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Bakemonogatari Wallpaper: Where is my mind?

Shaft (Studio), Bakemonogatari, Karen Araragi, Hitagi Senjougahara, Shinobu Oshino Wallpaper
Shaft (Studio) Studio Bakemonogatari Series Karen Araragi Character Hitagi Senjougahara Character Shinobu Oshino Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

So first time in a while I actually managed to finish one of my WIPs. I have very little free time recently, but it's not that I'm not walling, but rather jumping from one WIP to other and having problems with actually finishing any.

This wall through was really fun to do, and I've made a huge progress on it in last 2 weeks, even through it was started earlier. I really like vectoring real objects/photos so it was cool experience to have so many animals here (for those who don't know series, there are so connections with characters, although I've cheated a bit with a bat).

Characters were vectored from various scans and screenshots and since there are many, I feel too lazy atm to search for sources, photos of animals were taken from Googel Images (it's terryifying how long it took me to find fine pic of cat, why there are so little cat pics on internet?)

Also, I made a progress pic so you can see how it was evolving over time, took me long time until I was happy with it. You can check it here http://sta.sh/#/d4oahdscrrf

So, I'm glad to announce I didn't retired yet. Just been real busy with work, projects, school, work, life, work and stuff. Mom, if you're reading this, I'm not dead, check under table.

Hope you all like my new wall :)

Highlighted

Chosen by Fran and CyanideBlizzard

Deto demonstrates a great understanding of artistic balance and proportion in a piece that is not only creative visually, but also ambitious. With a gallery of already strong wallpaper, Deto makes waves with this one. Definitely deserving of it's highlight!

Proposed by Fran and highlighted by CyanideBlizzard.

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Comments

  1. CyanideBlizzard Retired Moderator May 02, 2012

    Deto did a new wallpaper? So does this mean that you aren't completely dead? I sure hope so.

    First off, it is unreal how much you've grown as an artist. The amount of creativity and diversity in this piece is unreal. Seriously, this is by far one of your strongest pieces artistically. I really enjoy seeing artists bring in screenshots and make them into something more for the overall composition, and I really like that you've done that here. It was especially a blast seeing the different ones you chose throughout your progress, and more importantly the layout of them as well. I especially love the composition of them as well. Building off the center piece and the positioning, coloring of the eyes, and layout really works in their favor as well.

    However, what really steals the show is the coloring. I'm not going to lie, if you told me the colors used in the background and asked me if vertical lines of that would work, I'd laugh at you. but this is so genius it's not funny. The texture for the background was a nice touch as well, while leaving the heart texture free was also very nice. However, what I really like is the choice of representing the different animals/reptile/thingymabobbers by using actual representations and how you fit them next to the the characters. What's more is how with Hanekawa and Kanbaru you actually fit them into the hair color. It just works so well and looks so good. I hate looking at snakes, but I'll be damned if I don't like looking at this wallpaper.

    You kept the pallet simple, but you really used a whole great deal of creativity to create a composition that looks not only unique, but has a great deal of visual appeal. By far the strongest wallpaper you've produced, and the strongest Bake wallpaper in the gallery as well. Fantastic work, Deto. You never cease to amaze me.

  2. Fran Retired Moderator May 02, 2012

    This is seriously amazing.

    Major props for composition, I can't think when was the last time I saw a wallpaper like this one, it really stands out from the rest of the submissions.
    The reduced colour scheme is really something else too

  3. back07 May 03, 2012

    Greeeaaat Wallie, i couldn't said anything but i only can add it to my favorite list!
    XD

  4. Sakura-Dust May 03, 2012

    I love your design idea to no end. Bakemonogatari in a nutshell, just perfect!

  5. Alenas Retired Moderator May 03, 2012

    Lol, when I saw the title, that song by Pixies started playing in my head. Also, kudos for making so many characters without making the wallpaper look and feel overcrowded; the animals and the muted color scheme also fits very well, not to mention the original idea. Somehow, when I look at those stripes in the background, I think of Brazil but that's just me being weird, lol.

    Great job and congrats on the highlight! :D

  6. AnGeeChan May 03, 2012

    Really amazing! Composition and colours are superb, stylish^_^ I like connecting the girls to animals like in Bakemonogatari ^_^ Overall wonderful job, and congrats for the highlight, truly deserved! ^_^

  7. Jin May 03, 2012

    I'm not a fan of the series, but your work is great :)

  8. mbeckley May 03, 2012

    Im a fan of this anime and this wall represents it so wonderfully!

  9. darkkrisna May 03, 2012

    i can cleary see why this wallies is highlighted, most of the reason probally how well this walls leave such deep impression to all who enjoy the series (me included) and very simple yet beautifulll, very organized yet unique, +1000 favs for you and your usage skill on this wall

  10. shirayuki-san May 04, 2012

    Woow! its a awesome wall, really love it, the combination and the colors are well linked with the subtlety.

  11. Nysha May 11, 2012

    Congrats on the highlight! :3 It took me so long to comment. >_< The final textures and colors you chose look great! It sure was a long process! I am glad you are still walling. :3 Here the placement of the cat is extremely close to the edge of the orange stripe, and this kinda visually bugs me (due to a no tangents rule), so I feel it could be nudged over a tad (and to balance the kinda emptier yellow corner up there too). But up to you though. :)

  12. Tsasu Jul 08, 2012

    Really nice artwork and great anime choice.

  13. qwerty10101 Jul 27, 2012

    Great jobin doing this picture~ Instead of showing Araragi Koyomi's facial expression, you replaced it with "confused" and "feelings"in the heart on his chest so that his black shirt doesn't look so dull.
    It brings out a whole new sensation compared to the girls around him. But I think it will be great too if he's fully shown instead of just a shadow.

  14. heavens-Dragon Oct 14, 2012

    Wows, I\m always very impressed with your work - I'm a big fan so I'm glad to see that you're still alive and well.

    This is one of the most impressive wallpaper I've seen. Clean and simple look yet very detailed.
    Great colours, love the clean lines and textures.

    Thanks for sharing your WIP! It's always interesting to see how an idea comes to life.

    Keep up the great work.

  15. x-lawss Dec 12, 2012

    Where is my mind? Sounds right, Very lovely wall that has explain every thing on it.

    Thanks for sharing~

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