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Olimpos Wallpaper: Nights of Eternal Solitude

Aki, Olimpos, Ganymede Wallpaper
Aki Mangaka Olimpos Series Ganymede Character

2560x1600 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Oh Em Gee, look I made a wall. After... *checks* more than half a year. Jinkies.

The manga was on my to-read list ever since chanelqueen made that awesome Apollo wall and a few weeks ago I finally read it and decided it would be nice to wall something since the art was so pretty. So, on a whim, I picked a scan of Ganymede that was super duper complicated (like everything else I do lately lol) and it shows I haven't walled in a long time. There are probably tons of mistakes and things to fix but I don't have the time for it anymore. And as much as Ganymede is pretty, right now I want to murder him. And his pearls and beads. And hair. And...lots of stuff on him.

Moving on. This was a challenge when it came to lighting and I'm still not sure I did it right. Since the poor guy is basically stuck in Zeus' garden for all eternity, with nothing but a temple, white flowers and perpetual starry sky to keep him company (and Apollo, too but he's just such a bully), it was hard to pin down the main source of light. Other than the stars and the whiteness of the flowers which isn't exactly that much so, heh.

The lines were vectored and the rest was painted. The temple was taken from a page in the manga and extended a bit. I still hate how it turned out. The flowers and stars were done by using a lot of various brushes I found on dA.

In the end, I added some crappy flying petals around him, played with some gradients, curves and random stuff here and there and that was it. Took me about a week to finish this little bugger, lol.
And of course, I had trouble picking the title. A friend said the current one was so cliche but I didn't care - I liked it, it fit the story and I was too tired to come up with something philosophical or pretty.

And that's that. Hope you like and feedback is, as always, welcome.

Flowers/stars brushes (c) their respective makers on dA.
Original scan: LINK.

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Comments

  1. SilverCat-sama Aug 30, 2013

    male? seriously? ''o.O''
    anyway, nice work! ;)

  2. Aiira Aug 30, 2013

    I knew the petals were just there for a touch of randomness >.<. Though I think the temple turned out really well. As always your vectors and paintings for wallpapers are always amazing. The fact that the character is a "dude" still makes me comeback and stare at him for a good few minutes. Makes me feel ashamed of being a girl if he's prettier LOL.

    As always AWESOME wall Alenas :D

  3. Valuna Moderator Aug 30, 2013

    Dat vector is too dazzling x_x

  4. ghazalkashani Aug 30, 2013

    Its beautiful
    LOVE IT alot X3
    Great wall

  5. FiiFO Aug 30, 2013

    First thought, lovely female character in a garden of flowers...then checked the character and its a guy lol!
    But anyway lovely vector especially the hair *___*
    Maybe add some more petals that are closer perspective to the viewer if you know what I mean xD

  6. proxima Aug 30, 2013

    Alenas, you still have the ability to turn out the surprisingly good wall when you are inspired. This one is nice enough for a comment (my first to you since you were sharing over on AP). This is nice; thanks for sharing with me.

  7. Tina18 Aug 31, 2013

    WHY the guys be prettier than me? Talk about depression.
    I love the art for this manga, and I'm glad you made something so beautiful from it, his skin looks so sooooft. Also dat hair <3

  8. happytail73 Aug 31, 2013

    Amazing work on the character, I could see a lot of effort and labor invested on him. The details are extremely superb. I also like the single falling star on the background, fits perfectly with the title.

    +FAV for this one.

  9. Mericia Aug 31, 2013

    A he, and I was about to write she's gorgeous (> <) ... LOL! Still, amazing wallpaper!

  10. Huesin Moderator Sep 03, 2013

    A male.. you must be kidding x_x gwah.. I fell into a trap Dx a very well done trap though, nice wallpaper Alenas~ >.<

  11. srsn Sep 04, 2013

    I thought so, this is your work!
    Haha when I saw the front page I was thinking, "Is this Alenas' wall?" and yesh I wasn't mistaken haha.

    this wallpaper is soo calming :)

  12. Animezealot5140 Restricted Member Feb 02, 2014

    Beautiful~ Love the wallpaper. I thought it was a she. =.=
    Runs off to read the manga~

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