Final Fantasy XIII Wallpaper: The Road Not Taken

Square Enix, Final Fantasy XIII, Snow Villiers, Shiva (Final Fantasy) Wallpaper

1280x768 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

(Copy pastes from AP)

It's been almost 4 months since my last submission, so my skills may have gone a little bit rusty. I got kinda bored of vectoring and im pretty much hopeless in the painting department. So i decided to experiment on stocks once again. This wallpaper is something similar to what i've done in my previous wallpaper which is stock image + blending. I love working with final fantasy scans because the characters are so much easier to blend in with real stock images.

The buildings were taken from this, this and this. And the main background stock was taken from this while the main character image was taken from this pic. Getting it all to blend in together was a bit of a challenge. But what was even tougher is to get the lighting to look right. I had to edit the wall so many times because of that. orz

Big thanks goes out to alenas, asa, tsu and saku for their helpful feedback. Extra love for saku-mon for providing the japanese words.Textless version and Smoke Version. Because Saku insisted on smoking buildings! xD

Btw the poem by Robert Frost "The Road Not Taken" suddenly popped in my head when i saw that road there. So it just stuck as the title. Lol i remember how i had to study that poem back during my high school days. I feel old now. .__.

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  1. XiThau Nov 26, 2009

    Need anyone say how great a job you did?
    Because it's completely obvious you did an amazing job. :D
    So I will repeat myself, Great job!
    And also, I agree with how Final Fantasy is easier to blend. I seems like it, since it looks more realistic than others.

    I appreciate it, thanks for sharing.

  2. cygnet Nov 26, 2009

    High quality wallie! It's like a new breeze because everyone's doing vectored wallie now. Love how you blended those pics together! Great job chibimisao ^^

  3. FallenAngelZoicyte Nov 26, 2009

    i don't know how FF keeps getting cooler but it does. this wall looks really cool.

  4. AnimeRoxz Nov 26, 2009

    lovely blending! *thumbs up* you get a cookie! though the white might just very well blind me should I turn on my laptop in the middle of the night XD

  5. zaira Nov 26, 2009

    saw this in AP and faved it there too!
    *copy paste comment*

    Awesome! love the scan used the use of the stock photo really blends everything.
    The winter theme fits this coming december. Overall great concept + love his
    motocycle XD +fav!

  6. DarthTofu Nov 26, 2009

    Props to blending everything together so nicely.

  7. Alenas Retired Moderator Nov 26, 2009

    You already know I love this. <3 XD

  8. trofikabinet Nov 26, 2009

    A FF wall, it's amazing :3
    You blended it together perfectly, it's really refreshing seeing a non-vectored wall ^^

    I'm gonna feature it at CoK <3

  9. Grimreaper1 Nov 26, 2009

    It's looks really nice.

  10. VILLALS Mute Member Nov 26, 2009

    woow is very very cool yeah is nice .. ^_^

  11. Prooof Nov 26, 2009

    hey the bg does match with the character nicely
    city in the back is great
    i think if you painted over parts of the photo it would look even better though

  12. spoonyalchemist Nov 26, 2009

    I've been waiting for somebody to make a good FFXIII wall! This is gorgeous! On my desktop now. =)

  13. MystikalLam Nov 28, 2009

    I love the FF wallpapers that you make! Keep up the great work! I can't wait for this game to come out, hehe. :)

  14. MisaSasekage Moderator Nov 29, 2009

    I love how the background and image of snow work together. It looks really awesome. It's very pretty. I like the effects of the snow as well. Good work. You should make one of Lightning as well.

  15. misstron2000 Dec 03, 2009

    il moto di shiva bllo ma nn posso ziocare a ff xiii

  16. Rafa009 Dec 05, 2009

    muito fdsssssssssssssssssssssssss
    sem palavras

  17. forgotten83 Dec 19, 2009

    wow... nice blending.. very nice indeed

  18. nobugsplease Banned Member Dec 20, 2009

    I like the wallpaper.

    Snow is such a weird name.

  19. abyseptember Dec 28, 2009

    i like it since its final fantasy :)

  20. RedAkii Jan 28, 2010

    Cool background plus a bad-ass bike. Great work.

  21. LyricalCrimson Feb 15, 2010

    the scan is so cool!
    I feel so cold

  22. animes-4eva-rox Feb 19, 2010

    awesome wallpaper!
    i really love it! it's so cool!

  23. XxYuiXx Feb 23, 2010

    I have no idea how you made everything very crisp but what ever you did keep doing it.

  24. IrvinesGurl Mar 18, 2010

    I ?LUV? HIM! MY FAV CHARACTOR ON FFXIII!?? This pic rox && so does he. =^.^= Thanx 4 the wallpaper. *FAVORITES*

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