The Soul Taker Wallpaper: The SoulTaker: Wie Schuppen von den Augen

Geneon/Pioneer, The Soul Taker, Kyosuke Date Wallpaper
Geneon/Pioneer Studio The Soul Taker Series Kyosuke Date Character

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Primary DERKA
I finished this wall a week ago or so, but I didn't want to submit it. I wasn't quite sure whether it looked good or not.

So I was the second girl to choose my scan and decided for Kyousuke. Since I had no clue what this series is about, I first looked for AMVs. I recommend this one; after I finished the wallpaper, I also watched the series. It's pretty good and not as confusing as I read in reviews. Anyway, I'm looking forward to the wallpaper with Komugi-chan (and curious about the waller hehe).

A making-of with pictures (yaaaay!):

1. Get-a-scan
- Original scan
- Vectored scan (with ugly jagged lines)
- Re-colored the vector and repaired the lines

2. Think-about
The problem is the view, it was difficult to find something, so I chose something more 'abstract'.
- Concept (neat, isn't it?)

I wanted to make a church first ( stained glass of course), which was too difficult; so my second thought was a floor made of stained glass with a concrete cover. This cover breaks because of Kyousuke's mutant powers and the light from below (from some kind of very colorful hell) shines through these spots.

3. Make-it
I added the cross with a little river of blood, drew the concrete cover and the stones that are flying, made the glass shine and added the shadows and highlights. The outlines are based on your advice on my Blood+ wallpaper (thanks so much!). At last, some colorful shine was added.

- The vanishing points, my best friends
- Stained glass
- And how little you can see from it (so cruel)
- So many colors wheee lol

4. Text-a-font
'Wie Schuppen von den Augen' is a German (the site is also Doitsu, very wrong grammar haha) proverb. I'm not sure about proverbs in English but it means when you see or understand something very cleary, literally scales are falling from your eyes. I thought it fits because after Kyousuke was stabbed by his mother, he became a monster looking for his twin sister (don't worry, it's the 1st episode). And while he was on his "journey", he transmuted again. I won't spoil the story too much, but then the truth was as cleary as it never had been. Haha okay, now I'll stop, please tell me your opinion; I'm curious if there is anyone who watched this series. Maybe at least someone who watched Nurse Witch Komugi-chan?

Anyway, I'm not planning on changing this wallpaper's concept, but maybe some little changes before I officially submit it to Derka. But I'm glad about every comment, even if I don't reply (sorry Sandra ;_;), I read each and every comment.

More resolutions soon at UCHIKI!

Aspiring Mafia Plug:
Member: AkashaNosferatu
Wall: Essence of a Breeze
Reason: Her wallpapers are extra-ordinarily pretty and stylish, too bad they're all so small. This piece is one of my favorites, especially the blue version is great.


Chosen by and OracleAngel

Pretty neat effects Chibbi, you have this fetish on shattered glas and i applaud you on being the best at doing that! Lovely work on the image and placement of text...Great work as always! :P

Proposed by and highlighted by OracleAngel.

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  1. tian82 Nov 10, 2005

    What an awesome wallpaper ! Like the flying glasses with the colour ! I love it ! The scan look cool too, fit well in it ! You have done a great work again !

  2. Yina Nov 10, 2005

    ahh.. I'm too lazy to write my comment twice.. gomen.. xDD you can read it on AP.. nyaa.. but fave for ya =3

  3. harakiri Nov 10, 2005

    This is another high quality wallpaper by you. It really is a shame that you couldn't use the wonderful glass window, that you vectored before. I like the smooth look of the stones and the way you coloured Kyosuke is amazing *envies*.

  4. fukushuusha Nov 10, 2005

    I said it all on AP...absolutely a masterpiece by you chibi

  5. Nona Nov 10, 2005

    Ich habe gesehen, dass du auch auf AP diese wall gesickt hast, aber ich will hier zuest ein Kommentar geben :)
    Diese work-process was du uns gezeigen hast ist einfach super, jetzt sehe ich wie du an einen wall arbeitest :) Diese ist ist ganz besonders, ich mag die effect einfach super! :)

  6. ayaki Nov 11, 2005

    ur walls just get better and better >_<
    the bg is just awesome....with the spot lights shooting off from the ground.
    and ur really good @ making those shattered glass thingys now @_@ !~
    ahahha i absolutely love your "think about" pic....hehe so cute....compare to the final product!~
    excellent job as always!~ :D

  7. OracleAngel Retired Moderator Nov 11, 2005

    Pretty neat effects Chibbi, you have this fetish on shattered glas and i applaud you on being the best at doing that! Lovely work on the image and placement of text...Great work as always! :P

  8. Keltosh Retired Moderator Nov 11, 2005

    - great composition
    - great technique
    - great abstarct
    - great vector.. I couldn't tell, really
    - great effort!

    A definite highlighted wallpaper :D *adds to highlight*

  9. chingetscook Nov 12, 2005

    The thumbnail flat out does not do this wall justice, absolutely worth a full view. The combination of effects and the quality of the vectoring lead to pure excellence, keep it up.

  10. MasterDiablovn Banned Member Nov 12, 2005

    Cool! the background effects is very good, the vector and your technique are good too ^^; add to favs ..

  11. AkashaNosferatu Nov 12, 2005

    Awesome atmosphere..and you recolored the original image so well. Quality work from you as always..^^

    btw, thanks for the plug lol

  12. Sandra Nov 14, 2005

    It's something different....and damn awesome O_O

  13. Kyuzo1 Nov 14, 2005

    Sorry for the late comment, but i was the last 4 weeks not here -_-''
    The wall is really good. The colors are soo great and fit very good with the chara.
    I really like the chara (vor allem der blick ist cool^_^).
    Nice effects... i really like the pices that goes up to the air. (verflucht... ich hasse mein english @_@)
    Nice wall... thanks a lot for it^^
    +fav... gibts das ueberhaupt noch auf mt3? *erstmalzurechtfindenmuss*

  14. Alexmata Nov 15, 2005

    very good wall is a little unknow isnt it ,,,,,,,,

  15. Orotiagito Nov 17, 2005

    immense ^^

  16. akai Nov 17, 2005

    Interesting concept. :)
    I love the stained glass and the light effects. Great job.
    Erm... the blood river (at the ends of the cross +) looked a bit dead and solid. Perhaps it'd be better if it looked more "liquid". ^^"

  17. NeverminDPH Nov 22, 2005

    cool wallpaper... good job... thanls for sharing this... :)

  18. lostdevil Dec 03, 2005

    nice wallpaper! Well done! ;)

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