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AnoHana Wallpaper: Cyclical

A-1 Pictures, AnoHana, Meiko Honma Wallpaper
A-1 Pictures Studio AnoHana Series Meiko Honma Character

2560x1600 Wallpaper

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Note: please see the widescreen version as it's the most complete, the dual screen one is an extra.
Urgh, never working on a 9600 x 6000 canvas again x_x Nearly choked my PC to early death.The whole PSD is 560 MB too, haha.
The title refers to the fact that I obsess over the first snowfall of the year seasons are cyclical (audience: duh). And because there are circles in the image. IDK I was lazy. Just thank me for not naming it after Ke$ha's song "Take It Off" that came up on random mode.

So who did I suffer through all of this for? Well Doki of course! Happy birthday, you awesome OCD tagging soldier, you! *glomps* I went through your someone else's faves* and this anime was among your highest rated, so I went and grabbed a scan. Couple it with Alenas introducing me to Florence + The Machine's What the Water Gave Me and Leave My Body and you have this painted wall.
* I'm a dumbass, she's never even seen this anime D:

If you've looked through my gallery you already know how inept I am at painting, but this wall was very fun to make for some reason o.O I expected the hair to be more difficult but it was actually the easiest part! The most entertaining part was discovering and enabling OpenGL in Photoshop, kinda like 2:03 here - see that? imagine me doing just that and laughing like an idiot kid for 10 minutes while Enrique Iglesias's Escape plays in the background. Honestly, this wasn't that difficult to make, most difficult part was having to motivate myself to get started, lol.

This went through several ideas, which included having plants at the bottom of the lake (too much work, not visible anyway), lotus flowers (it's winter, dumbass) and stars reflecting on the water (can't snow from a clear sky, dumbass). I even used the snowflake brush that comes with PS for the first version of the snow, but it was too small and using it at 2500px meant it was horribly pixelated and not even blurring could save it, so I went and found these gorgeous godsends and remade all the snow to with them. Also made a potential star field on a 10.000 x 10.000 px canvas which I ended up not using; imagining that with 78 layers makes me choke, let alone my PC.

Technical details: original canvas was 9600 x 6000 px (PC: kill me plz), no textures, made with default PS brushes and custom snowflake ones. Discovered lots of neat brushes this way, especially for painting hair, and I like to think my hand doesn't shake as much anymore, lol. All in all 78 layers, not the most I've done but the biggest for sure.
See the detailed walkthrough here~ (warning: absurdly big - 1055x3000 px, ~800KB)

Here's some extras 'cause I think they look nice: 640x1136 (iPhone) | 2048x2048 (iPad)
Huge version of 1280x1024: 2560 x 2048
I don't use any of these devices so I might be totally off, lol. Just send me a PM if you want another resolution~
Thank you for seeing my pain and, if you happen to like it, leaving a comment and/or faving c:

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Comments

  1. DokiDokiChan Moderator Dec 10, 2013

    *Melts from happiness*
    Y-You made such a beautiful wallpaper... for m-me?...

    I has no words. I love it.
    Okay, I lied, those are clearly words.

    But, erm... I've never seen this series before in my life. ^^; It's definitely not on my list.
    DOESN'T MAKE IT ANY LESS AWESOME.

  2. Redwyn Dec 11, 2013

    It's a beautiful wall but I can't help but feel kinda creeped out by it.
    Concept wise, it's not the most original idea there is but this had been nicely executed. I can't comment on the technicality aspect as I'm on my phone currently and with that said thanks for providing the iPhone and iPad version too ^.^

  3. Darthas System Admin Dec 12, 2013

    Unique in it's own way, I don't think I see very many walls made in the same concept. Personally I was always a fan of the 'reaching through this glass to you' types of walls and to have a winter themed one like this makes it a breath of fresh air from most of what I've seen so far.

    Great work and great way of presenting it, as expected of the local insanitarium.

    ..and Darthas was here.

  4. angelxxuan Dec 12, 2013

    pandie has the time ! very cute and outstanding work, really like the snowflakes, sure there's the girl reaching through the water, both creepy and cool. I like how you molded it all together and made it seem so interesting. not a fan of the color blue but when it's mashed up like this, have to admit, it looks rather fun and refreshing. but the details to the snowflakes, so that's what sucked me in to view more and I just had to leave a mentioning of that :D good job !

  5. ZEUSSHADOW Dec 14, 2013

    I like how you take advantage of the colors and add the winter theme to it.

  6. renlilica Dec 25, 2013

    I love it, it's really nice especially the snowflakes.

  7. dchoggia14 Dec 29, 2013

    nice wall, very beautifull and she looks like drowning make me a bit scared

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