous ! I am really impressed : a full-time job + university ! Gambate ne ^^

      It’s so haaard, but I’m doing my best! Thanks for the comprehension ^__^

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  6. It’s simple, but very striking (it reminds me a bit of the one you made for ladydarkmoon). I also really like the accompanying icon; I think it’s because he’s on the phone. XD

    >So the story is, I have placed a “no smoking” sign because it’s forbidden to smoke in my LJ (LOL!), but he ignores it and he’s obviously laughing at my face xDDDD

    The sound effects are really amusing, it’s almost like I can actually hear him laughing… XD

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    • >it reminds me a bit of the one you made for ladydarkmoon

      Aww really? XD That’s cute… I guess because I have also colored that one xD

      >I also really like the accompanying icon; I think it’s because he’s on the phone. XD

      Thanks! Right now I’m really enjoying that icon too XD

      >The sound effects are really amusing, it’s almost like I can actually hear him laughing… XD

      Sou desu ka??? My mission is accomplished, then ^_________^

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  7. Whoa! That’s a great layout! I had never seen a layout featuring Okiura before, so congratulations for such an original choice!
    The guy is indeed cool (maybe he needs more love?), and that “no smoking” sign is an excellent detail.

    Congratulations again! πŸ˜‰

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