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Original Wallpaper: Welcome to Ephie's World

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My entry for Minitokyo Knockout Round 1 - Welcome to My World. Opponent was DREAM. I had fun battling :)

When I was given the Round 1 theme, the thing that came into mind was, "Ah, this is similar to my first semester's Creative Studies 1 assignment." And it was titled Myself on Canvas. Looking at the round's theme kinda gave me an idea what I wanna do.

After indulging myself with Jamie Hewlett style of drawing for some months now, I have been inspired to draw a character of myself which is Jamie Hewlett-inspired, and thus the character Ephie is born.

Basically my wallpaper is based on the concept 'Translating Reality into Fantasy", which I put everything about me in real life and tweaked it so it fits the fantasy world so everything in the wall has its hidden meaning albeit all the things looking all so random. XP It's up to you though, to interpret the objects which you think it could mean. ;-)

Everything was done from scratch. Though if you full-view you might notice there's some line thickness differences between the foreground and the brooms because the foreground was drawn digitally in SAI while the brooms were sketched with pencil on a piece of A4. I do realise how obvious the differences in line quality were but heck, I like the brooms. XD


Links.

Official blog - Minitokyo Knockout @ Wordpress
Judge's Results - Results


Credits.

Welcome to Ephie's World (c) Ephemeral-Garden. March 2010.
Original outline done in pencil + scanned + SAI and painted + edited in Photoshop.
Leather texture from DA! Desktop Anime.

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Comments

  1. pureblood98 Apr 10, 2010

    i love the orangey colors in the wallpaper... :D cool!

  2. queerisblue Apr 10, 2010

    I'm in love with those colors ?

  3. flyindreams Apr 10, 2010

    Dude, the original art done for this round is insane! O_O From the thumb I seriously thought you used a scan - like a Gokinjo Monogatari one, or something like that. It looks like Ai Yazawa! One tiny bit of critique, I wish there was a bit more foreground 'cause part of the bench and the inflatable pool is blocked by my taskbar, which is a bit of a shame. But dang, apart from that this sure is one hot wall XD

    *pimps at Simple-ism*

    <3

  4. ngakyuklim Apr 10, 2010

    great wall for the first round XD

  5. sjade1 Apr 10, 2010

    Great inspiration here...definitely an eye-opener :). I'm glad you did it in this style actually, and not pure clean vector work...gives the wall more character this way.

  6. fukushuusha Apr 10, 2010

    This is marvelous...seriously
    Drawing style is awesome thats one thing but the colors are amazing as well. Totally eye catching

  7. Regenbogen Apr 10, 2010

    hello Ephie,

    I love your Original Art! Your wallpaper is my personal favorite of the first round. Good luck for the rest of the competition! :)

  8. kuroimisa Retired Moderator Apr 11, 2010

    I was so pleasantly surprised with this one - the feel of it is so surreal and everything was drawn so well :3

  9. DREAM Apr 11, 2010

    Quote by flyindreamsDude, the original art done for this round is insane! O_O From the thumb I seriously thought you used a scan - like a Gokinjo Monogatari one, or something like that. It looks like Ai Yazawa! One tiny bit of critique, I wish there was a bit more foreground 'cause part of the bench and the inflatable pool is blocked by my taskbar, which is a bit of a shame. But dang, apart from that this sure is one hot wall XD
    *pimps at Simple-ism*<3

    yeah i thought it was scan-based as well. but luckily i have no toolbar below so i can view the wall in it's full glory.

    really impressed by your creativity and i love to see original works. my only crit: i wish some of the lineart was just a tad smoother at sections and the bg was perhaps a darker color.

    but yeah - very strong work indeed. a favourite of the contest. good luck in round 2. ^^

  10. HoshinoSora12 Apr 11, 2010

    you did an awesum work keep it up

  11. adith04 Apr 12, 2010

    Really nice.. I like the fact that it involves hand drawings.. :)
    There's a little something though; according to the bench's shadow, the light comes from right above the bench, but the other shadows (the broom's and the pool's shadow) suggest that the light comes from behind the bench (or you can say from behind the scene)..
    but overall, this is an amazing piece of work. Great job! ^_^

  12. Nubes Apr 17, 2010

    absolute love the colors... orange tones smash in this wall... thanks for sharing

  13. Akaiken Apr 18, 2010

    Lol @ Ephie's wallie... XD why didn't I view this before? :P

    Love the colors and the quality! You're getting better and better. ;)

  14. MapleRose Retired Moderator May 07, 2010

    I love the colours and the texture, and how you did the sky. I love the brooms too, the pencil sketch looks beautiful, in fact, I kinda wish the foreground has sketchy lines like that as well... it gives it a very storybook idea.

  15. lausan May 10, 2010

    It's very original. I like it

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