Original Wallpaper: Surfacing II

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Hi all.

I decided to make this wallie after coming out of a relationship.-_-

It's about reflecting about myself, finding my true colours, the raw emotions, and emerging forward. I hope I expressed that okay in the wallpaper.

The wallie is based on a drawing
surfacing by Chingers

As you can see, I coloured the piece in Photoshop and also transformed parts of it. I chose a very simple and clean font to represent "a fresh start".

I hope the image is of high enough quality and there are no annoying pixels anywhere. Always my number one fear

Hope you like it. It took some real courage to put such a personal piece up... >.<


Chosen by MapleRose and kuroimisa

Although this looks incredibly simple, the title is all this needs to create the right kind of impact and atmosphere.

The line work and artwork is amazing; a download is mandatory to see how beautiful this is.

There's not much more I can really say about this- perhaps you may find another "you" when you see this :) Excellent work <3

Proposed by MapleRose and highlighted by kuroimisa.

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  1. crystal-tears-x Jul 09, 2007

    i like the way you coloured the image nicely, and the swirly stuff you added to the bottom was really well done. only thing i can say is that bg seems a bit too empty for me imo, but it's a really great wall ^^

    and don't worry, there isn't any weird pixels around floating, well, none that i can see anyways :3


  2. alterlier Jul 10, 2007

    well I just saw the drawing, very lovely indeed, emerging to start over, I like that.

  3. fireflywishes Retired Moderator Jul 10, 2007

    Simply beautiful Chingers... Both versions are well-drawn, but I think I like the colored one better ;). You did a good job of showing the emotion-- I actually got chills when I viewed the wallpaper in full. Definitely worthy of a fav from me! Keep up the great work!

  4. Sinever Jul 10, 2007

    its so gorgeous XD its well done :D
    keep it up ;)

  5. Hanazaki Jul 10, 2007

    I thought this is an album cover. :)
    But really I would call it floating rather surfacing. And yeah, I can really feel the emotion...surfacing to get a fresh start on life.

  6. MapleRose Retired Moderator Jul 11, 2007

    wow, such a sense of freedom ^___^ I like the touches of colour, and the waterdrops at the bottom that makes it look like a mermaid's tail :)

  7. pamkips Jul 16, 2007

    Love the simplicity and the gradient-ness :]

  8. kuroimisa Retired Moderator Jul 21, 2007

    The artwork is simply beautiful and perfectly captured the emotions you were trying to convey :) I feel like my soul has been touched- thank you so much for this lovely submission! <3

  9. Sakura-Dust Jul 21, 2007

    This is simply great. A fabulous piece of work. I love every little piece of it. The coloring, the idea, the drawing, everything!

    Btw, did you noticed there's a small rectangle shape in the left? What's up with it?

    Great job anyways! A must fav! ^^b

  10. Misato-Kun Jul 26, 2007

    Very well done indeed. You've done a great job expressing what you felt - and the title is certainly apt for this piece.

  11. Regenbogen Jul 31, 2007

    I like it a lot... and I think "incredibly simple" isn't the right term for this. It may look as if it was just a view lines... but it's also an original and it's not simple at all to get such a drawing! I love how you drew the splashes of water. And the face turned out really well too! Just because the background is white, doesn't make it simple... cool design, looks like some kind of cd cover indeed. People also say the background was empty... oh well... if it was all filled with other stuff... the whole effect would be gone! The thing is... your drawing would work even better if the format was another one... square. In my point of view the wallpaper size isn't that well suited but I can understand that you wanted to make it a wallpaper, but it's not the right format for this kind of drawing.
    Anyways I like it a lot! + favs :)

  12. DarthTofu Sep 21, 2007

    lol, I completely forgot that I faved this and accidentally clicked the "remove fav" button. xD
    I liked it then, I still like it now.

  13. ogorange Nov 15, 2007

    Quote by kawaii-chickenLove the simplicity and the gradient-ness :]

    well said :D

  14. aeidail Oct 01, 2008

    Artwork is amazing on this :)

  15. andyloh006 Nov 21, 2008

    woooooooooooooooooo awesome

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