Shel Wallpaper: Heavenly Colours

Shel Wallpaper
Shel Mangaka

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Entry for Round 2 of Pool Party : Connotation

I chose Freedom. The scan can be found here, basically did the same things - vectored and painted over it (though there are some changes I made). Used a clouds stock from Stock.xchng for reference only - to paint it from scratch, rather than manipulate it like on my previous walls. The pencil towers were based on my drawing.

Painting style on the background was inspired by maddiemax's art, patterns from Squidfinger, and special thanks to Kitten and Saku for the help and suggestions!

More resolutions (soon) at EDD!



Chosen by Saikusa and Chloe

Such beautiful, soft, flowing colors! Gaara paints a wonderful wallpaper that's full of movement and delicate details (look at those clouds!)
Great job!

Proposed by Saikusa and highlighted by Chloe.

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  1. Sakura-Dust Aug 25, 2008

    This is awesome!
    I could just keep praising it for another 5 rows but I won't XD I'll just let you know how amazing your painting skills are & how beautiful this wallpaper is! I love it <3

  2. Koboshi93 Aug 25, 2008

    wahh soo cute! the idea is very original : )

  3. YoruAngel866 Aug 26, 2008

    its wow! awesome wallpaper, and your painting skills are first class :)
    great job!

  4. Saikusa Retired Moderator Aug 26, 2008

    Beautifully created! This is so charming it will win the hearts of everyone who takes the time to look at it in full!

  5. Chloe Retired Moderator Aug 26, 2008

    Ok... I need to add you to my watchlist! I'm not getting these notifs!
    Anywho, LOVE the colors, the painting and the clouds! Great job!

  6. Sinever Aug 26, 2008

    so soft & beautiful XD
    I love walls with bright colors XD
    well done gaara & its a fav ;)

  7. DarthTofu Aug 27, 2008

    It reminds me somewhat of Gusty Garden Galaxy in Mario Galaxy, floating on flowers and such.
    Overall, great scene, it's awesome.

  8. blueskycat Aug 28, 2008

    This is pretty awesome! Love the idea and the painting is lovely.

  9. IzumiChan Aug 31, 2008

    Oh-the softness! xDDD
    Wonderful colors, and the sky's paiting is dream-like~ *_*
    Loved the perspective~ it's a pity the yellow pencil got cutted in my resolution (1280x1024)... my blame for using that... T.T
    Anyway, really great job, I loved it~ :D

  10. Erdbeermilch Sep 02, 2008

    This is so cute and I have to say that your contest walls are awesome.
    I really like your idea for the background, the vector/painting and the way you integratet your patterns looks great. :)

  11. Hanahanoiday Sep 03, 2008

    Gaah this is soo cute!
    This is so beautiful done,this is how from story.Really very magic.Awesome job i luuv it.

  12. fanny-chan Sep 04, 2008


  13. lovelylayla Sep 17, 2008

    so kawaii!

  14. Fran Retired Moderator Oct 04, 2008

    Dude, it's official I'm the worst of all, I can't believe I haven't commented on this one I even had it on my desktop a while ago


  15. Fxvcvfg Oct 06, 2008

    Looks like a child's drawing, yet it is drawn so professionally. I admit it is cute, and I love the background, but the girlishness + childlikeness of it is just something I personally dislike. No offence there, but it's a great wall from my technical point of view.

  16. Alcyndore Oct 09, 2008

    These look like wind fairies! I love them. It is sunny and joyful and coloured! It really makes me feel more optimistic. It is a fav. Congratulations!

  17. marigoula Oct 18, 2008

    nice scan!

  18. cloudymirror22 Oct 23, 2008

    interesting pic.

    looks like a nice dream.
    or a very funky acid trip lol

  19. chefmike Oct 26, 2008

    so what are the fairies going to do to her when they catch her. the answer is in the pencils!

  20. PowereD Nov 16, 2008

    This is so adorable ^^

  21. iristella Nov 19, 2008

    It is so beautiful....... It looks as if it came out of a fairytale or something. I love the colours and its smooth feeling

  22. merrisusa Nov 22, 2008

    This is super cute! Lovely work, good job.

  23. akika Nov 23, 2008

    It's so cute! I love their 'hair'....

  24. anhhuong Dec 08, 2008

    I would also like to be able eel fly in the sky so

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