Darker than Black Wallpaper: Bakaneko Meets Grandma-zilla

Yuji Iwahara, BONES, Darker than Black, Mao (Darker than Black) Wallpaper
Yuji Iwahara Mangaka BONES Studio Darker than Black Series Mao (Darker than Black) Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

another old wall of mine, actually, not so old this time. the title is a weird cross between this wall's previous name and a suggestion by a friend, aplastictree. xD sorry if it's rather long. >_>

anyway, the story goes kind of like this:
a while ago, i was contemplating going on hiatus and leaving behind walling for a while. but, i ended up acquiring reasons to make another wall when i saw this great (not quality-wise, obviously) screenshot of darker than black. what are the reasons? 1) mao is just so hilarious in this scene; 2) i'm a photoshop addict, lol; and 3) because i wanted to see how wonderful it is to vector a lot of detail without lag.

hundreds of layers went into the bushes. hundreds of colors. each leaf is hand drawn, which took a long time. i have NO idea how i managed to finish it all. what i'm not happy about is that real life (and some laziness) made me compromise my plans for this wall. i ended up not adding more detail to the bushes towards the right or to the wall. >_< still, i invested a lot of effort in this one.

thanks goes once more to two special people -- kiru and justin -- for their feedback. laugh & enjoy!


Chosen by flyindreams and Saikusa

Pure genius! Not only is the setting hysterical, but the line-work and bold colours emphasise the cartoon hilarity of the situation. To finish it all off is the technical ability of hundreds of different layers & hundreds of subtly different colours. It creates a wonderful sense of depth that gives added life to the whole comical scene. A wonderful wall that deserves acknowledgment for all the hard work & perfectly executed technique.

Proposed by flyindreams and highlighted by Saikusa.

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  1. flyindreams Nov 30, 2007


    I feel like I've commented before, but the bushes look amazing + fantastic! The characters look hilarious as well, really awesome work on this x3

  2. sakuranb Nov 30, 2007

    luved this in AP and i still luv it in MT :3
    "baka neko!" lol!

  3. entity1660 Nov 30, 2007

    I love the bushes and the many layers of shading you used for the cat's fur, makes it look all shiny. Fantastic job!

  4. gemini3 Nov 30, 2007

    Funny , Excellent and Neko... magnifique wall...

  5. MapleRose Retired Moderator Dec 01, 2007

    I love the multiple layers of shading, and awesome detail in the background! Fun image to have on my desktop ^^

  6. peniko Dec 01, 2007

    wow asa congrats for highlight xD

  7. Daheji Dec 01, 2007

    Wow, all the leaves are handdrawn...

  8. AngelKate Dec 01, 2007

    You hand made all those leaves?! *dies* No wonder this got highlighted. O_O I think I would have died if I tried to do all that! XD

    The wall is just awesome, the expressions are priceless, and of course I love your detail. Great work!

  9. Piccolobear Dec 01, 2007

    ha ha, so funny... XD
    Love the colouring style, it gives it great depth and has a luminous effect.

  10. Devilet Dec 02, 2007

    Wow, great job on the bushes, I really like that, and that must of taken some time.

    Poor Mao ...lol.
    But it's nice to see someone vectored/walled two characters rarely put into walls for this series.

  11. Narukittenkat Dec 03, 2007

    poor kitty .......

  12. k1ru Dec 03, 2007

    kidding, i love mao, i love the title (Grandma-zilla is HAWESOME <3) and, oh i always like your vector <3

  13. Phoegon Dec 07, 2007

    Hey hey, it's Longcat.

  14. fairooz Dec 31, 2007

    very nice

  15. AussieAlchemist Jan 09, 2008

    great enfisis of the characters personalitys!

  16. riverwindjackal Feb 09, 2008

    beautiful artwork

  17. DarthTofu Feb 19, 2008

    Wow. Hilarious and so detailed! Awesome stuff.

  18. Sheqel Administrator Sep 29, 2008

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  19. questman Dec 08, 2008

    mao nice!

  20. sofight Jun 24, 2009

    lol, this image is so funny!

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  23. panze2 Sep 01, 2009

    Thanks for this wall it's so nice

  24. SukiRin Jan 12, 2010

    poor mao, i feel sorry forh im

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