Tales of Graces Wallpaper: Relaxing Knight

Mutsumi Inomata, Tales of Graces, Asbel Lhant Wallpaper
Mutsumi Inomata Mangaka Tales of Graces Game Asbel Lhant Character

1600x1200 Wallpaper

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Title: Relaxing Knight
Series: Tales of Graces
Character: Asbel Lhant
Layers: [Coming Later]

So I started playing Tales of Graces f with a friend of mine (more like watching him play haha). I totally fell in love with Asbel and I found this image of him to be the best for making a wallpaper of him ^-^ I think it turned out pretty well... especially since I tried some new techniques and methods. For starters, I did most of the vectoring using paths which was my first time experience so I hope I did well. I also messed with smudging a bit more than usual.

My favorite part of the whole wallpaper would be the eyes. I followed Nysha's vector tutorial for it (adjusting a bit for the color and eye style). I had to do the eyes 3 times, but the third time WAS the charm and turned out really awesome ^___^ I'll probably do all my eyes like that from now on haha.

Basically I vectored the lines for Asbel first before doing any filling in, but of course that came second. Not really much to say there. I did consider smudging/blurring/blending/whatever the shaded parts... but I figured it'd be an odd contrast since there isn't hardly any shadow to begin with.

For the tree, I used two layers of the original scan. The bottom of the two, I smudged like crazy. With the top of the two I made 25% visible which helped add a bit of the original texture. With my current level, it's probably the best I could do xD

The sky was simple grad. color then cloud brush plus smudging. The water was basically the same with a few more colors added and then texture on top.

The grass on the bottom was simple vector then gras. blur.

It really is a simple wallpaper... but I'm pleased with the outcome ^-^

Oh, I did color adjusting and clarifying in PSP8 as the final touch. Thinking back, there really isn't much to go into detail on haha. Anyway, favs/comments/feedback is always welcomed <3

Paint Shop Pro 8
Original Scan

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  1. Kitaan Retired Moderator Sep 27, 2012

    I'm surprised there's not at least one comment here...anywho,
    the wall is very nice. Bright and happy, I like how the character doesn't
    take up the whole wall and you made an effort to really design a BG.

    The water is very well done, I do think it's a bit too rippled though.
    It looks more like he's out at sea than just beside a lake. Perhaps if it was calmer
    it would blend in more, the contrast is too big and noticable. The color
    of the water could have been spread out a big more too, the dark blue looks captured
    at the top instead of it gradually flowing into where he is.

    As for the clouds, they're pretty cool. A bit too rough though and it clutters
    the top. Perhaps leave the middle empty to create a more vast look and open.

    The tree? is nice...maybe needs to be more rougher...but I love the colors it has.
    Your vector is very bright...he would have really benefitted from darker shades, especially
    on the jacket...it's so white. Also make sure you don't lower the size of the vector too much,
    I can see jagged lines around his coat and face, those aren't pretty >_<

    I hope I gave you some good advice to use next time around,
    this wall has good potential. Just needs some tweaks to take it to the next level :3

  2. RogerNavi Banned Member Mar 22, 2015

    Wonderful ..I like it so much

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