Detonation Ugetsu Hakua wallpaper by Storm and Fire :: June 2008
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!!! I would never forget about you! As you see, the title is Detonation. I wanted to have a title like the one of my birthday present for @k1ru (Kiru ga Suki). So, I tried to find a word relevant to the wall and containing Chris' name.
Here's the scan I used. http://www.animepaper.net/art/63042/ugetsu-hakuas-drawing
I vectored it and redrew the parts that were covered with text. The bg was inspired from this tutorial http://alexiuss.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-Photoshop-painting-74699956 which was really helpful throughout the whole process. Then I saw one of his works http://alexiuss.deviantart.com/art/Aburod-Terra-26245523 which I thought fitted the scan and I decided to follow the perspective.
I used a bunch of stock photos of buildings and other material which I am going to enlist sometime tomorrow along with a display of the steps I took.
Firstly, I fixed the stock material into the fitting positions and I then started painting over them in order to create an image of destruction. These steps were mainly what I did. It took me 12 days but I'm sure that if I didn't have a deadline, it would take lots more.
This is something I've never tried before and if I had more time I could probably make it better but I hope you like it either way. I have to say it beat the crup out of me but I'm happy I managed to make something special for a special friend.
Maria made a vector of Konata inspi' Miku for Chris. (She'll give you the full size by pm)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/Susanoo-chan/mikonata.png
STATS Time: 12 days
Layers: 2559 shape layers + 166 normal ones
WALKTHROUGH(After having vectored and placed the scan)
Step 1: I placed the stock photos. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/Susanoo-chan/number1.jpg
Step 2: I painted over the stock. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/Susanoo-chan/number2.jpg
Step 3: I painted the clouds. (without reference this time) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/Susanoo-chan/number3.jpg
Step 4: Shading. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/Susanoo-chan/number4.jpg
Step 5: Toning. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/Susanoo-chan/number5.jpg
Step 6: Final Adjustments http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/Susanoo-chan/number6.jpg
Thank author very much! I very like this artwork.Alexander