Gankutsuou Wallpaper: Gankutsuou: We Were Lovers

Gonzo, Gankutsuou, Eugenie Danglars, Albert de Morcerf Wallpaper
Gonzo Studio Gankutsuou Series Eugenie Danglars Character Albert de Morcerf Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

A Gankutsuou wall without floofy floral patterns? What gives? Well, dare to be different, I always say. I downloaded the scan because I was always fond of the Eugenie/Albert relationship, and as I began to trace it I noticed the outlines were thick and dynamic, almost like a painting. So instead of the typical over-the-top frills, I decided to use a much different style - Art Nouveau. I've been meaning to make some more walls in the Nouveau style (I had two recently that never got anywhere) and decided that it would be a good fit - after all, The Count of Monte Cristo is a French novel and Art Nouveau was a mainly European art movement, with a good portion of it in France. I based the framing on Alphonse Mucha's style of framing, tracing over several of his posters. To keep with that poster feel I didn't add any extra detail, just some textures to give that paperish poster feeling. Sadly, I didn't get to use gradient mesh on the characters to get the shading. I have another gradient mesh project that's a lot more intense than this image, so I figured for expediency's sake, Gaussian blurs would work just as well. (Except Illustrator does weird stuff to anything blurred past 20 pixels. Just so you know.)
Title based on the opening theme.
More resolutions at DA! Desktop Anime. This was actually the first wall in which I planned for all 3 (widescreen, 4x3 and 5x4) resolutions in the design of the frame. You'll note that the frame cuts off in just the right places for each size without any bleed over. That took some thinking to do, let me tell you!
For Candy-chan, my Art Nouveau comrade-in-arms.

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  1. bromithia Retired Moderator Apr 20, 2006

    I love how this piece turned out, Tama. The colors are just perfectly fitting for the overall image, and you did a wonderful job of cleaning the image up. The textures aren't too heavy or too small, and the text is a really nice pick. There is nothing else to say but great job!

  2. black7shoes Apr 20, 2006

    this is a really nice wallpaper. usually the red theme doesn't go over with me to well, but here it really seems to suit the mood. I also think that the red brings out the guys jacket(sorry i dont no his name). *adds to favourites*

  3. dianas Apr 20, 2006

    i like it..^^..the shade of red that you have used is great ;)
    + fav from me, Gankutsuou is one of my fav anime

  4. animefairy Apr 20, 2006

    Wow...amazing job, Tama-neko! :) It's so romantic and sweet! And as delicate as a lover's heart. I love the red you put into the wall. It reminds me so much of love. >_< Keep it up, tama! ^_^

  5. shiningdays Apr 21, 2006

    yaaaaaay Gankutsuou ftw :D

    as per usual, wonderful, tama. you have a knack for composition.

    I'ts a bit too.. red? for me though? rather; the shades of red seem a bit bright on my monitor. a wonderful, interesting scan walled in a wonderful, interesting way.

  6. LeeAnn Apr 21, 2006

    so romantic..
    the colors fit well..
    the design makes it look like a wedding invitation..

  7. euna Retired Moderator Apr 22, 2006

    This is great. I love the way it turned out - all pink and red XD
    I feel like I'm looking at a fairytale opening. XD
    Well, lemme just say, wonderful vector work as usual.
    The colours and texture go really well here. Great wallpaper!

    PS - how the heck do you use gradient mesh tool? I could never work out how gradients work on Illustrator =_="

  8. Kuwanger Apr 30, 2006

    How unusual! :D

  9. markjo May 01, 2006

    A brilliant idea of combining the Gankutsuou art with the lush and highly stylised background. Mucha is not my favourite Art Nouveau artist (it's Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec with his great Moulin Rouge posters) but his style fits here perfectly.

  10. MapleRose Retired Moderator Nov 07, 2006

    ooh Art Nouveau! nice design on the border. I also like the colour scheme :)

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