New banner for the current batch!!! ^^ Yes, there are too many banners already XDDD but I don’t care.
This one features the ever-fierce/moe/tsun/awesome/cool/*insert more words of worship here* UTAU HOSHINA from Shugo Chara!!! Utau’s currently a participant in the Shoujo-Only Moe Tournament too ^^.. I-I’m not promoting her or anything! I-I just want to make a banner, gosh! It says “Keep it Fierce”. It’s because if I could describe Utau in one sigle word, that would be it, FIERCE. She’s the most awesome twin-tailed mahou shoujo tsundere idol of today^^. It’s also because the word “Fierce” is one of the words that I noticed I always say here, especially on Anime’s Next Top Model. I thought it had been my signature already XD~ But quite lately, I’m getting a new term to adopt: “Disgusting” or “Ugly Pretty (XDD)” in variation to “Fierce” but anyway, moving along…
I made the banner by extracting first an Utau scan (got it from the KK Gallery~ You should check it out for image resources and etc ^^, Kokidokom’s the coolest, isn’t it? I’m no suck-up, it’s true XD. The rest is the usual random brushes application, and added textures (which is really becoming my style lately for banners ^^). I had an idea of mystical/elegant for this banner and my favorite part in here (besides from Utau and here “I’M THE QUEEN!” pose of course) is the texture ^^. I love how it ended up looking like crepe paper and the effect of the natural brushes made it saturated, so yeah blahblahblah I don’t know how to describe it but I guess it looked pretty (plus dark banners are cool~). Again, it isn’t animated, sorry about that, and I’m still not contented honestly on the final outcome though, and I’ll make some changes in it if you have some suggestions ^^.
Now that I’ve mentioned the Shoujo-Only Moe Tournament held by the ever-fierce Xiao Jie above, have you already checked which girls got IN to the official top 30 of the tournament? Check the Preliminary results here on eksentrick!!! Shugo Chara totally dominated the competition because the top 3 most voted girls are from the show ^__^. Meanwhile, some shows had been wiped out since all of their representatives got the cut like PreCure, Library Wars and Naisho no Tsubomi.
So yes, that wraps up this post of 10% Utau worship, 20% banner blabber and 70% shameless promotion ^__^ (so it looked like my real purpose on making this one is to promote the gallery and SoMt~ XD see? Utau is the greatest promo material!!!) And I just noticed that this is the longest I’ve typed in anything for a banner post XD… So hope you like it!