CHALK Karasu Wallpaper: Caged Freedom

CHALK Karasu Wallpaper
CHALK Karasu Mangaka

1440x900 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

This wallie wasn't planned out at all. I had no idea what I was gonna do with the scan, lol. So I winged it (no pun intended durhurhur :B).

Anyway, I took this scan and vectored it... which is super simple to do. Then I found a picture of a wing and and attached to the character's back. After that, I filled the newly winged figure with a mixture of several stock photos (from here) faded on top of each other and many filters. End result looks pretty rad in my opinion.

For the background, I kinda re-used bits and pieces of a previous background I made, and added some lines and stuff. I decided to keep the bg monotone to draw the eye to the character.

I called it "Caged Freedom" because as you can see from the little window thingie, BIRD-MAN is stuck inside while the crow gets try freely fly around all day. So yeah... obviousness at its finest. .___.

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Enjoy, Minna~

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  1. kashikosa Apr 17, 2008

    I like the concept: You kept it simple, not overcrowded - the boy looks very expressive. The eyes and the cherry took most of my attention at first and after some time I started to notice other things. I simply adore the textures on the boy and I noticed which bg are the bits recycled from X-P. I'm not entirely sure about the crowd. I mean I understand the concept and it's a good one, but something is bothering me there. Other than that a really nice wall

  2. Saikusa Retired Moderator Apr 17, 2008

    Yay! A quality CHALK Karasu wallpaper!

    I like the way you've purposefully kept it very sparse. The vector is strong and detailed, but isn't over-crowded with details, and the slight touches of light textures keep it from being too gloomy, while retaining that haunting pose. Nice work!

  3. KaoruMikagami Apr 17, 2008

    wow this is a great quality wallpaper.and its very creative.ok i like your idea there

  4. Hanahanoiday Apr 17, 2008

    Hey,this is really interesting desing,i like these wings,they're so mysterious.I feel from this wallpaper forceful depression,but so i like it ^^,really very original art.

  5. Erdbeermilch Apr 17, 2008

    Nice work. I like the use of texture on the character, and the color contrast between his clothes/wings and his eyes/the cherry.
    I'm not sure how I like the background though, it's pobably the cold/bold colors and the stripes in the upper right corner bothering me, because I often prefer warmer colours and I think they'd go better with the vector.
    Personal preferences aside great wall.

  6. riku-chan Apr 18, 2008

    It came out very creative, abstract and attractive. I like the concept, this is one of the nicest pop-art pieces I've seen around. ^^

  7. hajimemizuki Apr 19, 2008

    this piece my friend is another good progress.Totally awesome!

  8. gabychan Apr 21, 2008

    I like the idea behind this wall. Great vector and I love the color scheme.

  9. xAnime4Lifex May 25, 2008

    From the thumbnail, I originally thought it was a bird with a human head...but then I read and full-viewed that it was a wing on his back. XD You're right the wing does look rad. The overall outcome of blending all the textures is really great. I think the vector goes great with the simple background too. Keep up the good work!

  10. Rue-chan Dec 16, 2008

    *kya* XD I am no expert to comment on an elite wall but.. I was reading the decription you wrote and I was like LOl XD that was soo funny! XD

    merged: 12-16-2008 ~ 07:13pm
    its a really nice "abstract" wall. just my type actually and thanks for sharing! ;)

  11. LittleDeadAngel May 04, 2010

    muchas gracias por subirlo

  12. Makiloos Aug 14, 2010

    Nice Angel. ^___^
    Adorable wall!

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