Fatal Frame Wallpaper: Scarlet Symmetry

Tecmo, Fatal Frame, Mayu Amakura, Mio Amakura Wallpaper
Tecmo Studio Fatal Frame Game Mayu Amakura Character Mio Amakura Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

This is an entry for the my-maiden Gothic Contest.

Why The Title//
"Symmetry" is a play off of the fact that they are identical twins in a symmetrical setting... while the butterflies help break it up butterflies are symmetrical in themselves. "Scarlet" is a play on the game's reference to Crimson Butterflies, and red is the accent color while the rest is black & white.

Scans: Scan 1 - Scan 2
Stock: Curtain - Floor - Butterflies

When you can't find the perfect scan, make one! That's pretty much my motto now, as most of you have probably noticed, what with the way I turn different scans in to Frankenstein creations =D To help support the Retro Movement I didn't vector at all this time around, and the only painting I did was the old-school method of blending and touch-ups. Everything else was extracted and carefully placed, with the painting to make the changes appear seamless.

The Fatal Frame II twins have several alternate costumes (one set being a Gothic Lolita style), and these outfits I place them in look reminiscent of different elements from of their costumes. If you look closely at the scans you can tell what I did to most of it: I put Mio and Mayu's heads on the bodies of the sitting girls, and because their heads weren't as big I had to tweek the fancy border on the chair. Originally I had them without the big bows in their hair, but I thought it would look cute and enhance the Gothic Lolita feel. I changed the color of the necklaces, ties, and skirts while adding a plaid texture to them and a red trim to the sleeves of their blouses. I found sconces on the web and added them to the walls for decoration and again to help with a Vintage Goth feel. And the butterflies are glowing because they look like that in the game. Also, I know the sconces wouldn't really be hung that low, but they looked dumb when i put them at a realistic height.. it throws off the balance. And for anyone who didn't notice, altered Mayu's hand a bit so it didn't look so provocative.

Also, there's significance to Mayu being the only one touching a butterfly, for those who have played the game ;)
Enjoy, and don't link to the static image off of this site without my permission or I beet-chu-widda-stick!

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  1. keivan Mar 25, 2010

    very very very good an beautiful ... I want more !

  2. dementia Mar 25, 2010

    oh thats awesome..You redid the characters nicely looks better then the orginal pic. Without looking at the scans you would never know that there was a lot of work put into this

  3. frei-chan Mar 25, 2010

    awwww...this looks so authentic.
    but Mio and Mayu still look creepy. :D

  4. interceptor Mute Member Mar 26, 2010

    Very nice job, thanks for sharing!

  5. hippyNox Mar 26, 2010

    Nice colour choice ^-^.Love the overall effect

  6. mammonlovesmoney Mar 26, 2010

    Wall-paper it is wonderful. As it is looked lovely

  7. Kitaan Retired Moderator Mar 26, 2010

    Beautiful job here Rain <3
    I love the stocks you used and the elements
    of texture in each. You have such a skill
    for combinding scans and making them look so natural.
    My only suggestion is maybe to darken it? I feel like it's
    too bright for that type of scene, I noticed the candles
    and then imagined it would be darker and they would be lit.
    Other than that it's a fantastic wall.
    Also, aww~ Thanks for thinking of Retro! :3

  8. yukinobara Mar 26, 2010

    nice scan! thanks for sharing^_^

  9. SnickerdoodleNinja Retired Moderator Mar 27, 2010

    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet. I love the butterflies and the texture on the wall. Btw, this kind of freaks me out having finally seen more of that game.

  10. adith04 Mar 28, 2010

    Simply beautiful.. Great technique you have there... I love it, especially the wallpaper.. :D Great job! ^_^

  11. garnetyuna Mar 29, 2010

    great wallpaper! good job. I like the game, and the wallie it's really well done.

  12. Chloe Retired Moderator Mar 29, 2010

    You know how I love your wallpapers! This is no exception! The extraction is very neat and I LOVE the background. Great job!

  13. xbyakuya17x Mar 30, 2010

    Wow they look really real. Great work.

  14. putamdre Apr 09, 2010

    Muy buena imagen la agreagre a mis favoritos...;)

  15. animelov3r Apr 10, 2010

    gorgeous, it's been awhile since I've seen a Fatal Frame wallpaper. x3

  16. clubstardust Apr 25, 2010

    beautiful and lovely! thx for sharing!

  17. Krycha May 01, 2010

    good idea with sisters
    great scan

  18. RageKirihara May 21, 2010

    me encanta! Hiciste un buen trabajo! Amo fatal frame!

  19. fullmetalddragon May 27, 2010

    Nice pic, thanks for sharing.

  20. Akani5 May 30, 2010

    awesome wallpaper. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Oblivion01 Jul 02, 2010

    Awesome wallie! I really love it!

  22. Sand-Heart Jul 08, 2010

    Great jop! fantastic wallpaper,I love it from my heart ^ ^
    thanks for the wallpaper,love this game!

  23. efren83 Mute Member Jul 28, 2010

    many thanks for sharing it!

  24. DarthHeart Jul 31, 2010

    Great game, and a great work done here - thanks for your work and for sharing it with us

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