Pretty Panels


(Okumura Mariko's "Hikari no Pansy")

There is no rhyme or reason to this page, I just wanted to capture the evocative settings and other pretty panels in a lot of shoujo manga. These are just caps, some I've adjusted a little or cleaned out some text bubbles, most, I've only just cropped! (Aside from the Pansy one above, which I also tinted pink).
I love how dainty the bedrooms are and how elegant the palaces look (here they are, neatly cut out of tragic context... almost).
You can do what you like with them, I lay no claim to the art after all, you can use them for art inspiration (there are simpler styles and more elaborate ones!), use them in graphics or whatever else, just don't repost entire chunks of this scrapbook-like collection!

Bitter Virgin by Kusunoki Kei

I'm so happy that I can’t even sleep. I wish I could go back to when I was always crying and despairing and tell myself, "Don't worry, the time will come when you can smile again."

You will have a chance to move forward. The fact that I am able to love Suwa-kun is a miracle. That itself is a big step. So don't worry... don't worry, me...

Alpen Rose by Akaishi Michiyo

Corset ni Tsubasa (Wings in Corsets) by Moto Naoko


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