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ef - a fairy tale of the two. Wallpaper: 13 Hours...

Naru Nanao, minori (Studio), Shaft (Studio), ef - a fairy tale of the two., Chihiro Shindou Wallpaper

1920x1080 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Photoshop CS5

I looked a bit into the art style of ef~a tale of memories prior to putting this wall together. I wanted it to be similar in art style, because the anime was such an artistic and awesome production. The black space with the outlined character is a common style of representing characters in the series, so I decided to include that in the wallpaper. Otherwise, the wallpaper consist of some vectoring to create the chain links, a bunch of gradients, some various brushes, and some tedious blending.

The quote on the bottom left is something Chihiro says in the final episode:

Spoiler (show)

when she lets Renji know that she couldn't stop thinking about him for over 13 hours and thus still remembers him despite her memory condition. Love that part :)


Initially I wanted to take the wallpaper in another direction, and it looked like this:

http://i.imgur.com/GaKLt.jpg

which I didn't really like. I thus redid the background for a lighter, more bright appearance, and more of a focus on clouds and such, which is a theme within ef. I like the new result much more and i think it looks way better. I also got a better extraction for the picture of chihirou because the one in the first wallpaper was much too grainy.

I have utilized parts the following scans within this picture:
http://static1.minitokyo.net/view/41/29/378991.jpg (although i used an offsite clone of this picture that was less grainy)

http://static.minitokyo.net/downloads/26/32/321626.jpg?1922158365

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/1905/bgz00a.png

I have provided two variations of the backgrounds, essentially mirrored horizontally. This is because I know some people get annoyed if the main part of a character is covered by windows icons on their desktop.

I have also provided brighter, more colorful versions, in the alternatives. I think the less saturated ones (the main set) looked better.

Lemme know what you think, I am still open to modifications. I am still a bit agitated by the blending of chihiro on the left.

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Comments

  1. angelxxuan Jun 22, 2012

    I think you did pretty good with the chains, but all that purple, so nice ! I'm a major fan of the shades of purples and other various strange color combinations. and I like how you got the character laid out, from the front to back view with the back view being silhouetted, which is often just as hard to do as chains are. you pulled it off nicely.

  2. ryuyasha11 Jun 22, 2012

    Well essentially the chains were a custom shape produced by linking a couple of rounded rectangle paths, nothing extremely intricate, but it looked nice so I kept it

    Thanks for the comment!

  3. aurorawitch Jun 27, 2012

    To be honest: I really like the purple-pink combination but i didn't like it in your wallpaper. Becuz her diress is purple too, so there is no other color than purple. And clouds are photoshop brush looking- not realistic. If you vectored them they would turn out better(I have same cloud brushes, i knew them from there).
    I really want to help wallers in the wallpaper making progress. So i hope you don't mind about my critiques.
    There is a problem about typography too, i think. The worst problem I've seen so far at the another walls about typography was using the wrong font and just add simple effects before adding it. Typography is important- really important. Sometimes it may change the whole wall. So if i were i your shoes i would search at google "free fonts". There are really nice fonts out there and better than the fonts your computer has.


    merged: 06-27-2012 ~ 12:30pm
    There's no offens in my comment. That's just advices i have for you. Keep it up and continue making walls :)

  4. ryuyasha11 Jun 27, 2012

    Quote by aurorawitchTo be honest: I really like the purple-pink combination but i didn't like it in your wallpaper. Becuz her diress is purple too, so there is no other color than purple. And clouds are photoshop brush looking- not realistic. If you vectored them they would turn out better(I have same cloud brushes, i knew them from there).
    I really want to help wallers in the wallpaper making progress. So i hope you don't mind about my critiques.
    There is a problem about typography too, i think. The worst problem I've seen so far at the another walls about typography was using the wrong font and just add simple effects before adding it. Typography is important- really important. Sometimes it may change the whole wall. So if i were i your shoes i would search at google "free fonts". There are really nice fonts out there and better than the fonts your computer has.


    merged: 06-27-2012 ~ 12:30pm
    There's no offens in my comment. That's just advices i have for you. Keep it up and continue making walls :)

    implying I didn't use online fonts is a bit of a slap in my face to be honest...i typically completely avoid using windows default fonts, and I have since around 8 years ago...(if you were talking about some of my previous walls then yes, I did use some windows default stuff because it fit very well and I didn't find the need to switch to a more elaborate font. If they are fitting, I will use them.)

    I cannot vector, and I don't intend to spend hours learning vectoring. I do not have the time to devote to that.

    It is also funny what you said about cloud brushes because I did not use any cloud brushes in this picture. They were from a separate scan...(my mistake, it looks like i forgot to put it in the description, added it)

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