Is Wishing All I Have to Do? Clannad wallpaper by Dalarty :: March 2009
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Happy One Year~~ to me!

It's been a full year since I've joined this site so this wall is dedicated to this website and all of its members... so to celebrate, here's a new wall! (and yay for new avatars hehe). Since I've joined I've expanded my understanding of Photoshop SO much. When I first joined, I only knew how to make collages out of scans. Thanks to this site, I discovered the world of vectoring and now painting !

Anyway, this is my first time painting so of course I have a lot to learn and improve on... But wow was it fun and challenging! I really do love painting... and it's a toss up on which one is harder, full painting or full vectoring...

Below are the details of the wall as well as a mini-tutorial on how I made the clouds. It was a learning experience for me because I couldn't find any cloud tutorials to my liking... The tutorial isn't very detailed but it shows how painting results don't show until the very end! So if you want to try it for the first time, have faith! The end result is rewarding ^^

Title : "Is wishing all I have to do?" is a direct quote from one of the alternate-world scenes in Clannad. I felt it best described the feeling these two had when living in this world. They wish for warmth, happiness, friendship... and whatever else you might imagine is necessary for a happy world. It also has a sullen sense to it which is the emotion I really wanted for this wall. After all, they are alone in this world!

References : Original Scan

Hardest Part : Painting. Haha... I have such a deep respect for those who can paint well. With painting... all the lines, shapes, coloring, shading... it's all you. If you have a shaky hand, then the result turns out terrible. I guess I've just relied too much on those smooth fun vector lines that make nice curves into actual nice curves. Hehehe...

AND!!! The clouds... Oh. My. Goodness. Why must clouds be so..... ( T_T)/

Easiest Part : The glowing balls! And the robot - for some reason, he was also very easy to paint. Maybe it's because he's so cute (Yes, I secretly want a miniature version of him on my desk...)

Music : Chopin's 12 Etudes, Op. 25 No. 11 in A Minor... on repeat... for a very very long time.

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