Takamichi Wallpaper: Takamichi: Under the Sakura

Takamichi Wallpaper
Takamichi Mangaka

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

My entry for Paint-o-Rama's "Let there be Light" contest.
Yes, it's loli-tastic. I dedicate it to Osi just because of that. Actually, I chose the scan because I decided to go for the "light filtered through trees" sort of lighting, and because it had a nice spring theme to it.
I won't comment much on this wall since you can read all about how I made it here. In essence: scan extension + watercolor clone = happy fun fun wallpaper!
More resolutions at DA! Desktop Anime. But seriously: FEEL THE WIDESCREEN LUUUURVE!
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No, there is no "texture-free" version. When you use watercolors in Painter, it pulls the paper texture with it. In fact, Painter has dozens of nice paper, canvas, and other media textures you can paint on, but I stuck with the basic paper texture since I always think of watercolors being on paper, not canvas.
If you look at the zoomed in screenshots in the walkthrough, you'll see the texture is there when you start painting. It has not been added in post-production, although I did do some minor adjustments to the agressiveness of the texture.

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  1. candy-chan Retired Moderator Feb 15, 2007

    If that's a texture slaped on top of the wall then... I request a textureless version!
    Ifnot then... err....Yay for POR entries wheeeeeeeeeee

  2. Sinever Feb 15, 2007

    thats really a great wallie
    you have done it well
    I love it
    & best of luck in the contest

  3. bromithia Retired Moderator Feb 15, 2007

    Textureless version, yes please! Otherwise, it's a great wallpaper. Keep up the nice work!

  4. euna Retired Moderator Feb 15, 2007

    Quote by candy-chanIf that's a texture slaped on top of the wall then... I request a textureless version!
    Ifnot then... err....Yay for POR entries wheeeeeeeeeee

    I'd have to agree with textureless version. I love the perspective and how you kept the style consistent throughout the wallpaper. It's great :)

  5. Chloe Retired Moderator Feb 15, 2007

    Yeah, a texture-less version would be cool.
    Excellent job on extending the scan =D

  6. Devilet Feb 15, 2007

    Was the texture supposed to be like a paper or canvas? Just wondering.
    I have to agree with the above posters, great job naturally, and yay for widescreen!

  7. DarthTofu Feb 15, 2007

    I like the texture...
    But this is awesome!
    widescreen! (even though my monitor is 1280x1024. xD)

    It's pretty and cute!

  8. ayaki Feb 15, 2007

    aww i don't know . cuz i kinda like the texture version.
    It gives a sort of painted feel to it.
    I hope spring comes soon ... it's coooold here in toronto o_O hehe
    lovely wall.

  9. miyasan Feb 16, 2007

    nice one. I like it. fav

  10. fawna-chan Feb 16, 2007

    I am personally fine with the texture and it reminds me of chinese paintings on rice paper or something. The feeling is awesome and I wish I was her...sitting underneath a tree without brown snow in the grass...T_T

  11. flyindreams Feb 16, 2007

    I was staring at the wall and trying to figure out why it looked like the branches were going down level to her feet... and then I realized it was because the branches and the girl all had the same focus. I usually don't like the distance blur look in walls, but in this case without it I definitely feel like the feeling of distance/depth gets lost a bit. Apart from that some of the parts where the green flower stems stick out directly from the thick brown branches look a little off, but I'm going to stop the nit-picky comment now because all-in-all it's still a lovely wall, and the scene is very pretty.

  12. eternallegend Feb 16, 2007

    i like how your wall has depth and the nice watercoloured textured painted look :D the painting has been done really nicely and i like how everything seems to blend nicely :) the scenery is lovely and the atmosphere you created is really nice :D lovely wall ^^

  13. enchantment Feb 16, 2007

    wow, i love the perspective :D and i love the flowers/cherry blossoms :D i love how you did this wall and the nice calm mood is really nice :) nice wall~^^

  14. akane656 Feb 18, 2007

    i like this atomsphere...
    cherry blossoms and full of sense of spring

  15. MapleRose Retired Moderator Feb 20, 2007

    ooh pretty! I like the shadows on the grass ^^

    hmm, the texture... I don't mind it, it gives a nice watercoloury feel, but I think it's a bit over-textured. and I kinda have to agree with flyin' about the perspective blurr thing, though I guess it wouldn't really fit with the painty feel...

    anyway, I like the bright spring colours :) nice change to see in the middle of winter :D

  16. pamkips Feb 21, 2007

    I personally like the textures :3 maybe it's because i'm a texture whore :3
    but I think the walls extremely well executed, as usual, and the painting is awesome *checked out tutorial*

  17. moonelf313 Feb 21, 2007

    I love the textures, and the shading...well everything, It is too neat to look down, the cherry blossoms are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing! Looks like a nice painting! +Favs

  18. moonescape Feb 21, 2007

    I like how your painting technique went. You really handled it well to give the Sakura flowers shape and yet some depth with a little shadow. I like the different perspective because it's from the above. The frass shadows were really good and so was how you shaped the trees trunk. Definately a fave. ;)

  19. gothiclad Feb 23, 2007

    It is so nice :) It really has the spring atmosphere. Good job!

  20. markjo Feb 24, 2007

    As usually from you, a gem for my wallapper collection- thanks a lot!

  21. liloaznangel Feb 27, 2007

    this was beautiful and it's a great wallpaper for a wide screen monitor ^__^

  22. moonfire Mar 17, 2007

    the sakura tree is really beautiful.. the painting is fantastic too. great job. period. :D

  23. ironjeans Oct 22, 2010

    Thank you very much For sharing.

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