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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Wallpaper: ZGMF-X10A Freedom

Sunrise (Studio), Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Wallpaper

1024x768 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Originally submitted at AnimePaper

Layers: 9
Time spent: Approximately 5 hours - on and off for a few days

The background itself is simply a stock photo that I have used from stock.xchng. However, the original seemed far too real for an anime wallpaper, so I used a blur technique, and a few blending options to retract some of the realism, while maintaining some believability and quality. The first version of the wall had a bright lens flare behind the Gundam which I intended to be the Sun, but it caused a harsh grain on the background, so I had to remove it. Thanks to the Session Zero member for pointing that out to me.

The Gundam gave me the most trouble for this wallpaper. It was rendered fairly well, but when I blended it with duplication and gaussian blur, it caused a purple outline around the character which took quite some time to remove again. Overall, I think it came out pretty nicely.

Finally, the text. The first version of the wallpaper used Impact font, but after some critique, it was changed. Also, the layers were duplicated and then a gaussian blur was added to the bottom layer in order to make it look as it does now. Choosing a colour also proved to be difficult, as I needed to find one that was suitable, between light purple, and blue. I am pretty satisfied with the outcome.

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Comments

  1. gundamzaku Aug 13, 2006

    that,s cool gundam freedom but in van,t not on earth so

  2. Wslasher Aug 14, 2006

    ur concept is great & all but the METEOR unit cannot fly in earth's atmosphere, its just 2 heavy & 4 outspace use only! but great job, im not saying its ugly but its just a bit out of proportion!

  3. Tonyx35 Aug 27, 2006

    I love any Image with the Freedom Gundam :)

  4. epiklady Aug 29, 2006

    something about this bg is very refreshing : D maybe it's the sky

  5. DarkMaster-Evil Sep 03, 2006

    omg O__O Thats uber cool :D its flashy :F

  6. xXKEIXx Sep 07, 2006

    i just love freedom

  7. Animengel Mar 28, 2008

    for freedom faction

  8. hpseverus Jan 27, 2009

    looks cool & very good quality

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