Akihiro Yamada Wallpaper: Smile

Akihiro Yamada Wallpaper
Akihiro Yamada Mangaka

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Well here goes -

My first submission to Round 2 of the which waller competition, and up till then the most ambitious wall I'd ever attempted - I'd never attempted to completely re-cg a non-anime style scan before, aside from Yue in my last wall, who is drawn with a relatively simple style, . XD

The original scan is here.

I've been in love with Akihiro Yamada's art ever since I first saw Juuni Kokki, and something about the girl in this scan has always appealed to me. I also used another of Akihiro's images as the base for that 'thing' in the background, which can be found here

This is a different version than the one I submitted to w?w - the original is here - if you haven''t seen it yet, please check it out. ^_^

EDIT Oops almost forgot - the pattern in the fan and the background was from some art paper I'd bought and scanned in.

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  1. pamkips Apr 23, 2007

    I love the texture, patterns, it's vectored to perfection, too :D
    I also like the gradient feel it has :)

  2. candy-chan Retired Moderator Apr 23, 2007

    I think this is one of your best walls yet :3
    love the choice of scan and textures fit quite nicely

  3. Saikusa Retired Moderator Apr 23, 2007

    She's so pretty, and the gentle textures you've used compliment her graceful appearance so perfectly. Wonderful!

  4. Narikoneko Apr 23, 2007

    Oh I really like this wall! Ever since I saw it in the contest I fell in love with it and it's on my desktop from the beginning of the contest. Lovely textures and colors, tho it's a bit different from the one I first saw XD. Anyways I like it very much, good job! [and btw, I thought flyin' or candy made this wall x__X]

  5. starrliteangel Apr 23, 2007

    Aw WHAAAAT! I thought candy made this one 100%. you totally tricked us all XD (well, except for candy of course) hahah. Wow but I really love this one. its my new desktop!

  6. alterlier Apr 24, 2007

    you totally got me with this one, but you got me gooddd I mean, this is really something else, the texture is so soft" and the patterns so striking.
    a question....why you dont add your own sign?

  7. Ionna Apr 24, 2007

    It's beautiful and elegant, feels like one of those old Shanghai/China paper paintings from the early 1930s. Looks and feel very classy, though her arms look a bit odd. Love this though.

  8. MapleRose Retired Moderator Apr 24, 2007

    Quote by starrliteangelAw WHAAAAT! I thought candy made this one 100%. you totally tricked us all XD (well, except for candy of course) hahah.

    lol, yeah me too! I was so sure that this was candy's style >__<

    nice vectoring ^^ I love the textures, esp in the fans. But you know what, I think I like the version you submitted for w?w better, with the less-washed-out background patterns.

    oh yeah, you should change your signature ;)

  9. MadoshiKurefu Retired Moderator Apr 24, 2007

    Beautiful! I love it! The textures, colors, lines! I love everything! *.*

  10. gaara-no-shukaku Apr 24, 2007

    I really thought MapleRose did this. =(
    Uh, anyway, this wall is simple and subtle. I love the textures you used, and the soft colours for the background really make the girl appealing.

  11. bromithia Retired Moderator Apr 28, 2007

    I agree with candy, this is your best wallpaper yet. Amazing work with this piece!

  12. DiEs2882 Sep 26, 2010

    a very nice art...:)

    thanks for sharing it...

  13. InezMaria Feb 05, 2011

    Wow, it's so elegant *___*
    The background suits well this beautiful lady :3

  14. stalker8877 Jan 07, 2012

    i love it ^_^ the art so beauty

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