Blade of the Immortal Wallpaper: Red Moon Rising

Hiroaki Samura, Bee Train, Blade of the Immortal, Rin Asano, Vector Art Wallpaper
Hiroaki Samura Mangaka Bee Train Studio Blade of the Immortal Series Rin Asano Character Vector Art Source

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

This wallpaper turned out so different from what I had in mind when I started. First of all I wanted to use a completely different scan, but I couldn't get the lineart for that one right because it was too sketchy so I picked this one instead. I also wanted to make a simple scenic background featuring a Tokonoma and Ikebana but I couldn't pull that of either so I thought "Screw it all" and went for a simple wall screen as background, the flowers and butterfly were vectored from this scan.

Somehow I have the feeling this is a pretty failure, I wanted to make another Minimal-ism entry but looking at it now I don't have the feeling it's good (simple) enough.
I guess I can still tell you what my interpretation of the scan is though. With all the floating hair and clothing it looks a little supernatural on the surface, to me it's an portrayal of Rin's situation. Her aim is to kill Anotsu and avenge her family, but somehow I have the feeling she isn't really getting closer to achieving this (more the reverse in fact), she's in a way just sitting and not moving towards her aim. Still it's not like nothing is changing because Rin herself and her situation are changing throughout the series, there's always movement/change like in her hair and clothing in that scan. Even if there's no visible progress there's still a change.
Those are my thoughts and musing about it now it's somehow sad that I couldn't think of a better background and it's unbelievable how I suck at "attaching" people to the floor they're supposed to stand/sit on.

On a more positive note, they're making an anime for this awesome series this summer. I hope there'll be fansubs for this. >.<

Textures were taken from DA! (though they've been taken off the site now) and Dioma@Deviantart, patterns were taken from Hybrid Genesis.

Other Resolutions: 1600x1200 | 1280x1024

Hope you like this a little all comments and favs will make me a happy waller. :)

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  1. sailorcapuccino Jun 26, 2008

    I loved this wallpaper. It's neutral and at the same time, very feminine. Really well done. Congrats for the wonderfull work!

  2. Saikusa Retired Moderator Jun 26, 2008

    Oh thank you! Not only for making a beautiful Blade of the Immortal wallpaper... and also for making something so wonderful, so beautiful out of my humble scans. Thank you!

  3. chubbykitty Jun 26, 2008

    Very lovely colors :3 I like the way you merged the 2 scans to create this kind of setting. Great work!

  4. Lady-Lotus Jun 26, 2008

    This is really beautiful. I like the elegance in her posture, it matches with the over tone of the wall and the wall screen images of flowers and butterflies. nice job on this!

  5. monicayurie Jun 26, 2008

    Hi, there! I so knew it was yours just by looking at the thumbnail... :)
    Your wallpapers are very elegant and somehow mature. I really love your work.
    Your compositions are always balanced and pleasant to see.
    Keep up with the good work! :)
    + fav! ;)
    Kisses... :)

  6. dslassey Jun 26, 2008

    I totally knew this was your's. When I saw the thumbnail, I immediatly said, "Anja submitted a new wallpaper!"

    And this is pretty win in my opinion. I actually think it'd make a wonderful minimal-ism entry (though I'm not the one who decided that).
    I love the earthy tones you've used. The vector is just... so awesome.
    And I love the wallscreen designs. <3

  7. Kitaan Retired Moderator Jun 26, 2008

    I love the vector, nice expression and feeling poured
    into it. Back ground is beautiful, you like picking on yourself huh?
    I love the flowers and simple bg, I feel like I'm watching a play.
    Great job :3

  8. markjo Jul 10, 2008

    It's definitely not simple, I think the flowers have killed the minimal look :) .
    Even though I am not really fond of the colours here (I rather despise brown), somehow the combination of red and brown seems to be very fitting. I also like the mood of the wallpaper - the sad face of the girl, the red mooon and the obi mysteriously untying itself.

  9. Anjhurin Sep 27, 2008

    Hum, i love the mood of this piece, her expression is great, and the color composition fits that quite well. As for the scan, well it's nicely used and vectored, but not so well blended into the bg (except for the colors of course), maybe because of the strong outlines. Great textures on the bg !

    Thumbs up and fav :D

  10. Alcyndore Oct 07, 2008

    OMG! Really wonderful! I love the colours: so soft and delicate!
    The details are nicely done!
    Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

  11. Hyakko Dec 20, 2008

    Cool scan can somebody do some of Machi/Makie

  12. marysonnie Feb 01, 2009

    I love this and your other work with Doa - the colors are just right.

  13. okamineri Aug 05, 2009

    This is absolutely beautiful. You really capture the feeling of the original scan. I love this picture of Rin and your other piece with Doa.

  14. Sellenee Oct 28, 2009

    Very nice image of Rin. Very good, nice work!

  15. pussycat12 Nov 24, 2010

    I love it. how gorgeous.
    thanks for sharing

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