This is a gift for Zix.
Happy New Year to you, girl!
Quote by PainterAnd I just like
to make presents to people who make me feel happy (if you don't believe ask Elisa XDD)
^Oh yes, Zix loves to send other people presents and I always feel so badly when she makes something for me and I don't
give her anything in return so this time, I prepared myself. :D Also, Zix, now you know why I was so wary when you asked
me about a PSYCHO-PASS wall. I was working on one myself. D:
OK, about the wall itself. First of all, I'm terribly happy that this was rendered so well! I expected a lot of artifacts from the JPG format.
At first, I wanted to make a wall from this
scan but Zix isn't a fan of shonen-ai and the scan has that shonen-ai feel to it. At least for me. So I decided for
this one instead, because it portrays the
relationship between the two guys pretty well and tbh, because it's easy to use for a composition for a wall. I made
some small edits to the poses and gave Kougami a suit to highlight the white-and-black contrast created by the guys'
appearances. I wanted Kougami to be the dark "lone wolf" and Makishima to "shine".
I wasn't too sure what to put in the BG but thought that a night panoramatic photo of a city would look good since the
anime is a futuristic/utopian/dystopian series. I searched for some stock images and found this stock photo of Tokyo by Tomo.Yun, which I cropped into several parts, flipped some things over, and edited.
The sky was all black and I wanted something with more light and some clouds so I used like 215763 gradients and
lighting effects on it and it became terribly pixelated. I honestly had to redo it all over again with fewer layers but
at least a similar result. For the clouds I used this brush set by Physical Magic and for
the snow this pretty snow brush
by Carocha. Lastly, I painted the moon, the smoke from Kougami's cigarette and added the lights around the
Everything else is pretty much just about lighting effects, gradients and the Diffuse Glow filter.
P.S. I'm laughing because this is an unintentional response to wafflefox's wallpaper titled 'What is justice...'. I was just trying to make my
wall look a little like a wintry wall and I was like "oh wow, it's already winter and those two dorks are still fighting" and I thought of the title 'Eternal Battle'. And yeah... What is
justice? An eternal battle. (Plus, I even chose such similar poses omg OMG. LMAO.)
Please don't repost anywhere.
Work in progress: