Kaori Minakami Wallpaper: Farewell | Separation

Kaori Minakami Wallpaper
Kaori Minakami Mangaka

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Collaboration with maplerose for Which?waller Round 4 - Coupling.

I basically did the background; frames, nouveau designs, clouds and the text. And Rose worked on the scan; she vectored and then painted over it (I love her messy/not-so-neat painting). It was a fun experience btw. Rose is the mastermind of the colours here, she had helped me alot in choosing the right colours, especially since I'm not a fan of purple. >_> It's a dawn setting btw - and maybe Rose will make a non-nouveau sunset version (I hope).

The RomeoXJuliet-like scan is from here. Rose suggested diferrent colours for the guy's hair, and so I picked the blue one because it's more suitable with the colour scheme (and to make him look like Romeo XD). I combined two stock photos of clouds from Stock.xchng, filtered it abit and then did the paint-over job. Maybe they are smudgy, but I did try to define the outer edges of the clouds to make it less smudgy. Small nouveau-like circles were vectored from the scan itself, and the framing style was (again) inspired from candy's La Nouvelle Lumiere. :D Font from this site, inspired from Tama's nouveau fontage. I wanted to put 'Separation' as the text, but Rose suggested 'Farewell' and so I changed my mind. Cardboard and tissue paper textures from Rose's collection.

We hoped to confuse the guessers with this wall if Tama and/or candy enter this round but unfortunately, they didn't. T__T Did you guess this one right? I hope not.

Request texture-less version, if you want. More resolutions, including non-widescreens can be found at EDD!

the-planning-board paint-o-rama vectory art-nouveau

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  1. Kitaan Retired Moderator Mar 07, 2008

    I did the whole inner guessing thing and this one
    was very puzzling, at least to me.
    But I should have know with the painting
    that was done, it's great as usual.
    You guys should do more <3

  2. chubbykitty Mar 07, 2008

    Everything is so beautiful about this wallpaper. The clouds, the nouveau design, the painting of the characters, just so lovely. Great job you two :)

  3. bromithia Retired Moderator Mar 07, 2008

    The characters seem a tad too soft compared to the circle design behind them. The concept is interesting though, keep up the good work!

  4. Chloe Retired Moderator Mar 07, 2008

    Argh, I had this one pegged as you in my first guess but then changed it! Nooo~

    Anyway, I absolutely love this! The colors, the clouds, the painting... everything. Awesome job!

    merged: 03-08-2008 ~ 05:02am
    My internet sucks right now, so when you can, send me the signed version so I can put it on EDD =)

  5. sailorcapuccino Mar 07, 2008

    This is so gorgeous. I have this picture from Kaori Minakami. It's adorable ! Nice work !

  6. kashikosa Mar 07, 2008

    Yeah... There were four walls that were pretty obvious for me... this one just screamed Maple/Gaara XD Nice work, I love the frame and the painting. (Nouveau still is <3 ) Way too gorgeous not to be noticed!

  7. xAnime4Lifex Mar 08, 2008

    I'm still amazed at how people can paint so well with the computer. It's really a work of art. Great job both of you!

  8. Fran Retired Moderator Mar 08, 2008

    Gawd, you guys are my heroes!
    The painting job is pure love and the frame is just wonderful!
    Excellent job! <333

  9. MapleRose Retired Moderator Mar 08, 2008

    Yay! See, the purple looks good doesn't it. Hope this got you over your purple-phobia XD

    I like the clouds, nice smudging ^^

    aww, do I have to make a Nouveau sunset one? I was just gonna do a sunset one 'cause I dunno how to do Nouveau frames ^^;

  10. Sinever Mar 08, 2008

    honestely I wouldnt have known that this wall is done by you & MapleRose ^_^'
    anyway its very nice :D love the painting & the frame is looking good :)
    well done ;)

  11. Piccolobear Mar 08, 2008

    Eh he he he - I guessed this right from the start XP
    You gotta admit, the purple works. This definitely seems to be one of the walls with the most effort put into it this round, especially when you see all the different versions. XD

    Anyway, nice job, and congrats to the two of you on getting the top 2 places in the guessing. ^_^

  12. DarthTofu Mar 08, 2008

    Quite simply, NO WORDS! NO WORDS!

  13. Chloe Retired Moderator Mar 11, 2008

    What the frack is the category for this wall?! I thought it was RxJ!

  14. clarings Mar 11, 2008

    lovesssssssssssssss <3
    awesome bg!.... great color choises.. and sweet scan :D
    nothing much to say, a great collab, nice job guys ^^

  15. moonescape Mar 13, 2008

    wow, its been quite a long time since I've last time talked to you. >.<

    lol, this really reminds me of RxJ. One of Rose-san's favorite couples or series.

    There's quite a lot to say about this wallpaper, but too bad.... My computer completely sucks now. When I go on MT now there's so much pop-ups that it even causes the computer to freeze when I come to MT. :(

  16. candy-chan Retired Moderator Mar 16, 2008

    i so knew

  17. chanelqueen17 Sep 02, 2009

    Wow, such a beautiful wall! I love the clouds. they're so accurately painted :) As you said, the blue hair matches the colour scheme perfectly.

  18. Taja Oct 28, 2009

    is that girl juliet? but it is beautiful

  19. psyaea Dec 27, 2009

    Wow, this one's very pretty. I like the color theme very much. Very classy, I may say. And this would have been a perfect cover for a manga.

  20. elentary Mar 28, 2011

    Que Kawaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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