Original Wallpaper: The Traditional Sunset

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Here goes my first try at making hand drawn clouds! It's also my first try on making a sunset as well, and also using stock photos and editing them a lot. Actually, most of this work is a first try. I wanted to make an anime or game wallpaper, but I couldn't find a suitable picture. This took me 4 hours to make with 14 layers. I used four stock photos here for the houses. I'm really sorry, but I just couldn't get the perspective right, so it's a little screwed up. I hope the houses look alright even if they're sketchy. I think I like them that way. It's just that I was working with photos wich were only about 400px wide at the most. One was even 310px only. Credit for photos: academic.csuohio.edu and japanesegifts.com. Please give me tips on how to improve! Thank you so much!

EDIT: I just followed Crewcifix's comment. Sort of... I think the clouds look like UFO's now. o_0

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  1. ElfLord2000 May 11, 2005

    woot!! This is real sweet!! I've been looking fo wallpapers like this for ages!! This has got to be one of the better ones I've seen!!

  2. crewcifix May 11, 2005

    i like it!
    pretty cool.. with what u've done with the temples.
    hehe.. stock photos for temples? well, i guess that's ok. ^^
    it did look very cool.

    i personally like how the clouds are feathery in shape.. but not the positioning. the inward movement of the clouds causes me to think of sharp pointy objects. and clouds should rather be a source of calmness than fear.. or whatever pointy things represent (rigidness). and you can make the sun a little brighter.. like a glorious sunset.

    but what i like about this wall is its immense simplicity. love it!
    i also like the lighting and how you did the shades. orange is a cool color but the shade of orange you used can use a little bit more of saturation.. nevertheless, I love this work! it's art!


  3. Akaiken May 11, 2005

    Traditional sunset sa Japan. It's ok and nice blending with the temples.

  4. Kiako May 11, 2005

    nice wallpaper, i like the way the buildings in the front look and the clouds and the sky are great

  5. kara May 11, 2005

    It's very beautiful^^ the background you've created goes really well with the scans. Keep it up!

  6. Muhammad May 11, 2005

    Its great, but needs some touches on the borders, the look kinda ugly

  7. slivermoon May 11, 2005

    the sunset looks good
    the clouds are a bit light, but thats okay :)
    and the shape of the buildings are a bit shakey
    this is good for a first try ^-^

  8. hongxiaoer May 12, 2005

    :D haha.^^
    very special work,I love it. the best colr.^^thanx for sharing it.^^

  9. felise May 13, 2005

    whoaa!! it's very good! the colors are really nice and the buildings (or temples?) is really good too.. =D

  10. sakuralim May 15, 2005

    wow !!!
    love the scene, so beautiful ^^
    and the sun set is beautiful
    nice wallaper and well done ;)
    love it, good job ^^
    thanks for sharing it

  11. kuramah May 15, 2005

    I've liked what you did with the roofs and the sun (the way they are alltogether and the colors), it looks like a real sunset somewhere in Japan. Great job on the clouds too!!! :) Keep it up!!

  12. drell Jul 08, 2005

    Oh my god this is so beatiful. The photo is very nicely edited and the colors are over the top!

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