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Final Fantasy VII Wallpaper: turn away from light...

Final Fantasy VII, Aerith Gainsborough Wallpaper

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

i dont think i ever walled final fantasy before from what i can remember, but when i saw nekkeau's beautiful fanart for aerith, i pretty much couldn't take my eyes off of it. honestly, his work in general is amazing and if you havent done so already, go check it out!
http://www.geocities.jp/nekkeau/intro.htm
anyways, first thing i did was get his permission to wall this and then i went about thinking of a way to do justice to the image. i felt that if i changed it too much i would actually be taking away from its original beauty then adding anything significant. so i went with more of a simplistic approach. following my previous wall, i tried doing a strong dynamic contrast in the image and made half the wall in complete darkness and the other part in complete light. then i added some light shading tweaks to aerith so that she fit the setting change. finally, i added a light texture with the same text layout as my other walls. and like the others, i got the text from a song, in this case it comes from "Eye" by The Smashing Pumpkins & is off of the Lost Highway OST.
finally, i really got to give credit to nekkeau once again for the beautiful image and thanks for letting a fool like me wall it (and possibly butchering it in the process).

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Comments

  1. boogybro May 08, 2005

    "Butchering it"?
    No >_< I havent seen the original yet, but I really am loving this. This is my new desktop. :)

  2. TiburoXx May 08, 2005

    looks extremely awsome O.O

    i like it very much, and ill most definitely are gonna check out that website :)

  3. Ichiru May 08, 2005

    I love the slight grainy texture you used. I saw the original and the color transition you made was very good. I think you did the original picture justice. Awesome job +fav

  4. Angelette May 09, 2005

    Wow, that is some amazing fanart. And baka, crap... Don't degrade your work, so! It's amazing!!! I knew it was yours the moment I saw it on the front page! (Actually, all I knew was that it had a great thumbnail, but after I saw "crapmonster" next to it, it all clicked and the aethestics and style meshed together. xD ^_~)

  5. DMNY May 09, 2005

    Crapmate...You got to STOP using that green stuff man lol
    if you are butchering this image...Some of us (me included) are desecrating the works of others. Hell man, don't be so hard on yourself. It looks awesome and is coming to be expected of you.

  6. ChiLLiaN May 09, 2005

    lovely wall, very beautiful
    amazing you fool
    just shut up and kiss me

  7. Sephiroth May 09, 2005

    definitely one of the best wallpapers i've seen on minitokyo!

    great job ^^

  8. frozenwilderness May 09, 2005

    I think upping the contrasts was a great idea.. especially the way you do it. Very effective, I love the composition and texturing as well.

  9. calisqo May 09, 2005

    0_0
    awesome shot
    really nice simplisistic desing.
    not much to say other than i LIKE this wall XD
    Purely because of the shot awesome.

  10. PikaMoon May 09, 2005

    Wow! Great wallie. May not like Aerith that much...but this is definitely awesome! :) Great job. Though you may think you "butchered it in the process" I totally disagree and think this is fantabulous! :) Thank you for sharing!!! +fave+

  11. fabismine May 09, 2005

    wow! I loved it. It's very original! the water effects are just gorgeous. thanks for sharing!

  12. zaira May 09, 2005

    awesome!! for the first look i dunno who she is but you said she is aerith hehe nice butchered process! +fav! XD

  13. Tailis May 09, 2005

    Congrats, looks excellent imho, and looks like many others like it a lot as well :)

  14. DarkEVO May 09, 2005

    Cool wallpaper .
    I like what you did with the water and with the lightings of it.
    +Fav.

  15. KorganoS May 09, 2005

    Meh, this is my new desktop wallpaper for sure LOL ... totally CrapTastic
    I really love it.. the artwork is fantastic, and your wallpaper composition and colors just make it even better...
    Great work as usual, Crap! XD

  16. DayBreak May 09, 2005

    all i can say is...well i already told you in AIM
    SImple and awesome XD

  17. kenzuke May 09, 2005

    Nice nice...love the contrast!
    Simple and very ...... love it as it is... :D

  18. Suicide-Demon May 09, 2005

    Wow,
    you're really a monster... your wallpapers are so... god I don't know how to describe them...
    I love your wallpapers... and this one's definitely one of my favs... it's awesome!!!
    I love dark Wallpapers and yours are dark... really dark... even the titles...
    Thanks for sharing monster...
    C U... and thanks alot again

  19. kaidou May 09, 2005

    Dang, you like some cool music. ^_^ Mind if I add you to my friendlist?.....Your wallpaper is very rock. As always, +fav from me.............................................

  20. UndyingShadow May 09, 2005

    Even though I strongly hate Aeris, I agree that this artwork is one of the best depictions of her I have ever seen. I've seen the original piece, and you did an amazing job with touching it up and adding some mood to it. good job!

  21. OracleAngel Retired Moderator May 09, 2005

    Lalalalala this is beautiful in its texturized sort of way, always simple but intricically done well to make this one of my faves forever! Nice job crap....! :)

  22. Saikusa Retired Moderator May 09, 2005

    Wow, I've never seen that picture before :D
    It's very beautiful, and makes me want to see Advent Childre even more ;)

  23. mughi May 09, 2005

    Phew, this wall is beautiful. I looked at the original from nekkeau and compared the two side-by-side. I won't call your work butchering. In fact I think you did excellent job of enhancing the character through your astute choice of picking right color, shading and abstract. :D

  24. Electrastar May 09, 2005

    It's very beautiflul. Very nice contrast. I really like it a lot :D

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