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Magna Carta: Phantom of Avalanche Wallpaper: The Rainmaker

Hyung-Tae Kim, Magna Carta: Phantom of Avalanche, Tristan Wallpaper

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Fifth Wallpaper! Allright, this is a tribute to my most favourite band: the Iron Maiden. For those who know this group, you'll recognize the title, it's one of their songs. This one in particular it's probably the one that I like the most, so I decided that I could try to make a wallpaper based on it :) and this is what I did: a rainy scenery with a man (the rainmaker) full of sadness, alone. The guy is Tristan from War of Genesis, I picked him on purpose because of his gloomy look, which fitted the idea I had in mind.

The background was again the hardest part of the wall, the lower part with rocks was realized with cell-shading and multiple blendings and clone brush from a stock photo to get a toony effect. The dark sky was entirely draw from scratch as well as the rain. Last touch was the fog and some airbrushing followed by fairydust, prolly the easiest part of the wallie :).

For those who really wish to get in the mood of this wallie I'll post the lyrics of the song (it's suggested that you listen to the song as well of course :D):

Iron Maiden - Rainmaker (from the album "Dance of Death")
When I was wandering in the desert
And was searching for the truth
I heard a choir of angels calling out my name
I had the feeling that my life would never be the same again
I turned my face towards the barren sun

And I know of the pain that you feel the same as me
And I dream of the rain as it falls upon the leaves
And the cracks in our lives like the cracks upon the ground
They are sealed and are now washed away

[Chorus:]
You tell me we can start the rain
You tell me that we all can change
You tell me we can find something to wash the tears away
You tell me we can start the rain
You tell me that we all can change
You tell me we can find something to wash the tears.....

And I know of the pain that you feel the same as me
And I dream of the rain as it falls upon the leaves
And the cracks in the ground like the cracks are in our lives
They are sealed and now far away

[Repeat chorus, 3rd verse]

Enjoy!

[EDIT] I removed the outer glow and desaturated the guy a bit :)
[EDIT2] I've followed Muz's and Asahi's tips, removed the grey hill from the left and retouched other small issues.

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Comments

  1. MuZ0NaZ Mar 15, 2005

    love your toon shading, but what that grey thing in the bg is? i dont like it >_> (as well as the outer glow).
    edit: the char is bit too saturated too :\

  2. Asahi Mar 15, 2005

    mmh.. i dont like the position of the text on the wall - its to high.. bring it more the the middle of the wp high ;) . what is greything between rainy sky and landscape ? o.O

    the rest is good work. only this some thing arnt - but this is personal maybe.. ^^ in my eyes you have captured the theme of the wp very well !! :D :D

  3. tiantito Mar 15, 2005

    great great!!!
    i hope you forgive me for not writing all the great things there are in this wall is just that im speechless...right to my desktop
    great work

  4. tiantito Mar 15, 2005

    great great!!!
    i hope you forgive me for not writing all the great things there are in this wall is just that im speechless...right to my desktop
    great work

  5. Shinobu13 Banned Member Mar 15, 2005

    nice the bg
    good job

  6. shioriyukino Mar 15, 2005

    mm.....woooooo.............nice.......nice.........i love the bg...........nice job........^-^**

  7. Asahi Mar 16, 2005

    now you got a fav ! *__* nice to see that you change some things on it. i am glad now how it is looking ! keep it up =)

  8. anji Mar 16, 2005

    I really like it.
    The rain is beautiful, I'm a fan of rainy wallpaper :)
    The sky is well done and fit with everything else, it looks real.
    And the mountains are well integrate with the effects you put on them. It's just the line that separate them with the sky that look too strong.
    Hope my english is not too bad ^_^'
    Oh and I really like the writing too.

    Anyway +Fav... Thanks for sharing.

  9. Sugasuga Mar 16, 2005

    the dark clouds and the rain is veri nice :D kool font too. top is the best, but the bottom, well, the character is too small and i dun like the rocks >_> but good work nonetheness ^^

  10. chingetscook Mar 16, 2005

    And again, a excellent work, I'll add it to my favorites (I seem to be doing a lot of that with your walls XD). Ahh well, thats talent.

    The only critiqe I have is that the character looks a bit out of the wall, the rain is infront of the scan, but the wall looks quite foggy in places and that fog does not cover the scan. I think that is also what is getting some people on the rocks, the fog seems to distort the depth some.

    Thanks for walling, I can't wait to see what you make next! :D

  11. kaolla-kake Mar 16, 2005

    Ahh!! Shinn-sama! Sorry I posted so late but, excellent wallie!! I love the Iron Maiden and I think the name goes great with the wallpaper! Great use of w.o.g charas again! The clouds and the rain are simply stunning. I also like the glowy-ness coming from Tristan's hand! I won't even try to critique cuz I probably don't even know what I'm talking about haha. I wish I could make backgrounds like yours >_<. Lol, this is definately a fav on my side!

  12. Espritdumort Mar 16, 2005

    Awesome wallpaper! I like the overall feel to it, the background is excellent! Looking forward to your next piece of work. ^_^

  13. semanga Mar 16, 2005

    givanni makes a very cute wall here very nice work again
    give you hugs for your new great work *blush*

  14. kai81220 Mar 17, 2005

    all i can say is WOW! the wallie is so great!! i really like how the landscape sky and rain are done! tell me how to do that! awesome job! +fav ^^

    can i add you to friends?

  15. asianspirit Mar 18, 2005

    ooooohhhh :o
    i love the rainy effects of the wallpaper. it's soo cool! looking at it make it really feel like it's raining.

    great job, shin! :)

  16. ocelotisun Mar 22, 2005


    Wow... nice ShiNN84... Haven't seen this on before... :o ... I really like the cell-shading technique that you use... it gives a different look to the wallpaper... I think it fits... blends ... better with the charactes than using a normal photo... :D ... The clouds are great too... the really look like rain clouds... :D ...

    I just don't like too much the right side after the character... for me it just looks a little plain... But then... I don't know nothing about landscapes... :D ...

    What can I say more... :D ... lol ... Although I never heard the song... I think you captured the feeling the lyrics are trying to pass pretty well... :D ... Awesome work ShiNN84... :clap:
    ... I could stay commenting a lot more but I guess you don't want me cluttering your comments... :D ... lol ... so I will get going... Take care... :hug: Later ... :waves:

  17. ipiotchi Jul 31, 2006

    wow the rain is so fantastic

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