Silent Hill Wallpaper: Distorted Nostalgia

Silent Hill, Heather Mason Wallpaper
Silent Hill Game Heather Mason Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Indoor Entry for dark-wallies contest!

I guess I vectored/painted my sanity out because lately I've been enthusiastic about making more photo-manipulated wallpapers. This time I took a stock photo of a penitentiary and thought it was perfect for a Silent Hill wallpaper.

I started with this image here and cleaned up certain areas (this image is has been shrunk from it's original size). You might be able to tell that there are people in the background which a I had to edit out, along with the sign in the middle of the hall. The angle was perfect for the scan of Heather, which I tilted a bit to give the almost dizzying feeling that you get in the Silent Hill games. I added the creepy text on the wall and drew by hand the arrows pointing to the mysterious girl at the end of the hallway. Lastly, I added in a bunch of movie posters (mostly old ones) and tweaked them to look torn, tattered, and a bit grungy. Why are there posters in a prison? Who knows, that kind of stuff happens in Silent Hill, apparently. If you can name all of the posters I'll give you a cyber cookie ;)

I chose the name Nostalgia because I was playing off of Heather's former self from whom she reincarnated- Cheryl (the little girl at the end of the hall). This wallpaper and my Otherside version play off of each other in that Cheryl represents Heather's good memories and is shown as the light in the darkness. Alessa in the other wallpaper is more menacing and though illuminated, she is more fiery in appearance. The arrow in this version points Heather's path toward Cheryl, with the text daring her through the dark.

Stock photo prison from stock.xchng

Alternate Versions
The matching bloody "Otherside" Version is the second version from the top.

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  1. Chloe Retired Moderator Jun 07, 2008

    I really like this!
    The scan is superbly blended into the background (which looks great. Sometimes, working with stock makes everything look over-filtered, but this bg looks just right against the scan!) That random little girl in the back gives everything dept. I think it would have been creepier if it were a bit darker, but whatever! It looks kick ass like this =D
    Oh, and the "Otherside" version is creepy enough, so no worries there 0_0 *doesn't like looking at scary little girl*

  2. Erdbeermilch Jun 07, 2008

    Wow I think it looks awesome and atmospheric. The background you made looks really great and I think it could easily pass off as official art. The otherside version is effing creepy.
    Great work. :)

  3. dslassey Jun 07, 2008

    This is some high quality work. Amazing job at blending the background and scan. And I totally love the "Otherside" version. I actually think that it would be a perfect entry in the Dark-Wallies' contest. The deadline isn't till the 8th (which is tomorrow here, but I dunno which timezone it's running on). Too bad you can't upload different versions of the same wallpaper. :/

    Still, this is fabulous work. It is clearly diserving of the high-darkening at Dark-Wallies. ^^

    EDIT: Nevermind, I see that it has already been added as an entry, hehe. ^^;

  4. euna Retired Moderator Jun 09, 2008

    You've done a great job manipulating the photo. It's been really well done and merges with the scans perfectly. It is difficult to see the distinction between the background and scan - it's more like a single image. It's also great that you've added your own bits. Fantastic piece of work :)

  5. Kokoroe Nov 21, 2008

    I swear you have a wallpaper for all my favorite games haha

  6. comprogrammer Dec 19, 2008

    what's the game played on

  7. animekim126 Mar 07, 2009

    Wow this is pretty awesome :D
    I love it thanks for sharing :]

  8. zweibo2007 Mute Member Aug 21, 2009

    pretty cool nice good

  9. Itahi-chan Oct 14, 2009

    at least i found a perfect and awesome wallpaper of silent hill ! owo
    in fact, Heather perfectly blends with the background ^^ it has enough darkness on it XD just like i dreamed off XD its such a beautiful work!
    thanks for sharing!

  10. danzeikun007 Nov 25, 2009

    like the game the wallpaper so scary too...
    every place have so darkness auras...
    but i like the wallpaper than the game...
    i cant sleep after playing the game first time...

  11. normisko Mute Member Jan 18, 2010

    Awesome image thanks nice one!

  12. steveboy May 31, 2010

    this is so cooool.. ill definitely dload this...

  13. Fistagon Jun 03, 2010

    this game is great, good times back in the day with my PS2

  14. sharonleepeiying Sep 12, 2010

    omg awesome pic o.o *add to fav
    thx for sharing ^-^

  15. aisswen Mute Member Oct 06, 2010

    Thanks for the great wall

  16. Randyly Oct 28, 2010

    nice wallpaper thanx 4 sharing

  17. evhein Jan 02, 2011

    I love it! Thanks for putting in so much effort! This is definitely going in my faves. :D

  18. Harper-chan Feb 19, 2011

    I love this! This is an awesome game!

  19. TheSleeper Mar 29, 2012

    Really awesome wallpaper^^ Is it ok if I can use it as a banner? I'll give you credit for it.

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