Serial Experiments Lain Wallpaper: Alone, Together

Serial Experiments Lain, Arisu Mizuki, Lain Iwakura Wallpaper
Serial Experiments Lain Series Arisu Mizuki Character Lain Iwakura Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

First - Sorry abul! I flipped it back around again... >_<

My collab with abul-kun for w?waller round 4.

We started this about halfway through w?w and we both were really busy with other projects, and I had a lot going on IRL as well, so it never really got finished. It's still not, really, but I'm too frustrated with it to keep trying. >.<

Abul chose the scans -

LAIN submitted by Serger


ALICE submitted by Minebann

- and we vectored/painted one each. Abul did Alice, I did Lain.

To try and disguise our styles a bit I did another layer over them with the cutout filter applied and then played with the opacities a bit.

We decided to do a semi-abstract kind of bg and started brainstorming ideas and I came up with this little
MOCKUP inspired by the guardrail in the Lain scan.

We liked it and so I set about changing it into the final version. The telephone poles I vectored from a photo I found on google, the same with the crows and most of the grasses and weeds.

I painted the sky and then grunged it up a bit with the poster filter and a grid brush. The painting in the bg of the cityscape I did in art-rage. [Which is SO fun to use ^_^] It's supposed to look a bit like painted plastic cut out and pasted on the pic. The whole thing is supposed to have a collage-y feel to it. ^_^

The BG paper effect I made by cutting out various paper two paper effects from other images and then even-ing them out so they matched on all 4 sides and could be used as a repeating pattern.

Heres the original w?w version -

which is flipped and sans the trees and extra grass.

p.s. About the telephone poles, in case anyone thinks they're too short, there's a steep bank just behind the guard rail. :)

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  1. abul Mar 11, 2008

    lol u finally submitted it :D
    um what can i say, just that ur a little genius and im honoured to work with you :)
    painting alice was fun and it was even funnier to see you working on it :)

    and of course i dont mind u flipping it as u want, it is your wallpaper so just do whatever u want :)
    oh the extra trees look....
    GREAT! :)

    lol of course its a fave XD

  2. nolove Mar 11, 2008

    i simply love it.
    nice composition and the painting is very nicely done ^^
    This is almost perfect and very lovely
    +fav from me ^^

  3. Lady-Lotus Mar 11, 2008

    hmmm.....love the collab. the background's perspective look really good! love the details along side the road and the bg effects. nice work guys. the paint job look good!

  4. Erdbeermilch Mar 11, 2008

    Seriously I love the concept of your background and the abstractness. Your and Abuls vectors of the girls look perfect and I think the composition is great as well. I just can't warm up to some of the textures and the scratched look on some parts otherwise I would be in love with this wallie XD.

  5. gaara-no-shukaku Mar 12, 2008

    Lol, I thought the characters were vexelled. >__<

    I love the abstract-like scenery, but I prefer the perspective in the mock up one. I like how you've combined different styles in one wallpaper, it's really original. =)

  6. CuteSherry Mar 14, 2008

    Great work! o__O
    Your wallpaper made in collaboration with your friend is amazing!
    Aaah~ So many memories, Lain seems so far away, really another generation of anime that I miss sometimes :)

  7. theremosster Nov 08, 2008

    very nice

  8. Hikaruru Mute Member Jan 13, 2010

    lain lain rules nice thx for sharing it xD

  9. afflatus Sep 05, 2010

    Good anime, good wallpaper! :)

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