FLCL Wallpaper: Construction//Rinse Cycle

Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Gainax, FLCL Wallpaper
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Mangaka Gainax Studio FLCL Series

1280x960 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

This was one that I've been working on for a while after wanting to try something different. It's yet another screen capture (and very painful v_v) vector from FLCL episode 1. It can be found here.

This scene particularly stood out to me as I have always admired Rickenbacker's line of awesome-tone basses (as I am a bass player myself). They're pretty much known worldwide as the staple of American music (along with Fender) from the 60's thru the 80's (which is probably why GAINAX decided that they would use it :P).

I moderately based the Haruka vector on the screenshot (you'll notice some differences, most notably, the absence of the strap and lock), and then vectored the background from some stock images that I collaged together. If I forgot to mention before, the vector took a long time. :P

After coloring, I brushed and lightly shaded the edges with the brush and smudge tool to get that messy/vintage look. Lots of work, but the important thing is... I'm still alive! ^_^


Chosen by jasmine and belmikry

originality and clean vectoring come together in this fantastic wallpaper- monochromatic really gives it a 'punch', and the composition is fluid as well as balanced. Hard work pays off!

Proposed by jasmine and highlighted by belmikry.

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  1. candy-chan Retired Moderator Feb 09, 2006

    God I'm so lazy to comment but I figured it was a bit mean to fav and not say anything when you don't even have one comment on MT (happens too oftent o me)
    I'm quite glad this got highlighted on AP because we can see you put a lot of effort into it. The vector may be jagged it doesn't stop the colorscheme to stand out as an original aspect, and probably the best of the wall. The CGing is nice and is out of the oridinary IMO though it could use maybe a bit more work to smoothen out the "finger smudges" that the fearfull smudge tool leaves.the text is lovely addition, as well as the bg

  2. evilsesshomaru Feb 09, 2006

    Very nice scan! I really love Bass and Bassists

  3. Chloe Retired Moderator Feb 09, 2006

    I saw this on AP, and I must say, it really deserved the highlight ;)
    The detail is awesome, and the shading is just... wow. All in all, excellent job!

  4. sama-sama Feb 15, 2006

    absolutely perfect *¬*

  5. Lore589 Feb 15, 2006

    Magnificent, thats what I have to say. In many ways it is very original haruka was my favorite character in the series and if anything the view you've given us is quite unique.

  6. sodic Feb 15, 2006

    esta muy buena la imagen, me gusta el efecto que da el dibujo,muy bien echo

  7. SpottedCat Mute Member Feb 15, 2006

    I have a guitar. Nice wall.

  8. LilLaoRyo704 Feb 15, 2006

    Quote by Chloe-chanI saw this on AP, and I must say, it really deserved the highlight ;)
    The detail is awesome, and the shading is just... wow. All in all, excellent job!

    same here, it looks soo cool, like chloe-chan said, the detial and shading looks so great, nice job

  9. pandr Feb 16, 2006

    I have a guitar too, I thing this is the perfect wallpaper for the moment, for me......

  10. pinkisumi Feb 16, 2006

    i think that it's really cool wallpaper

  11. Terayama Feb 17, 2006

    oh i love this! *yeah*
    this is soo cool!

  12. ErisAsakawa16 Feb 18, 2006

    It's Haruko! Cool pic.

  13. Arcticwarfare Feb 18, 2006

    This reminds me of an old friend.. Im quite drawn to it, I like it alot!

  14. DayBreak Feb 18, 2006

    Eh? whats with this?
    Not that much favs or comments on this amazing wallpaper?
    I love it how you added shadings that wasnt even in the screencap.
    Another unique thing about this flcl wallpaper that sticks out like a sore thumb from others, is the color scheme. FLCL is usually protrayed as a funky show.
    But this... i dunno. Its just awsome.

  15. euna Retired Moderator Feb 18, 2006

    oh wow... awesome vector.
    it's brilliant. it's really different, but geez, it looks perfect.
    i also think the smudgy shading is just great. really well done.
    it's flawless. btw, good on you for changing outline thickness in places (i'm too lazy to do that xD)
    great wall. worth every bit of the highlight. *fav*

  16. deaddly Feb 19, 2006

    nice stuff keep up the good work

  17. Devildude Feb 19, 2006

    without a doubt, this is indeed one of the better wallpapers that demanded attention, simply because of how artistic, how special it is, you can almost feel that bass playing from the picture, it sucks you in and as if by some force, it makes a desktop so artistic and inspiring, everything is clean, the color scheme is maginificient and cool, unlike no other, just the feeling of this alone on my desktop can feel like a flow of water...very smooth and it just goes so well with it all. great job.

  18. fudgeCake Feb 19, 2006

    i saw that at AP. wo....there sure is allot of wallies that end up here and there....jeeze. this is one of my fav. pic. the angle of how the pic. is great it really looks good and the coloring. its not at all brite and stuff

  19. ScribbleKitty Feb 21, 2006

    I love it. The perspective, the color scheme, the detail, everything. That little bit of blue just stands out and comands attention. Beautiful!

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  21. Lythis Feb 23, 2006

    this pic is just AWESOME... nuffsaid. fav.

  22. upheaval325 Feb 23, 2006

    Nice pic...love the guitar XD great effects too

  23. ghemmathebrat May 12, 2006

    trhi si sfucking awsume u know for i know what it like to grip a guitar

  24. Lictor Oct 25, 2006

    Its a great pic! Nice close up. I love FLCL. The first time i saw it i fell in love with it.

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