Kobaneko Wallpaper: View from Above

Kobaneko Wallpaper
Kobaneko Mangaka

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Done for Paint-o-Rama's opening contest.

Meh, I wanted to try out digital painting, so decided to take on this contest. Used candy-chan's tutorial for stock paint-overs.

Scan: wolf girl by yin (since scan is in the "unknown" category, I'm submitting my wall here too)
Valley-thing (found via Google): [link]
Cliff is also found via Google (I didn't save the original though)
Sky is rendered with Terragen. Yes the horizon is slanted, I like it better that way!
Layers: 45 or something

Originally it's all natural-coloured and greeny, but thanks to Chloe-chan's suggestion, adjusted hues to make it fit scan better. You can see my past version and attempts here: First Try at Painting

I tried to add some motion lines, I'm not sure if it looks right or not since I've never done something like that before. And the shadow looks wrong and weird, I know... and the cliff looks too smooth, I tried doing textures and failed miserably and made it look worse, so I took it out. This is also the first time I've attempted to extract anything (I usually vector), so hopefully I managed okay. I tried not to rely so much on the smudge brush... but sadly, I gave in to the temptation a few times...

Also thanks to supermonchi and mickyoko for their help. I tried... but I still can't get it quite right -_-; Ah well, hope I have more luck next time...

Oh yeah, as for the tutorial, it's a whole bunch of screencaps right now, too lazy to put words and stuff and put it together right now... maybe later (much later). Besides, a whole lot of this is trial and error (mostly error -_-; ), not sure how much you'd learn if I did make a tutorial ^_^'

[Edit] Tutorial can be found here.

Woohoo, finally a button to spam with!

No other submissions


  1. Magicalmoonangel Dec 01, 2006

    I like it, it's a kool wallie

  2. kashikosa Dec 01, 2006

    I must admit it... When you asked for help while doing this wall, well I kinda downloaded one of the versions, (not sure the forth or fifth) And set it as my wallpaper. Now, I'm just happy you've finally submitted this work to MT. I think it's gorgeous, now that you added the slight feeling of falling, the fox girl looks more convincing! Thx for sharing!

  3. Kouta-domo Dec 01, 2006

    An interest wall. O_o

  4. moonescape Dec 02, 2006

    Wow! I just like how you composed it. It seems interesting though how the she-wolf is jumping down and the view is nice even though it's a wasteland. Though the picture almost looks like Okami when I see it. :D Well good luck in the contest. ^_^

  5. supermonchi Dec 02, 2006

    Yay it's finished! Looks good, much much much more refined than the first draft. Nice choice of scan and nice background idea, good luck with the contest! ^^

  6. fawna-chan Dec 02, 2006

    Ooo...Looks cool! :D
    Well, you know about the shadows...they're too thin, try making them a bit wider maybe? I really like the foggy stuff you have around and the view is great! Good for a first try at painting. XP

  7. mickyoko Dec 02, 2006

    It's ok for starters to use the smudge tool but as you progress in digital painting you'll prefer blenders in painter, or just use low opacity brushes (dotted or basic round) to achieve your desired look and effect. Smudge tool is often avoided in digital painting for it usually creates blur and reduces texture. Well, good luck on your other works.

  8. EldaLacus92 Dec 02, 2006

    Kyaa. That's really pretty. I can't believe you changed the green scenery to a sandy looking one >.<
    Really pretty :)

  9. eternallegend Dec 03, 2006

    the colour scheme suits her well and i like how everything looks nicely composed :) i like how your wall seems to radiate an atmosphere and the title suits well :D you did a nice job on the painting and i like the interesting way your wall is portrayed XD nice wall ^^

  10. enchantment Dec 03, 2006

    the background looks nicely done :) i love the idea of her falling/jumping down a cliff :D it looks like a long way down XD nice wall~^^

  11. Zoamel Dec 03, 2006

    It's simply beautiful. This calm earth colours are great. And the girl is so elegant. :D
    Also a fantastic work with extaction. Everything is clean and neat.
    + fav
    Keep it up. I love unique works like this one :)

  12. alterlier Dec 10, 2006

    I saw your thread about this wall in the forum and gotta say now it looks just great, the color is my favorite part, considering is only one with several tones, and well how can I miss the painting part guess it looks like is supposed to, but mn....what's up with the huge text?

  13. Odeena Dec 10, 2006

    Digital painting? Nice. Adding it to my favorites right away ;)

  14. burijetto Dec 14, 2006

    Its really nice!

  15. UchihaTaijiya Feb 13, 2007

    Oh wow! This one is just oustanding!
    Lovely! Thanks for sharing it!

  16. moonfire Mar 17, 2007

    nice change in color scheme.. fits her better. good job on the painting too. the bg suits the girl a lot. :)

  17. Alcyndore Feb 05, 2009

    I like the dynamic pose, the soft colours, the great lines. It just flows like a song, natural and free. I like every detail and the strength of its simplicity. It's a wonderful wall! Congratulations!

  18. chardreams Jul 03, 2009

    I think that that might be Shiki from Kara no Kyoukai... Nice wall!

page 1 of 1 18 total items

Only members can post comments, please register.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Read more.