The quote is taken from this totally awesome 11 year old interview that made me actually like and care about him as a person, as opposed to just oogling him for his manly new zealandish charms as I have been doing this many a year: http://www.whoosh.org/issue24/iurban1.html Back when he was still in the middle of being Cupid. Thus, the inky wings.
Do you like it? I like it. It's New Zealand flag colors! And also I didn't edit out his cigarette, although I was sorely tempted. Karl Urban, I now feel, deep down in my soul, that you should play Crowley in a film adaptation of Good Omens. Don't ask me why, I can only tell you that it is somehow related to the cigarette.
I kept trying to add textures or googaws or more *stuff* all over the place. I'd decided, upon having 24 hours' reflection, that instead of despising my Anton Yelchin wallpaper that really indeed I quite loved it, so I was thinking maybe I should go for something similar here, but every time I added something to make the background not white it just felt wrong! The inky things were totally a compromise, because I realize most people don't enjoy having their desktops a flat white in its majority, including myself, but really, I like it quite a lot with just the red and blue shadowshapes and the quote and that's that. The more wallpapers I make, the simpler they seem to be getting. I think it's probably a process of personal aesthetic refinement. Considering that the last bout of visual creative output I had was limited to icons 100x100 pixels, my compositional choices were pre-limited for me. In this case, it's a reversal of challenge. Instead of trying very hard to cram as much information as possible into a teeny tiny space, I'm trying very hard to get enough information in to fill a very large space indeed. It's striking that balance that is the hard part.
*waxes poetic about shit nobody cares about until she passes out*
Hey, new people who are LJ friends, I really, really, really like comments.
Edit: Hrm, apparently it took me a little over 2 hours to make this one. Seems like that's my average...