Togainu no Chi Wallpaper: A R D E N T

A-1 Pictures, Nitro+, Togainu no Chi, Shiki  Wallpaper
A-1 Pictures Studio Nitro+ Studio Togainu no Chi Series,Visual Novel Shiki  Character

1920x1200 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Hello thar~

Uh...so, this has been done on a whim (like most of my wallpapers, lol. Plus I liked his sexy, evil smirk) but I'm glad it's finished; took me more than a week to do that. I wanted to do a different background initially but then realized that this is actually quite fitting and I was too lazy to do adjustments that would have to be done without the fire-ish background.

I extended Shiki on both sides, vectored the lines and painted the rest. I haven't really done a full fire background before (that KHR wall was kind of halfway painted with it) so this was quite a challenge. I'm still not quite happy with it but I was fed up with smudging so many colors and stuff around. Besides, the background wasn't even that focused in the original scan since the main focus was on him.
Painting the guy was fun although that jacket of his killed me quite a bit. I wanted to make him lineless but figured he would blend in with the BG too much and bold lineart worked better to make him stand out more. When I was done, the left side seemed kind of empty but nothing really came to mind for filling it up except more fire and my hand was screaming at me to quit that idea. Any other ideas that came to my mind (the extension of that rope, the extension of his jacket, a flying sombrero, flying ducks, flying cheese...yes, I was getting desperate) went down the drain so I opted for good old-fashioned text. Mrawr, yeah. In the end I played with some gradients, levels, brushes and colors and that was it.

Original scan: HERE.
Brushes used (c) adonihs and KeReN-R on dA.

Textless version is also uploaded. Other resolutions/versions can be found on PR.

Feedback is, as always, welcome! Do NOT repost or alter without my permission. Thank you.



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  1. hitsu-chan May 06, 2012

    OMG~ I'm just loving the fire effects :3 and it's very well detailed and smooth as always :3 dunno why you're not happy with it as it is now :O
    great job! xD

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    I wish I could do smooth lineart and painting like that.. =^^= it's pretty mission impossible.. :P

  2. angelxxuan Banned Member May 06, 2012

    what are three things this wallpaper have in common: Togainu no Chi, Shiki and alenas ! I adore the background and the embers circling around behind the guy, the posed, ready to attack, drawing sword, don't mess with me expression ! priceless, so gonna fave, another well done by alenas !

  3. Pinkya May 06, 2012

    waoh~ this is absolutely awesum! i love the painting looks so original~ ;3
    keep it up d^^b

  4. MisaSasekage Moderator May 06, 2012

    Ooh, a wall for Shiki <3 The flames and his sword both look all kinds of awesome given the detail you put into them and the smirk on his face definitely gives your wall the all-around badass feeling^^ I really like the added effect the little embers from the flames give off as well. Great job Lena-chan <3

  5. srsn May 06, 2012

    I recognized your wallpaper from the thumb because of how you color things xD

    Here I thought you weren't gonna wall Nitro+ because of the Nitro plus ecchi girl you were so pissed off, but hey it's a bishie hahahahaha

    Bold lineart kinda deviates away from your usual style, but it did made justice to the character or else he would blend in with the flames.

    Quote by alenas...and my hand was screaming at me to quit that idea.Any other ideas that came to my mind (the extension of that rope, the extension of his jacket, a flying sombrero, flying ducks, flying cheese...yes, I was getting desperate)

    LOL flying cheese and ducks XDDDDDD all of us, when we ran out of BG ideas underwent that rawr phase.

    Gonna use this as my desktop BG as it doesn't clutter with my icons.

    catch ya in MSN

  6. DragonBlood May 07, 2012

    Awesome work! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

  7. YoruAngel866 May 08, 2012

    wow, i so love the colors <3 beautiful tones of orange yellow and red <3
    vector is brilliant <3

  8. limbachiyavishal May 09, 2012

    Wow cool picture! :D Awesome!

  9. NekoGirI Banned Member May 09, 2012

    This's an amazing wallpaper ! ~~!

  10. bloosom May 10, 2012

    my eyes...it burns ...
    i like the effects.. the little bits of flames..
    and the background.. is sooo.. cool..that its so hot..

  11. Mibelle May 11, 2012

    Omg how did I not see this? Recently I have been playing the TnC english translation patch..and just ugh. <3 You did an amazing job with this! I too love the colors here and omg that smirk. :3 Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. Nysha May 11, 2012

    Oh snap I see this really intriguing thumbnail, click on the image, and see your name! ;DDDDD Muahaha of course! The shininess and vivid colors caught my eye immediately. You know I love this kinda stuff. This is no exception - really great work on this one! If I were to mention anything, it would be that I'd prefer darker shading in the eye/iris to really give him an intense stare. But hey, this rocks enough as it is (just like your past KHR one). :3

  13. Angelstars May 12, 2012

    Your wallpapers are always so very beautifully done! And like everyone who has left a comment on your work, I too love the colours. Thank you for all your hard work!


  14. MikuMasterX May 26, 2012

    Late comment is..... late. @_@

    Lol, like Ash, i picked this as yours straight away also. Well i saw this wallpaper a while ago but i have been too tired and distracted to make any comments in the last few weeks so im going on a spree now. All ill say is that it looks great and i like the burning feel that this wallpaper gives! I cant say more because i would just be repeating the same old shit that ive said on all your other walls as their all so awesome! XD

  15. k141220 Sep 21, 2012

    thx for sharing~
    i'd like it~ >.<

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