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Rihito Takarai Wallpaper: One Moment Of Love

Rihito Takarai Wallpaper
Rihito Takarai Mangaka

4096x1536 Wallpaper

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This is dedicated to you, Kelsey, my dear partner in crime :3
Well, there goes the last wallpaper from 2008, since I don't think I'll be able to make another one in so little time (especially because I'll be going away for a period of time and won't have access to the Internet or my files). It took a lot of time to make and I'm happy with what I came up :)

I wouldn't like people to say that I ripped the idea from Kelsey's wallpaper, which accidentally uses the same scan; I got the scan from her and made my own version, based on my own ideas. At first I wanted to have him "walk" on the clouds and make a glassy surface under his feet (the sky was going to be a sea and there were going to be some islands there too), but I scratched that and went for the "falling" effect, which is connected to the title. The title is from Nightwish's song Wish I Had An Angel, from the first 2 verses:
I wish I had an angel for one moment of love
I wish I had your angel tonight

To cut a long story short, I thought of illustrating the all-too-popular theme "forbidden love", thus making him "fall from Heaven for a moment of love" (not taking Heaven in the biblical sense, but in the "state of absolute grace" sense; I don't know if you can see the difference but there is one for me).

After collecting dozens of images of clouds (Kelsey, I really don't remember if I used some from you, if you spot any of your there please let me know ^_^'), I warped, scaled and killed them. Then I painted and moved them around a bit, finally deciding on that bulged effect :) I painted and smudged the wings myself, making them look as if they're disintegrating (hence the blood - that's the red thing on them). I enjoyed doing the puffs on his back, that's one thing I'm good at painting/drawing XD

I really recommend viewing the dual screen version, since that one is the original thing and it looks the best out of all. However, if you want other resolutions, I made some. Just to warn you, they don't look as awesome (how would they, you try squeezing dual screen into 1600 x 1200 and see what happens -_-').

Other details:
# of layers: 57 (trust me, they looked like 100 in the list @_@)
.PSD file size: 220 MB
Textures: Desktop Anime
Brushes ("fire" and feathers): Scully7491
Original image: click here
Comments and criticism are very appreciated! :D As are favorites, naturally! Thank you in advance and sorry if I might reply later than usual! Hope everyone has a great holiday! :D
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Comments

  1. christabel92 Dec 20, 2008

    Wow,this is truly beautiful...I like the soft colors and everything else,I think this is the best work of yours ;)

  2. senpai147 Dec 20, 2008

    interesting wall, I'll definitely put it on my other pc's desktop ~ thanks

  3. MoonFangs90 Dec 20, 2008

    absolutely beautiful

  4. Erdbeermilch Dec 21, 2008

    The lighting is awesome, I love all the different colours displayed in the clouds. I really think it's great how you managed to fill the screen so nicely, if I had so much room to fill I'd be at a total loss (sometimes I already get trouble with widescreen).
    Anyways great work, it's a fav from me. :D

  5. dslassey Dec 22, 2008

    Man, this is badass Olivia (why you didn't give me a head's up is beyond me... >.>)
    I agree with Anja - the lighting is totally awesome. It's a lovely end to the year, I can tell ya that much.
    Also, I love the song you chose as inspiration - mainly because it was one of the first Nightwish songs I listened to.
    This is top tier, Pande!~ <3

  6. selemental Banned Member Jan 28, 2009

    It's beautiful!

    Quote by devMan, this is badass Olivia

    I agwee! nyahahaha X3

    It's gorgeous! And I am thankful u appreciate manga and r doing ur best to show the ones that are awesome yet under-appreciated! Awesome job! >_< *thumbs up, hi-5, favs*

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