The Place Promised in Our Early Days Wallpaper: Beyond the Clouds: Dreams of the Universe

Makoto Shinkai, The Place Promised in Our Early Days Wallpaper

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After a week's worth of vacation (and a week's worth of catching up) I'm back with new wallpapers! One of the things I bought on vacation was the Kumo no Mukou soundtrack (gotta love used Japanese bookstores and their awesome prices!) On the CD itself was a silhouette of the Velaciela and the Ezo Tower. I had taken screencaps of the scene where Sayuri is watching the other towers in her dream, intending to wall it, and decided to add the Velaciela element to it. Although it was at first much more detailed, I found I rather liked it better when I reduced it to pure silhouettes, so that your eye is naturally drawn to the tower and Velaciela, just as Sayuri's is in this scene of the movie. The frame is there to separate Sayuri from the other twisted towers because in the film she is trapped in her own tower, and can only gaze at them from a distance. It's this shade of blue because Shinkai seems especially fond of it in his works. As for the title, Sayuri describes the twisted towers as the "dreams of the universe".
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  1. bromithia Retired Moderator Jul 17, 2006

    Cool use of silhouettes in this wallpaper. The soft blue colors really work, too. Tis my new desktop.

  2. aznprianime Jul 17, 2006

    i agree with bromithia. excellent useage XD! very beautiful work

  3. enchantment Jul 17, 2006

    i agree with both anzprianime and bromithia, really nice way of using silhouettes, lovely wall^^

  4. eternallegend Jul 17, 2006

    nice wall, the shades of blue look really good, the way you used the silhouettes look neat ^^

  5. strawberrt Jul 17, 2006

    what a neat wallpaper! i love how you made it so simple, yet totally original. Awesome job!

  6. Bluearth Jul 17, 2006

    Awesome wallpaper :D Your artworks never fail to amaze me =] Graett job :) The buildings(towers?) are lovely :]

  7. kyokujitsu Jul 17, 2006

    Beyond the Clouds ^_^ The movie was really nice. It was especially famous for its beautiful illustrations, and your wall certainly does the movie justice. I love the whole distance look with the endless row of towers, and the title is really nice ^_^ But whatever you might say, I think it's a little too plain. That's just my opinion though. A nice wall nevertheless. Thanks for sharing ^_^

  8. pana Jul 17, 2006

    simple serene wallaper
    nice shades of blue
    not your normal detailed type of wallpaper that we expect from u mate:)

    well done

  9. chubbykitty Jul 17, 2006

    Wow! This is so amazing! I love the color choice you used as well! :o Great work!

  10. Aimee1991 Jul 17, 2006

    very cool ^_^

  11. euna Retired Moderator Jul 18, 2006

    Cool wallpaper tama. This sure is going to cool everyone off this summer. ^^
    It's so simple, but looks great (as all your walls always do). I like the gradient-type effect and the use of blue tones. Looks great!

  12. Arashi-san Jul 18, 2006

    wow this is simple and great ^^
    you will gain a fav from me

    greets Arashi-san

  13. BlueAngel17 Jul 23, 2006

    whoa, this caught my eye at first sight. it's very unique and i love the concept. really, music totally makes some masterpiece, ne? :) keep it up! i looove this! +fav

  14. Aplos Jul 23, 2006

    Nice wallie of a beautiful movie. I like the colors too! Blue is such a calming color!

  15. magicmarkers Jul 24, 2006

    i like the use of the blue

  16. CuteSherry Jul 28, 2006

    A very peaceful looking wall ^_^ Ooopps, does it sound weird to say a wall is "peaceful"? but this is the feeling it gave me when I first saw him :) and blue is my favourite color! Nyah!

  17. animefairy Jul 31, 2006

    So pretty! I love the clouds in the sky! XD Beautiful shades of blue and white! It's such a wonderful sight to see! Keep it up and thanks fro sharing! *adding to favs*

  18. WWLAOS Jun 07, 2007

    Very nice. I like the color gradient, and blue was obviously the perfect color. The silhouetted spires/towers look really good, as does Sayuri.

  19. ZenWolfAngel Feb 17, 2010

    Very cool! Calming to look at, beautiful, and simple yet complex. Love the shades of Blue used! Thanks for sharing.

  20. kmpm Jan 06, 2011

    simple serene wallaper
    nice shades of blue

    merged: 01-06-2011 ~ 04:17pm
    So pretty! I love the clouds in the sky!Thanks for sharing.

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