RahXephon Wallpaper: Melismatic

BONES, RahXephon, Reika Mishima Wallpaper
BONES Studio RahXephon Series Reika Mishima Character

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

This was my entry for the challenge of the Crimson Orchestra versus the Foundation.
the winner was us :D
the crimson orchestra.

basically, the rules of the battle can be seen in this thread:

my idea was at first to recreate the feel of the painting from the series. but then i decided...not to. don't remember why, just didn't. so i went for a theme with the red, red-orange and orange, and made my wall based around that.
also, i gave the scan a major reCG basically doing half of her skirt, half of her hair and some of her legs. drawing it all from my head x_x
so, thats about it i guess.
oh yeah, melismatic means:
several notes sung on one syllable: a decorative phrase or passage in vocal music, especially one in which one syllable of a plainsong text is sung to a melodic sequence of several notes

Thanks to all the members of my army for all their help, advice, and doing a kickass job under some tough restrictions.
<3 <3 <3 <3


Chosen by markjo and euna

This is a beautiful scenic grunge wallpaper by kalico. It's bold and eye-catching. Kalico has done well with grunge, colour scheme, CG, perspective and blur in the right combinations. Beautiful work kalico!

Proposed by markjo and highlighted by euna.

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  1. markjo Jul 07, 2006

    Really bold colours and an exceptionally good use of perspective. I particularly like the sun which looks like it was consisitng of several geysers or hot lava waterfalls...

  2. bromithia Retired Moderator Jul 07, 2006

    :D I like the grunge work, and the colors are really nice as well. Like always, beautiful turn out Kalico.

  3. eternallegend Jul 08, 2006

    nice wall, i like the composition of the background, the colours you used blend well together ^^

  4. evol_kimchi Jul 08, 2006

    the foreground adds so much to the look and feel of this wall <3
    and you know how proud I am of your re-cg uberness. gorgeous.

  5. sacred-angel Jul 08, 2006

    Totally awsome!I can't find anything I don't like on this wall ^__^ Really good choice for the colours and Mishima-san is such a beautiful chara!I luv the feelings that it gives
    I'm looking forward to more great walls from you kalico-san :)

  6. Boko Jul 08, 2006

    yes, very well made!

    The colors match perfectly and the use of the foreground is more than nice ^^

  7. euna Retired Moderator Jul 08, 2006

    Brilliant wallpaper. I love it!
    You did a really good job with the colours and grunge. We don't see a lot of scenic grunge these days... I really like your blur effect and the jupiter-type planet. Looks great. *fav + highlight*

    PS - nice CG as well.

  8. phamthuha Jul 09, 2006


    The best of best I have ever seen from ya is this one, Kalico-san ^_^ I love love this >__< The girl is SO PRETTY >__<! God I can't stop my words now T_T

    Yep my fav ^_^ And we now of coz will win the contest :nya:

  9. nolove Jul 09, 2006

    that is amazing wallpaper. beautiful scenery with grunge and mystic color, that's amazing you redraw the scan that much >.< totally adorable work o_0

  10. gabri3la Jul 09, 2006

    cool wall i realy like the BG , great job !
    + fav

  11. Firemace Jul 09, 2006

    Woot ! Crimson skies ! Cool Wallpaper ! I feel the emotional waves emitting from it. That's a very splendid job on that Textarea you do there. Thk you so much for making it. =D

  12. mikko87 Jul 09, 2006

    wonderfull wallpaper, i like it soo much, iv'e never watched that anime but the wallpapers so wonderful thats why it caught my attention ^^ great job! (thumbs up)

  13. quantixar Jul 09, 2006

    Beautiful wallie with such wonderful colors. The bg's awesome! Great work!

  14. Elves Jul 10, 2006

    That's a really neat perspective. I appreciate the blurred leaves in the foreground, it brings so much depth. Nice work CGing the parts you did (since I didn't even notice it had been done). I like the balance of colors as well. Great job!

  15. Skyneth Jul 10, 2006

    Very beautiful wallie. The colours are cool. ^^

  16. Revan Retired Moderator Jul 10, 2006

    The work on the scan is awesome, it seems as if it was painted in watercolor :o

    I just love how moody this wall is.

  17. Nucleous Jul 11, 2006

    I love this wallpaper the mood is so dramatic and I love dramatic scences like these!

    This is probably the best Rah-Xephon wallpaper I have seen to date and will take more than talent to surpass this the insight was way beyond anything I have seen!

    Thanks sooo much for this wallpaper will be my wallpaper for some time to come!

    The use of colours and blur really sets this wallpaper apart from others!

    Thanks again!

  18. armac Jul 11, 2006

    nice wallpaper, i like the colours you used and the scene is very good too.
    keep it up

    merged: 07-12-2006 ~ 03:20am
    you did such a wonderful job on this piece.
    i love hand drawn stuff and to see talent like this is wonderful.

  19. perlox Jul 12, 2006

    ooo, nice work. very good wall.

  20. catreroth Jul 12, 2006

    Very pretty, a very cool art indeed. The colors fit the whole jupiter concept perfectly, also the leaves in the first layer look great. Congratulations on a very good job, and thanks for chosing RahXephon, one of my favorites.

  21. stefytzu Jul 12, 2006


  22. mirkoemir Jul 14, 2006

    This is an amazing Art work ... The complete scene is just perfect stand ... and the colours that you chose, are beautiful. Congratulations ... FAV!

  23. sailorchiron Jul 14, 2006

    This is really nice. I like the out of focus stuff in front of her. You did a great job on the character. I also like the weird stuff in the bg, it goes with the feel of the series. This melisma is obviously from a mad scene...kinda weird but absolutely beautiful.

  24. mystvearn Jul 16, 2006

    Some people would not notice the leaves/branches in front of the character, even though its well made.

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