Shining Tears Wallpaper: The Becoming of the Spellbinder

Tony Taka, Shining Tears, Maple, Elwing Wallpaper
Tony Taka Mangaka Shining Tears Game Maple Character Elwing Character

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Those damn light energy effects take forever when you have to make them at large sizes XD . With that said, please view in FULL-VIEW. For the most part, I am happy with the way this wall turned out, while not technically perfect, I am happy with the portrayal of my original concept.

The scene is supposed to be in a darkened tower far in the sky, where an elf is being held captive. She is allowed free roam of the tower, but she obviously has been forbidden to leave. Despite this, she secretly plans her escape by practicing the weaving of spells ... so she may soon break herself free. In the current scene, she is summoning her little helper fairy to go and help her with this task by summoning her friends.

The sun is beggining to lower, casting the plant covered tower in darkness. Small laterns light up the walkway of the corridor, but the only real light is that of the light emitted from the fading sunlight and sky ... and the light being generated by her as she playfully runs through the halls casting spells. In a sense, she is the only light in this world of darkness. She smiles happily, for she knows that she will soon be out of this tower and back in her elven forest ... after her and her friends beat up the baddies of course :nya: .

Specs for You:
Time Taken: 10 Hours
Layers: 50 Layers
Created With: Adobe Photoshop
Techniques Used: Re-CGing, CGing, Brushwork, Light Effects, Smudging, Shading, etc.
Scan Source: Minitokyo

Aspiring Mafia Plug:
Member: Ayaki
Wall: ~Air~
Reason:The calming effect and attention to detail, is something that deserves more looking into. I just really love the mood of this wall and it's serenity.

I like elves :nya: ... I've been told I look like an elf before XD .

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  1. DarkCrimson Jun 29, 2005

    Woah thats one beautiful Wall from you Tantaga :D
    The Elf Girl looks so cute and hehe the little one in her Hand is soooo adorable. ;)
    Also a ver y nice Background.It fits well.
    Thanks for making such a great Wall and sharing it with us.Add it to my Favs :)

  2. Kougaxgirl Jun 29, 2005

    OMG!this is so pretty! omg this is gunna be my new background for my computer...i love that scan and that backgournd....oh amamzing! OH i just love love love it! hehe thank you so much for makin such a beautiful wallpaper! XP

  3. kara Jun 29, 2005

    It's a very nice concept, and the wall itself looks great too^^ All your colours match together well and the composition's very neat. I really like the light energy effects, the time and effort you put in it really pays off^^
    Really great work!

  4. crewcifix Jun 29, 2005

    very pretty. i love the colors and the shadowing is very good. the concept though its feminine relates more to masculine nature that is why i consider it unique as that is what i see in your wall.. people think i see things a tad bit different..lol. anyway, there ya go and a fave for me!!

  5. ramchong Jun 29, 2005

    Wow Tantaga.... This sure the greatest masterpiece of yours!!! This wallie is incredibly impressive and the concept you made to the scans and nice merge with bg!! but i think some defects of extraction can be found on the scan's head wings... other then that juz look perfect to me!! thanks for sharing!!

  6. doobik Jun 29, 2005

    woooh really nice work :o , scan and bg colors fit very well together, nice and soft ones.

  7. FluffyNeko Jun 29, 2005

    This is such a lovely scan. Love the background you put to it.

  8. Ikorus Jun 29, 2005

    That's great! I love this scan. The bg fits very well to the scan. The lush green and yellow against a black silhouette gives a grand effect. ;) The vines hanging down is an awesome touch to the fantasy-ish style of the wallpaper. Might I ask how you made them? :D This reminds me of fairy tales too. :nya: A must fave.

  9. zaira Jun 29, 2005

    wow!! i love this wall! the greenish colors are soo cool!! me love the scan!! and your awesome bg!! i love those plants hanging on the cool um....dunno what to call that hehe bu anyways +faV!

  10. Rella Jun 29, 2005

    The energy effects look very nice! The scan and background are awesome too. Good job!

  11. apocaplyse Jun 29, 2005

    this is really sweet..the sweet smile on the girl makes me melt..addin it to favourite..

  12. yuiyui01 Jun 29, 2005

    wawwww so pretty!
    i like how you did the bG and the shining tears character elwyn looks really pretty and fits the bg perfectly *the grren of the bg makes me so dreamy x_x* i like this wallie from yours! :D
    *it made me discover your pretty gallery*
    your work is among the greatest here!
    keep it on!

  13. Susan-chan Jun 29, 2005

    how and what can i say? i really like this piece of wally:) u did a great job on the bg and the two chara look good together:)

  14. meteorcloud Jun 29, 2005

    hey hey this wall is not bad ^_^~!
    like the idea and the concept, like the light effects ~!
    but there are things you could improve on it =)
    -i think....you need alittle bit mroe work on the extraction
    -the style of the scan doesn't really fit the sillhouette some how...
    -the walls around those fire light things on the wall should be lighten up
    but the colours matches pretty well ^_^ nice job tantaga =)~! keep the works ^_^~!

  15. shyxsakura Retired Moderator Jun 29, 2005

    i love everything about it <3

    the only things yu need to work on, is the coloring of the .... uhm .... black fence .. >.> dunno what to call that .. <.<
    it looks too black, and because of that .. the green plant looks like it's floating in the air .... yu noe?

    i lovee the pwetty green dust on the bottom .. o___o it looks reaaally magical and pwetty ...

    i really dislike the scan quality .. >.> it looks really rough ..

    anyways, eveverything else rockkksss babe <3

    ==;; yu should really make tuts for the .. group .. *-* yu should yu should yu should! xD

  16. Barbara Jun 29, 2005

    I love this wallie, there's nothing about it that I don't love, the light effects are great.
    The black the green colors are very nice, I love it when these two together. This should be a fav of the day ^_^ +fav XD

  17. Haia Jun 29, 2005

    This is just so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!!! The colors are to die for!!! Very very nice!!! The concept is just perfect!!! Thank you so damn much for sharing such a beautiful wallie with us!!! Keep doing what you do best!!! I'll be looking forward to your next one! +favie

  18. kotoko Jun 29, 2005

    my, what a pretty wallpaper! i love the pretty lights, i can tell you spent alot of time on them since they're beautiful! it's currently my new desktop now... :D

  19. euna Retired Moderator Jun 30, 2005

    ahhh.. very pretty wallpaper. great concept!
    i luv the green in this wall.. goes so well with the scan.
    i think it's great... especially the sparkly-smokey sorta thing at the bottom of the scan.. looks so pretty and i still dunno how to do it u_u
    there are a couple of downsides to this though...
    it's a pity that the scan quality isn't that flash and you might wanna just have a look at the pixellated leaves.. it's hard to tell and even harder to fix, but it thought i'd just let you know.
    but nevertheless, it's a really nice wall. great work!

  20. StarCentury Jun 30, 2005

    Interesting little concept you have there, Skye! :) The helper fairy looks so damn cute and the elf, which I feel sorry for being held captive (*yup, I read your cool story*), blends so well with the garden-like BG even though she looks like a drawing! :) The sparkling magic effects, while feeling a bit out of place, is very effective in bringing life to the two characters! I must say, it seems your have a story for every wallie U design, Skye! XD

  21. kai81220 Jul 01, 2005

    O_O the lighteffects, the lighteffects XD gota say, thats what really makes this one ^^
    the bg is really well thought out and the trailing vines are a great addition. the sligh reflections of light on the railing pillars adds a small touch of the realistic element too the whole thing.
    the sky behind brings out the alive plant theme here.
    overall, id say you have urself a fav XD nice one

  22. bbls Jul 01, 2005

    wow, i'm so glad i stumbled upon your wall, and it definitely needs to be downloaded full size to see all of your details. thanks for the description of your wall because it highlights the very interesting and creative idea behind your wall. your light effects look great and really adds to the magical theme of your wall, and the background image of the tower she's locked up in look nice, as well. i also like the overall green color scheme in the sky and lights because it adds an earthy feel to your wall. :D

  23. rocknroll-isgo Jul 01, 2005

    I'm always loving the little energy effects you put in your walls --- they're all nice touches. The silhouettes of the plants also look great... gives a nice foresty feel. The scan looks a bit out of place with the sharp background but it's not that noticable.

    Awesome wall. 'Nuff said. :nya:

  24. flyindreams Jul 02, 2005

    Oooh, lovely concept! I'm not sure if I like the little fairy actually... maybe something about the way she looks. But I love everything else. The light effects are cool (although they can be "neater"), the background colors are awesome and complement the colors of the scan really well, the plants drooping from the window adds a really nice mystical feel to the wall, and I love the work that you put in on the little details, like the green fairy figures on the wall... looks like a picture out of a lovely fantasy story. Great job!

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