Mushishi Wallpaper: Mushishi: Father and Son

Yuki Urushibara, Artland, Mushishi Wallpaper
Yuki Urushibara Mangaka Artland Studio Mushishi Series

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

More Mushishi fun. I liked this scan ever since I saw it, because of the brushed style and the really simple, heartwarming feeling that the father-son relationship gives off. The background is based off of Hasui Kawase (1883-1957)'s woodblock print, "Fuji from Matsubaara at Miho" because it had the fishing boats and the ocean. I transformed it from ukiyo-e to a much simpler one-color calligraphic brush style to match with the characters. The "scribble and tweak" effect of Illustrator proved to be very useful in this regard. Photoshop was used to add the texture, scanned from some handmade paper. I kept it one color, although I may consider coloring it later, but I like the effect it has right now. The Japanese text "Oyako" means "Parent and Child" or in this case, "Father and Son."
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  1. HaWaIIofHoaI Jun 29, 2006

    yay! first comment! hahaha. such a dork-like myspace thing to do. anywho, love the wallpaper. it is very serene and it leans on the more traditional side of japanese culture while still retaining a japanese look. keep up the good work. =)

  2. shiningdays Jun 29, 2006

    Seriously Tama. i love you, and i'm digging your Mushishi-walling craze here. Another stylish vector from you <3 you captured the style perfectly.

  3. candy-chan Retired Moderator Jun 30, 2006

    told you mushishi was great :3

  4. euna Retired Moderator Jul 02, 2006

    not getting enough attention this wallpaper... *sighs*
    lovely wallpaper tama. i like how you kept it monotonous and old-ish paper-like. It really suits the style of the wall. Looks great. Nice vectoring too.

  5. kayurachan Retired Moderator Jul 08, 2006

    Omg... Must absolutely fav.
    I spent a lot of time on Ukio-e books and paintings... and you made me remember those times with this awesome piece of art. I agree with eunasahng, this wall deserves more than 12 favs!
    You did a great job on Fujisan... oh, my. This Is Japan!
    Great job Tama-Neko! More like this please T_T

  6. markjo Jul 16, 2006

    A great wallpaper, a lot like an old, monochromatic painting on a papyrus. Nice choice of the scan and setting - fits the style of the wallaper very much.

  7. aznprianime Jul 19, 2006

    wow a very lovley scan. the setting ad color is perfect

  8. audishah Jul 19, 2006

    such a sweet wallie^^ love it!

  9. animefairy Aug 09, 2006

    Wow...what an awesome and cool wall! I've never seen anything like this before. It's so original and bg is so cool, like a old story. XO I love the golden and white colors! It's so simple, but so creative! ^^ Keep it up and thanks for sharing, tama-neko!

  10. paintmearainbow Dec 01, 2006

    Quote by candy-chantold you mushishi was great :3

    Yes, it is!

    Quote by Tama-NekoMore Mushishi fun.

    Haha XD Anyway, the wallie is smply breathtaking! It really seems as if the whole thing is a woodblock print. You have done a really marvelous job making this wallie -beams- Great job!

  11. WWLAOS Jun 07, 2007

    Beautiful overall appearance, going with that classic papyrus feel again. You pull it off very well. I love the scenery, especially rendered in this style...it just looks so cool. The father and son add the "aww" factor, but I'm more impressed that they're going fishing. I know, it's a "common" thing, but I've got such great memories of fishing with my own father...

    Dangit...now I have to go fund this "Mushishi" thing and see it for myself. You've made such incredible wallpapers featuring it, it's got to be awesome.

  12. kunousama Jan 01, 2008

    looks almost like an ukiyo-e style image.

  13. avenger667 Jan 02, 2010

    Nice picture!
    Thanks for sharing

  14. Faelnirv Mar 28, 2010

    .. .great picture..thanks much for sharing it with us. ..

  15. diamand32 Jan 07, 2011

    this image is so sweet , i love it. Thank you!

  16. jza03000571 Jan 28, 2011

    this old japaneses drawing is awesome!thank you for sharing it!~

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