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Original Wallpaper: Elegance

Original, Vector Art Wallpaper
Original Source Vector Art Source

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Wow. That has to be the most unimaginative title that I've ever used. But it fits with what I was wanting to portray, so I guess that is what matters most.

Hours: 5
Layers: 46
Inspiration: Kimono Fabric

This is a vector/wallpaper of a piece of Kimono Fabric that I found online and fell in love with. I love kimono fabric and the old style of Japanese dress, and this allowed me to make a wallpaper with both in in one. I used mostly fabrics (and some origami paper) that I scanned myself, but some came from another website that will be credited below. I altered some of the image during vectoring, but I tried to keep it the same for the most part, and I lengthened it out to make it fit widescreen. I wanted the bold lines and textures to make it feel a little like a cut-out and have a bit of a vintage flare with the colors and fabrics. I'm pleased with how it turned out, so I hope you like it!

P.s. - I'll add the standard screen version whenever photobucket decides to stop messing up the link >_<


Credits:
Lace brush - Inobscuro
Sakura brush - niicedreams
Textures (some of them) - PATTERNS


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Comments

  1. Saikusa Retired Moderator Nov 24, 2007

    A beautiful combination of a simple yet graceful vector with rich illustrious textures. What's not to love?

  2. alterlier Nov 24, 2007

    you used patterns on every part of the kimono and still made it look balanced and not overwhelming, that's a scoop around, like a rainbow of traditional art you did as you said a very elegant, classic look on this wall, nice job.
    just think that maybe the "elegance" text is not that neccesary, it shows by itself anyway.

  3. abul Nov 24, 2007

    wow i love it =D
    though i must say the colours are a bit too dark for that kinfd of the image :x
    anyway, u get a fave from me ;)

  4. kashikosa Nov 24, 2007

    Really nice work here! I'm a big admirer of all the traditional art in Japan (especially of kimono art and ukiyo-e) so I was highly attracted to this...
    I love the bold use of textures, and the fact you preserved the feeling one gets from the original image on the kimono. This obviously deserves a fav and that's just what it gets ^^

  5. Chloe Retired Moderator Nov 24, 2007

    Awesome use of patterns and colors ;)

  6. Angi Retired Moderator Nov 24, 2007

    so colorful ne! lovely use of patterns and color, love how the japanese feeling invade me ^^

  7. moonescape Nov 25, 2007

    Interesting! Nice use of colors especially patterns. :o I must admit this is very colorful I mean look at the designs. ^^

    Well done, still love your works! ;)

  8. Omone Nov 25, 2007

    wow. i love your choice of pattern and the colors are awesome. this is really a gorgous work. I always like your ideas. so creative.

  9. annakee Nov 25, 2007

    naisu-desu!

  10. Piccolobear Nov 26, 2007

    Love the smooth and sweeping lines. ^_^

  11. DREAM Nov 27, 2007

    absolutely love everything but the text's font.

    beautiful work. :)

  12. beyondmeasure Dec 12, 2007

    Ah, Japan!

    I have always loved that country!

    Forever! More!

  13. Sabbathiel Jan 14, 2008

    Great work!

  14. Iare Feb 04, 2008

    Awesome work!, specially the use of textures and combinations in the idea.

    Excellent job!

  15. LadyGoddessCeres Mar 08, 2008

    I love kimono fabric also, and you have a lovely selection of fabrics here! You did a great job of capturing the texture and "feel" of the fabric as well! Thank you!

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