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You Shiina Wallpaper: Regret, Resolution....Redemption?

You Shiina Wallpaper
You Shiina Mangaka

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

As it turns out, walling is the most efficiënt therapy against real life emotional distress: I finished this after roughly 10 days of work, and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.

Base: You Shiina scan that I fell in love with at first glance, just couldn’t wall it because I was too depressed.
Layers:…uhm, about 300 (the wings are responsible for that one lol)

I liked the original scan, but somehow I immediatly thought how it would make a beautiful angel-themed wall. So I added dark wings (under careful supervision of ala21ddin21). I chose to give them a rather bony structure, inspired by the images I had of bat wings, since I had an image in my mind of a fallen angel, regretting her sins now that she has been banished to hell.

To me, the wall symbolizes the inability to cope with the past and/or the consequences of our actions. Just like the fallen angel, we desperately try to cling onto how things used to be (the image of heaven we can see refelected in the bottom half of the wall), and fail to notice our current situation (= the angel is in hell) and how we will have to learn how to live in it. In short: the wall is about change, transgression, evolution… the road to redemption.

So yes, a rather dark wall this time but hey, maybe it was time I served you guys something different ?. Many thanks to the two people who have been really sweet to me: Ala21ddin21 (my AP husband XD, you rock! *chuu*) and CyanideBlizzard (thanks for being so supportive *hugs*)

Original resolution was 1920x1200, so bear that in mind when downloading a different resolution!

This wall is a submission for the "Tell me what you mean" contest at Celestial-Luminesse. Don't forget to drop by!

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Comments

  1. ala21ddin21 Sep 15, 2010

    I have to say that I am really impressed with your description more than anything, I love the way you explained the reason that you made this wallpaper, maybe I know things more than others so this will make me impressed more and more! I am really glad to see this wallpaper, specially that you made it perfectly, I love the new form of wings and the sad atmosphere of this wallpaper! This will be definitively my desktop for a long time! Just wait until I fix my PC :'(

    +FAV of course! (Yes, I am her husband and I rock!)

  2. HurtHattori Sep 15, 2010

    Doing something that you like, and doing it for yourself is a great therapy indeed. I absolutely love your wallpaper, and your interpretation is really... I don't know, I was very moved by this deep interpretation. Probably because the wallpaper itself is very powerful; there is something that speaks to us, a message conveyed by a amazing work who deserves the word "flawless". Everything is perfect : the composition, the colors, the fallen angel herself... and those wings are mind-blowing! Thanks a lot for sharing!

  3. zaira Sep 15, 2010

    And again i'm speechless. You made another awesome wall!
    Those details from top to bottom are great especially the wings +
    the awesome hair. The shadings of her clothes are great as well.
    The background is simple but i do like the way you focus your
    character with your lighting effects and i think it was coming
    from below her right? Nice finishing touches with those glowy
    thingies :D +fav! ^^,

  4. Kurorisa Sep 16, 2010

    really lovely as usual :3
    though I think the wings are too big for her, I prefer a smaller size (that's just me)
    and lovely hair <3 (I can't paint hair to safe my life)
    wonderful job, +fav

  5. sailorchiron Sep 16, 2010

    This is...pure wonder. The vector work is superb, clean lines, no jaggedness at all, smooth as silk. And your shading is SPECTACULAR. The shading in the original piece is nice...yours in out-of-this-world. The details on her eyes make them seem to reflect back at you, and the wings...omg I want to claw my eyes out they're so good. This is fantastic. Excellent work!

  6. FrankyFeng Sep 16, 2010

    WOW!The wings are amazing~And her hair,full of details,I agree that the original scan is great ,but your efforts have made it awesome!
    +fav

  7. Kallena Sep 16, 2010

    Thanks a lot for sharing!

  8. ShanaFlare Sep 17, 2010

    This is just lovely, sensational work there :D

  9. shirayu Sep 17, 2010

    wooow! nice work i like it!
    very very nice draw!^^

  10. Billalunna Mute Member Sep 17, 2010

    And again i'm speechless. You made another awesome wall!
    Those details from top to bottom are great especially the wings +
    the awesome hair. The shadings of her clothes are great as well.
    The background is simple but i do like the way you focus your
    character with your lighting effects and i think it was coming
    from below her right? Nice finishing touches with those glowy
    thingies :D +fav! ^^,

  11. Tifa-chan Sep 18, 2010

    your wallpaper is very nice! I really like it!

  12. Rakuenless Sep 18, 2010

    So beautiful~ So much detail and love put in to it.

  13. the2ndpandora Sep 18, 2010

    So beautiful , you alway make me amazing with your wallpapers ^^

  14. Weta Sep 18, 2010

    Soft and delicate, perfect balances between dark and light, ?????!

  15. crmc13 Sep 18, 2010

    what more can i say? :) i wont repeat what others stated above,
    coz i do agree that you're really amazing. :D

  16. kawaiieyes Sep 18, 2010

    Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the upload!

  17. himegod Sep 19, 2010

    Nice. I simplely just love the wings.

  18. Animezealot5140 Restricted Member Sep 19, 2010

    Splendid wallie. Really love your idea of fallen angel. Her wings are beautifully done to the finest detail. +fav. Setting as my new desktop wall~ X3
    Looking forward to see your next work~

  19. Tevy Sep 21, 2010

    I really, really like the concept of black wins and white hear, to me is one gorgeous work!

  20. Slingervel Sep 25, 2010

    Everything in this wall works, a definite favorite!

  21. eviltanger Sep 28, 2010

    cool cool cool!
    man, i like it!

  22. musicmaker Oct 08, 2010

    Awesome.... Great job. I was looking for something like this. Tnks for sharing

  23. TomoyoYumemi Oct 22, 2010

    Your best wall at the moment, keep the good work.

  24. UchihaTaijiya Nov 20, 2010

    Awesome I love it
    Thank you for sharing
    +fav

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