Since there really aren't any wallpapers for Project AFTER aside from that one 'teaser' wallpaper Sway made awhile back, I thought it would be fun to give fans of the site something new to adorn their desktops with. I may put this up on the site at some point, perhaps if I do a few more designs down the road, but for now this is an exclusive treat for readers who check out the forums. Oh, you lucky bastards!
Now, first off, I know this isn't a really fantastic wallpaper or anything like that. It was born largely from experimentation, and it definitely has its fair share of flaws. I worked really hard on this though, and I finally got it to a point where I was at least mostly happy with it. This is only like the 4th desktop wallpaper I've ever made in my life, so criticism is welcomed. Anything I can learn from this one will help me do better on the next design.
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That little preview thumbnail looks like shit, I know, so just ignore that and save your opinion for the wallpaper image itself.
The minimalist grunge theme may seem a little different from what you're used to from PA, but I wanted to spice things up a bit, plus I think this style was a good choice since it does very little to draw attention to the image's flaws... Anyway, you're obviously welcomed to use this as a background for your desktop if you want to, or if not, thanks anyway for taking the time to give it a look.
Update - PA Wallpaper #2
I made another new wallpaper recently, the 4th version of which I finally feel is decent enough to share with others... I'm not 100% sure I like how this one turned out, but like I said, this is the 4th time I've redone this image since its initial inception, and I'm a believer in the philosophy that an imperfect creation is better than an unfinished creation.
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I'll tell you right upfront, it's very difficult to create eye-catching imagery for a website like PA has deals with largely non-visual content. That is to say, it's not like a webcomic or something where I can just get a sketch of one of the main characters, slap it on top of a simple background, and ship it off expecting someone to use it on their desktop. Project AFTER is 95% just words, so to take an intangible subject like language and make a visual representation of that while still staying true to the style of the site ain't easy. With this wallpaper design, I just wanted to do something kind of different and abstract that stood out without it being overwhelming... To that end, I guess this is a success, but it's also the kind of thing that's obviously going to rely quite heavily on personal taste. Like it or hate it, feedback is once again very much appreciated.
Oh yeah, and one last note... With this design, I wanted to make a full-screen wallpaper; something that took up the whole desktop, including the very bottom area that many people with Windows have covered the taskbar. Therefore, if you do by any chance want to use this as your desktop wallpaper, I'd recommend activating the auto-hide feature on your taskbar so that it won't cover up the bottom of the image, as it'll look a little funny with the bottom cut off.