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Member Art: Shrouded

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Yay! My first submission! :D
A skull.. Such an inauspicious start ne? >__>
(I hope it doesn't get deleted -.-)

So here's the description:-
(oh btw, please pardon my English ^^;)
Software used: Initially Adobe photoshop 7 and later, Adobe Photoshop CS 5
Resources used: I used this scan as a reference for drawing the skull. I used round brushes and smudge tool to do the entire wall.
Time taken: I have no idea. I had this wall with me for months! @___@
Procedure: I first wanted to just paint as it is over this scan. But then, instead of his coat, I thought of painting a robe. But it didn't suit him much, it looked more like grim reaper's cloak. So I thought, "okay, let's do that then ^^;'
So I searched a scan for the skull and painted over it. And then I painted the cloak/shroud. I tried to make some background, but nothing looked good. I tried for so long that i got angry and felt like breaking that skull! @__@ So I er... broke it xD
And I finally decided to just paint some random dark background. Then today, I added some more black color on the wall and more cracks in the skull; And I thought, 'Okay let's submit this wall before I spoil it more' ^^"

I hope this much description is enough ^^;

I would like to thank tsunoh san for making me wish to try to make a wall. And hitsu-chan, for always helping me by giving some ideas, tutorials or suggestions.

hmm.. That's all. I hope you like my wall. Thank you ^^

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Comments

  1. Raffachan Aug 01, 2012

    First of all, I think you should take off the MemberART and Original ART tags :) Don't take my wrong, but that tags are for drawing made from 0, not "painted over" wall :) In this case you can put a "painted" tag and maybe the serie from wihc is the scan that you used ( that you don't link at the end...)
    About the wall itself, well it's one of your first work afterall..XD Don't take my wrong, I like "simple" wall..but I think that you can work more on the "idea"...and maybe added some white lights on the cloack can help to "poup out" a little the central "character"...I don't know how to call it XD keep it up!

  2. TheCompiler Aug 02, 2012

    Quote by RaffachanFirst of all, I think you should take off the MemberART and Original ART tags :) Don't take my wrong, but that tags are for drawing made from 0, not "painted over" wall :) In this case you can put a "painted" tag and maybe the serie from wihc is the scan that you used ( that you don't link at the end...)
    About the wall itself, well it's one of your first work afterall..XD Don't take my wrong, I like "simple" wall..but I think that you can work more on the "idea"...and maybe added some white lights on the cloack can help to "poup out" a little the central "character"...I don't know how to call it XD keep it up!

    Well.. i had no idea what tag to put cuz.. that other Mushishi scan~ I had initially thought of painting over it, but then I completely changed it, so I can't tag it as mushishi ^^; And I did use that shin megami tensei skull for painting over it.. but it doesn't look much similar to it, so i can't tag it as that either. And i didn't want the primary tag it to be 'Unidentified' ^^; But I guess I shouldn't have tagged it as original, but someone already deleted that tag so i guess it's okay now :P

    hmm... white lights? If you mean er.. shading the image properly considering lighting and shadows and stuff like that.. I did try hard to make it proper >.< But I have 0 sense of lighting and shadows.. i can see that something is wrong with it but I can't improve it -.-
    And I had made 3-4 layers randomly for the cloak and when I had to add some white light somewhere, i had to adjust it on all three layers and it looked weird cuz other layers interfered with it.. umm.. are you getting what I'm trying to say? i can't explain better >.<
    But I'll try to read some tutorials.. but I heard one can get these things like lighting and shadows good only with practice -.-'

    And thanks for commenting, Raffachan ^^

  3. back07 Aug 02, 2012

    wow, that so Dark.
    :D

  4. TheCompiler Aug 02, 2012

    Quote by back07wow, that so Dark.
    :D

    I know, it helps to hide the mistakes in the wall xD xD

  5. Aisha93 Aug 02, 2012

    It's scary wall but I like it

  6. hitsu-chan Aug 02, 2012

    lolz! you actually posted it ^^ and.. the bg is just looking like the last time! :O well, at least you've tried hard Compii. as I already said, the dress.. (?) is looking awesome! (y) congrats and keep it up! xD now do some bigger ones... *whistles*

  7. TheCompiler Aug 02, 2012

    Quote by marlxIt's scary wall but I like it

    hehe. Thank you marlx san xD

    Quote by hitsu-chanlolz! you actually posted it ^^ and.. the bg is just looking like the last time! :O well, at least you've tried hard Compii. as I already said, the dress.. (?) is looking awesome! (y) congrats and keep it up! xD now do some bigger ones... *whistles*

    yeah.. i couldn't think of anything for the bg -.-'
    bigger ones? hmm... i think a bigger one is coming soon :3


    I haven't seen many wallers commenting on their own walls.. I think I should follow that too.. ^^;

  8. kuchukuTulip Aug 02, 2012

    Nice one Comps. (^-^)/
    You finally uploaded it.

  9. blerina13 Aug 02, 2012

    love it thanx for sharing XD

  10. angelxxuan Aug 02, 2012

    comp finally got around to uploading something ! yay for comp ! I rather like it, glad it stuck around for the second day when I came around to see it's still here. way to go, it's a nice one, hope to see more in the future.

  11. Pinkya Aug 03, 2012

    wow *__* this is definitely awesum <3 love the dark atmosphere n the painted bg =]
    keep it up ~ . . . its alrdy on my desktop but too bad its so small T__T wish u could make a bigger version ^^; but only if u could ;D

  12. Drakill Aug 03, 2012

    Niceone dude!
    Dark walls rule! :P

  13. Dancerinthedark Aug 03, 2012

    awww you know me,I love Dark wallpapers..and I love skulls so much <3
    keep up the good work ^^

  14. pandemonium91 Retired Moderator Aug 03, 2012

    Quote by RaffachanFirst of all, I think you should take off the MemberART and Original ART tags :) Don't take my wrong, but that tags are for drawing made from 0, not "painted over" wall :) In this case you can put a "painted" tag and maybe the serie from wihc is the scan that you used ( that you don't link at the end...)

    Member Art is a fitting tag because he created about 90% of this himself and just used the skull as reference. It could've been any ordinary picture of a skull, too. Furthermore, it's not the character itself that's portrayed, Compiler just took a part of that image and reconstructed it to fit his needs. I myself got the hands for this wallpaper from a Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle scan, but that doesn't mean I need to add the TRC tag to it :)

    Also, Original can be applied even when the artist uses reference images, so long as the replaced characters are theirs :)

    Now back to the wall itself. Only thing I don't like about this is the low resolution, Otherwise, I love the flow and colors of the cape and the angle of the skull :) The contrast between the whiteness of the skull and the subtle highlights on the cloak (they could be a little brighter but don't bother me the way they are now) really make this stand out from the rest of the walls in the gallery and it's why it made me curious enough to click on the thumbnail and full-view it; I was honestly expecting something low-effort and lazy, but this obviously didn't happen. Keep up the great work, would love to see more painted walls from you!

    P.S. Thanks for the new desktop :)

  15. kyoru-chan Dec 02, 2013

    it's good for starters (like me :3) . . . keep it up :3

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