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Rozen Maiden Wallpaper: Devilish Thoughts

Peach-Pit, Studio Nomad, Rozen Maiden, Suigintou, Vector Art Wallpaper
Peach-Pit Mangaka Studio Nomad Studio Rozen Maiden Series Suigintou Character Vector Art Source

2048x1152 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

New vector, new wallpaper, and problems with both.

I started the lineart a little before finishing Stocking's one, and started the coloring right after. Yesterday, I finished the shadows and stuff, and wow, it went better than I thought. It was late, but I tried to see if my ideas of wallpaper would work. I was trying some illumination effects and then my Photoshop had a problem and closed. The vector png was saved, but the psd not, and now it don't have the shadows anymore. I got kinda pissed, but oh well, I couldn't do nothing.

Today I tried again, using a castle ruins stock -found here- on the background. Used color balance, overlay with blur and more blur under the overlayed layer. Some white script brushes with blur, less opacity and overlay too. After that, I tried a lot of things, like magic circle brushes, downloading new brushes, patterns and some textures, but... In the end, I added just: A light texture with blur and hue/saturation to make it green -in overlay, again-, the branches brushes in black, to make it looks like a winter place, and curves to darken the background even more. I tried, got stressed, but I think it was worth it. Even though it's not soooo good. I think it's kinda hard to make some dark designs, specially when you're still a beginner with wallpapers. At least I'm trying to learn and make something different each time. And I'm tired, went to bed too late. I was watching Sleepy Hollow on TV... Well, wish I was sleepy enough to go to bed at that time >.>

Oh, and I really wanted to make something with Rozen Maiden. I watched it years ago, but never did any major designs of the anime. I have plans to other works, but I don't know when I'll do it. Well, that's it.

Original scan: Here.

Forgive me if I wrote something wrong, again...

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Comments

  1. Alenas Retired Moderator Mar 24, 2013

    I like your choice of scan but I I'd like to offer some tips that might help make your wallpapers look more stylish and interesting:

    I think I've already mentioned the lineart in one of your previous wallpapers but your walls would definitely benefit from a more dynamic lineart - having just one line width for everything makes everything look too static and boring so I would recommend using different programs that can enable you to use Vector tools like Photoshop or Illustrator's Pen Tool. SAI is more painting oriented, not for vectoring so it doesn't exactly have the necessary tools for good vectoring.

    Your vectors/characters also need more details like shading and lighting. Also, don't try to blur the shadows/colors so much, it makes everything lose a lot of detail and look out of focus. I see a lot of people blur their shading lately which is not something that works on everything, especially not things like hard, solid surfaces. Since you're using SAI, you can make use of the Water tool to make things look more smooth and blended.

    And last, while using stock photos for backgrounds is not forbidden, it's also not advisable to use them with vectored/animated looking characters because then they clash too much. It takes a lot of blending and modification to make those two things look as if they really are a part of one picture. So, as a rule, if you have an anime/manga character that's either extracted or vectored, it would be good to vector/paint your backgrounds as well or browse some scenic scans here from various anime/manga and use them for background.

    Overall, you're on a good way so make use of the tools the programs offer you and keep practicing. :)

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