Makoto Shinsengumi
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Favorite colors
last modified: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (10:47:05 PM)
My gallery was way overdue for a face lift. I liked the dark and rich green tones and that went well for some of my cels from the 70s. But my eyes were getting a little fatigued with the color and so I figured a nice fresh and clean look will be better this time. Also I kind of wanted to give a little tribute to one of my most favorite anime series so I asked my friend, more liked commanded really, that a new banner be made for my gallery. LOL... She's so sweet I think putting up with my obnoxiousness sometimes. hehehe.

Anyway I've always liked the color baby blue... or sky blue if you like to call it that. The Shinsengumi wore a uniform that was colored "Asagiroo" and this meant the color was either light blue or a pale yellow. There's one photo that exist that shows the uniform unfortunately since it's black and white, one can't really tell what color it was, although on Nakajima Nobori's picture his uniform definitely had the triangular mountain on the sleeves. The uniform was said to be thought up by Serizawa Kamo, but some people say it's Hijikata... Who knows... Either the uniform was thought to be a tribute to the 47 ronins (http://www.47ronins.com/) or Chushingura and was said to be rather "flashy" and today's majority is saying the asagiroo color of the Shinsengumi uniform was bluish. So that's why I gravitate to this color.

My favorite color is actually green the dark green my gallery sported before... I also like gold and amber mostly because of Saitou and even Battousai's eyes. I've always like royal blue and purple because of the shades of Saitou's uniform. I also like pale yellow and sky blue because it reminds me of the Shinsengumi. My most favorite color however is the colors of the ocean, when I used to go boating I often saw the water turn many different shades of blue and green and it was so pretty!

Hmmm... This was a totally useless post wasn't it? LOL... Someone sell me a Saitou cel... Better yet, sell me a Saitou cel where's he's all nekked and sun bathing under a clear blue sky by the blue blue green, aquamarine ocean, complete with sunglasses please... *Kizu drowns in a puddle of drool*
re: Favorite colorsTuesday, February 24, 2009 - 10:59:17 PM
syan

While I have no Saito cels for you - dressed or otherwise - I do like the new layout! It''s very refreshing looking.


re: Favorite colorsWednesday, February 25, 2009 - 6:48:56 AM
reithejelly

Nice layout - very cheerful and airy.


re: Favorite colorsWednesday, February 25, 2009 - 10:03:54 AM
kittens

I really like it ^_^ Nice colors!


re: Favorite colorsWednesday, February 25, 2009 - 11:33:09 PM
hajimenokizu

Gals! Thank you! I''m glad you like the change!


re: Favorite colorsFriday, February 27, 2009 - 2:17:38 PM
60something-sensei

I dunno: my sense of colors changes from season to season. Lots of times I prefer dark, supersaturated colors, other times I like paler, varigated ones like your new background.

Congrats on your new Lady Magdalia cel, btw. There are lots of times when that deep lapis blue really affects me.