Paradise Kiss Wallpaper: Needlework

Ai Yazawa, Madhouse, Paradise Kiss, Yukari Hayasaka, George Koizumi Wallpaper
Ai Yazawa Mangaka Madhouse Studio Paradise Kiss Series Yukari Hayasaka Character George Koizumi Character

1280x1024 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

hmmm. the one lingering thought i have after making this wall is that George would never use such a rough fabric :P.

This is one of those walls where a really cool concept pops into your head and then you have to wait patient ly to find the right scan for it. In this case, this was the right scan. I wasn't sure if i could create a realistic-looking "stitching" effect, and truthfully, i'm not happy with it even now but the wall felt done, so i let it rest.

The "stitching" was all done by hand, with me, the 1px round brush and 400% magnification. It didn't take nearly as long as you'd think it would, either - i had George and Yukari done within the afternoon. The ParaKiss words are my own writing, scanned in for this purpose.

Lots and lots of stock came from sxc.hu. I've been working on this from Friday lunchtime 'till about now, listening to Outkast's "Roses" Enjoy~

Btw guys, trust me - full view on this one.


Chosen by bromithia and euna

Highly original and creative. The stitches are almost realistic, and very well done for what would have been a tedious job to do. Great choice of colours and style as well. This is a wonderful wallpaper. Well done shiningdays! Keep it up!

Proposed by bromithia and highlighted by euna.

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  1. fuyuu Jun 18, 2006

    Splendid. +fav :)

  2. Yina Jun 18, 2006

    I wish i could propose this one for highlight x__x
    wow.. I'm loving it to death xDD
    the idea and excecution are amazing *__*
    and I've never seen such a wallpaper before!
    ahhh *turns into kyaaa-girlie-mode* x__x

  3. bromithia Retired Moderator Jun 18, 2006

    Really oriignal and well made. Great job..

    :D I'm surprised it isn't getting more attention!

  4. Siri Jun 18, 2006

    lol what a wonderful idea for a paradise kiss wallpaper
    to be honest i couldnt even see the image at first in the thumbnail
    i just clicked on it because i loved the colour scheme! XD
    any way this was really innovative and pretty

  5. euna Retired Moderator Jun 20, 2006

    Extremely original and creative. Lovely use of stock, colours and textures. It's a fabulous wallpaper which deserves A LOT. *highlighted*

  6. Nighteyes Jun 20, 2006

    Of the most original and creative works I've seen so far....definately a fav

  7. keevang Jun 20, 2006

    gosh wow it really looks real! ><
    great work! ^^

  8. PAche Jun 20, 2006

    it a really unique wallpaper...i never even thought of having a stitching in such a situation! XD and i must say, that scan you picked was excellent, very "old england", fits a stictching on a hanky very well.

    but what i don't like is that...there is little contrast in general.and so when everything blends in, my eye gets confused where to go and the stitching, which personally i think should be given the most attention, loses to the rose petals(or whatever flower petals those are).also, the petals are not really randomly distributed, so it seems like someone purposely dropped them just around the stitching, and that makes the whole picture less natural and takes away some of the charm.the stitching also somehow doesnt flow with the folds of the cloth.plus, the stitch and cloth seems apart...maybe because of what i meantioned earlier, the folding and all, but probably also because of other reasons :\

    but hey, to do what you did?its really original and intrigueing.actually, because the colours were so close, i didnt notice the stitching in the thumbnail XD and don't worry about my criticism. if you get irritated by it, console yourself with the knowledge that i cannot produce such intricate pieces like this ^_^' i'll lose patience, or i don't even have the skill to do it.yet. <3

  9. Yina Jun 20, 2006

    congrats! >__< and cheers! XD

  10. everfall Jun 21, 2006

    very very nice stitching. I absolutely adore it.
    Hehe very great effort so it's going to my fav's

  11. Sabbathiel Jun 21, 2006

    brilliant work! amazing concept and beautifull made, regards!

  12. hemlig4ever Jun 22, 2006

    its really a good theme and it blends so in with the anime.
    Great job!
    fav +

  13. sailorchiron Jun 22, 2006

    Really interesting! I like very original stuff, good work.

  14. shindouhikaru Jun 23, 2006

    Wow... as the others have commented on it. I have the same opinion. Keep up the good work :)


  15. SoyLaTiger Jun 24, 2006

    Omg you got Highlighted! XD Good job.

  16. littlefishyface Jul 01, 2010

    thank you for the image ^~^

  17. locosss01 Oct 29, 2010

    You're always coming up with this crazy ideas! Love them all! XD

  18. yageni May 18, 2011

    It really is a needle work! I love it, thanks again for sharing your stuff!

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