Chimaki Kuori Wallpaper: Welcome Back Moscow

Chimaki Kuori, Sakura Taisen, Maria Tachibana Wallpaper
Chimaki Kuori Mangaka Sakura Taisen Series,Game Maria Tachibana Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

copy/paste from AP

Bloody hell. it's finished. at last. this wall may be the most harrassing one i ever made. i'm honestly happy and relieved this trip in hell ended.

so, the usual lil story behind my wall. I was browsing Atherality gallery when i tumbled on this scan of Maria Tachibana from Sakura Taisen. i fell in love and decided to wall it. how common as a story huh?

Now, the hard part. In fact this wall was like a challenge i put to myself: i wanted to do everything i never really worked on in it. Namely, photo manip, painting, and light effects. i let you judge how it turned out ;)

So, everything is stock photo in here, that i either painted over or textured, except for the posters and the stencils that i created myself. I won't explain you everything i did to arrive to this, but well, just know it was a real pain in the a**.

I have to thanks all the people at Pointless Vandalism for the great feedback they give me all along this wall (edited maybe 8 times)

Ok, enough talk, now you can cast stones at this crappy wall :p
For Mother Russia nostalgics, and people who like to call their friends "comrades" :p


Chosen by flyindreams and candy-chan

This is what you call good use of stock photos. Very well manipulated and excellent lightning. the mood is effective and the USSR theme is quite original. This is a great wall you shouldn't miss

Proposed by flyindreams and highlighted by candy-chan.

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  1. Chloe Retired Moderator Sep 25, 2006

    Commented on AP :P
    Really well done, I still love it.

  2. flyindreams Sep 25, 2006

    XD Yeah it looks good! Love the lighting... and great stock manip ^^

  3. Devilet Sep 25, 2006

    Cool lighting and stock manipulation. I really like this dark atmosphere, everything is quite clean and smooth. I can't think of much to put on, but it looks really good. :)

  4. eternallegend Sep 26, 2006

    wow, amazing :D the background is constructed well XD the lighting is really well done :) i like how you protrayed your wall and you chose an interesting title XD amazing wall ^^

  5. MadoshiKurefu Retired Moderator Sep 26, 2006

    I don't like Sakura Wars but this wallpaper is great!

  6. HaWaIIofHoaI Sep 26, 2006

    it's like one of those kickass agent type things. hahhaa. i can't remember if she was german or russian. O_o

  7. nolove Sep 26, 2006

    that is a speechless wallpaper
    composition ish amazing and the whole scene that you've created is simply wonderful >_<
    havent watched sakura wars but love the idea of this wall :) really meaningful...i guess there's something not really good will happen ouch XD
    anywei great job ^_^

  8. annakee Sep 26, 2006

    jaja. in AP i said that she resembles to balalaika (black lagoon) XD
    well still i think that *lol*

  9. candy-chan Retired Moderator Sep 27, 2006

    omg great wall comrade n_nb

    This is what you call good use of stock photos. Very well manipulated and excellent lightning. the mood is effective and the USSR theme is quite original. This is a great wall you shouldn't miss

  10. Yina Sep 27, 2006

    looks like you redrew the whole scan.. x__x
    and the bg of course as well.
    i dunno what i should say but "wow"
    excellent job on the painting because the stock images don't look like stock images at all.. >__<

  11. DREAM Sep 28, 2006

    the footsteps in the snow is the only weakness here.

    : wondering if mother russia can spare some vodka- im dead out :

    btw- do you happen to have any more conventional sizes of this wall- in say 1600x1200 etc?

    + favs

  12. kitamurazv Sep 28, 2006

    Nice! It's usually tricky to blend anime-like scans into stock photographs -- but you did it really well. I guess your 'pain in the a**' really paid off. Love it! :D

    The overall image reflects the image of USSR: being low-on-light and grainy, with additional snow. The chara's pose also reminds me of Russian female spies in old movies -- but this may be just me, though.

    Everything works well. Fav+ ;)

  13. Semuta Sep 28, 2006

    You know its good wallpaper ^^ Good blending and stock manipulation... Nah, I commented it on AP and i cant say something more.

  14. Bisuketto Sep 30, 2006

    *Pass the vodka comrade*
    The lighting effects and manip have been commented on already, but just wanted to say they are awesome. I also like to comment on the colour, it makes the russian feel. I have a soft spot for russia/ukraine due to family, I like what you have created here.
    I have looked at your other stuff too, it great, I will be watching this space ;)

  15. Angi Retired Moderator Sep 30, 2006

    oooohhh Maria-san
    its sooooo great work!

  16. Miemir Oct 03, 2006

    it would be nice put more detail on the gun^^

  17. wwddaa Mute Member Oct 04, 2006

    This tablecloth does is very good, please make persistent efforts,
    very suitablly works as the tablecloth.

  18. Keishu Oct 05, 2006

    The whole atmosphere you create with the background fits very well with the scan.
    Everything blends wonderful together.
    I also like the "moment", how the lady spies the person. Good job :)!

  19. Kyelor Oct 05, 2006

    oh wow, those stencils are amazing! It must have been so difficult to get the angles and layout right. Great work, especially on the lighting! It creates a great atmosphere. ^_^

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