Air Gear Wallpaper: My Thorn Road

Oh! Great, Air Gear, Ringo Noyamano Wallpaper
Oh! Great Mangaka Air Gear Series Ringo Noyamano Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Its Ringo from Air Gear!

Standard resolution 1600x1200:

My main idea was to convey a beautiful/sexy but hectic/chaotic feel. That's why I included the skull and roses, representing Ringo's Thorn Road and her conflicting nature (Air Gear fans will know what I'm talking about).

As much as I love Air Gear art, it was such a daunting task to recreate the lines of Ringo and the skull & roses from the black and white scans. With the amount of deatil he puts in the manga, it always requires so much time if you want to repilicate its "Oh!Great-ness" in wallpaper form.

Ringo scan

Skull scan

After that, I coloured in Ringo in colours I think looked good and then I went about as how the wallpaper was actually going to look like.

I first tried using some flowery/vine brushes for the background but it became way too floral too fast, losing that funky/hip style that is part of Air Gear.

So in the end I went for some urban brushes for the background to emphasise the whole teenager/street/skater/ aspect of the manga. I was also going for a very messy, spontaneous and splattered paint (or even blood) look, along with a degrading/faded graffiti style adding to the chaotic impression.

I know she may be looking really sweet/hot/cute and the text might feel out of place, but in context Ringo's pose is actually right in the middle of her kicking some serious ass! Its shows while she can be all cute and sweet she is not someone to take lightly. Thats what I love about Air Gear it doesnt really matter what the characters are doing...they always look too cool or hot.

Also, in case people are wondering...the skull and text is part of one side of the duality of this wallpaper. The skull & roses represent the chaotic/dark/secret side to Ringo, which contrasts her sweet smiling face yet also represent her state of mind at the same time.

Hardest part: Recreating the line work for Ringo and the skull and roses...aarrgh

Easiest part: umm...choosing the font ^^

Urban brushes:


Comments greatly appreciated...and if you really like it, a fav would be cool too. ;)

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  1. DarthTofu Dec 18, 2008

    I like it. It's fun to look at. :)

  2. wongedan Restricted Member Dec 18, 2008

    ow yeah! airgear!

  3. Jakira-kun Dec 18, 2008

    Nice! I like your work!

  4. Koboshi93 Dec 18, 2008

    I like the effects of the bg!

  5. dianas Dec 18, 2008

    now this is a good looking clean wallpaper

  6. animes-4eva-rox Dec 19, 2008

    finally another wallpaper wif the skull !

    so sad i feel that the paper would be better if there's no "rays" coming out from ringo
    so u have a wall without the rays?
    wish there's one

    if u don have one T.T
    then i have to get used to this one then

  7. Dioblastoise Dec 21, 2008

    Absolutely great work! As an Air Gear fan I got what you were trying to do and this wall really speaks to me!

    Once again, awesome work, the vector of Ringo and the inclusion of the skull must have taken a lot of effort to do!

  8. ravnel Jan 02, 2009

    definitely one of the best air gear/ ringo wallpapers. thanks for the work.

  9. dc277 Feb 02, 2009

    Nice work, really stands out :)

  10. ZeroZaro Apr 11, 2009

    The Skull, Knife [in skull's mouth], & the Thorn make this pic awesome

    merged: 04-11-2009 ~ 09:42am
    The Skull, Knife [in skull's mouth], & the Thorn make this pic awesome

  11. gohan451 May 26, 2009

    Woww so cute na but little sexy

  12. sasuke987 Banned Member May 29, 2009

    nice i like this pick

  13. abelini4 Mute Member Sep 14, 2009

    beautifull ^_^...

  14. ilhamps Mute Member Dec 04, 2009

    nice picture
    i like it..

    Good job
    keep going

  15. Starblaze Dec 18, 2009

    Like it. Keep up the good work

  16. Tiptoe Mar 21, 2010

    It's a good wallpaper, thanks

  17. Murasaki01 May 04, 2010

    It's a good wallpaper, thanks realy!

  18. shoxfer May 11, 2010

    gracias por la imagen.....se agradece ^^

  19. rakenga297 Jul 14, 2010

    this wallpaper is so great !

  20. Jinchuuriki65 Mute Member Jul 22, 2010

    Oh, Yeah it's so good
    Really good work and magnificent pic
    Keep up the good work
    THANKS for sharing it
    Really love it! (n_n).

  21. DiEs2882 Sep 26, 2010

    Great wallpaper...:D..

    thanks for sharing...

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