Cowboy Bebop Wallpaper: End of dream

Toshihiro Kawamoto, Sunrise (Studio), Cowboy Bebop, Spike Spiegel, Contest Entry Wallpaper
Toshihiro Kawamoto Mangaka Sunrise (Studio) Studio Cowboy Bebop Series Spike Spiegel Character Contest Entry Source

1024x768 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Tools: Photoshop brush and smudge tool
Time: A few hours
Wallpaper for MTM Falling into Fall 2013 contest
I used this palette of colors: http://oi44.tinypic.com/2hwij4m.jpg
(didn't use green)
Comments (and favs) are appreciated ^^;

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Didn't skip? Oh well ^^;
I recently finished watching Cowboy Bebop and really like it. And I also wanted to make a wallpaper.
So, I took a screencap of cowboy bebop ep.4 scene when he walks towards the er.. cathedral to meet Vicious. So I started painting the clouds from that scene with colors from this palette:
But then.. somehow it seemed as if i'm looking at spike from above.. so i painted some clouds on the lower side.. and tried to draw two hands meaning to show that we are looking from above.. then I thought

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Hey, why not draw Julia's hands as she's already dead and it'd seem like she's waiting for him in heaven and he's coming there

But then I realized I can't draw hands.. or any definite features.. just clouds, water and small things (like that tiny Spike) So I scrapped the idea of drawing hands, and also showing Spike walking on ground and instead placed him In the clouds and showing some stair-like cloudy formation behind him

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Because he died on stairs
and in the movie, the villain speaks something of a place called Purgatory which lies between Heaven and Hell and we all know Spike's not that good that he'll go to heaven, nor that bad to go to hell.. so I thought of making it a dark place with light coming from above... yeah... most of my ideas are like that >.>"

By the end of the process the wallpaper looked nowhere near to the scene i started with ^^;
Oh and I tried my hand at lighting... I think i did the best I could... before i got tired.. =.='

and SORRY FOR THE TINY SPIKE(just like the tiny Ginko in my previous wall) BUT I CAN'T DRAW HIM ANY BIGGER. Sorry >.<

And I'm not really sure if this wall is acceptable from the contest because though i didn't use any other colors that those given in the palette, i Did smudge them and that changes their shades a bit.. and it's not even distantly related to autumn.. so.. -.-'

and I apologize in advance if there are any mistakes in the wallpaper or description >.<"

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  1. angelxxuan Banned Member Aug 12, 2013

    what an interesting take on mini Spike ! have to admit even though it's in the distance I can still make out the legendary cowboy ! really impressive, I like the shades and colors you used for the clouds.

  2. Monu-chan Retired Moderator Aug 13, 2013

    I like the way sun rays enter through cloud
    Nice Job!

  3. Bad--Girl Aug 14, 2013

    I wish you make a tutorial for me on how u smudge someday ! *kitty Eyes*

  4. KazablanKa Nov 20, 2013

    It's really great :D i'm glad to see you finally posting one of your works :)

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