Tales From Earthsea Wallpaper: Tales from Earthsea: Welcoming the Dragon

Studio Ghibli, Tales From Earthsea Wallpaper
Studio Ghibli Studio Tales From Earthsea Series,OVA

1920x1200 Wallpaper

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A wallpaper from Ged no Senki/Tales from Earthsea, the latest Ghibli film. I found the scan of the dragon and wanted to wall it, because dragons are one of my favorite mythical creatures (blending my fascination with flying with my fascination with snakes, I think.) At first this was a really boring Mage Summons Magic In Field of Grass At Nighttime With Dragon and was utterly craptacular. Remembering that a recent issue of Computer Arts Showcase magazine had a tutorial on engraving, I decided to try and use that technique to create the feeling of old-style maps, where "DRAGONS BE HERE" inhabit murky mountaintops. It must have taken me 20 tries to get the sceneric into a decent looking engraving. While searching for some pretty scrollwork to place the text in I found a great stock of an actual scroll from Stock Exchange that I leveraged into the wallpaper as well, so it really does feel like a 1500s map. (I did manage to find some lovely scrollwork stock, by the way. It was on a map of Wisconsin. Go fig.)
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  1. Criox Jun 06, 2006

    Hiya Tama! Wow! Just for your info I love dragons and this wallie of yours caught my eyes. *Anicent drawings* Very good concept. I totally love it. =)

  2. flyindreams Jun 06, 2006

    Lovely :D Brown tones look great, and the stock manipulation is wonderful. The dragon rocks XD I'm looking forward to the movie for sure!

  3. pana Jun 06, 2006

    luv what u did with this
    nice idea to incorporate the scroll into this piece
    like the brown tones as well (dont think this piece would suit it being colored in this context)
    well done

  4. KorganoS Jun 06, 2006

    I've been eagerly waiting for this Ursula K. Le Guin anime adaptation. I'm sure it wil be as great or maybe greater than the rest of Ghibli's works. And for this wallpaper I just can say one thing: your imagination is limitless indeed, Tama. :D I want your brain! XD rofl....
    Great job.

  5. quantixar Jun 06, 2006

    Wow. Exeptionally well made to look like a scroll. Good job!

  6. ganstamonica Jun 06, 2006

    Dragons! XD
    I love what you did with putting a scroll in here.
    It looks great, Tama!

  7. Elves Jun 07, 2006

    That looks like a very realistic old scroll. Nice work getting the browns in the scroll to look authentic. Maybe a touch more wear and tear could be added to make it look really old. :) I'd like to suggest a darker wood grain for the background table(?) the scroll is lying on. That way there would be more of a distinction between the scroll and the wood. I didn't even realize there was wood in the wallpaper until I looked at the full version.
    Great job encorporating an anime into an ancient reality of earth. I like the wall, kudos on getting a new technique down as well.

  8. sekhmet11 Jun 10, 2006

    This is amazing. It looks like an artifact from the middle ages. VERY well done. Added it to my favourites.

  9. animefairy Jun 13, 2006

    This is very cool! I love the brown colors and the dragon looks very beautifl! ^_^

  10. thagame Jun 20, 2006

    Wow ur simply a GREAT artist!
    No exageration( i specially like Minitokyo.Anime.Wallpapers.Noein Wireframe, simply awsome :) ! )

  11. N9e1 Jun 27, 2006

    Wow what a beautiful ancient scroll~~~ I love this magnificent dragon and the layout of this wallie~~~
    Great job! Thank you for sharing! ^_^ *fav*
    I can't wait to see this latest Ghibli film~~~

  12. schellen Aug 21, 2009

    It really looks antique. And I also like dragons.

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