D.N.Angel Wallpaper: Ice and Snow - Purity...or Death?

Yukiru Sugisaki, Xebec, D.N.Angel, Daisuke Niwa Wallpaper
Yukiru Sugisaki Mangaka Xebec Studio D.N.Angel Series Daisuke Niwa Character

1280x960 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

*Pure Light feature at HnS*

tut i wrote for it--> http://www.deep-mirrors.org/tenshi/watercolortut.jpg

And again..we find starrliteangel making a wallpaper during final exams week instead of studying spanish.

*Ughhhh...I hit another link, and my entire wallpaper description disappeared...-__- darn, I really dont feel like typing everything up again. *

gahhh this wall was supposed to be a quickie...why did it take me 10 hours.. T_T

Ok, first, let me explain the title. Ice and Snow comes from the name of a play that Daisuke and his schoolmates are supposed to perform. (however, Daisuke's family later finds out that its actually called Ice and Dark, and the ending isnt so happy) the quote "purity...or death?" comes from the part in the manga where Dark/Daisuke is on his way to steal the second hand of time, and Daisuke explains the story of Ice and Snow to Dark. Daisuke says snow represents Purity, but Dark says that snow can also represent Death.

I was actually experimenting with this wall...I wanted to see if I could achieve a watercolor look in photoshop. I dont have painter, and Ive always wanted to make a watercolor wallpaper. The entire wall was made from scratch, although I did get the outline of daisuke and some of the snow from the manga scan

--> http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/starrliteangel/D_N_Angel20v0720ch0120-20056.png

the outlining wasnt so hard...it was just the coloring that was a pain in the butt. I was having a lot of problems to get it look water-colory, and PinkPrincessLacus came to my rescue when she reminded me that the brushes can have a "wet-edge" setting. (thanks sam, that helped so much *hugs*) I really hope I got the watercolor look I was going for!
Daisuke's clothing was so hard >.< I couldnt find a colored scan that had that had him with that exact clothing on, (although I do remember seeing a colored scan that was part of the chapter from which I got the scan I used...but he had a green shirt and the cloth in his hand was orange...and I thought it would look ugly against the blue) so I just used some simple colors..khaki and orange X-P

well, my descriptions getting kinda long, so enjoy!

oh, the texture is from DA! Desktop Anime. thanks for the use!

some thanks to.... ~ inREVERIEforever - for helping me pick where to put the text! Thanks!
~ PinkPrincessLacus - for reminding me about the wet-edge style and helping me out by suggesting how to get watercoloring effects
~annakee - for giving me a program to get a watercolor effect..Im so sorry annakee-san, I ended up not using the program! ^_^' But thank you for your help. !Gracias mi amigo!

hoteru-no-shiki ~team Pure Light~ (yea, baby, spread the light hehhe ^_^')

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  1. PinkPrincessLacus Jan 16, 2007

    OMG I LOVE IT STARR! OMG its so cute, so soft looking, I so see the theme you placed behind it showing thru it alot. I love how you made it all so original, your good at doing that! You did a wonderful job with the painting and the whole style to it, I love it so dearly and am so proud! XD I love the character's outfits, I can so tell u put alot of work and imagination into this wallpaper its gorgous.. fav from obvisously (so spelled wrong)....and omg u crazy lady.. spread the light baby oh yeah i totally agree ^_^' lol.

    ~* Lacus *~ aka Sam

  2. thingperson Jan 16, 2007

    OH MY GOSH i love this so much..wow i love the snow how it looks the shadows in it and the clouds and the color of the sky looks great and i cant believe you did everything by hand wow..its great..your so talented and i love how he looks so cute..i love this so much.


  3. inREVERIEforever Jan 16, 2007

    Yay you submitted it in!
    It really does look like a watercolor wallpaper and I just love this wallie so much. You did an awesome job painting and coloring it. The soft colors adds such a great effect to the wallie. You did a beautiful job once again with your wallpaper making. =D
    I really love the wallpaper. ^^

  4. Fran Retired Moderator Jan 16, 2007

    starr deberia estudiar spanish =P
    Ugh, i hate when the stupid description disappears >_>
    I totally love the coloring here! It looks so pretty ^^
    You did such a great job coloring the scan! (thing that i must try myself, with some D.gray-man scans i have....)
    Excellent job starr!

  5. entity1660 Jan 16, 2007

    Oooh, this wallpaper is so smooth, and I just love the painting you did! Gives it a nice feeling of snow...Favorite, desu~!

  6. candy-chan Retired Moderator Jan 16, 2007

    I like the snow!

  7. Chloe Retired Moderator Jan 16, 2007

    The snow looks awesome and I love the colors you used for Daisuke! Excellent job!

  8. MadoshiKurefu Retired Moderator Jan 16, 2007

    Beautiful wallpaper! You did a great job!

  9. Sinever Jan 16, 2007

    great wallie
    the snow looks awesome
    excellent job starr-san^^

  10. SakuraShirayuki Jan 16, 2007

    oh my what a beautiful piece of art <333
    fav for sure

  11. sailorchiron Jan 16, 2007

    Starr, this is AMAZING! I love it, you did a fantastic job! Now, go study for Spanish. ;)

  12. shiwei Jan 16, 2007

    nice wallpaper.. the background is good
    the snow u done is great. nice job on doing his clothes.. ^^
    keep it up, +fav

  13. IzumiChan Jan 16, 2007

    Keeping the warm tones of his hair on Dai-chan's clothes was a great move. XD
    I loved the snowy drops, they look so yummy! O.O
    Great job, very good! *_*

  14. xianghua Jan 16, 2007

    You did the snow very well! The wall is very well done!
    Nice choice of scan too! Nice work with the clothes as well!
    Keep it up!

  15. moonescape Jan 17, 2007

    Wow! Watercolors? I never knew you could user wet edge setting in photoshop. ^_^' Though now I know sounds interesting to experiment it. XD Well this was wel done. The colors and shades were well done plus the watercolors didn't mess up. The snow was really nice in there and the concept is very good. Definately adding this as favs. :)

  16. pamkips Jan 17, 2007

    yo you need to get your tush studying for espanol < imagine the ~ thingie in there >_<)) the snows rad, yo, waaayyyy too awesome ^__^ anyways *high fives* I sjould be studying and doing all my reviews, but here I am, throwing random expressions @ you weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
    pamilah vanilla es una procrastinadora~ jeez my mom would kill me if she found out i'm not good @ typing spanish <<some latina I am

  17. HaWaIIofHoaI Jan 17, 2007

    it's an excellent job of a watercolor look. cute, simple, and joy for me! =)

  18. Toya999 Jan 17, 2007

    great wallie!
    so attractive....the colors are so calm and great!

  19. Lycan Jan 18, 2007

    The words are a bit strange but i like the colours and the simple pic..good work

  20. annakee Jan 18, 2007

    Oh the weather outside is frightful
    But the fire is so delightful
    And since we've no place to go
    Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

    jaja, i love that song of dean martin XD
    so sorry LOL
    i liked the simplicity here. make simple things is very hard, but you made it sooo wonderful ^^

  21. alterlier Jan 18, 2007

    I'm going to be mean

    me gusta bastante, los colores son realmente relajantes y el estilo de acuarela (jaja that's a hard one) se ve genial, como dijo mi hermano lo simple siempre es mas dificil de hacer bien ya que los detalles se ven mas por lo que tienes que tener mas cuidado.
    spanish is your best friend, you gotta love it

    in other words this wall is a damn good one...and you could say that the fact that it's in a snow field is already great.

  22. URanimEnigma Jan 19, 2007

    Purity...Or death? I suppose one who is destined to find that answer out would be bound to choose first the meaning behind one and then discover the meaning behind the other. Perhaps combine them both. To choose to live, for example. purity could be the purging of uncleanliness and the death of what is unclean. It would allow you to live free and clear. But, as there are two sides to the story, I am left to believe that someone is also destined to find the other meaning behind it. A simple choice BETWEEN the two. That choice is simple. A wise choice would be to live free of uncleanliness and clear as purity. Then to accept death, peaceful and calm. The question is not only asked. It is answered for those who seek it.

  23. enchantment Jan 19, 2007

    wow, this looks really nice :) i love the title and the snow looks amazing :D hes done really nicely and i love his clothes :D i wonder if hes cold? XD lol XD anyway great wall~^^+fav

  24. eternallegend Jan 19, 2007

    wow, the background looks amazing and the colours look nicely chosen and suit well :) the background scenery is nicely done and everything is composed really well :D the concept is really interesting and the title suits well :) lovely wall ^^

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