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Dark Craibe Wallpaper: Dark Craibe - Letort Nouveau

Kaim Tachibana, Dark Craibe, Letort Wallpaper
Kaim Tachibana Mangaka Dark Craibe Series Letort Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

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For Candy-chan and Gideon, fellow Art Nouveau wallers-in-crime ;)
The original art was already done in Art Nouveau style, and has been my favorite image of Letort for years. It's about time I actually walled it. Plus, Letort is hawt. Hawt guys on my desktop, mmmmMmm!
I extracted Letort probably several months ago, but never got anywhere with the framing. I found it again recently so I decided to actually finish it this time. The top frame is based off the scan, extended horizontally, which gave me the perfect place to put the title. The frames on the sides were based off of artworks by Alphonse Mucha. The various overlays of forest use stocks from Stock Exchange, and were selected to match the original scan.
The original scan is a rather odd combination of green framing and purple Letort. That's because Letort's colors are dark blue and purple, but I didn't like that combination in this wall so I used several layers of selective color to make his clothing green and yellow.
Texture for that good ol' oldtime feel, and to blend the scan and framing together.
The hardest part about using Art Nouveau framing is getting the thing to look decent on 16x10, 4x3 and 5x4. I used the same technique for my last Nouveau-styled wall (Gankutsuou/We Were Lovers) by using 3 sets of frames, each one adding to the horizontal size of the finished piece.
More resolutions! (In other words: stop complaining!)
Inspired by: Art Nouveau in general, but Candy-chan's been walling a bunch of Nouveau lately.


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  1. Susan-chan Oct 06, 2006

    i know my comment is not so imaginative, but it"s very beautiful, i like how u managed to replenish the scan! also a nice color choice~ and of course a quality submisson~

  2. Cheza1982 Oct 06, 2006

    Very nice wall. Like the art noveau style a lot.
    Good that you changed the colors of his clothes, it looks much better with this colors as the original one.
    The background is adorable. Great work on this.
    Must have been hard to made it.
    Over all a wonderful piece of artwork.

  3. euna Retired Moderator Oct 06, 2006

    That's lovely. I gotta say the colours and the framework is simply perfect.
    Also, those textures sure bring back the old memories. =D
    I love how the frames look like those coloured window panes. Great wally tama.

  4. MidnightHeiress Oct 06, 2006

    i just love this style of artwork :D
    And you did a good decision in changing the colour cause it looks greater with milder colours :D

  5. Chloe Retired Moderator Oct 07, 2006

    I absolutely love the frame, very nicely done. Love the colors and the textures work well. Great job!

  6. candy-chan Retired Moderator Oct 07, 2006

    zomgartnouveau<3
    Those frames are really nice, and you did a great job incorporating the ones on the sides. Blending, texturing and forest thing are all good. Allthough I would have liked to see more random swirls around the hot dude, and maybe a wider palette of colours (art nouveau is originally always more colourful than we remember)
    damn I like those eagles XD

  7. MadoshiKurefu Retired Moderator Oct 07, 2006

    I'm in love with this wallpaper. ^^

  8. MapleRose Retired Moderator Oct 07, 2006

    ah I love the art nouveau style. What I like the most is the textures in the background. It fits with the scan and patterns so perfectly :) it kinda reminds me of a marble mural or a tapestry. good choices on the thicker outlines too ^___^

    nice work!

  9. markjo Oct 07, 2006

    While the choice of colouring has definitely caught my eye, I think I like the best the effect you managed to obtain in the background with the forest images.

  10. DREAM Oct 10, 2006

    actually the artists name is : Alfons Maria Mucha
    for some unknown reason he is generally incorrectly referred as Alphonse.

    what i wouldnt give to see a wall of Mucha's "the Moon" or Aubrey Vincent Beardsley's "Peacock skirt" or any work of Mikhail Aleksandrovich Vrubel's.

    I could die I say- i could die.

  11. ayaki Oct 13, 2006

    o_O
    The frames are awesome. the details!~
    I can't find anything that i don't like here.
    excellent job.

  12. animefairy Oct 29, 2006

    Wow...I love the cool designs in this wall! Amazing colors too! ^^ This anime looks like Magic Knight Rayearth. I really love it! Keep it up and thanks for sharing! ^^

  13. WWLAOS Jun 07, 2007

    Hmm...very pretty. It really stands out, and I love the work you did on the fancy border/frame. Also, great work on the color scheme, the changes you made to the original scan look terrific.

  14. beyondmeasure Dec 19, 2007

    Noveau forever!

    Neko forever!

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