Yoshitaka Amano Wallpaper: Night and Day [derka circuit II]

Yoshitaka Amano Wallpaper
Yoshitaka Amano Mangaka

1280x960 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

okay, so here's my entry for circuit II of the derka competition ( http://po-taters.tamashii.org/index.html )

we were assigned a scan, and a REALLY tough scan at that. not only was it an amano scan, which...are incredibly plain, yet detailed and intricate at the same time, but it was one that was even more so than usual.
i loved the scan, but working with it was tough, especially concidering the guidlines given.
you can check the derka website for that. and i suggest you do before giving a single comment, because if you don't know the guidlines, you won't understand why i did what i did.

i saw the scan, and after a few days of thinking "oh crap", i came up with this idea. day vs. night.
the scan showed the male character with the stars on his cape, so thats where that came from. i originally didn't want to chop up the scan like i did since i'm kinda against it, but in order for it to work, i had no choice. so i chopped it up and moved it around. and parts that were added were taken from other amano scans to keep the style. anything else was only alterations such as lighting effects, and level adjustments and the likes.

now, i edited it quite a bit. same general idea, but i took some suggestions from tate, shinn, highknees, and others and worked on it a bit. so thanks guys for your help.

oh yeah, and the text under the main text is from a poem by Sidney Lanier titled "night and day" the stanza i used is the following:
"The innocent, sweet Day is dead.
Dark Night hath slain her in her bed.
O, Moors are as fierce to kill as to wed!
-- Put out the light, said he. "

i thought it fit nicely :3
anyways, thats my entry, and good luck to the others in the derka competition this circuit :3

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  1. sukie Jan 07, 2006

    wow.. this looks really good! i love your style!~

  2. trinigirl524 Jan 07, 2006

    what a unique wallpaper, i like the concept of having light and day divided like that. overall wonderful work ^^ everything blends nicely.

  3. DREAM Jan 07, 2006

    initial scan can be found at MT as well: see here

    well i believe you changed the text [poem] as i can now read it.
    merci for that. still i feel your wallpaper would be better served sans text..

    note: kalicodreamz, perhaps you could consider joining the upcoming Amano walling competition: Arete if you have the time.

    + favs

  4. cyd84 Jan 08, 2006

    Very original usage of the scan...you did a good job filling in the background to fit the rearranging you did...like the idea overall- a non-cliche version of the contrasting theme
    I wish you had brought out the color of the dress from the scan a little bit more just because the night part color is so rich...but it's not bad the way it is
    I have to agree with Dream that the text doesn't seem that necessary
    I do like your choice of title font but perhaps in a smaller size or different location?
    don't think the quote is really necessary...especially with such a detail-filled wall...(I do like your choice of words though)
    Really nice Amano wall overall...fits with his style

  5. phamthuha Jan 08, 2006

    Beautiful vector work ^_^ Your always amazing! Fav from me for sure >_<

  6. candy-chan Retired Moderator Jan 08, 2006

    text looks better :)
    as for the rest you already know what I think about it

  7. nolove Jan 09, 2006

    wow wow wow, that's really awesome wallie >.<. night and day yeah that's meaningful so much >__<, sosososo wonderful wallie

  8. OracleAngel Retired Moderator Jan 10, 2006

    Very original wall of prowess and majesty.. night and day battle and dont cancel each other out to make this wall unique among others.... Lovely job Kalico...hope ya win! :P

  9. jinhui Jan 10, 2006

    cool good job unique

  10. bluSake Retired Moderator Jan 12, 2006

    It's gorgeous XD Love how you've rearranged everything to create a very original composition, and a very striking one too; the contrast of dark and light is especially dramatic. The sunlight in the day half is truly beautiful, and the stars in the night half are a really nice touch. Hm...I think the moon looks a bit rough, texture-wise, but, other than that, I'm in love with it. Thank you!

  11. cyd84 Feb 03, 2006

    Hehe...back to add this to my favs

  12. markjo Feb 26, 2006

    I really do miss the best things when I'm not around...
    For me it's flawless - I really can't find anything wrong with it. I absolutely love the way you put the two parts of the scan together, contrasting day and night. Goes to my favourites and on my desktop at once!

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