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The Great Wave off Kanagawa WP by painfullyxuncool The Great Wave off Kanagawa WP by painfullyxuncool
My rendition of a famous woodblock printing by Hokusai. It was published in Hokusai's series "36 Views of Mount Fuji."

874 shapes (not including all the little circles)

Took me about 7 hours prob'ly.

Download for the full size wallpaper (1280x800)'ll have to crop it yourself if you don't have a widescreen monitor.

edit: I've done a second Hokusai woodblock. Check it out here: [link]
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TheGreatWave123 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
What medium did you use?
c0mm0nn3rd Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my absolute ever favorite piece of art, and you did it wonderfully! Bravo! and saved!
juanpanch Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
musclemutt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The great advantage of vector art is that the file will make as many pixels as you need to get a great-looking image.

If you rasterize the file, you lose that advantage, only to end up with a file where pixels are now fixed in number and thus limited in use.

Graphics companies don't always promote best practices. They water down the care, techniques, and learning we put into fine art to lower the bar for selling their products. Adobe, especially, promotes less good methods with simple claims that go against professional aspirations. Many companies also want to avoid improving their products. Adobe connived for almost 20 years to get their hands on the vector program Freehand and then junk it and eliminate competition to their clunky Illustrator software. Many examples see innovation waning when competition is stifled.

Pictures like yours are why decades back I gave up photography to pursue digital arts full time. You're sure to inspire others to excel and advance.
KEKart Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
So I Google Image'd "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" because I might be using the painting for an art project, and I saw this one. I hovered over it, thinking it was the actual painting, and I saw that it was on a deviantART account. I was thinking, What IDIOT uploaded a piece of famous art to their account! Surely people know that it's not their work! And then I clicked on the picture and saw the slight differences in the style and my face did a complete 180 and I was thinking, OH MY GOSH! They actually drew this! Holy... Amazing! This is awesome, and I am completely apologetic for even thinking that you uploaded the real thing. I guess it's sort of a compliment, though. xD It really does look amazingly like the original. Excellent job! :la:
Jagun Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Looks excellent.
GreggleSPH Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Very cool!
calm-mariachi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010   Writer
very nice indeed! But the download option doesn't provide the 1280x800 wallpaper that I so much covet. where is it now?
wallybescotty Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nice like the colors,looks better than the one apple used on snow leopard, hey guys if u have sno kitty and use theres,Stop! and use this one
painfullyxuncool Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   Photographer
wow i didn't even see that as an option in snow leopard till you said that.
those are pretty decent colors compared to others i've seen, considering it's the original.
thanks for the comment!
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