Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Wallpaper: Through Golden Fields

Studio Ghibli, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Nausicaa Wallpaper

2048x1536 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Originally uploaded to Anime Paper.

I made a tutorial for the grass since many people were curious how I made the grass here. XD

I actually started this one before "Twist", so it remained a WIP for a while.
Nausicaa is my favorite movie, and pretty much one of my first animes, before I even knew it was an anime. XD So this is my little tribute to it.

Original scan: http://gallery.digik.net/view/6132
Song used for some inspiration: Solarstone's remix of Conjure One's "Center of the Sun"

It's 100% painted from scratch with my tablet. No vectors, no special brushes, no textures. And nope, I did not use the grass brush; every strand was made with the smudge tool. But is it really grass, or is it the Ohmu's feeler things? It's up to you to decide. :)

This is me while working on the "grass": X_X
And on the clouds: @_@
Seriously, at first I was stumped on how to paint them, but I kept at it and the result is what you see. Hopefully they somewhat resemble clouds and grass. >_>

I put on the design of the dress Nausicaa wore near the end of the movie to possibly hint at something. n_n I was originally going to make the dress blue to fit the prophecy, but the pink looks better here. (And in the movie the dress starts out pink anyway, and then gets stained blue by Ohmu blood.)

The wall can be flipped for those who prefer that (because of icons).

Time spent: 15-20 hours
PSD file size: 167mb

Any comments and favs are appreciated. ^_^

If colors are too bright, maybe try adjusting monitor?

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  1. gaara-no-shukaku Feb 15, 2009

    Brilliant work with the grass. I wish I could paint grass like that.. Thanks for the tutorial, though it's sort of tricky for me to use blending modes. ^^;

    Loved the clouds and the soft and bright painting. Neat work.

  2. yuyu-ma Feb 15, 2009

    yeah....i love the way u paint the grass......nice work...^^

  3. xxKurumi Feb 15, 2009

    Wow, this is very, very (VERY VERY~) gorgeous. The detail and the whispyness of the paint...

    I love it very much. I can't say more than that; it is exquisite. Thank you for sharing! Definite favorite.

  4. YoruAngel866 Feb 15, 2009

    This is really nice, i admire your awesome painting skills.
    Fave part on this wall should be grass, but i adore the clouds as well.
    All i can say i adore your work and faves XD cant wait for next project of yours.

  5. christabel92 Feb 15, 2009

    I loved this wall on AP,and I love it here too...The grass is superb,and also the fluffy clouds...Nice job :)

  6. Nubes May 22, 2009

    beautiful background

  7. Kayote Jul 21, 2009

    Simply stunning. Love it. Cheers.

  8. crmc13 Aug 05, 2009

    beautiful background

  9. Tevy Jan 21, 2010

    Es una historia cautivadora y especial.

  10. gespinozar Feb 08, 2010

    preciosa y muy inocente esta imagen de nausica...gracias por el aporte..

  11. Sokkyosama Apr 12, 2010

    Thank you very much for sharing!

  12. Monaliza Jul 14, 2010

    it is so sweet
    awesome one

  13. kmpm Jan 27, 2011

    Brilliant work with the grass.Thank you very much for sharing!

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