Fullmetal Alchemist Wallpaper: FMA: A Quest for Eternity

Hiromu Arakawa, BONES, Fullmetal Alchemist, Ling Yao, Fu (FMA) Wallpaper
Hiromu Arakawa Mangaka BONES Studio Fullmetal Alchemist Series Ling Yao Character Fu (FMA) Character

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

A quick wallpaper to get back into the swing of things, nothing really special here. I liked the scan of the folks from Xing because, well, I like the folks from Xing. Especially Ling. And everyone by now knows of my penchant for walling lesser known or less favorite characters - what better way than to wall some manga-only characters? Since the folks from Xing are searching for immortality, I titled the wall "A Quest for Eternity". Frankly, they sort of remind me of the "Journey to the West" legends with the monkey king and all.
Basically it was a lot of cleanup of text, repositioning Ling so he appeared closer to the others, an extension of the pipes in the scan to make a horizontal layout, some light texturing using default Photoshop textures, and some text.
I know, I know. ZOMG another freakin' FMA wall. I'm tired of them too... but I have a lot of wallpaper ideas in mind: Gankutsuou, walls for the Doujinshi contest winners, Utena, a Bebop wall for AnimePaper's contest, Kino no Tabi... this is just filler, really. A throwaway wall. The same old. Nothing ground breaking here. That'll just have to wait.
Dedicated to CsakuraS, LJ friend and recently translator of the ZOMG Fruit Tree Alchemists team that's been putting out scanslations of the most recent FMA manga chapters.

EDIT: You know, I wondered if this day would come, that my reputation for vectors would lead folks to assume I vector everything... well, I don't, and there isn't a single vector, not even a tiny path, used in this wallpaper. This is pure Photoshop clone tool, and a few other tricks I have up my sleeve for image reconstruction.

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  1. KorganoS May 23, 2005

    Nothing ground breaking you say ? o_0
    oh wow... I'm really surprised on how you look down to your own zkills <_<
    This wall is teh l33t... not only because FMA manga walls are rare, but also because of the flawless vector rebuilds of the original scan...
    now, stop saying that this is a throwaway wall, because it doesn't look like one ^_^'
    Splendid job as usual, Tama!

  2. -renkinjutsushi- May 23, 2005

    I <3 the manga-only characters, they don't get much love at all.

    This is a gorgeous wallpaper.

  3. tecnophreak May 23, 2005

    whoa. no kiddin that vector is nice. i cant see any mistakes at all! the only way i realyl cold tel lbetween the wall and scan is the text on the wall, and the characters in the back have been moved a bit

  4. UndyingShadow May 23, 2005

    woah this is an amazing wall! I like the texture you used, and you chose a really unique scan! Awesome wall!

  5. bromithia Retired Moderator May 23, 2005

    Hmm... the only problem I have is the noisy-ness. But overall it is nice work from you! Keep up the nice wallpapers Tama-neko :)

  6. Electrastar May 23, 2005

    Neat. I always loved this image. The people from Xing are awsome (I'm a fan of Lan Fan myself). And this is a cool wallpaper. Thanks for taking the time to make this :D

  7. DMNY May 23, 2005

    Damn Tama, this is great looking and a nice addition to your gallery. I liked it!

  8. OracleAngel Retired Moderator May 23, 2005

    Lovely work tama, simple yet the texture goes wall in this..love the browns an greys! Its like theyre tight in a hot spot but since theres no vectors then its still a great job :)

  9. Aa-chan May 23, 2005

    I like the perspective in this one. You find yourself peering over his shoulder to see the other characters and looks right out the back ^__^ .

  10. bucket-shot May 23, 2005

    Hehe~ nice image reconstruct. XD Though you can see where it's happened (it's less hairy <lol> XD). Yay for side side characters! The only other thing I'll say is maybe hit the text up with a bit of skew to fit with the pipes' perspective? But that's inconsequential. Nice wall, for a filler. ;)

  11. DarkVirus May 23, 2005

    The asians in the manga-only Full Metal Alchemist...
    nice wall u made and makes it kinda like they are really in the streets...

  12. euna Retired Moderator May 24, 2005

    tama and her FMA walls again >__<
    first impression = nice texture!!! =D
    i like the perspective and the effects you've used on the text...
    interesting wall... i like it! *fav*

  13. markjo May 28, 2005

    I love your descriptions, really, always so detailed and loooong. The wallpaper excellent, I like the texture a lot - gives the wallpaper an impression of being drawn and not made using special effects...

  14. TNO May 29, 2005

    This is really nicely done and I also really like how the wallpeper looks as if it was drawn w/o any special effects. Plus those cahrys are the best in the manga! ^-^

  15. Bleachluv Jun 08, 2005

    yay! Ling! hehe, Lanfan! and... erm.... I donno the last guy's name off the top of my head cause he hasn't been in the manga since he left with Maria Ross >< *sweat drop* anyway, I *heart* the manga, same as the anime. yay!

  16. Lightningalchemist Oct 09, 2005

    A Ling wall! It would've been cool if Ling were in the anime- but alas, it wasn't meant to be.

  17. goldstrike99 Apr 11, 2006

    not bad..... what am i saying?! not bad?! ...... i love it! ..... xing guys r great!
    but u know what? i think that panda xiao mei is better (the one with the xing princess if u know what i'm talknig about :))..... i'm sry but that panda is just absolutely halarious!
    but these guys r kool too and so is ur scan :D

  18. LuigiBonetti Oct 31, 2009

    This wallpaper is awesome!

  19. minnie168 Nov 14, 2009

    I wouldn't have any problem with other FMA walls, in fact, I'd be over the clouds! I've been going through your gallery and I'm like "WOW! WHAT TALENT!" Honestly, your works are awesome. Especially the perspective here in this piece made me go "squeal!" like a Ling fangirl. Keep up the good work! I'd be honored to see more of your work.

  20. fr0zendragon Dec 17, 2009

    awesome wallpaper
    thanks for sharing ^^

  21. Fensuz Dec 18, 2009

    vlw pelo wallpaper.............................

  22. Claireooi Jan 19, 2010

    Finally can find tis pic

  23. ArianaCh Feb 20, 2010

    its pretty nice! ??? ------------------------------------------

  24. kizienka Feb 27, 2010

    Ok, wszystko w porz?dku... tylko czemu Ling trzyma ko?? w z?bach o.O z reszt? kogo to obchodzi xD

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