*SIGH* Finished at LAST. I started this wall before my Mushishi wall [which was finished almost 12 WEEKS ago... O_O] So frustrating.
I was sorting through my scan collection of one of my fav artists - Akihiro Yamada, when I noticed this pic [LINK]
I'd never noticed the girl in there before because she was so small but I instantly fell in love with her, strange dress
sense and all.
Straight away I decided she was the perfect excuse to play with what was, then, my brand new tablet. So I enlarged it to
ridiculous proportions and set to work vectoring and painting. That part came along fairly fast; I finished her in about
a week of long, night-time photoshop sessions.
Then I hit a wall. I've never been very good at the creating and designing part of things, and I couldn't decide on how
to turn it into a wallpaper. [I kept hearing a little Tim Gunn in my head saying, "Make it work."
I thought of trying an art nouveau style bg a few times, because a lot of Akihiro Yamada's art seems to be somewhat
influenced by Mucha, IMHO. Finally I decided to just go for it and put in a basic frame and then just started going
crazy making what I hope are 'art nouveau-ish' shapes with the pen tool. [Finally, all my doodling comes in handy. :)
This wall was supposed to be kind of a twin with my other Akihiro wall 'Smile' which is why I snuck in the same pattern
I'd used on it. [From a piece of stationary I bought and scanned.] There is another pattern used but I can't work out
where I got it...
..and sorry about the title - I'm even worse at those than I am at design. T_T
*EDIT* Just realised photobucket resized the scan cause it was over 1 mb. She's small but not THAT small... ^_^' Link
updated. [and my face is literally red after reading that highlight comment and the other comments.] Wow. *Is a little
lost for words* Thank you!
Chosen by MapleRose and Saikusa
Piccolobear will now & forever be branded a thief, for she has stolen my heart.
The vector alone in beautiful and amazing. The fact that it started out so tiny, and you've successfully turned it into
a wallpaper sized jewel. Your shading and attention to detail are unequalled. The colours are blended so gently that
it could have been painted with watercolours.
Then there's the artistic additions. It is truly astounding to think that you saw that tiny image, and in your head you
saw an Art Nouveau masterpiece. It is a stroke of truly inspired genius, and a perfectly executed work of art.
Proposed by MapleRose and
highlighted by Saikusa.
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yay Art Nouveau!
I love the pastel colours and the soft textures you've used, and the swirly designs :) But my favourite part is how you
treated hair and painted her in general, how it's neat and clean but the outlines look almost penciled or inked (did you
use tablet for the outlines or the pen tool?); it kinda reminds me of Alphonse Mucha ^__^
this is so awesome! *.*
love the tezturing ;)
and for the girl, the best part is her eyes ;)
Wow, it's beautiful.
And it's my screen size too! *desktopped*
Awww...this is so beautiful!
You did such an excellent job vectoring this! It's just gorgeous :3
Keep it up C:
I absolutely love the colors, the textures and the background! To think that you turned something so small into this is just fabulous. Excellent job!
Waa....it's so pretty! O_O
As I'm not an art creator...what's it called? Art Nouveau! Yeah, that...
The pale colors look really good and I like the bold bronze colors too. :D Very nice.
Lovely use of soft colours. Her pose is so stylish and full of confidence. Nice job on the vector and painting, and the
frames look good especially those swirls =3 (Did you sketch them first?)
omg! the details and everything is just magnificent! painting and vector is just superb~ lovely colours chosen and the
concept is just lovely! nice one~ ^-^
This is truly beautiful. I think my favorite part would be the watercolor effect ^_^ The art nouveau shapes were a nice
touch to the background as well. This definitely warrants a favorite!
you know what? you are insane, this wall is insane, the image is so tiny, too small to be regconized , nothing else for
me to say other than beautiful wall ><
Awesome work, the patterns and textures are really amazing :)
The details and the nouveau look are fab. :D
Great work on vectoring too.
I'm totally blown away by this, it's just awesome!
And I just agree with what the peeps above me said :3
She seems very refined and elegant.
Such a lovely and smooth piece of art deco! I simply loved it, it's charming!
You worked very well over the scan, so stunning! *__*
I like the whole art nouveau take on it, looks great. Keep it up!
I'd consider this a classic! It's gorgeous with the mixture of soft colors. I mean, the expression from her seems
reassuring that she's a confident women who stands strong and tall. =D
I like this art nouveau style.
It sure looks like a lot of effort. Impressing.
well hey you should post it to :D
dunno what to say to you since everybody already pointed out how magnificent it looks and I feel pretty small in that
crowd, but indeed you have become a great, extraordinary waller, and this shows.
I love the design and the way when you make it into a wallie, it becomes so much more. It really feels like something
you might have found in the early 1920-40s. I love it. Thank you.
sorry for be late, but at the end of this long road called life, i arrived ^^'
Awwwwww!.........magnificent control of colors!
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