Wallpaper of the Week – Desire and Disparity

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This is the fifth edition of Wallpaper of the Week here at Design Informer. This week’s wallpaper is entitled Desire and Disparity. The wallpaper was designed by an up-and-coming designer from Sweden, Tobias Ahlin. This is a personal wallpaper exploring extreme contrasts with colors and feelings.

Desire and Disparity

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Production & Process

This is what Tobias had to say about the creation of the wallpaper.

After deciding on the concept, I made a rough sketch in Photoshop to base the composition on. The hunt for photos of hands began, and after collecting quite a few I cut them out and placed them into the composition. The fire was created mainly by warping pictures of flames into the shapes I desired. A 3D heart stock by Shoofly-stock was brought in and manipulated to create the heart.

I used Apophysis to create abstract renders which I used to create motion and texture in the background. Pixelmator was used to create some final touches, which was brought back into Photoshop for final composite.

Quick Summary

  • Estimated time: 20 hours
  • Client: Self-initiated
  • Tools: Wacom, Photoshop, Apophysis, Pixelmator

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  1. 1

    Wow …. 20 hours!! and what a result!! awesome… it would have been even better if the artist could provide the case study …
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    This is an awesome wallpaper!!…loved it :)

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    @Richie – Yes, I will try to do that to future wallpapers. I especially would love to see a case study of this wallpaper as well. It’s incredible!

    @Adit – Thanks man.

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  4. 4

    Whoah – sweet! Although the design isn’t very complex, it’s well thought and looking VERY good. Great to see!
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    @Marco – Thanks Marco. Tobias did a fantastic job with this wallpaper.

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  6. 6

    Very cool! one of the best walls i have seen in a while, love the hot and cold colors, the hands I did not see too clearly until I downloaded it, and whoh! very nice and intricately done!
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    @Loswl – Same here. That’s why when I saw it, I had to feature it as the wallpaper of the week, so I quickly contacted Tobias. And yes, those hands are a nice touch to the wallpaper.

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  8. 8

    Super killer!

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  9. 9

    Awesome wallpaper
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  10. 10

    Nice wall, I like how the colors compliment the main focus of the image. :)

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  11. 11

    very beautiful wallpaper. thanks for sharing. ;)

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  12. 12

    Thanks everyone. I’m glad y’all liked the wallpaper.

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  13. 13

    Very beautiful wallpaper! I’m using it.

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  14. 15

    You are blessed with talent. Thanks for explaining the Production & Process.
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  15. 16

    Wow seriously cool, but 20 hours is a long time to spend surely. This blog must almost be full time work as it is. Good work thou fella. M.

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