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xxxHOLiC Wallpaper: All Souls Night

CLAMP, Production I.G, xxxHOLiC, Zashiki Warashi (xxxHOLiC) Wallpaper
CLAMP Mangaka Production I.G Studio xxxHOLiC Series,OVA Zashiki Warashi (xxxHOLiC) Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

XD I worked hard on this to get it finished in time for Halloween, so I hope you enjoy it!

This was one of the trickiest wallpapers that I have done in sometime. I hope you'll read my explanation (especially if you are going to comment on my wall) so you will understand what I did and choices that I made.

Time: 1 week
Layers: 53 (after the vector was flattened)
Inspiration: "All Souls Night" by Loreena McKennitt

Here are some of the lyrics:
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I can see the lights in the distance
Trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing
A waltz on...All Souls Night

First off, I vectored this. Rather than leave the kimono a single color I added origami paper from the website PATTERNS (as well as a few off my own that I scanned) to give it more interest. Also, I hated the fish on her obi tie so I replaced it with a sakura instead (that also makes it match her kimono). I went into detail coloring the lantern she's holding as well to give it more of a shimmery feel like liquid. I also gave the Zashiki Warashi a faint glow to give her more of a ghostly feel in the dim light. The stone lanterns in the background were actually a stock photo when it started, but the realism clashed far too much with the vector so I did a combination of a filter, vector and paint job on it to make it fit like I wanted. You can see the drastic change HERE.

Hope you like it!

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Comments

  1. Chloe Retired Moderator Oct 29, 2007

    Wow! Very nicely done!
    The vector is neatly done and blends well with the background and the lanterns look good as well! Keep up the good work =D

  2. Melisandre Oct 29, 2007

    Amazing! Your work with the lamps is gorgeous and the vector is just..., incredible. Great work, I deserve a Highlighted work ;)

  3. filo05 Oct 29, 2007

    omg! I love your works! this is simply beautiful the vector and the textures look great! and the theme it's perfect with Halloween! XD *fav*

  4. Melisandre Oct 29, 2007

    You got it, congrats :D

  5. hidekeitaro Oct 29, 2007

    Beautiful wallpaper xD

    Congratullations for it, because i love this character *-*

  6. moonescape Oct 29, 2007

    Incredible! See this is the reason why you're on my watchlist. ;D I mean this is really amazing. Vectoring the lantuern statues and the nice effect by useing the textures as patterns. This is an **excellent** highlight and I'm faving this. ^^

    lolz, I call one of my friends Liz too. :3

  7. yalubluchay Oct 29, 2007

    love it so much, colors are brilliant

  8. abul Oct 30, 2007

    omfg!
    i love it!
    everything about it is just so well done!
    i like the cutout effect u use for statues in the bg =)
    lightings, textures, vectoring, painting, everything is just perfect ;)
    +fave

    PS im adding u to my watchlist, ur wallies are just something i don wanna miss :D

  9. Angi Retired Moderator Oct 30, 2007

    love how you changed the lanterns! the painting is so nice, the vector is nicely done
    really love the atmosphere you created
    downloads and favs!
    nice wall!

  10. Idril Oct 31, 2007

    awesome wall! *-*~
    I just luv xxxHolic character designer ... humm her name is Amawarashi ou Zashikiwarashi *ou something like it XD* isn't?!
    Anyway, +favs for your great job! ^^

  11. norine07 Nov 01, 2007

    omg! love the effects! it's just lovely! the texture and all~ lovely colours chose~ nice one~

  12. cuteninja Nov 01, 2007

    i love the background can i have only the backgrooud please

  13. yui20 Nov 01, 2007

    This is really cool! I love how you did it ^^
    And happy halloween

  14. mystvearn Nov 02, 2007

    very nice wallpaper

  15. Kairi-Hearts Nov 02, 2007

    whoa! gorgeous <33
    The vector is neatly done and it fits with the background. The lanterns are really well done too! Gotta love what you did to her kimono!
    +faving

  16. eternallegend Nov 03, 2007

    i like the manipulation you did and the lanterns are done well :D the background suits well with her and shes vectored nicely :) the misty look helps add a nice effect :D nice wall ^^

  17. selemental Banned Member Nov 03, 2007

    Beautiful xXXHOLiC wallie!
    Not only is thus character one of my favs, but the bg is great and reminds me of spirited away!

    *favs*

  18. sailorchiron Nov 03, 2007

    Awesome, this is so wicked cool.

  19. animanga Nov 04, 2007

    Wonderful job on editing that stock photo! :D I love the san you chose (I have a fondness for wallpapers containing pumpkins, and in this case; that thing that is reminiscent of a pumpkin XD) and it all blends very nicely. :D Great job!

  20. ridersofthestorm Nov 05, 2007

    so nice!

  21. hsabomb2003 Banned Member Jan 20, 2008

    Nice job!The background fit the character so well~~

  22. YoruAngel866 Jul 28, 2008

    absolutely beautiful and excellent sceen choosing :D
    excellent atmosphere :D

  23. worldend007 Nov 12, 2008

    interesting

  24. smh1164 Nov 13, 2008

    Happy Halloween everyone ^^
    nice gob~

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