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Sakura's Magic Circle by OliveBranchMLP Sakura's Magic Circle by OliveBranchMLP
This is a vector art of the magic circle used by Sakura while she is casting magic. It was done in Photoshop CS2 and vectored almost entirely from scratch. It took me four hours; it is my first vector ever.

Many of you will notice that this has indeed been done before by SakuraCorazonn, who first adapted Sakura's magic circle into an excellent vector image in in 2005 and titled it Sakura Standard. The magic circle you are looking at now is, essentially, an updated version of Sakura Standard. When SakuraCorazonn first uploaded Sakura Standard, she had mentioned that due to the low quality of her source material, her image had numerous imperfections, including the proportions of the circles and some of the line distancing. Most, if not all, of these issues have been addressed in this version; it was redone from the ground up, and numerous measurements were made in order to ensure that every circle and line was drawn to as near perfection as possible.

There are two major differences between this and Sakura's actual magic circle from the show. First of all, the magic symbols surrounding the inner circle have been replaced by Greek characters. Second of all, the stars don't overlap the first surrounding ring. The thing about the stars shouldn't be a big deal, but the Greek symbols is a much more noticeable change.

This adaptation stands at 2500 x 2500 (not including the title bar at the bottom of the image), and all vectored lines are 5 pixels thick. It has been compressed into a .JPG image that is 1.36 MB in size. I'm also distributing this file in .PSD format for those who would like the luxury of layers and transparency; all you need to do is contact me at one of my several E-mail addresses and IM clients.

Feel free to use this image in your wallpapers as you so desire, as long as credit is given. Oh, and I'd love to see how this gets implemented into other people's work as well, so if anyone does decide to use this, please let me know, I'd love to see what you do with it.

Credits go to SakuraCorazonn for creating the excellent original.

Hope you guys enjoy!

UPDATE: Version 2.1 - July 31, 2007

Oops! Forgot to add the lines that go on the bottom star. I'm an idiot, yes, I know.

UPDATE: Version 2.3 - August 02, 2007

I made a couple of minor changes to a few key details within the circle that I stupidly missed the first and second time around.

First, I added an extra segment to the inner ring surrounding the stars. And second, I added the lines that's supposed to go between the crisscrossing squares. Finally, and this doesn't concern the actual image itself, I took the version name out of the title, and I placed it in the bottom left corner of the image, next to the date of the latest update.
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PinK-BanG Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi~~ used here!!
Thank you so much ^^
Sage-of-Winds Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Used here, thanks!
Card Captor Sakura by Sage-of-Winds
Rowindale Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
You are awsome and yours art also :) I love them <3 :) it's awsome magic circle (i really like that anime it's really cute) :) If it's no problem I use it in my coin. You can see it here… I hope It's no problem? Ofcorse I will delete my work if you want :)
Take care!
Pega-Soul Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I used this here Cardcaptor Sakura Fan Art by Belenez
Of course, I credited you :D
Thanks a lot!!
yue75 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
If anyone has the .psd of this could they send it on to me please? I'd love to mess around with the design.
Thanks :)
TheArtFridge Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Used here: [link]
Thanks =)
LambdaConfiguration Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks and sounds like you really worked hard on this. It's packed with details that I can't pull off just yet. I'll make sure to work extra hard to get this kind of intricacy! Thanks for the inspiration!
Ika-xin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
[link] used here! thanks <3
LeiteDestiny Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing!
I remember finding this picture about....3 years ago, I think for my woodshop class, where I then used it as the design that I would etch onto my mirror. Came out pretty well, except I left the Greek (?) letters because they were too small. Thanks for making such an awesome vector!
OliveBranchMLP Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang! I would love to see the end result! That sounds amazing. :D
NewTrials Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Hi! Your vector art was used here: [link]

The artist mentioned you in here blog here: [link]
coboltnet Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
I used this image here: [link]

coboltnet Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Hi! I used your image here: [link]


xxOcarinaGirlxx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
May I embroider this pattern and use that as my youtube avatar? I think it's very beautiful, and you will get credit.
darkengmoon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
um can i use your art work for a project im doing ? ^^;
isisdesignstudio Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, thanx for share;) I used it for circle basis of tshirt design here: [link]
Juustus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Your magic circle is used here: [link]
MohitSingh Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
I used your magic circle here. [link]
Omnidevil Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
I used this vector for a purely unrelated to CCS work of art of mine, hope you don't mind. I credited you of course. Will post on your page once I submit.
Earthstar01 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Wow, this is really good! Maybe you should try replicating Clow Reed's magic circle.
Holy crap that's amazing O_o
You must have had a lot of spare time. It was well spent though.
bruce-666 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Hey where do i find the origianl image...

Do you know the meaning and origin of the image?

Nice work by the way I had it laser etched into a 4 foot by 4 fool tile in my bath room
Zentina Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ack I am so happy that I found this.
I used it in this picture: [link]

Thanks so much for putting this up and letting us use it. ^^
Goldarcanine Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I used here [link] Thanks for sharing with us!^^
Aya-joy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
I will use it for a picture i think. Thank's for the reference, good job =D !
sakuraboys-bruno Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009   Digital Artist
I used your amazing work on this [link]

Thank you soo much! XD
Gothic-Phantom-Zero Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
That's totally Amazing!!!

If I may *Faves*
Slingshot2000 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
...Why? Just..why? :|

You have far, far, FAR too much time on your hands.
OliveBranchMLP Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This coming from the compulsive doodler.
Slingshot2000 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
At least I don't reproduce magic circles down to every last minute detail.
Vampiric-alex612 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
well, I find it quite nicely done.
I am glad someone did it with dedication :O
chiappydoo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Student Interface Designer
I love sakura....
I love card captor sakura the manga...

fantastic ^^
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