I love this wall, very nice background, and the character is cool to, everything is so calm and beautiful, and the char and the background mix so perfectly, congrats for this awesome job man, i see you have a lot of work with him, but for my point of view, worth every second ^^
I realized that this wallpaper kind of fits Valentine's Day and could have planned to release it on that day. Too bad I don't care about that day (single ftw mf) and decided to work at my pace. Swoot. Patience paid off and nothing was rushed.
I found this scan randomly browsing in AP's gallery. Basically I click on random artist names and hoped for some epic art. I fell in 'olev' with this scan. The character is Irisviel von Einzbern from Fate/Zero. She is Illyasviel's mother. The beauty of the muddy scan grabbed me by the balls and screamed, "BRING ME TO LIFE!" Then I went, "awwww-right." Thus the journey began.
Working on the Wallpaper
I started working on it around the beginning of January at snail's pace. I slowly did the line work. After that there was a 3-4 week period where I didn't do jack. I sat down and tried to see what I could add to the wall. Just staring at the line work and base colors.
Curtains were pretty much X'd out from the beginning. I sketched new ones and additional objects. I got rid of the NASTY column on the left side later on. The emptiness was bothering me but the column bothered me more. There was a plan to add Excalibur sheathed in Avalon but wasn't sure if it was worth it. So I just left it blank so the wall retains its wide feeling instead of being framed. The past week is when I really started on the wallpaper. So maybe 1-2 weeks working on this wallpaper.
Every wallpaper since I came back has been a landmark for me. This wallpaper is no different. I know my weakness is in backgrounds so I decided to work in reverse. I completely vexeled the background because the main reason for sloppy/weak backgrounds is that I am burned out after doing the character. I also worked on the wallpaper as a whole. I didn't render the character at x2 resolution but at the usable resolution so I don't think I'll release a character vector.
There were some new things I wanted to try out. I always wanted to do tiles. So tiles EVERYWHERE! Then I also wanted to do roses. At first I wanted to litter the floor with roses but it would have been too much (to do). I kind of like how the roses turned out. Zoomed out they looked like fresh fleshy flamboyant fixated hearts served on a bowl of greens ready to be completely devoured by an overwhelming predator. I would have liked them to look softer with some transparency since their petals are thin, silky and light is hitting it. But... I didn't want to figure out how to do it and I liked how bold they looked.
My last wallpaper had vexeling that was more abstract. This time I wanted to do it cleaner and more visibly tiered. I also did a small painting in the frame instead of vexeling something. It was lots of fun. It's a wine glass spilling endless blood everywhere. I almost went overboard because I wanted to paint it spilling out of the frame on to the floor. You could look at as symbolic of the holy grail where you needed to use the body of someone as a catalyst to call it. It's been a while since I watched F/SN so I could be wrong haha.
Anyway, enjoy! All resolutions available at AP and some below.
Chosen by Kitaan and Chloe
Take a look at this!
Check out how neat the vectoring is; the details on the curtains and the painting are awesome. The lighting is also fabulous, particularly on the roses.
Great job, Tens!
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RafaDX Feb 19, 2010
Valuna Moderator Feb 19, 2010
Mmm...About the right resolution for my desktop XD
Looking good, too lazy to go into detail and look for small mistakes or anything, so just faving <3
Alenas Retired Moderator Feb 19, 2010
*stalker mode on* Well, you already know that I love this, so there's no point in repeating myself. XD
Kitaan Retired Moderator Feb 19, 2010
Lol, I spend a good 5 mins staring thinking of words.
Still have nothing to say of much intelligence or something thats
not going to be said in a few more hours.
Though anyways, I think you've improved wonderfully with this wall.
Alot of your trademark elements went in and you combined alot,
also I really love that you added to the BG and changed things up.
The colors are in the depressing scheme but still attract
so well, the only thing I'm trying to express that I think needs
a bit more over look is the lighting on her. She's faced to us and the window is behind
her shining light so I'm thinking she should be darker, have a few more shadows on her.
Nothing a gradient layer can't fix :3
Overall this is definitely worth a full view, very very beautiful work.
naksanisama Feb 19, 2010
how awesome. this is just pretty!
fave and download :)
please make more wallpaper like this, it's AMAZING ARTWORK.
hidekeitaro Feb 19, 2010
It's so beautiful! *
Cris25 Feb 19, 2010
amazing! *-* this wall is so beautiful, and the vexeling is really great!
DokiDokiChan Moderator Feb 19, 2010
Copy/Paste from AP
Absolutely gorgeous. I just love how vivid the red is, especially on the roses.
Beautiful work on everything, especially the character vector.
AriaHime Feb 19, 2010
Nice! I like the colors, and the way you did the shading/shadows.
soranvi Feb 19, 2010
Thanks a lot for sharing!
Suzukaseed Feb 19, 2010
oohh!, (*.*), awesome!
Fav of course... you are
genial... I admire you.
your work is totally awesome
the colors... the intense...
thanks for sharing.
codon2 Feb 19, 2010
Awesome, the resolution matched my laptop's screen perfectly, and the red colors are just lovely. Though not much of a red color theme fan, but this is wonderful ^_^.
zaira Feb 19, 2010
Another beautiful work from you! Your vexel is always great! The colors and
shadings really blends well. I love how you did on her hair and her boots (her
boots is shiny). You give more life to the original bg and nice work adding
with roses. The only thing it needs more are the petals, add more petals on the ground
and be sure to put some shadows in it :D Overall nice concept! +fav! ^^,
crmc13 Feb 20, 2010
uwaa. :) you're so great at vexeling.^^
im really looking forward from your future works!
and OMG. there's so many details!
maybe ill die if i make details such like that!
overall is perfect!:)
Nysha Feb 20, 2010
Yay for 16:9! 8d I can use it on my new monitor!
As for the wall, I love the vibrant colors and details. And yea, already mentioned stuff on AP. lol
Kurorisa Feb 20, 2010
this wall is love :3
I love your vexelling always attractive
it has the fresh colors but I think she needs a little bit of dark shades
rizacaga Feb 20, 2010
fantastic color...i love red..XD
and the detailness is just awesome...definitely deserves to be highlighted..congratz
vitaamin Feb 20, 2010
this is definitely one of your neatest vectors, the lines and shapes work together very well. i would have preferred for the light to be a little more yellow but thats just me
+hl at vw'ers
SunFighter Feb 20, 2010
Nice artwork! Thanks for your job, is very good
Prooof Feb 20, 2010
i love this one
not too much to say, it's well done
letireur Feb 20, 2010
very a good work bravo thank you ^^
aIshiRoi Feb 20, 2010
i love it!<33
mammonlovesmoney Feb 20, 2010
Is more tremendous it is drawn... Red colours here are looked amazingly, and some sizes laid out in addition in general are healthy
Flavinia Feb 20, 2010
It's absolutely beautiful ^^.
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