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19 April 2012 @ 04:24 pm
3 Farscape wallpapers  
These are for the farscape_land challenge 'make me over', and also my first wallpapers ever, so they're not very good. I decided to keep them quite minimal mostly cause my time was super limited again, but also cause I need room for a hundred million desktop icons :) But hey, at least now I can say I have done this. I'm not sure I'll do many of them in the future, cause I just really dislike how there are only like five decent quality images you can use in them unless you have time for blending/more complex composition, which I don't.

These are all for my screen size (1280x1024) cause I hardly think anyone else will want to use them (and even I would do it just to drool at Sikozu ;) ). I'm a bit embarrased cause now you all see I still have one of those screens that are pretty square instead of those that are like three times as wide as they are long :p

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vinegar_dogvinegar_dog on April 19th, 2012 01:44 pm (UTC)
You did it, Tommi! You faced your fears and tackled the thousands of pixels! And may I say you did a great job! I love all three of them but Sikozu is STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL! John is too in the first but on the other hand he always is :D

Love the background in the second!

WOW you have come back with a vengeance in this phase! :)
a random javascript function: scorpy b&wjsfunction on April 19th, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks vdog!! I'm so happy to hear you like them :)

Haha, we'll see about the vengeance... I'm just one of those people who start feeling super guilty for being lazy, so I'm mostly doing this to make my guilty conscience go away!
Bizarra: Claudia YAY!bizarra on April 19th, 2012 02:13 pm (UTC)
See! I knew you could do it. <3

You want to see my first ones? They SUCKED and that was before I figured out blending... once I learned that, you can easily see when I took off. My early ones look like they were made by a completely different person!

The Sukozu one is gorgeous... and the John/Aeryn one is fabulous too!

Yeah, I tend to use blending and texturing to hide the crapifying of enlarging images... I can;t wait till we get more of the lovely huge Blue Ray caps from Sayuri. :) Back whe I was doing 800X600 Walls, the farscapecaps ones were perfect.. now.. not so much :(
a random javascript function: aeryn chianajsfunction on April 19th, 2012 06:08 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks ♥

It would have been interesting to try blending, but unfortunately I have another deadline tomorrow (an icon batch for inspired20in20 ) so I could only spare like one or two hours for these in total :p But hey, maybe someday! I've definitely been practising blending in icons lately (for some reason I struggle with it a lot more than other complexity, idk, blocking is so much easier!).

Hmh, I did try using bluray caps (ones I've taken myself, they're the same size as the ones by sayuri_x), but it was still way too small, so unfortunately even that didn't solve my problem here :| Maybe I'm just too much of a perfectionist when it comes to image quality?
Bizarra: Aeryn colorful smilebizarra on April 19th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
I think you are. <3

But the bigger they are the less crappy they look stretched.. and I never really gave too much over thought to image quality other than does it look good and unpixellated at full size. If so.. groovy. :) If not... bummer.. find a new image. Sadly we do not have excellent Farscape caps.. or images really other than the PKWars promo photos. and I don't think I have ALL of those.. (i have a good chunk of the J/A ones, but I lack the other characters)

I sadly don't have a blue ray player anywhere where I have the capability to take caps. /is jealous. I would LOVE to have blue ray caps of the entire series. I know she's working on it.. but impatient. LOL!

Also.. I made you a wallpaper...if you look at my entry in the farscape_land challenge post. or just go to bizarra_fics it's the top post. :)
Sayuri: TV - Farscape - Thinkingsayuri_x on April 19th, 2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
These are lovely!

I am in love with the John one. I don't know how you are getting the brown/sepia effect but it is just so great. It's stark but warm at the same time and brings out all these great tones in the picture.

And where did you get such a high res picture of Sikozu? That is great!
a random javascript function: buffy time running outjsfunction on April 19th, 2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'm glad you like them since you and biz were the ones who pretty much inspired/encouraged me to try this :D

Haha, I totally overuse that sepia thing! I mostly achieve it through some gradient maps I downloaded a while ago and now I'm trying my best not to use them in every single icon I make...

I don't remember the link to the Sikozu image but I just googled something like 'farscape sikozu' and put 'large files' in the search conditions and it just popped up :)
nymeria_55nymeria_55 on April 19th, 2012 04:00 pm (UTC)
One starts with icons, then goes to wallpapers and what's next?

((manic laugh)) THE WORLD!!! ((/manic laugh))

Jokes aside, they ARE good! And where's the law that says wallpapers have to be complicated?

The one with J&A is perfectly shippy, and the one with Sikozy is... vibrant.
I'm trying not to stare at the one with John because at my advanced age I need to retain some composure... :-P

Well done!
a random javascript function: chiana vintagejsfunction on April 19th, 2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
One starts with icons, then goes to wallpapers and what's next?

((manic laugh)) THE WORLD!!! ((/manic laugh))

...I think the wolrd is safe for now, since this can hardly be interpreted as 'going to wallpapers'. It's more like a small temporary step outside the box, or something :D
But thanks, I'm really flattered you like them. ♥
Innej Bluemidknight_starr on April 19th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
They are gorgeous! Very well done!
ghanima sun: karaghanimasun on April 20th, 2012 02:02 am (UTC)
These are gorgeous, I love their simplicity. I think the texture(s) you used on the John one in particular work really well.
Savvy Mavvy Mafia Mob Bossmaverick0324 on April 21st, 2012 02:01 am (UTC)
Your textures are lovely! As are all the wallpapers. I'm going to have to ask you where you got your wallpaper textures from as mine are all icon sized.