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Sister Princess Wallpaper: On Nature's Touch

Naoto Tenhiro, Sister Princess, Haruka (Sister Princess) Wallpaper

1024x768 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

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Materials:

-Haruka scan from 'The Art of Sister Princess' artbook, by Naoto Tenhiro

-Flowers image, taken from TrekEarth (http://www.trekearth.com)

-Cliff photograph, also taken from TrekEarth (http://www.trekearth.com)

Software:

-Adobe Photoshop CS

Others:

-28 layers used.

-Around 15 hours time spent, spanned in 3 days (due to homeworks, college tasks, and other things offline :) )

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Another Sister Princess wallpaper from me; this time featuring Haruka. The idea of this wall can be traced back years ago, when I read an article in a magazine. The story told about a man in my country, who (if I don't mistake it) created paintings using embossed metal-plates. The metal plate is embossed following the sketch he created, and then the painting be done using airbrushes...

...I think that it's an interesting technique :D. Actually, years later I remembered about that article, and then the idea of it popped into my mind: "hey, let's try to 'translate' that method into Photoshop, something may (or may not) work out..."

So here this pic goes. At first I planned to place Suzuka Asahina (from anime 'Suzuka') in this pic. However, along the way I found out that it might be better to place Haruka instead, so... there she goes in this pic. @_@

First, I composed the layout and the pic's color comps. This takes around few minutes -- though, on the road, those two got changes and improvements.

Now the matter is to create the 'embossing canvas' aforementioned. All the images (Haruka's scan and the nature-photographs) looks flat and won't do well as-is. I tried to overcome this by combining usage of filter > stylize > emboss, stylize > find edges, and (of course) the 'blending options' > 'bevel and emboss' on the images. At least, the canvas then seem to have more 'depth'.

After that... there came other problem. The stock images are photographs; they wouldn't blend well with the anime-like Haruka-scan! o_0 So I had to retouch them all to minimize the photograph-like details. It also took time, though at last I feel that I've made them blending well on the pic.

Note: that was also subjective :).

OK then. After that the pic is about to be completed; did some minor adjustments, and voila -- this picture popped out safely. :D

Well, that's it. Comments and inputs are welcome. ;)

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Ps:

Sorry for the small size; I actually planned to work on at least 1280x960 -- but the materials are too small -_-. Can't really help it, either...

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Comments

  1. eternallegend Sep 28, 2006

    the flowers in the front look nice and add a nice touch to your wall XD the white faded border adds an interesting effect to your wall :) the background seems a bit too real but it could just be me ^_^' overall you composed a lovely wall ^^

  2. asinine Sep 28, 2006

    Lol took me a long time to recognise Haruka XD.. geez it has been a long time since i saw sisters princess XD

    Well i agree with eternallegend to some point... the backgroud need some major fixing.. it looks a tad bit too real but then on an offset... it looks ugly and eyesore to the eyes... well and i think maybe lightening the wall a little more would make the wallpaper look better :)

  3. 09Chiaki09 Sep 28, 2006

    Um...i find the scan a lil blurry. But hey that's a very creative idea for your bg. It might be a lil bit real but i find it ok. Your bg reminds me of chinese paintings.
    Great job in the flowers, maybe you can vector them but it'll take forever. ><
    Overall, great job! The bevelle is an interesting effect, i reckon that you add in more depths. ^^ Pls dun mind my critiques ya! I'll be glad to help if i can, but i'm not a good waller myself. XD

  4. mirkoemir Sep 28, 2006

    This is an excelent Wallpaper ... I like the line-art, it's just mmm... remarked or something, the background is very well done, and the flower are beautiful. Congratulations. FAV!

  5. yurael Feb 06, 2009

    very very cute.......very colorful background and nice haruka ^^

  6. crimson-blue Jan 24, 2010

    Cool...it's so cute and beauty...
    nope...it's mix of all beauty, cute, elegant, pretty...and etc!...
    damn!...I really like this one!..
    thx for sharing it!

  7. veibkreuz Mute Member Apr 07, 2010

    Awesome! I really like this. Thanks XD

  8. melkan Mar 03, 2011

    c?nh ??p l?m, b?n l

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