What I was really looking for when I came across this image was just a picture of Mao. But, once I caught sight of this one, I immediately fell in love with the very relaxed atmosphere.
I played around with it a lot - mostly the image. The first time I extracted it, it took away too much of those thick black lines, which - honestly - was part of the reason I like it so much. Then I over blurred the edges. Finally I started over and became - if not thrilled - at least modestly pleased.
The background had its share of undo's and redo's as well - starting with not being able to line up one of the circles properly. I really like the style of this wallpaper, as well as my last two. Other than less colors and more writing though, I'm not really sure what else changed. Anyway, I certainly plan on making more wallies for this show - after all, we've got too many awesome people to ignore them - I just have to find some good images.
Crazy Lines Brushes
Fancy Edge Brushes
Spiky Swirl Brushes
Swirl Parts Brushes
Fonts used: 'Ringbearer' & 'Selfish' & 'Beyond Wonderland' & 'A Charming Font' and 'Pieces of Eight' - all of which can be found at DaFont.
Lyrics used: The Hero Without A Name - the second opening song from Darker than Black. I used the English translation as well as the original Japanese for the same lyrics.
Other quote used is from the original scan of this image.