Saturday, December 6, 2014

Monster Hunter - Let's start the hunt

Let's start the hunt! Or my new Monster Hunter wallpaper.
I did not really expected to make any new wallpaper this year (I don't plan to make any Xmas wallpaper like the last years). But for some reason I did have "nothing" to do + free time & also did have a idea for this wall.
This wallpaper was really fast complete (for my standards).
Like by my previous Monster Hunter wallpaper I used characters illustrated by Kizuki Aruchu (Official Page | Twitter | Pixiv).
I hope you will like it.


Name: Let's start the hunt
Series: Monster Hunter @ tAG | tVGG
Resolution & Link:
1920x1200: tAG | tVGG
1920x1080: tAG | tVGG

Wallpaper made from:
- 37 layers
-- 3 renders (+ 8*)
- 27 masks
- 0 adjustments
- 5 layer styles
credits:
- characters by Kizuki Aruchu (Official Page | Twitter | Pixiv)
- brushes by SyanArt
* monsters from Monter Hunter Wikia

Monday, November 17, 2014

Battle Club - Kaneda Tamako

Battle Club wallpaper with Kaneda Tamako (金田玉子).
This wallpaper is really simple, but that is what I wanted. I was thinking that there are only few wallpaper of Battle Club, so I decided to make one.
For you that don't know, Battle Club (バトルクラブ) it's a manga by Shiozaki Yuji (塩崎雄二), the author of IkkiTousen (一騎当千). Battle Club is similar to IkkiTousen in some ways, it is also a fighting manga with fan service, but the story is more simply. On other hand it is much more funnier then IkkiTousen. I personally recommend this manga for all IkkiTousne fans or for this that just search for funny-simple-action-ecchi manga ;-)


Name: Kaneda Tamako
Series: Battle Club
Resolution & Link:
1920x1200: http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/image:190487/

Wallpaper made from:
- 37 layers
-- 3 renders
- 17 masks
- 3 adjustments
- 12 layer styles

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Ghost in the Shell - CyberWorld

New Ghost in the Shell (攻殻機動隊) wallpaper.
I worked on it pretty long, mostly because I was not satisfied with the background and I changed it many times. My first idea was totally different from the final "product", but it just did not worked with that idea. And also the Motoko render did take time. At first I did make a scan from poster (CYBERWORLD poster collection). The problem was that my scanner is only A4, so I did scanned it on two times and then merged the images together.
I wanted this wallpaper with original Motoko by 士郎正宗, I just love his art and I think he is a genius.
I hope you will like it :-)
Oh and if you have time I posted my thoughts about Ghost in the Shell live action movie, so you are welcome to read it.

Name: CyberWorld
Series: Ghost in the Shell
Resolution & Link:
2560x1600: http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/image:190193/

Wallpaper made from:
- 61 layers
-- 2 renders, 4 vector
- 31 masks
- 5 adjustments
- 13 layer styles

Note: I have also mad a PS Vita version of this wallpaper, you can find it here

Ghost in the Shell - live action movie... my thoughts

Hello everyone.
This post is not about my works.
Here are just my thoughts to the upcoming Ghost in the Shell (攻殻機動隊) live action movie. I say it directly... I have my doubts about a live action adaptations. I have fear that they will ruin the good name of Ghost in the Shell.
We did see few live action movies adapted from manga/anime by "Hollywood", like Dragonball: Evolution or lately Kite. And this movies are just terrible!!!
If they just go and make a remake of the original anime GitS movie (from 1994), then I think it will be... let's say not good. But if they make a new story only inspired by the manga, then I think it can have a good chance.
Why I think so? If you have read the manga and have see all the anime adaptations then you have probably notice where I'm going, if not then I explain. Every anime is not exact adaptation of manga. The movies, so GitS (1994) and Innocence (2004) are closest to the manga. GitS (1994) is mostly inspired by the last chapters of the manga with scenes and "things" from other chapters. Innocence (2004) is mostly inspired by the chapter 06, but it is not exact adaptation of the manga.
Now to the series Stand Alone Complex (+2nd. GIG) and the movie Solid State Society. Mostly it have nothing same with the manga besides characters and setting. But if you have read the manga and watched SAC them, you will find little things that are taken from manga, like few scenes, example is the chapter 04. Tachikomas in SAC did have similar discussion.
And the latest OVA, GitS:ARISE, have basically "nothing" to do with the original manga.
What I trying to say is this: Every anime version of Ghost in the Shell is great! Really great and unique! And thats what I think make it one of the best ever, that it is alway unique.
And that is my point, if they will just try to make a the live action movie copy of the "old" GitS movie, then I doubt it will be good. Or maybe it will be good movie, but without any 'ghost', just a copy, a empty copy.

Now to the cast. At first I could not really imagine someone who could play Motoko.
But then I heard the latest news that Scarlett Johansson (IMDB, Wiki) did get offer for the role (info: 1, 2). And I need to tell... that she really can be very good choice. I know, it is still not official, but maybe Scarlett can be the best choice for role of Motoko.
Here is why, Motoko is one of the most badass characters in manga/anime and like we did see in Avengers or in CA:Winter Soldier, Scarlett Johansson aka Black Widow can be also really badass.
Even more why I think she is the right choice is this, Motoko dose have a great ass, and like we all know Scarlett dose have one great ass too :-P
Oh, and I forgot to mention a important thing, that she is good actress.

I know that now is hard to tell what they will make with the movie and what the final result will be. Even if Scarlett Johansson will be perfect as Motoko that does not mean that the movie will be great if they will f*ck up the rest... like not even a star like Samuel L. Jackson did not saved Kite.
One of my last concern is that they will make it with too much action and the "hard psychological staff" will be on the edge.

OK, this is longer then I expected, but that is all.
If you think the same like me or my thoughts was interesting for you then please share. Or if you have something to say leave a comment.
Oh, and don't forget check my GitS wallpapers.
Thanks for reading :-)


PS: Please pardon any grammatic errors, English is not my native language.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

IkkiTousen - Kan'u Unchou X Itsuki Akira (v2)

My second wallpaper with 関羽雲長 (Kan'u Unchou) cosplay by 五木あきら (Itsuki Akira).
I don't have much to say to this wallpaper, it would be mostly the same as by my previous one. I have started to work on this just after the first one. Oh and don't expect more wallpapers like this in near future...
Like always I hope you will like this wallpaper.

And watch the promo video to upcoming 一騎当千 OVA: Ikkitousen: Extravaganza Epoch


Name: Kan'u Unchou X Itsuki Akira
Series: IkkiTousen
Resolution & Link:
1920x1200: http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/image:186603
Cosplay by: 五木あきら (Twitter | Cure)
Wallpaper made from:
- 26 layers
-- 5 renders, 1 vector
- 22 masks
- 2 adjustments
- 14 layer styles
credits:
- brushes by SyanArt
- Kan'u vector by ice-do: http://ice-do.deviantart.com/art/Kanu-Unchou-Ikkitousen-352022157

Sunday, August 10, 2014

we love Mahou Shoujo

My new wallpaper is here!
Idea for this wallpaper I got after I finished all the seasons of Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha. I was like "I should make a wallpaper to Nanoha", but at the same time "Magical Girls are really popular... what about to make a crossover wallpaper featuring different Magical girls series with the name 'we love Mahou Shoujo'". So I started to work on this wall, but did not have time to finish it. But finished it now :)
So here is list of series used: 魔法戦記リリカルなのはForce (Mahou Senki Lyrical Nanoha Force), 魔法少女アイ (Mahou Shoujo Ai), HeartCatch PreCure!, カードキャプターさくら (Cardcaptor Sakura), 神風怪盗ジャンヌ (Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne). Why this series? I wanted to have Nanoha & Fate in it for sure and have found this image what was perfect for my concept. Ai & Rin from Mahou Shojo Ai, because I like Ai :-P (and also I'm lazy and could use a render from my previous wallpaper). Then I wanted some girls from PreCure and decided to add Cure Sunshine & Cure Moonlight from HeartCatch PreCure!. Still there was some space for more characters, so I was thinking and thinking what have I see with magical girls and remembered Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne and Cardcaptor Sakura... I added Jeanne & Sakura. If you ask why no Sailor Moon or Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika characters, then the answer is... I don't know, just no more space for them and... I don't know... maybe next time, maybe.


Name: we love Mahou Shoujo
Series: Mahou Senki Lyrical Nanoha Force + Mahou Shoujo Ai + HeartCatch PreCure! + Cardcaptor Sakura + Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
Resolution & Links:
1920x1200: http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/image:185902/
1920x1080: http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/image:185903/
Wallpaper made from:
- 57 layers
-- 6 renders
- 15 masks
- 0 adjustments
- 8 layer styles

Monday, May 26, 2014

IkkiTousen - Kan'u Unchou X Itsuki Akira

After sometime once again a 一騎当千 (IkkiTousen) wallpaper by me, but this time a little different from all of my previous wallpapers. Why? Because this time it feature also a real person!
This is a wallpaper with 関羽雲長 (Kan'u Unchou) from 一騎当千 Dragon Destiny and 五木あきら (Itsuki Akira) in cosplay of 関羽雲長. With this wallpaper I wanted to make a cross between anime and reality.

The reason I have made this wallpaper is this:
I think 五木あきらさん is the best 関羽雲長 cosplayer!!! To make a wallpaper with both of them is my way to show that she is really the best 関羽!
I very much hope you will like this wallpaper.


Name: Kan'u Unchou X Itsuki Akira
Series: IkkiTousen: Dragon Destiny
Resolution & Link:
1920x1200: http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/image:183419
1920x1080: http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/image:183420/
Cosplay by: 五木あきら (Twitter | Cure)
Photo by: Heruheru3
Wallpaper made from:
- 53 layers
-- 3 renders
-- 1 vector: Dragon by elfe-noire43
- 23 masks
- 0 adjustments
- 31 layer styles
To render real person is almost the same as a illustrated, only the hairs are even more harder to render.
I was thinking long time over the background color and tried many different color variations, but I most liked this dark-to-red.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lodoss-tou Senki - High Elf Deedlit

Wallpaper to one of the best fantasy ever made. And not only in anime, but in general! To ロードス島戦記 (Record of Lodoss War). Yes, I really like this anime, the characters and the story.
I have definitely decide to make a wallpaper to this series when I have saw the illustration of Deedlit made by 武内崇 (Takashi Takeuchi), which I have also used in this wallpaper.
From start I actually knew the final look of this wallpaper (this happens only few times), only I was not sure with the mountain and the river, but I think without them it looked little plain.
I want to make someday also wallpaper with Pirotess.


Name: High Elf Deedlit
Series: Lodoss-tou Senki
Resolution: 2560x1600
Link: http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/image:181457/
Wallpaper made from:
- 34* layers
-- 1 renders
- 28 masks
- 3 adjustments
- 5 layer styles
used image:
- http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/image:179074/

* much more layers used for the forest, but they are merged together. I could count them but too lazy for that.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 - From the Ashes to the Stars

Here is my new wallpaper, the first one (and hope not the last) to the series 宇宙戦艦ヤマト2199 (Space Battleship Yamato 2199). I really liked this series and from the start I was thinking to make a wallpaper to it.
What I wanted to to make with this wallpaper was to make it like a 'promotional poster'. This is one of the few wallpapers by which I exactly knew the name, and the name have set the final look of it.
Most time have take me the render of the trio, Yuki, Susumu & Akira. The rest of it was pretty fast, only then I started to speculate a little with the Earth. But in the end, I ended by the first idea.


Name: From the Ashes to the Stars
Series: Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199
Resolution: 2560x1600
Link: http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/image:181364/
Wallpaper made from:
- 22 layers
-- 3 renders
- 7 masks
- 2 adjustments
- 5 layer styles

Monday, April 7, 2014

Code Geass - I will teach you everything

Here is my new wallpaper. It is to the series Code Geass R2, with Lelouch and my favorite character from this great series, Cornelia. From the first time I have saw this image I wanted to make a wallpaper based on it. And finally I have made it. It is a simple wallpaper, but that is what I wanted.
This a little rare type of wallpaper from me, because it also contain male character.


Name: I will teach you everything
Series: Code Geass R2
Resolution: 2560x1600
Link: http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/image:181045
Wallpaper made from:
- 18 layers
-- 1 renders*
- 8 masks
- 1 adjustments
- 9 layer styles

* original image

Sunday, March 2, 2014

W-Tails Cat - Shirow Masamune

Finally I was able to make new wallpaper. Manny things to do now in work and only reason I was able to finish this one is that I was ill.
OK, so more to this work. Wallpaper based on art by my most favorite illustrator 士郎正宗 (Shirow Masamune), with Cyril Brooklyn & Iris Hallett from W-Tails Cat/PhantomCats artworks.
I tried to make this wallpaper in the style of Shirow Masamune, tried to make it little like a official wallpaper to W-Tails Cat. Pretty long time I have make the "code". It is still long away from original, but I tried my best on it.
Also I was not sure what exactly to do, I wanted to have there Cyril, Iris and the W-Tails Cat logo, but with the background I had hard time. I tried many things, but in the end I have ended by this steel like, simple background.


Name: W-Tails Cat
Series: Shirow Masamune
Resolution & Links:
- 1920x1200
- 1920x1080
- 1600x1200
Wallpaper made from:
- 53 layers
-- 5 renders*
- 27 masks
- 3 adjustments
- 10 layer styles
*Cyril image is original from 青心社編集部 (Seishinsha), Iris is from a PIECES 2 scan.