Rain (Mangaka) Wallpaper: Kissed by a Muse

Rain (Mangaka) Wallpaper
Rain (Mangaka) Mangaka

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

This wall is supposed to be an entry for the Minaimal-ism Project held by simple-ism.
I hope it'll be accepted as an entry. :\

In Germany we have the metaphor 'von der Muse gekuesst werden' (to be kissed by a muse) which means you got a sudden inspiration or have been inspired by something. Muses are deities of inspiration in Greek mythology and often depicted as women.
'Inspiration is something that brings color to a life that would be rather dull and uneventful without it'; that's the thought behind this wallpaper. Sometimes inspiration is captivating and obvious and sometimes it's small and unobtrusive, but it's always there and makes life a little more interestening.

It was really fun to use a scan by RAIN again. RAIN is one of my favorite artists and that alone makes the process more funny and satisfying. It's odd how I always vector anything, even if I could do something without vectoring. What I really like about vectoring is that everything fits together in the end, and I get a clean, harmonic result.

Textures and patterns for this were taken from DA!, Bashcorpo and Hybrid Genesis.
Here's the 1600x1200 version.

Comments and favs are greatly appreciated, hope you enjoy.

I kind of agreed with Gaara and MapleRose on the highlights, so I fixed that and some minor errors I noticed along the way. I sure hope it looks better now.

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Chosen by Saikusa and MapleRose

Wouldn't you like to be kissed by a muse?

Simple but beautiful. The earthen tones with a touch of bright colours on the bird makes this an exotic yet calming wallpaper with interesting symbolism and interpretation. Using clean vectoring and soft painting, Erdbeermilch did a great job on reworking RAIN's artwork!

Proposed by Saikusa and highlighted by MapleRose.

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  1. Sakura-Dust May 12, 2008

    It has to be accepted, it's simple, neat and full o different interpretations.
    He sure is skinny ^_^' The vector is very well composed, my favorite is the bird. Its colors have nice tones. I like painted vectors, you worked with a beautiful, but hard to handle scan. Congrats, it's a success! :D

  2. Saikusa Retired Moderator May 12, 2008

    Beautiful, innocent, exotic, alluring, refreshing & free. Stunning work of art. It's criminal to call this a wallpaper :)

  3. dslassey May 12, 2008

    Wow.... I'm rather speechless here. This is some quality vector work. Amazing job! ^^

  4. monicayurie May 12, 2008

    Wow! Sugoi wallpaper!
    I really liked the color, the way you've painted it! I also like the bird the best!
    And good luck in the contest!

  5. chubbykitty May 12, 2008

    You've captured Rain's artwork beautifully! Great job on the colors and vectoring!

  6. BossMac May 13, 2008

    Simply spectacular.

    I keep tryin' to remind myself that this is a "simple-ism" wallpaper and any suggestion I provide is going to upset the already delightful simplicity and beauty this piece already possesses.

    Good luck on the contest!

  7. Freyanen May 13, 2008

    Spectacular! The colors! the icture and all! is perfect!
    =D FAV

  8. gaara-no-shukaku May 13, 2008

    I just feel that the highlight on the leaves should be painted as well, right? Other than that, the simplicity works and I like how you've changed the original colour.

  9. Sinever May 13, 2008

    you sure know how to amaze me with your walls :o
    this wall of yours is simply stunning XD
    & I love it XD
    well done ;)

  10. MapleRose Retired Moderator May 16, 2008

    Pretty ^__^ I love your use of colours. And yes, I can understand the concept behind this, because I receive inspiration everywhere :) Nice vectoring and painting, though I agree with gaara that the sharp highlights on the leaves look a bit out of place...

  11. seval May 16, 2008

    Very beautiful. Delicate and innocent. Thanks for sharing :)

  12. fawna-chan May 18, 2008

    How beautiful!

  13. gabychan May 27, 2008

    I love the painted look on this wall, especially the way you paint his face. It's very artistic and I think you made up for the simplicity of the background by doing that. My only tiny bit complain would be that the leaves could use more shadows on the right side.

  14. kuroimisa Retired Moderator May 29, 2008

    That's indeed very pleasant. I like how you managed to sort of retrace and recolour the artwork yet it still holds its authenticity (that watercolour of the original... lol... somewhat a nightmare to work with x_x;) I love how it's all clean and nicely done. Well deserved highlight :)

  15. DREAM Jun 13, 2008

    absolutely beautiful... my eyes are mesmerized by the bird..
    a worthy highlight indeed...

    note: later tonight i am going to go through my rain art-books. ^^

  16. Anjhurin Sep 26, 2008

    Great concept, the vectoring is beautiful, and your color composition is wonderful (especially for the bird). The bg textures are nice, and i like the simpleness of the whole piece ;)

    Thumbs up and fav :D

  17. Mihawk666 Sep 16, 2010

    nice... thanks for sharing

  18. LiLCruz Nov 12, 2010

    amazing wallpaper thanks keep up the good work.

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