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August 10th, 2008, 09:47 PM
Dark, high-contrast things seem to be a taboo in nearly every graphics community, but hey, I love it. What can I say?

I was messing around in the development version of GIMP bug hunting, and I got this. I loved how it looked so much, I decided to save it.

Clicky (http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/6337/blackwall1ro9.png)

It's a low-skill wallpaper, yes, but it still rocks. Haven't come up with a name for it, maybe "Penguin on the Edge of Forever"?


I know about the whole deal with "Your brain is programmed to ignore the whitespace!" about dark, high-contrast stuff, but seriously, why do so many people seem to have a downright hate for it?


I also have the xcf, if anybody would care to want it.

(Also, if I'm breaking any rules, lemme know. I'm still a newbie around here, and I didn't see any rules topic stickied for this section.)

August 10th, 2008, 10:24 PM
It looks pretty good, but it's a AWFUL wallpaper for one reason; the Tux is blurry and makes my head hurt. You really shouldn't use that wallpaper for long or you'll need (new?) glasses soon.

August 10th, 2008, 10:35 PM
I realized that, but when I tried to sharpen it the results looked awful. In the end I decided that the slight blur looked better.

(Sharpened version for anyone curious) (http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/6762/blackwall1cc3.png)

Crafty Kisses
August 10th, 2008, 11:59 PM
That actually looks pretty cool. :)

August 11th, 2008, 12:57 AM
This looks like Tux is playing Nethack. :D

Crafty Kisses
August 11th, 2008, 06:53 AM
This looks like Tux is playing Nethack. :D

Hey it actually does!

August 11th, 2008, 05:51 PM
I am so using it.

August 11th, 2008, 06:34 PM
I really would like the xfc version of this.