Oh Em Gee, look I made a wall. After... *checks* more than half a year. Jinkies.
The manga was on my to-read list ever since chanelqueen made that awesome Apollo wall and a few weeks ago I finally read it and decided it would be nice to wall something since the art was so pretty. So, on a whim, I picked a scan of Ganymede that was super duper complicated (like everything else I do lately lol) and it shows I haven't walled in a long time. There are probably tons of mistakes and things to fix but I don't have the time for it anymore. And as much as Ganymede is pretty, right now I want to murder him. And his pearls and beads. And hair. And...lost of stuff on him.
Moving on. This was a challenge when it came to lighting and I'm still not sure I did it right. Since the poor guy is basically stuck in Zeus' garden for all eternity, with nothing but a temple, white flowers and perpetual starry sky to keep him company (and Apollo, too but he's just such a bully), it was hard to pin down the main source of light. Other than the stars and the whiteness of the flowers which isn't exactly that much so, heh.
The lines were vectored and the rest was painted. The temple was taken from a page in the manga and extended a bit. I still hate how it turned out. The flowers and stars were done by using a lot of various brushes I found on dA.
In the end, I added some crappy flying petals around him, played with some gradients, curves and random stuff here and there and that was it. Took me about a week to finish this little bugger, lol.
And of course, I had trouble picking the title. A friend said the current one was so cliche but I didn't care - I liked it, it fit the story and I was too tired to come up with something philosophical or pretty.
And that's that. Hope you like and feedback is, as always, welcome.
Flowers/stars brushes (c) their respective makers on dA.
Original scan: LINK