Princess Mononoke Wallpaper: Forest Spirit

Studio Ghibli, Princess Mononoke, Kodama, Shishigami, Moro Wallpaper
Studio Ghibli Studio Princess Mononoke Series,OVA Kodama Character Shishigami Character Moro Character

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Artist Comment

Made for Round 3 of MT Knockout 2010: Nonhuman focus, Art Nouveau style
"If they’re all art nouveau, it all boils down to what object you choose to feature, how you do it, and how creatively you do it. I hope that gives you all some insight into why I chose such a distinctive yet broad “style” and why I had to make the twist by featuring a non human. Be creative, and go crazy!"

For a while now I've seen a good handful of Art Nouveau works on AP and MT, but then I'd never actually tried out the style myself. Guess this was a prime opportunity? XD
Definitely a rigid style, with several key rules you have to follow. In an attempt to understand those rules, I googled a bit to check out some traditional Art Nouveau stuff besides checking the wall examples kuroimisa suggested. I think I got it down (I hope?).

I had literally no idea what to do composition-wise at first. So I waited and waited until the night of the deadline (I do NOT want to do that again =_=)...and just grabbed a scan I liked (of a nonhuman) and started vectoring in Illustrator. Everything you see is kind of a random tagging of whatever I felt would "fit" into what was looking like an origami, patterns, subjects-morphing kinda theme.

Also, I just wanted to note how friggen scary it was when Illustrator crashed on me and corrupted my file in the process, forcing me to spend a good 1-2 hours searching for a way to recover it.

It's too bad I didn't get to see an entry from dslassey (was kinda looking forward to it too ><). But kudos to Phoenix for stepping in as my wildcard opponent! ^o^/

// end ramble.

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  1. Yina Jun 15, 2010

    I RABU IT D:
    *trys to fill comment*

  2. Fran Retired Moderator Jun 15, 2010

    Stop being so awesome D|

    Orz, the "before-and-after" links to your Ulquiorra wall xD

  3. dslassey Jun 15, 2010

    This is fantastic. The color scheme is lovely, and really adds to the level of awe to the already awe-inspiring image.

    And it's my wallpaper now. <3

  4. Kentaro51 Jun 15, 2010

    I think i saw this movie before...

  5. UberDog Jun 15, 2010

    Have not seen a lot of work in this series here at MT but this rocks!

  6. Gaburi Jun 15, 2010

    Wow this is amazing... beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing ^0^

  7. Scampi Jun 16, 2010

    Lovely details on this wallpaper.
    I can't believe you did this in Illustrator and I love the background especially the clouds. It truly is a magnificent piece of work.
    The only problem is the font on the forest spirit's arm, it kind of ruins the whole epicness of this wallpaper.
    I will definitely support you in your future walls.

  8. sailorchiron Jun 16, 2010

    Totally awesome. I saw this on the Knockout page and was blown away buy it! It's a unique color scheme, which I really like, and I LOVE nouveau, and you did a great job with it. And you win an award for getting it done when you waited until the last second to start it! Wicked cool.

  9. ngakyuklim Jun 16, 2010

    it gives off an icy feeling! XD

  10. kejeburkali Jun 16, 2010

    very nice vector....Gibli...wonderfulll !

  11. aqiaqua Jun 16, 2010

    fricking best take on art nouveau I've ever seen :P

  12. Clover Jun 16, 2010

    this one is very uniqe^^ i like that there is so much from the the original in it but it doens't look overloaded.
    I think there is a lot of text but i know when you don't make your signature into the middle of a wall it will get stolen without any credit for yourself. But you did blend the font in very well with the rest of the picture.
    The only think i would say that doesn't match with the rest of the wall is the font Spirit nature in the upper right.

  13. SnickerdoodleNinja Retired Moderator Jun 19, 2010

    Wow, that's so cool! I love the way it turned out.

  14. glostimad Jun 19, 2010

    grat creature is perfect

  15. klover Jun 19, 2010

    awesomeeee, the colours are so pretty

  16. MeLeo Jun 19, 2010

    So pretty, one of the few wallpapers that really manages to catch Princess Mononoke's mood and beauty.

  17. Freyanen Jun 22, 2010

    AWESOME! I looove it! i saw the moovie! and! XD i luuv ut too! you are god!

  18. dreamhunter Jun 22, 2010

    beautiful wallpaper, but small :(

  19. Camila-chan Jul 12, 2010

    So pretty =) thank you so much for sharing

  20. Tavia-chan Jul 13, 2010

    WOW! That is amazing! Very beautiful work~ 8d

  21. mementosai Jul 18, 2010

    nice details, love the work with shadows and colours combination!

  22. hawkangel Jul 19, 2010

    oh i love the white spirits! wonderful work

  23. likedreamersdo Aug 18, 2010

    wow! such a beautiful one!

    thanks a lot for sharing

  24. Yukkari Oct 28, 2010

    I love this movie and of course i love this wallp! Thank's!

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