Death Note Wallpaper: Righteous Criminal

Takeshi Obata, Madhouse, Death Note, Near, Mello Wallpaper
Takeshi Obata Mangaka Madhouse Studio Death Note Series Near Character Mello Character

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Sorry, I haven't submitted a wallpaper for MT for a long time but here's my newest wallpaper.

After studying non-stop for almost three weeks, my finals are over ^^ I always wanted to make a Death Note but I admit that this the most frustrating wallpaper I've worked with yet (and thats why it's been rotting away my hard drive).

Cleaning the scan was a pain, at one point I thought of vectoring it but after much considerations I left it the way it was because I didn't want to lose the texture and highlights/shadows in the scan. I had so many ideas for the background but it was just difficult deciding how to approach it using this particular scan.

This is the results after much playing around and cleaning (oh my, there was tons of cleaning) I was going to use L but it seem more appropriate to have Mello and Near instead because

Spoiler (show)

They're the ones who catches Kira--Second L--Light in the end though it's physically Near who catches him since Mello dies.

Simple, but nonetheless I'm quite happy with the results.

Blood Brush: AngryBlue.com.
Scan: DeathGod.org

Comments, suggestions are all much appreciated!

Text Widescreen:

Textless versions: 1600x1200 and 1920x1200

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  1. Nyuu-chan May 05, 2007

    It's been a while since you submit something.
    The background looks amazing. Colors are also great.
    Good job :)

  2. Elves May 05, 2007

    Very nice. I'm glad that you decided to clean up the scan instead of vectoring it; I really like the textures that are within the wall. Good work cleaning it too! For me, personally, I'd like to see the colors a little more vibrant (just a tad) right now the wall seems to be all of the same shade and a little flat because of it. Like the cross and the guy's tie would stand out more if the color pallet was a little warmer/varied. Otherwise, this is really cool. I love the text and how it dissolves into and out from behind the character(s). Very nice composition. Thanks for sharing! :pacman:

  3. Fran Retired Moderator May 05, 2007

    Yay! heavens ish submitting walls again! *glomps*
    Gorgeous wallpaper, i love the scans you used, they're amazing, you made an amazing job cleaning the scans ^^
    Keep it up!
    I <3 it!

  4. Chloe Retired Moderator May 05, 2007

    Almost missed this!
    Very nicely done! Colors work well and the cleaning really paid off =D Great job!

  5. flyindreams May 09, 2007

    Oh yeah, textless version is still rocking my desktop :D I love this wall - the colors you chose, the excellent design, the fantastic cleaning job... all makes for great desktop!

  6. Rella May 11, 2007

    Ooh, this is presented very well! The whole dramatic theme looks awesome. Good work! =D

  7. bumgore May 11, 2007

    I am in love with it +fav ^^

  8. Zefie May 29, 2007

    simply wow *stares* i think this is absolutely one of the coolest wallpapers i have seen made from death note ~ composition well planned and the way you placed the scan in the middle is making it very balanced looking. you did fantastic job cleaning the scan and i like the scan you used since it's very interesting because there is so much details and characters on it so it will take time to find everything, especially i like ryuk and rem on it. also like the way you placed pictures of near and mello on the background ~ the way how they are showing their back to the viewer gives nicely mysterious and also some how little bit exciting touch for the atmosphere. but they also give deeper meaning for the wall, which really brings the darkish theme of the series out to be seen wonderfully ^_^ colours you used on the background are nice ~ the light blue on the mello's side of the wall gives cold touch which the series has, while the brownish colour on near's side of the wall gives warming and the feeling of hope so they give balancing for each other really well. gray tone of the blood effects combines the background well with the scan of raito and the shinigamis and it gives nicely fragile pattern for the work which brings the dramatic touch for the atmosphere. you have made awesome work ~ surely would deserve more attention, thank you for sharing !

  9. pamkips Jun 02, 2007

    simple and sweet, I <3 the gradient-ish colors :D

  10. beyondmeasure Jun 22, 2007

    If death is as glorious as this,
    I shall... take notes.

  11. Akira-san Jun 30, 2007

    It's the best death note wallpaper I've seen! Thanks a lot for sharing ^^

  12. Ryouko Sep 18, 2007

    awesome wallpaper! I love the cross in the background. Nice effects and colors also. thanks for the great wallpaper.


  13. Enysha Sep 21, 2007

    O_O Raito-sama *put myself of knees~*
    I Know, your choise was de correct u_u, It's the best to the world u_u but... they didn't understand you...

    ... I've to controlated me, don't read those words for Raito-sama! Sorry, when i see him a get a little more mad (more than actually).

    Now i am i myself... The Wall is fantastic! *--* It's the best wich i see of death note. Really... very well done!

  14. fredsolo Nov 24, 2007

    I currently have this set as my wallpaper. This is probably my favorite wallpaper on this site! I love all the dark colors and textures that are in it. Keep up the good work.

  15. gallantmon1 Oct 26, 2008

    One look and knew this is an awesome wallpaper...

    Everything blends well especially that death note text at the bottom

    All I can say is Awesome, just plain awesome

  16. Teeela Jul 11, 2009

    Thank you for the upload ^^ This is awesome!

  17. EvanHunter Mute Member Sep 18, 2009

    Thx for image

  18. Liebesspiel Oct 08, 2009

    Thx! very nice :D

  19. Sepiiron Mute Member Jan 04, 2010

    Hello great pick its nice haha bye bye

  20. Amymarian Jan 13, 2010

    nice... i luv the affects you used!
    ;) so cute!

  21. shanasclepios Mar 17, 2010

    Thank you for all its wonders! In addition images are quality! ^ ^

  22. 13TZAMET Mar 27, 2010

    Amazing scan. Thanks for sharing.

  23. honeypl Mar 30, 2010

    Thank you very much. I think it's so great.

  24. minimi87 Apr 08, 2010

    the wallpaper is great thanks for sharing n_n
    to download it to that xD

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