Umi Monogatari Wallpaper: Tides of Clarity

Umi Monogatari, Kanon Miyamori Wallpaper
Umi Monogatari Series Kanon Miyamori Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

OMG! Thank you so much for the highlight vitaamin and Chloe-chan! I am so so happy right now *bouncing off the walls*! ^0^
also featured at my-maiden. XD


Ta Dahhhh! After forever of painting it's finally out. I originally made this for the Aqua Scenic contest at Animepaper.net but with so much homework, labs, and exam I had to keep stop working on it.

My aim in this wallpaper, was to create a calm beautiful simple scenery. I went to the ocean for the first time in January and loved it! So I had so much fun with this wallpaper. Best fun in a long time! I have been working on an outer space wallpaper but I’m doing vectoring lines for it and … omg I have no patience for vector lines. I mean at first they are fun, but painting is what I love. You get to always do something different ya know XD. The only reference I had was some stock images for the clouds on some parts, but even then I made them my way. No tutorials while painting either, I mean I try to read them, but they never come out the way I want. So I did them my way and how I like it. I did not want to add a seagull or seashells for the record! I wanted it simple, and if you go thru a lot of photos you barely barely see any in them. This wall is just how I imagined it and better!

My favorite part was the ocean, so many colors. It took the longest but I think I grew from it. My least favorite part is her outlines, I even painted over some of them because I didn’t like it’s look and tweaked it lol. The Clouds was fun as well! Easiest part was the sand, I loved it’s colors to work with.

I hope this wallpaper leaves you with a calm serenity feeling, and takes you to a peaceful place!

Time to make it was off and on 9 days.. and I don't mean the just days. Like the combined hours. I spent so much time over every detail and redoing and changing stuff. Staying up to 6am in the morning and working so hard on this!

Thanks to my boyfriend Kyle who cheered me and gave me encouragement when I was sad since it didn’t make it into the contest in time, and for letting me have his pen tablet XD. And to my best friend triplet aka Rhonda21.

Original Scan @ MT: http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a342/PinkPrincessLacus/thumbnailoriginal.jpg
LOL P.S.: I don’t even have a wide-screen res, I just think it’s more fun to paint on, more canvas to work with :P.

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Edit: I smoothed her leg out some more sorry.


Chosen by vitaamin and Chloe

PinkPrincess' aim was to make a calm, beautiful wallpaper. She certainly achieved that!
The soft and gentle colors blend perfectly into each other and the painting is really well done. Take a look at he details of the water - it's simply beautiful!

Proposed by vitaamin and highlighted by Chloe.

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  1. DemiAlucard Oct 26, 2009

    YAY YOUR DONE i know you put a LOT of hard work into this dear. YAY Kisses I love it and i think you did fantastic! LOVE YOU!

  2. LilLaoRyo704 Oct 26, 2009

    cools, i knew you could finish that vector <3, one of your best walls too. really like the background, awesome job Pinky!

  3. fireflywishes Retired Moderator Oct 26, 2009

    Really beautiful background lacus! As the others have already said, you can really tell how much time and effort went into the creation of this piece. Excellent job!

  4. EevaLeena Oct 26, 2009

    You're finally posting something again! >_<
    Anyways, I love this piece! The painting look awesome esp. the sea! It's a WOW! ^^

  5. mbeckley Oct 26, 2009

    This wallie of yours is beautiful. I adore beaches, and im willing to visit one someday. Awesome job. ^^

  6. aqiaqua Oct 26, 2009

    Wow scan extension. Pfffft no one has done that for ages. On ya, girl.

    I really like the way the ocean has been done. It kinda reminds me of an oil painting, the way the textures overlap. This wall is just so "you", haha. I think there could be more texture and shading on the girl's clothes, but I don't think it's that big a deal.

    Lovin' it, you better submit more >:D

  7. Melisandre Oct 26, 2009

    nice done. I love the sand and the ocean is really great done. You made a gorgeous work :D

  8. Sakura-Dust Oct 26, 2009

    Wow, the sea is unbelievable *__*
    Amazing job, it left me speechless.

  9. Kitaan Retired Moderator Oct 26, 2009

    Looks really beautiful just from the thumb, and wow what a change from your previous style :3

    I love the clouds and water, it's so nicely painted and looks
    like one of those paintings you'd see in a gallery. The sand is
    also nicely done, I love the detail you put into it.
    Wonderful job Lacus ^^

  10. Echolen Oct 26, 2009

    Wow, your painting is really good! The details are just amazing! I'm glad you chose widescreen ^^

  11. vitaamin Oct 26, 2009

    the colors on this are stellar and i love the almost oil painted look to this.
    wish the foam in the front were a bit neater/had more depth and the painting on the girl had more shadows too
    but all in all a very gorgeous wall!

  12. x-lawss Oct 26, 2009

    Simple yet nice XD
    Thanks for sharing :D

  13. DarthTofu Oct 26, 2009

    Woah, this is gorgeous! *_*

  14. Chloe Retired Moderator Oct 26, 2009

    See highlight comment >D
    I LOVE the water *_*

  15. gaara-no-shukaku Oct 26, 2009

    I think the shading on her skin (especially the legs) are abit too detailed and pale (and makes her somewhat anorexic). But everything else are beautifully done, especially the sea. Anyway, keep up the great work.

  16. Ongaku Oct 26, 2009

    Wow, this is painted really well! Great job, and yay for widescreen (even though you don't have one) lol xD *favs*

  17. Abns21 Oct 27, 2009

    Awesome!, esta muy, muy bueno =D

    Cute cute : D I love ~~

  18. miriambr Oct 27, 2009

    The sea looks wonderful!

  19. codon2 Oct 27, 2009

    Something just attracted me toward this wallie >:I, what is it?.... i just got attracted to this one............

  20. SakuraMoon-06 Oct 27, 2009

    This is a VERY beautiful wall! You've captured the serenity of the moment. While it is simplistically beautiful, it provides a window in the mind to open and drift off in to.
    Terrific job! Can't wait to see your next one!

  21. M2Vz Oct 27, 2009

    This is what I call awesomeness >D

    Lovely painting <3 I love how you did the sand and sea, they're so detailed <333 it's a really nice scenic wall ^^
    Oh, and congrats for the highlight, you deserve it :)


  22. zaira Oct 27, 2009

    Wow nice sea! love the color combinations of the water and the clouds are just great.
    Love how you reconstruct the scan and extended it. The simpleness + the soft
    feeling from the wall is really pleasant to see, kinda makes me listen to its opening
    song. Overall love the simplness + your painting skills! +fav! ^^,

  23. Swordlily003 Oct 27, 2009

    The colors are so beautiful and the water is so real. I love it ^-^

  24. norine07 Oct 27, 2009

    love the calmness of the whole wallpaper!
    it's my favorite pastime to watch the sky with the water thrashing at my feet! <33
    congrats on the highlight! you go girl!

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