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Kaleido Star Wallpaper: My Place

Gonzo, Kaleido Star, Layla Hamilton Wallpaper
Gonzo Studio Kaleido Star Series Layla Hamilton Character

2560x1024 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Reviving the Kaleido Star category :)
Of course, the dual screen version is the best, so I highly recommend it.
First of all, it's great to be on a hiatus. I really needed a month's rest and I'm happy I took some time off from vectoring and walling, only making a few avatars and digital stamps once in a while.

Back to the wallpaper itself: today, I was sorting out my files and came across this unfinished project. It had been there since May '08, according to the file properties, and since then I just kept looking at it and "shoving" it back. Today, I finally found the motivation to finish it, as well as the inspiration. I haven't used any filters in wallpapers for a long time (aside from some small, unimportant blurring), so this was a change too.

At first, I painted Layla and the rock she's sitting on. My original idea was to have her on a field, with some trees and hills around, a comet on the sky (small though, not like the bright, shiny ones in 'magical' wallpapers) and the moon. Then I painted and smudged the grass in the foreground, without using any grass brushes. That's right, the grass is completely hand-made :) I copied the layers and mixed them to get more layers of grass. If you can't tell, there's also vegetation in the line of the horizon.

Also, if you're wondering about the lighting, the moon is supposed to be above Layla; I tried to put it on the sky but it just looked ugly and unnecessary, so I took it out.
I hope you like this, I felt I needed to make a starry wallpaper to avoid monotony. I think I'll get back to vectoring a few days after this, I need another break after working on this ^_^' Comments and favorites are welcome and very appreciated <3

Other details:
Easiest part: the water
Hardest part: blending the star field with everything else
Most fun part: the star field
Small details: reflections of stars on the water
Layers: 148 (most of them are background layers)
PSD file size: 69 MB
Background tutorial: Realistic star field by Greg Martin <33
Screenshot: click here
Other resolutions: Corner of Art (I actually updated it for once ^_^' )
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Comments

  1. Melisandre Feb 04, 2009

    Amazing bg and nicely done vector, good job :D

  2. dslassey Feb 05, 2009

    Hehe, even though this isn't one of those "magical" wallpapers, it still manages to be quite magical.
    The bg is... well, fantastic. I so wish I could live somewhere where the night sky looked like that every night. Also, your grass and vegetation is marvelously done.
    This is really one of those wallpapers in which the bg is what speaks the loudest.
    Wonderful work, Pande. It's good to know that you're gonna be back. :3

  3. ArtificialRaindrop Feb 07, 2009

    It's pretty simple, yet so very dramatic because of the emphasis on the night sky. :D The entire composition is lovely, and I think my favorite part is the different hues in the sky that you can pick out but blend together at the same time. I love it, pande!

  4. kuryuki Feb 10, 2009

    wow u keep the dual screen walls coming
    do u use that?

  5. IzumiChan Feb 22, 2009

    Commenting here too! XD
    I took a while to realize the screen cap comes from the second ova~ hehe~ ;p
    Anyway, I'm not sure if I said it before, but I love the starfield~ it's so relaxing for the eyes, like a bath of prettiness~ 8d
    Good job, Pande-san! :3

  6. Wongprom Aug 23, 2009

    you totally blew my mind, thanks alot for this<3

  7. fullmetalddragon Apr 01, 2010

    isn't this wallpaper is from tsukihime

  8. demx May 13, 2010

    It looks very serene, very nice.

  9. Daiya-san Dec 19, 2010

    Layla is very good! and in this pic is she very beautiful *.*

  10. AlexRmX4Europe Feb 27, 2011

    this looks so amazing on full screen

    it makes me want to jump in the sky and get lost amongst the endless stars...

    i haven't had that feeling ever since i was little :)

    thanks

  11. anju27 Jun 16, 2011

    I love effect of the atmosphere you have given here, it makes it seem soo real >_<
    I have a special affection to this wall as even i love to sit alone in a starry night (I feel soo calm *-* )
    Thanks sooo much for sharing. The stars look so beautiful <3

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