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Kino no Tabi Wallpaper: The Beautiful World

Kouhaku Kuroboshi, Kino no Tabi, Kino, Hermes Wallpaper
Kouhaku Kuroboshi Mangaka Kino no Tabi Series Kino Character Hermes Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

I know this scan has been walled before, but candy-chan came up with the brilliant Kino Challenge for Paint-o-rama a little while back, so I feel no guilt, even though it technically ended already/nobody really entered anything for it. XD

Painting practice again - I rearranged the clouds in upper right corner of the scan a bit, then painted everything outside the scan (except the rays of sunlight) with mouse + hard round brush. No smudge. I'm a big proponent of mouse-painting... I've always thought that if I can master painting with a mouse then if I ever get a tablet, I'd be able to take full advantage of the capabilities and the $$ I'd crash on it.

When I first started painting I was like X.X grass! But then I got the hang of grass pretty soon and was like damn clouds! They still look kinda poopy, but I figure I should just finish and submit this one while the mood's on, since I started this one months ago. Had to paint this one on my office computer 'cause I didn't want to risk my home laptop (1024x768 res, 256mb RAM, 20gb HD) sputtering and dying before halfway... luckily it cooperated enough for me to put in final touch-ups and signature in :D

Original scan: here. Very light textures from Stock.XCHNG. Thanks to tat0es for support, way back when I showed her first, and Gids for final suggests + checks <3 And lastly, this is my super late birthday present for cyd84. I originally started something else for her but then I remembered us watching and enjoying Kino no Tabi back in the good old college days, so this seemed appropriate :D *loves*

Addition res @ pixel ellipsis! :D

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Comments

  1. Angi Retired Moderator Jul 07, 2007

    nice wall !
    love it
    no more words!
    its excellent

  2. Fran Retired Moderator Jul 07, 2007

    It's beautiful! Yay, for mouse painting! :D
    It's excellent, i love it
    Definitely amazing
    Keep it up!

  3. riku-chan Jul 07, 2007

    Wow.. very pretty. ^^ I got the desktop resolution off your site because I don't use my laptop that frequently and can't have this as a desktop.>o< I love your painting-- very skillfully done and retains the kino-ish vibe. I would think this was what an extension of what the scan really looks like.

    So the beautiful world.. ..~

  4. Chloe Retired Moderator Jul 07, 2007

    Wow, this is fabulous! The clouds look awesome and so does the grass *_*
    All I can say is "Excellent job!" and add it to my favs ;)
    Keep up the fantastic work!

  5. uesugi-kun Jul 07, 2007

    is so alike to the original for my likes, but is a great job indeed

  6. Sinever Jul 07, 2007

    WOW
    beautifull wall :D you have done an excellent job on the painting XD
    it looks gorgeous XD
    well done +fav

  7. crystal-tears-x Jul 07, 2007

    good job :3
    i cmnted already on AP, so not gonna go into so much detail here =P still loving the clouds though XD *pokes*

    +faves

  8. Melisandre Jul 07, 2007

    Great light effects and the landscape is really good too, + fav :)

  9. pamkips Jul 07, 2007

    Paintingness = love
    I love the clouds and the dark tones and such.
    Awesomely done :]

  10. fawna-chan Jul 08, 2007

    Finally, another painted wall. x3
    I love the lighting like everyone else. xP

  11. rollingmreg Jul 09, 2007

    It is a good picture.

  12. ReBeKiCHii Jul 09, 2007

    awesome wallpaper! :D
    very realistic with the background clouds and grass
    love the sun-ray effect
    very nice painting! :D

  13. alterlier Jul 10, 2007

    I dont like the fact that you used only the mouse....cuz it looks too good, specially the extension of the clouds it's remarkable...I dont see it as a wall but as a very clean and well executed reconstruction and quality work.

  14. yui20 Jul 12, 2007

    Wow ~ That's soooooo cool !
    I wonder if someone gonna make it as a wallie tho ^^ ~ And there you go !
    You are the one xD !
    Awesome painting job on this wallper =3 ! Love it
    Definitely a fav

  15. ayaki Jul 14, 2007

    damn....i still haven't start trying to paint in photoshop....
    ur clouds looook good.....poppy? i think it's quite okay here.....talk about mine...they look like disaster lol
    grass looks great too.
    no complains...keep it up!~ :D
    now i feel like i'm not putting my tablet in good use -___-

  16. flordeplata Jul 19, 2007

    Wow! Amazing! I really like it n___n I love the look of the clouds, the grass and the light in his face...Great! Thank you for your effort and sharing w/us :D

  17. AlexXan Jul 28, 2007

    Realy good one :) goes directly on my desktop.

  18. Neue7 Jul 30, 2007

    Outstanding Work.

  19. Ephemeral-Garden Aug 01, 2007

    I love this. It was an instant love. It's really cool to actually know that you painted all this with mouse. O_o That's something I can't do.

    I love the different colours used for the clouds, they blend so well and they create such realistic clouds.

    The overall feeling of the wall is just... something refreshing, especially after the rain. This is love. I love it >.<

  20. waveside Aug 30, 2007

    One of the best kino walls I've ever seen. Looks magnificent on desktop and as a thumbnail. This is crazy good, love it so much.

  21. pantzonfire Sep 01, 2007

    beautiful! and widescreen! i really like how the phone booth is in the middle of nowhere.

  22. HiragiiKagami Sep 08, 2007

    wonder whats kino thinking....... XD Great job!

  23. candy-chan Retired Moderator Feb 22, 2009

    ah how did I miss this! whenever I find a wall thats been posted a year ago and hadnt yet seen, i feel... old D: also when you say back in the good old college days, lord.
    tedious work indeed this is (im old, i can speak like yoda now)

  24. holykin Mute Member Apr 12, 2009

    ThAnK so Nice !

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