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DURARARA!! Wallpaper: Unusual Suspects On A Usual Night

Suzuhito Yasuda, Brains Base, DURARARA!!, Celty Sturluson, Shinra Kishitani Wallpaper
Suzuhito Yasuda Mangaka Brains Base Studio DURARARA!! Series Celty Sturluson Character Shinra Kishitani Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Hello thar~

I've always loved DRRR! for its crazy characters and storyline so, I've had this scan in my folder for ages but I didn't know what exactly to do with it technique-wise. In the end, I decided to vector/vexel it all since I've been in this simplistic, vector-ish phase for a while now. And I wanted a break from smudging the shiz out of stuff, anyway. xD

The scan had black bars of doom so I had to expand the top and bottom of it (I suck at drawing feet/shoes, please ignore Izaya's) and sketched the rest of the stuff. Working on that background was a real pain - there were so many little lines to add and color everywhere; coloring the characters was the most enjoyable part of the whole process - the original scan was rather plain when it came to details so I had to add my own shading and lighting on them. I guess I could've added more stuff on them and the background but I had a feeling it would all look overcrowded then. Those clouds irked me and they still do but no matter what other shapes/brushes I tried, they just looked weird so I left them as they were in the original. In the end I added some subtle brushes/textures and that was it.

This looks rather simple but it took me nearly a week. I wanted to include the standard resolution, too but then I would've had to crop Izaya out and he's such an awesome troll the wall just wouldn't be the same without him. xD

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

Original scan: HERE. Brushes/textures (c) KeReN-R from dA.
HD resolution can be found on Prismatic Realm.

Do not remove the signature, alter the wall or repost it elsewhere without my permission. Thank you.

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Comments

  1. Kitaan Retired Moderator Apr 05, 2012

    I'm trying to decide if the black figure in the back would've looked better blurred.
    Just to show some distance ya know? Somehow I feel it's too crisp and visible.

    I love the color tone, you made the wall look very rich in that nigh color.
    Vectoring is spot on and the choppy clouds add a rough feeling to the wall. :)

  2. WalkingEncyclopedia Apr 05, 2012

    I've been waiting for this foreva! Thx :DDD

  3. srsn Apr 05, 2012

    WOOT! another wallpaper from alenas! It's been a while since I last saw one.

    I like the monotone and the simplicity of the wallpaper. Yenno, it kinda deviates away from your usual style, coz your style usually has this complex coloring but now it's simple.

    I agree Izaya is an awesome troll so don't crop him. just reposition him if you're gonna do a standard res
    +

  4. YoruAngel866 Apr 05, 2012

    ♥♥♥ kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaa finally someone vectored it :D and so awesomely :D love the vectors ♥♥
    :) extra je ♥

  5. SnickerdoodleNinja Retired Moderator Apr 05, 2012

    akdlfjahfakadjlwioeutnkjglah! (Translation: PERNICIOUS PLATYPUS! Is that Durarara wall from alenas!? plus some over-the-top emotion that can only be conveyed through random letters.)

    In all seriousness, though, I love the tones you used and the shading(if that's the right word?) on the characters looks great. Plus everything just looks so crisp. For some reason Izaya's legs look a little awkwardly long and skinny to me, but I think that might have to do with the way the scan was drawn more than anything else. Additionally, as srsn mentioned, I think it's interesting that it feels a bit different than your usual style. :) Nice job!

    Also, world needs more DRRR! walls. <3 And ya gotta love that this picture makes Shinra actually seem like he's sophisticated or something lol.

  6. Hooyaah Apr 06, 2012

    The figures stand out so well from the background that you can almost grab them and there is such a clean and crisp snap to everything. I am not usually so keen on monochromatic walls but that is what makes the nocturnal city theme work so well. The cyclist not being blurred isn't a problem for me because the night is clear and the highlights from the lunar lighting accomplishes the sense of distance, which is relatively small any way. The moon's glow is what seals the deal for me. I deem this work to be of the highest quality. Such a splendid effort this is.

  7. AnGeeChan Apr 06, 2012

    Wheehe for Durarara!^_^ awesome vectoring work, it's all so clean! Congrats, I really really love it^_^

  8. sapphire07 Apr 06, 2012

    Nice! Shizuo! I love it : )

  9. Mimasaka Apr 07, 2012

    I like your beautiful shading and lighting shining brighter than the original.

  10. MikuMasterX Apr 09, 2012

    Lol your such a.... waller, woman! XD
    Awesome stuff as always! Loving the fact it's all vectored for a change too! (From your usual awesome-sauce paintings) and it's Durararararararararararararararararararara! Lol!

    Coolio work!

  11. kuchukuTulip Apr 10, 2012

    Nice work! me likie! (^-^)b

  12. Fran Retired Moderator Apr 12, 2012

    I approve this new simple-vector phase you're in ^___^)b

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