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Speed Grapher Wallpaper: Portrait

Tomozo, Gonzo, Speed Grapher, Kagura Tennouzu Wallpaper
Tomozo Mangaka Gonzo Studio Speed Grapher Series Kagura Tennouzu Character

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

I began this wallpaper without any idea what I was going to really do. I loved the image of Kagura (from MT), and I knew that I wanted to do something without a landscape in the background >_< It came out quite darker than my past walls, but I think it fits the mood well.

The first thing I did was extract Kagura. To do this, I followed the tutorial at Imanimetions.net, which worked really well I think compared with my previous extraction attempts using the lasso tool.

Then I found a stock image of a Polaroid at Stock Exchange (www.sxc.hu), which I manipulated a LOT using blurs, lighting effects and blending options, as well as utilizing Photoshop's warping tool (fun!)

The rain droplets were made using a great tutorial from Photoshop Support.com (http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tutorials/cb/water-drops.html). I kept the majority of the droplets to one side to allow room for desktop icons.

Lastly, I applied a texture from DA! (www.desktopanime.com).

Comments appreciated as usual. :)

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Comments

  1. champ0342 Oct 29, 2005

    this is very interesting. Not like your normal style. However, I like the polaroid design. The water drops add a nice effect to the wall.

  2. pana Oct 30, 2005

    gotta agree
    very nice finish to this wallie
    that stock and the polaroid go well together and the drops give it that final touch

    well done
    c u around

  3. jocelyn08 Oct 30, 2005

    this looks nice^^
    I like the water drops effect you did to the wallie..
    hmm.. maybe it just me..i think she's a bit look like the girl in Paradise Kiss..><

  4. flyindreams Oct 30, 2005

    The photograph look is slightly overdone, but what you did here looks really great. Good choice of image... great use of colors and texture. The waterdrops look kind of strange though... something about the shapes, maybe, made me wonder if they were transparent leaves when I was looking at them in full-view ^^;; Nonetheless this one's beautiful... you make really nice wallies XD I remember your After Impact wallie from AP XD Do keep up the good work! *^.~*

  5. chibi-kyo Oct 31, 2005

    Nice wallpaper, but it would be awesome of the polaroid would float in a puddle.
    Or are these droplets only tears from someone or really rain?

  6. chessex Jan 13, 2007

    Just great, I got into this show and have found very few walls to go with it. This one holds true to the stories feel.

  7. RUZ May 16, 2009

    nice, lovely, i don

  8. drupsas Aug 30, 2010

    excelent image, thanks for sharing it!

  9. marcus90 Nov 23, 2010

    wow i like this one very much you did some great job here thank you

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