Kingdom Hearts Wallpaper: Chronicles of a Grumpy Wizard

Shiro Amano, Square Enix, Kingdom Hearts, Merlin, Vector Art Wallpaper
Shiro Amano Mangaka Square Enix Studio Kingdom Hearts Game Merlin Character Vector Art Source

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

... MERLIN-SAN I LOVE YOU. *full view please*

Re-uploaded - I was having trouble with it.

The concept of this wallpaper - which I do adore - took forever and a day (translation: a day) to think of. I found this scan - Hollow Bastion Restoration Committee by angelpup1419 - some time ago, and was like "OMG, MERLIN YES PLEASE!" and decided I would do something with it. Originally, I was going to vector the whole scan, then when I began I was like I'll do Cid and Merlin, but, somewhere along the road, Cid and Merlin became Merlin. I finished the Merlin vector yesterday (which I had started the day before that, two days ago) and was satisfied with it. It just took me forever to figure out what to do with him, once I scratched both Squall and Cid out of the scan.

So here it is, the final version! I'm very pleased with how it turned out: Merlin all cranky and like "PRACTICE SORA, PRACTICE NOW!" ... So, the little symbols above the "Practice" are the symbols of Sora's main magic abilities... save the gravity one. I didn't know what to do for that, but added an epic Mickey head. BECAUSE KING MICKEY IS SO AMAZING.

Inspiration: Kingdom Hearts and Merlin (for being so awesome), and I listened to "My Idea of Fun" from The Swan Princess.

And... the whole project took about three days and ended up much more basic than I'd planned, but I like it. The background that is in grayscale is just part of the original scan that I stored there to make it look like Merlin was on the manga page and jumping out. Everything else is hand done/vectored/painted (I painted over Merlin a little bit), save the light texture I used from Hybrid-Genesis.

So thanks for the watching! Comments/favorites adored! This is the first of my planned three Kingdom Hearts wallpapers. One of them is of Daisy, and the other of Sora, Donald, Goofy and Scrooge with the famous sea-salt ice cream!

Sankyuu for the support ~


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  1. DarthTofu Jan 18, 2009

    Awesome! This is really cool!
    I definitely wasn't expecting to see Merlin here anytime soon. xD

    What's the stuff in the background?

    EDIT: nevermind, saw the original scan. woo reading!

  2. Somnus Jan 22, 2009

    Cx Haha, very cute. Nice work with the vector!

  3. ArtificialRaindrop Mar 24, 2009

    Merlin is awesome XD I remember loving him in the movie The Sword in the Stone, and then when he was in Kingdom Hearts I was a very happy camper. And it's widescreen! This might be going on to my desktop in the near future!

  4. RoxasnumberXIII Mar 20, 2010

    Haha... nice and funny wallpaper.. :)

  5. yumekage Sep 24, 2010

    I am making a Windows Seven KH Theme, so, thank you for this wallpaper!

  6. tizatiza91 Mar 29, 2011

    nice pick .it discribe anger @_@ XD

  7. ravenf6 Sep 20, 2011

    The Sword in the Stone was one of my favorite movies, so I was happy to see him in KH. One of my favorite moments was when Cid was giving Sora what he called 'one Looney Wizard special' to fight the MCP. I was laughin my head off at the aftermath- Merlin is the only person who can make the hot-headed Cid Highwind know fear... XD

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