Paradise Kiss Wallpaper: I love your friends they're all so arty

Ai Yazawa, Madhouse, Paradise Kiss, Isabella, Arashi Nagase Wallpaper
Ai Yazawa Mangaka Madhouse Studio Paradise Kiss Series Isabella Character Arashi Nagase Character

1600x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment


I guess it's been a while since I submitted anything, I've been really busy, and this wallpaper took way longer to complete than I expected.

So, one day I was sitting at my computer trying to decide what I should do for my next wall, I said something about Paradise Kiss, and my brother was like, "Yeah, you should do a Parakiss wall!" I told him that I'd always thought that Stage 34, would make a good wall, but seemed like a lot of work. But I found myself really wanting to make a Parakiss wall by that time, and everything else seemed to have been done. So I took on the challenge. So, in a way, this wall is for my brother.

The difficulty came, I guess, because it was a manga scan. Some parts were nicely detailed, but all in all trying to figure out colors and such took a lot of work. I vectored pretty much everything, using brushes for textures, and paint brushed Isabella's lace. I think the gradient tool may have been my best friend for this wall. I created patterns for Miwako's coat, Isabella's skirt and belt buckle, George's coat and Arashi's scarf. Some of them were simple, others not so.

I was going for kind of a soft look here, and I hope I achieved that. Figuring out what to do with the background was kind of a pain. Didn't want anything too much, as it would take focus away from the characters, but anything too plain would just look like a vector. Hope I found a happy medium. For the background, I vectored a Rose Damask print I found in a google search. I tried to make the print look a bit velvety, don't know if that happened.

The emblem on the cage base is another Rose Damask print I found, I couldn't really figure out what was going on there in the scan. Also, couldn't figure out Arashi's chain, so I changed that as well, using some links of a chain from a different Parakiss scan.

The title is taken from a line in "Do you want to", the anime's closing song.

Stats for those who like them:
Scan: Here
Layers: All said and done, probably over 500, yeah... lots of them, too many
Time: Eh, from start to finish a few months or so. Breaks, work, papers, midterms, life and finals all intertwined of course.
Hardest part: Isabella, all of her, she was cut off, that lace, the fur coat, she was a pain
Funnest part: Arashi... my biggest complaint about the anime, aside from the last 30 seconds, was they decided to make Arashi really ugly. Why'd they do that?

There is a lot I can talk about decisions and stuff, but the description is long enough and who really reads these things? Anyway, I hope you guys like it :) !

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Chosen by Chloe and MapleRose

Lovely vectoring, soft painting, and vibrant colours, you can hardly believe that this was vectored from a black/white manga scan! I especially like the use of stylish patterns, it fits the series well. Full view is a must to see all the amazing details and effort that went into this wallpaper. Awesome work kit-kat!

Proposed by Chloe and highlighted by MapleRose.

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  1. Chloe Retired Moderator Jul 01, 2008

    I LOVE the details in this one! The thumbnail doesn't do the wallpaper justice!
    The colors are fantastic and the vectoring/painting is really neatly done. Excellent job with working with a black and white scan!

  2. Sinever Jul 01, 2008

    this is awesome :D
    you did a great good with vectoring/painting XD
    & your wall is so detailed XD
    well done & its a fav :)
    oh it a highlight too ;)

  3. monicayurie Jul 01, 2008

    Agree with the previous comments!
    The thumbnail doesn't do any justice to your wall! It's so much better when viewed enlarged!
    And the vector + painting is really awesome! It's hard to believe you actually started it out from a black and white manga scan!
    Sugoi job! ;)
    + fav!
    Ja ne... :)

  4. tsuki-akari Jul 01, 2008

    OMG that's so beautiful!^^
    thats a lot of work! i really like the colors you used :D

  5. YoruAngel866 Jul 01, 2008

    this is absolutely high detailed wallpaper
    coloring is absolutely goregous, and everything is fantastic!

  6. christabel92 Jul 01, 2008

    This wall looks so awesome!Finally some good Parakiss wall...Thank you for making this!

  7. Hanahanoiday Jul 03, 2008

    So this wallpaper is total perfect,that i must not comment on.

  8. fireflywishes Retired Moderator Jul 07, 2008

    I always loved this scan... and you've done an excellent job of adding the color and making it into a stunning wallpaper! +fav for sure!

  9. icyrain Jul 08, 2008

    A lovely scan. The colors are vibrant, just like Paradise Kiss should be. :)

  10. Rue-chan Jul 08, 2008

    WOW! ooh! breathtaking! Parakiss is a gold mine...and I was thinking... why doesnt someone vector it! and you read my mind! XD

    merged: 07-09-2008 ~ 03:01am
    i just saw it in full! >.< oh for the details! T_T *claps* you did all that! wow!

  11. Hiime-chan Jul 08, 2008

    Beautiful *--* I Loved!

  12. IzumiChan Jul 09, 2008

    Zomg, this just blew me away~ I first thought the colors were too saturated when I saw the thumbnail, but the way it contrasts with the cold blue BG is cool, it's really nice~ perfect lines and textures and it all seems so amazingly great~ O_O
    The tones you used end up being so dramatic, it's really cool~ :D
    But, I thought Miwako-chan's eyes were pink, and not blue~ xDDD
    I just thought on this DA submission I saw, it's another vectoring of the same pic... I just thougt you'd like to see the different ways of treating the same image~ Here~
    *psss, I like your lining way better~ xDD*
    That's it, really good work and congrats~ :)

  13. MilaDark Jul 09, 2008

    Perfect... great job!

  14. markjo Jul 10, 2008

    I love it! The colours are great and the patterns fit in with the theme of the manga. This is way better than my imagination...
    The tiny Yukari made me cry with laughter :) .

  15. DarthTofu Jul 14, 2008

    Very stylish. Great stuff here.

  16. sharptool114 Jul 20, 2008

    wow that's amazing^.^ i love how the hair colors and outfits are detailed and beautiful, seeing as the series had tons to do with fashion anyways... anyways, i love it and i think u have like mad skills =P

  17. Dumang31 Jul 29, 2008

    ooo very lovely, have you tried a Nana wally?

  18. rachtsume Aug 01, 2008

    this verrrry coool, iv just started reading the manga, im loving the art. great work:)

  19. studio Aug 05, 2008

    That is so wow, I can't believe you did so much work. I didn't expect anyone to ever wall that image :D I love it!

  20. sweetwine33 Sep 08, 2008

    o_o omg tats so cool! i love parakiss~

  21. Mallory Sep 13, 2008

    Awesome, I love ParaKiss! This is just beautiful. Excellent job and thanks for sharing ^^

  22. annabelee Sep 22, 2008

    Wow very cool!

  23. Alcyndore Oct 07, 2008

    These colours definitely took my eye! The details are absolutely wonderful! I love Paradise Kiss!
    Keep up the great work!
    Congratulations and thanks for sharing with us!

  24. butter-chama Oct 09, 2008

    great job! i was shocked in the good way XDD love ParaKiss
    thanks nee :D

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