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Kino no Tabi Wallpaper: Kino no Tabi: Love & Bullets

Kouhaku Kuroboshi, Kino no Tabi, Vector Art Wallpaper
Kouhaku Kuroboshi Mangaka Kino no Tabi Series Vector Art Source

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Three in a series of Kino novel chapter illustrations. This is the illustrator for "Kanojo no Tabi -- Love and Bullets" (Her travels: Love and Bullets) and is the chapter that directly proceeds Kanojo no Tabi -- Chances (of which I walled yesterday.) In Chances, there is a flock of doves flying high above a church in the rain. In Love and Bullets, one of the doves has fallen, a victim of violence: a symbol of peace destroyed by a symbol of war. As all of the chapter illustrations are in black and white I preserved the monotone effect, although in this case I used red to symbolize the bird's blood -- yet red is also the color most associated with love. I found the image powerful in its simplicity -- the dove negatively outlined by the pool of blood below it -- almost as if the dove doesn't exist, or is only defined in its death. An anti-war message if I ever saw one.
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Edit: I always forget how bad red and jpeg get along. The thumbnail may look messy, but the full size should be clean.

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Comments

  1. crapmonster Oct 19, 2005

    ah really like this one. especially like the sort of outline/detail you put around the blood to make it look more 3-D

  2. ayaki Oct 19, 2005

    really powerful image.
    and yep, the outline added little bit of depth to the blood.
    another amazing work from u, tama :D

  3. boogybro Oct 19, 2005

    Man, that thumbnail really doesnt do it justice. Loving it, so much that it is now my new desktop.
    Thanks for sharing, and keep up all the awesome walls you do.

  4. akito85 Oct 19, 2005

    Its really simple but very nice.. I like that.. ^^... the background is a vector right but the guns are not...

  5. TheRavenIsUnSkill Oct 20, 2005

    Love the simplicity to it, plus the colours match my desktop great. New desktop! \o/

    +fav. Cya on irc ^_^

  6. OracleAngel Retired Moderator Oct 20, 2005

    Oh my stars, this is simple beautiful since i love red and the dead dove, blood splatter and guns come togehter in one woosh feeling. Lovely job on the wall as always! :P

  7. bucket-shot Oct 20, 2005

    ...my god. I'm crying thanks to this. >_> But, um. x_x It's really beautiful. *flabbergasted* Thanks <3

  8. Cress Oct 20, 2005

    very powerful and two dimensional... ah... love the blood, very realistic... kind of disturbing, but in a good way! it is always the sign of a good artist to touch his or her audience....

  9. jinhui Oct 21, 2005

    it's very simple ut cool :).............................................................

  10. flyindreams Oct 22, 2005

    I dig the antiwar message. And the powerful symbolism... How can I not? This is wonderful, Tama. I think some of your best walls are the ones where your interests and beliefs shine through... *hugs* Keep up the awesome work, it's really nice to see another series of Kino no Tabi walls from you <33

  11. LeeAnn Oct 22, 2005

    i like the color of it.....
    its red....
    it burns....
    waaahhhh!!!!
    its so simple but so nice!!!

  12. HaWaIIofHoaI Jul 04, 2006

    i love the mafia feeling i get from this! bwahhaha. my friend will love this too!

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