Range Murata Wallpaper: Puppy LOVE [ W.A.R ]

Range Murata Wallpaper
Range Murata Mangaka

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Wow, it happened only with me or MT was down... O_o


My entry for W.A.R

Resources: http://true-enough.org , http://www.portfelia.com , http://brushes.brunos-honeypot.net & http://addictedarts.com

Scan is Groundpass Drive From DREAM

Listening to: Last.FM Profile

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
- Scott Adams

Description: The theme was "Infatuation". Now that's tricky :D . I decided this time to go on the lighter side for a change... So I choose the "temporary love of an adolescent [syn: puppy love, calf love, crush]" was my best guideline for the artwork. In sum this represents nothing more than the carefree, 'no worries' love of teenagers. How cute is that?
The style is also something different from my usual thing. I decided to mix a little of grunge with the vector style. Why? Well, for 2 basic reasons: 1. I wanted to try something new for my creativity's sake XD and 2. I have been spending to much time around the fanart fandom (actors/movies fanart) and I don't think I have ever seen that kind of style 'transported' to anime fanart. It's quite a shame since there are a quite few ideas/techiniques that would really prove to be really useful ^^; .
On the wallpaper: I really don't like to describe why I did and why I did on the elments of artwork. Mainly because I think that wich one of ones has a different view and kind of telling that ruins the meaning... But since I have to do it XP ... Think about this: "Have you ever had a love/passion, that you felt that when you were with that special person everything around you would be so mcuh better than if you were alone? That you could do everything you wanted? That nothing else mattered?"

Work: Believe me, this took a lot more work that it probably looks ^^; . "Murphy Laws"... We can't run from them XD . What can I say... Lots of gradient layes, too many edited texture layers, greedy use of brushes both for effect and small details on the couple... Too much time trying to link layers together because Adobe decided to do stupid things in PSCS2 X( ... And the most fun part of wall... Doing wall the type and try to make it look cool X) ... Who needs text brushes when you can make your own personalized type? See this link ( http://www.livejournal.com/users/inxsomniax/68545.html ) for a nice tip :) .

Think that's all... Feel free to give comments, flames (will be used to keep me warm, since it's pretty cold around here XP) , tips, favorites and etc.

Have all a nice weekend! ^^

PS: Due to College, I will be taking a little longer to reply to my GB and Comments. I will reply all of them as soon as I can. Thanks for understanding ;D !


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  1. Nyuu-chan Sep 11, 2005

    Wow! It is great wallie! The colors are very good. I like that scans you used here! Really amazing work!

  2. Aa-chan Sep 11, 2005

    I love the colour combinations in this. I thought the scan was quite harsh, but you've softened it and it looks stunning.

  3. Yina Sep 11, 2005

    waaa.. it's so original... XD omg.. I just love it.. >___< o.o *__* ahh.. the bg is so lovely.. and I love all the details.. XD XD I'll plug this one.. and fave it.. ><

  4. chibikko Sep 11, 2005

    Haha murphy laws are awesome xD but i can see how much effort you've put into this wall. the idea is very original and the layout is amazing. love the colors, too. good job on the wall and good luck ^^

  5. Rikimaru-jp Sep 11, 2005

    nice work, I like your idea a lot ;) I like the colors in it they are light and peaceful!
    and the characters you picked are cool too!
    well done ocelotisun ;)

  6. Kindred Sep 11, 2005

    nice job, if only that guy wasn't in it, it would be my fave, damn :(.

    still excellent none the less, keep up the great work :)

  7. fukushuusha Sep 11, 2005

    wow! this is really original...it's almost like a dvd cover or something.
    amazing use of gradients...wow!

  8. kai81220 Sep 11, 2005

    hehe this is the scan i used too ^^ quite popular eh?

    definitely its got an original theme and look. i like the use of the warmer colours to emphasize the love XD
    actually the best part is the bunch of overlayed rectangles. its grungey but clean lines at the same time. the dictionary type quotes are a nice addition.
    like the vectors but what is that black wavy line coming out from the circles at the bottom?
    but even though, the whole piece is a definite fav ^______^

    nice one

    ps remember to email it to >> wallartrev@gmail.com
    or it will not be officially entered. im not sure whos email it is but it might be flyindreams

  9. shyxsakura Retired Moderator Sep 12, 2005

    i dont noe what to say... i just love your works... i just adore your works... ><

    *makes a fanclub*


  10. MS0B9 Sep 12, 2005

    Such a cute wallie. I love all the peachy colors and it's exactly what you said. A puppy, cali, cursh wallie. XD I love it so it's a fav.

  11. white-zero Sep 12, 2005

    Whoa. This is like a DVD cover or something. Absolutely loving it.

    I have no complains here. *bows*

  12. tareren Sep 12, 2005

    Woah, such an original concept, I love this one :D
    Tried to wall this scan too, but I think yours is much better in terms of.... everything XD
    Me love this one ^^ Love how you soften the colors, and also the symbols and text inside the walls ^_^ and the color is absolutely beautiful XD I would even fave this for the color alone XD too bad there is no other 'greater' form of appreciation other than fave and comment :)

  13. OracleAngel Retired Moderator Sep 14, 2005

    This looks liek a cover design of a manga based book and all togehter this looks ppretty original and cute in a way. Lovely use of desing and text. Great job as usual girl! :P

  14. pegassuss Sep 14, 2005

    oooh! I love this! ^^ I just love it!. It's very original. I love the scan, and I adore the colors! they are really really nice, kind of soft ^^ Love all the symbols and details you put in this wall. I think you did a great job ocy-chan! ^^

  15. bbls Sep 15, 2005

    luv your concept here...it's so creative and orignal! the pinkish colors really do convey that puppy love theme, and i luv the design of the left side of your wallie! and your idea to add "dictionary" meanings to crush and infatuation was such a clever idea and helps to reinforce the theme of your wallie. :D

  16. flyindreams Sep 15, 2005

    I *heart* your style so, so much... XD What a lovely contribution from you following the NWP movie posters... >____<

  17. hongrboi Sep 16, 2005

    Hmm. i think Kai used this scan for is WAR wall too! Anyways, I love the overlapping rectangles. Although not the most atttractive look, it is very unique indeed.

  18. bluSake Retired Moderator Sep 17, 2005

    So sweet XD . Love the whole mixed up, grunged out look, and all the little things you've added for us to find ::I keep looking at it to see if there's something I've missed:: And the mix of vector and grunge creates a very interesting texture. I like.

  19. kakitsubata Sep 18, 2005

    sorry for not commenting earlier. first thing that struck me was: "wow, this is one very strong entry." o_O your take on the theme is so kawaii; the colour scheme really matches it. i love how you've added so many little details for us, and all that text too! the whole thing really resembles a manga cover; very very professional. my only complaint would be the guy on the right: the brushing over his face is a bit too strong. my opinion only. ^^" wonderful work as usual!

  20. anji Sep 18, 2005

    Hi Hi *back from vacation*

    Oh really nice entry for the contest...
    Well I truly believe you that it took you a lot of time. (In this kind of wall I would take 2 days just to decide where to put the elements) XD
    I really love when people play with graphic/vector elements and text like you did. And you did a very nice composition with all of it.
    To mix grunge and vector is sure something not so easy to do and it's original and you did well with this too.
    Good work on the scan, I like those shapes on it.
    I also like the idea of that little negative, fits well.
    The only thing I less like is the fact that the scan is repeated twice, but it helps that you cut it in pieces, maybe a bit more pieces would have been better in my point of view.
    Beside that great work and good luck with the contest! :)
    + fav ;)

  21. k1ru Sep 22, 2005

    nice wallie!!!!
    great idea~~~
    I <3 ur style here~~~!!!!!!!!!!!
    a lovely one~~~

  22. Angelik-chan Oct 21, 2005

    I don't like the chars x333 but the wall is great... The colors and the details... Good Job!!!

  23. fuyuu Dec 07, 2005

    KEWL. I love the colors, good combinations. And I love those small brushes and patterns you used. *adds to fav ;D

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