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Forbidden Siren Wallpaper: The Human Stain

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This is an entry for dark-wallies Halloween Contest.

Stats:
Series: Siren (Forbidden Siren)
Time: 2 days
Layers: 64
Inspiration: "The Human Stain" by Kamelot.

Some lyrics from the song:
Hear the ticking of the clock,
The sound of life itself.
No one really wants to die
To save the world...

How it was made:
I tried something very different with this wallpaper, and I hope it's allowed here. If not, I apologize ^_^' The wallpaper is a bit of a Frankenstein-ish experiment, which I will explain in detail. There is practically no fullbody artwork the the videogame Forbidden Siren, so what I had to do was take a headshot magazine scan and photo-manipulate it so that it was attached to the body of a real model (the game is CG, so it needed a more realistic body). I had to touch-up, paint, and recolor the body to look natural with the head I was working with, and while I was at it I messed with Miyako's hair to make it look creepy and floaty. The game has a very dark atmosphere, and a sea of blood has surrounded the town, hence the red water that the girl and the monsters are wading through in the city. The song of inspiration has been incorporated into the piece on the top left billboard, and blood was added to faces on the right signs. The "Guilty" phrases seemed ironically fitting.

Why the Song:
Ever since I heard "The Human Stain" I've always associated it with Siren- the lyrics are a very dismal look at how society is tainted and the fact that in reality no one wants to be the heroes sacrificed to fix it. One day, my dream is to make a music video with that song for that game... If I ever get the equipment or finish the darned game :x

Resources:
Model:Chamberstock
City photo: owl753951

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Comments

  1. christabel92 Oct 24, 2008

    Nice wall...the colors are really nice and I like the atmosphere of it...and of course I love its name...I never knew you listen Kamelot XD it's one of my fav groups,and Human stain my second fav song XD

  2. x-lawss Oct 24, 2008

    The red... Look so strong

  3. vitaamin Oct 24, 2008

    i like this alot! although if you wanted to create rain, you have to make like the droplets glow around her. unless its just texture in which case you dont have to do anything XD i've been waiting for work from you for a long time!

  4. gemini3 Oct 24, 2008

    So beautiful, so delicious, I loving!...

  5. Alfredigital Oct 24, 2008

    Siren? for a sec I thought it was Alma from F.E.A.R.

  6. dslassey Oct 25, 2008

    Man, you sure are awesome at these kind of wallpapers, Rain. And geeze, they just turn out so fantastic! I cannot believe you successfully attached a CG head to a real-life body without making it look shooped (pardon my 4chan speak XD).

    Very neato.... and I especially love the reddish color scheme you've used on your lost two wallpapers - very lovely. <3

    Also, Power Metal = BOSS
    That's love for you right there.

  7. ROSEANA Oct 25, 2008

    It's ScarY wall...But I love this wall.. Bg is very ...T0T
    Tank you^o^

  8. Straawbeeryy Oct 25, 2008

    2 creepy wall in a roll? XD
    I can`t believe you actually put together a real body and a CG head. I can`t even tell that this is two scan without you telling me although I think the position of that body is a bit awkward. I also love the red theme of this wall. It`s so dynamic.
    Btw, those are zombies around her right?

  9. YoruAngel866 Oct 25, 2008

    are you sure you dont want this to enter the contest?
    beautiful wallpaper and i love those colors :D

  10. Susan-chan Oct 25, 2008

    a bit creepy but nice! i luve how u manipulated the photos :3

  11. Koboshi93 Oct 25, 2008

    very beautiful wall!
    I like the ambiance!

  12. dementia Oct 26, 2008

    wow this reminds me of a cover to a movie. I love the colors and everything blends so well

  13. pandemonium91 Moderator Oct 26, 2008

    This is pure awesomeness. The concept is really good and you managed to create a wallpaper which fits like a glove! I predict this is going to be among the 3 that will win.
    Honestly, I had no idea you merged a CG head with a real body until I read the description. It's seamless!
    And the background is quite creepy, I wouldn't be able to walk around like that, with an expression like the one on the girl's face XD
    Great job, and good luck in the contest!

  14. Hanahanoiday Oct 26, 2008

    Oh this looks like from reality,it's very original and this have so special atmosphere.
    I love the dark desing,really very interesting and too lovely wall.Good job!

  15. misstyque Oct 28, 2008

    Omg, this is so awesokme O_O. Great photo editing, love it. fav.

  16. Helenaaaa Banned Member Nov 10, 2008

    Beautiful red colour

  17. t0miChan Nov 16, 2008

    scary beautifull...errr

  18. chii0103 Apr 04, 2009

    @___________@ I love it soOoo much!

    The blending was done well! It gives me the creeps~

  19. crimson-blue Jan 24, 2010

    gud job!...
    nice!..
    I like it!..
    thx for sharing!

  20. ayoris Feb 03, 2010

    thanks for this good wallpapers

  21. 5VK170 Mar 30, 2010

    como que de que juego me suena, pero en fin gracias por tu imagen amifo

  22. saikanojo Nov 26, 2010

    I love Siren. This is awesome.

  23. songge2825 Mute Member Dec 12, 2010

    Thanks for sharing, fav's :)

  24. Harper-chan Feb 19, 2011

    Ooooo! Creeeeepy! I love it!

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