11th Cat Wallpaper: Angelus : Crudelis

Kim MiKyung, 11th Cat Wallpaper
Kim MiKyung Mangaka 11th Cat Series

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

And another months old WIP finished! Yay. I'm dead now, too.

Anyway, I have no idea if this is a he, a she or it but I really liked the scan. I tried to look for some references through the rest of 11th Cat category but I couldn't figure out the gender. .......I think it's a she. I'll treat her as a she. >__>

The scan is b&w so I had to come up with colors and shading by myself. I also gave her an arm because in the scan, it looked like she had just a torso with no arms and another wing because those ribbons kind of clashed with the idea I had in mind. I toyed with a lot of colors, palettes and gradients but somehow, I had warm colors in mind since 'she' looks so fierce so I went with red/orange/yellow combo.

I had fun painting skin and wings but the hair and vectoring all those strands, OH GAWD THE HAIR. Actually, wait, not even hair was so hard; THE ROSES, OH GAWD THE ROSES. I nearly pulled all of my hair out trying to work the colors and shading right. I'm still not happy with them but I was fed up with them and I just wanted to finish it already so yeah....

The background I imagined simple with a few vector shapes and a subtle text in the background. In the end, I just added a clouds filter (still comes in handy, lol), played with some blending modes and curves and that was it.

The lyrics in the background (if you can discern them at all) are from Ladytron's 'Destroy Everything You Touch' (which I wanted to add as an additional title but figured it would be too long....I need to stop coming up with dual titles). Anyway, I kinda thought they fit the 'she' so I scattered them across the background. 'Angelus Crudelis' is Latin for 'Cruel Angel'.

Thanks go to Nysha, Kitten, Tens and metalmallow for their encouragement/support/suggestions/insanity (Tens XD). I would've deleted this too many times already if it wasn't for them. <3

And that's it! Hope you like and feedback is, as always, welcome. Ta!

Origigi scan: HERE.


Lol, I was wondering when someone would want a textless version. It's uploaded now, too.


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  1. ala21ddin21 Jan 29, 2011

    in one word: FABULOUS!
    My new desktop!

  2. Nyora Jan 29, 2011

    It's so gorgeous, I really love it *-*
    Shadings are so well-done. Thanks for this beautiful wallpaper.

  3. trofikabinet Jan 29, 2011

    Wow, once again truly beautiful *____*
    Your painting is fabulous as always and the colours are so rich and interesting.

    Also, too bad she isn't a bishie :p

  4. Zettodono Jan 29, 2011

    Sani as always your work - is a peace of art!

  5. srsn Jan 29, 2011

    LOL you made such awesome walls Sani ^^
    This kinda reminded me of your other wallpaper -- The white haired girl like a greek goddess


  6. pureblood98 Jan 29, 2011

    yay! this is the first thing i saw when logging in...
    it's soooooo beautiful... @_______@

  7. ArPharazon Jan 29, 2011

    This is indeed Awesome!

  8. Gladis Jan 29, 2011

    Amazing attention to detail! wonderful work))

  9. Yamibou-Eve Jan 29, 2011

    She is so beautiful!
    The coloring is just perfect and so warm! And the red-violet gradient is love!
    I just love everything about it!
    And kudos for the effort with the detail on her hair and roses, I would have died XD!

  10. Chloe Retired Moderator Jan 29, 2011

    *Krssshhhh* This is the wallpaper police. You are hereby fined 1,000,000 internets for making wallpapers that are too awesome *Krsssh*

    But seriously, wow! I'm on the crappy monitor at work, so I can only imagine what this wallpaper must look like on a clean and crisp HD monitor. FANTASTIC job!

  11. lisz Jan 29, 2011

    PRETTY *-*
    Wow, there's so much hair.
    I would never have the patience to pull that off, so kudos~

  12. Kitaan Retired Moderator Jan 29, 2011

    Lol, she looks like you...annoyed as fuck at the world.
    Really beautiful colors, and I love all the details you put into the hair.
    Rather than actually just leaving the dark portion black you put more shades
    so it's just an endless amount of detail from the top to bottom.
    Wonderful job, glad you finish it! <3

  13. Nysha Jan 29, 2011

    Shameless copy/paste because I need to get to bed...

    Aaaahhhh! You finished it! ;___; I'm so proud of you! It looks so nice! You did well on the details and golden highlights. The swirly stuff in the bg is also pretty neat too. Simple is good. :3 I probably would have liked to see more petals - like more on the left side and some bigger ones in the foreground to show greater depth.

  14. Fran Retired Moderator Jan 29, 2011

    Quote by Chloe*Krssshhhh* This is the wallpaper police. You are hereby fined 1,000,000 internets for making wallpapers that are too awesome *Krsssh*

    *Krsshh* Don't resist, keep your hands behind your back *krssshhh* B|

    This is waay too wonderful ;___;, thanks for the textless version <3

  15. Anya007 Jan 29, 2011

    OH wow! Incredible color shape again! I'm impressed how much you worked on this details to perfect them <3
    100 times thanks to you! *changing desktop wall*

  16. HoshinoSora12 Jan 29, 2011

    Excellent job keep it up!

  17. sailorchiron Jan 29, 2011

    This is amazingly beautiful. The skill used in the vectoring and painting is impressive, your walls are always fantastic! I love the warm colored sky to compliment the colors you used for the angel, I really love the hair, I'm sure it was a major pain in the ass (I hate vectoring hair). I can't think of any more superlatives to use to describe this, it's just too freakin' pretty! Great job!

  18. Tina18 Jan 29, 2011

    LOL at the mods, but I agree, you woman of perfection, I don't know how can you make so many High quality wallpapers, you must NOT BE HUMAN! xD

    ps. will call you alien ale from now on d:

  19. daniticha Jan 29, 2011

    Really beautifull! *_* Nice work! Keep doing the good job! :)

  20. AirJack Jan 30, 2011

    Great job, I just love this wallpaper at first sight!

  21. kushaljoshi Jan 30, 2011

    It's Freakin Awesome !......................

  22. deathaz Jan 30, 2011

    nice walls, it awesome, the wing look nice and the color also use nicely. thk for sharing~

  23. aIshiRoi Jan 30, 2011

    its definitely an a$$-kicking gorgeousness! love everything! x3
    same as what everyone is pointing out. and i love what you did on the roses! all that shadings and colors.:D *gives you pudding*
    overall great job! thanks for sharing these gorgeous walls! =) +

  24. snyp Jan 30, 2011

    This is certainly something that we must not miss ! An amazing and breathtaking work done there.
    Congrats !

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