Original Wallpaper: Before the Hand Strikes Twelve

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Basically drew a sketch (Somewhat of a Reverse Cinderella. Cinderella => Suitor, Prince => Princess)

Inked it, painted it.
Started painting the clouds and ended with some highlights on some of the clouds.
Vectored some straight line shapes for the fence.
Did a bunch of arching and centering.
Placed a glass on the left, right, and center.
Added shadows to the floor.
Added textures to the arches/fences, ground.
Made some color adjustments.

I'm not quite sure how well the high contrasts works on other people's monitors. I checked on my laptop and desktop (LCD/LED), and the color seem to be okay. If it isn't, I can just adjust it.


Alternative 1 - With Silhouette as suggested by Kitaan
Alternative 2 - Brighter version
Alternative 3 - Plain version

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  1. Kitaan Retired Moderator Feb 25, 2012

    I have to say, the first thing I noticed was the BG. The clouds are absolutely
    beautiful and bring the whole night scene alive. I feel it's always a bit more challenging to
    give life in a dark scene, but here your choice of coloring and purple hues in the blue really
    brighten up the dance floor. I like the sketch, I think it's very romantic and very Cinderella-ish.

    The couple does stand out a bit more, maybe darken them a bit and give
    a moonshine only on one side so that they blend in more within the scene.
    Other than that I'm very delighted to see an Original work around :)

  2. elisadevelon Retired Moderator Feb 27, 2012

    Ohoho, amazing work! I totally love the way you drew the clouds, they look so fluffy and the lighting creates a really beautiful moolight atmosphere. Talking about the couple, I disagree with Kitaan, I think they're too dark now :/ But that might be just my opinion...

  3. NarinaInoe Mar 02, 2012

    The Cloud... Is so Fantastic Great Job! ^_^

  4. Rukia198 Mar 02, 2012

    It is really cool! I loved the colours of the night!

  5. MikuMasterX Mar 10, 2012

    Very nice effort. Such a dreamy atmosphere with the clouds and lighting effects....
    The characters are a bit sharp... but thats already mentioned. Really like what you did in some of those alternate versions as well.

    "Before the hand strikes twelve.... i shall now favorite this wallpaper!" XD

  6. x-lawss Apr 28, 2012

    Background looks amazing! That's the 1st thing i noticed too.
    Keep it up!

  7. KaMoonDNA Dec 26, 2012

    wow, the clouds are amazing! and everything is blue^^ one of my favorite colors XD

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