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Japanese Wave Vista Background by Silverjerk Japanese Wave Vista Background by Silverjerk
This is a take on Hokusai's Great Wave. Done in Photoshop. (This was also inspired by another piece which used an OSX style background, which I liked; I wanted a more clean version, with a higher contrast of colors).
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:iconoakleyjones:
oakleyjones Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Would you be willing to let me use this on a commercial project? If so, I would like to change the colors a little bit.
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icerose05 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Student Writer
Can I use this for a 3D Modeling project for school?
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Silverjerk Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
So sorry I missed this. I check deviantart so infrequently these days. Hopefully you used it, because I encourage anyone to do so. 
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henry000 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
I used this in the picture for my youtube/google+ page.  :)
plus.google.com/u/0/b/11070800…
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:iconhyehallibel:
Hyehallibel Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconzandzero18:
zandzero18 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Artist
wow nice design
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:iconlamerstein:
lamerstein Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Beautiful
I'm a sucker for this kind of thing.
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:iconiplaygaia:
iplaygaia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Really nice in use of colors :D
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:iconrin143:
rin143 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Love the contrast of the sea and sky.
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:iconamatrine:
amatrine Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes me wanna get pitted so pitted. Nice work.
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:iconkcmeow:
KCMeow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011   Artist
Wow you did a good job on this,
I was wondering if I could use this in a future piece of art work? Could I? I might not use it but permission ahead of time would be nice :D
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Silverjerk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Absolutely. It was created from another piece; I think allowing it to be used freely is only fitting.
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ipmp18 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
I'm also interested in obtaining this piece in a larger print size than is currently offered on this site (I'd like it to fit above my couch in the living room as a focal centerpiece) -- looks amazing! But, I also visited the link below and the sizes offered there are fairly small as well.

How can I obtain this piece in a larger print (high res matte-style)?
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Silverjerk Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
You can contact me directly and I can try and accomodate you. Sorry this response is so late -- very busy with design projects outside of DA and don't get to check this page frequently enough. My email is joey(at)silverjerk.com
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Silverjerk Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
If anyone is interested, this is featured on my [link] page. I encourage you to check it out. Thanks :)

Due to the popularity of this particular wallpaper, I'll be putting out a series of original pieces that are in a similar style.

Thanks everyone for the continued support. Nearly 60,000 downloads so far!
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Jarvo21 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Hi I Really love the Japanese Wave artwork and wondered if i could use this?

I part own a large printing company in the UK and would like to reproduce it as a back drop in our factory!! it will probably be at a size of 10m x 6m approx. I would need to get a higher res PDF of this, is this something you could supply me? I would be willing in return to print a copy of this for you and ship it over to you?

thanks

Darren
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Silverjerk Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Sorry for the late response. I linked my email above. If you're still interested contact me directly. I've since created a vector iteration of this illustration for large format printing.
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mitsunari666 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
uhhm~...is it okay if i used this in my art?...please [link]
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Silverjerk Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Absolutely. The original was done by another artist, and I iterated on that -- so you most definitely have permission to do the same.
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tune4jack Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Great rendition. Great contrast in the colours.
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:iconqnywho:
Qnywho Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
I like it - awesome background :)
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:iconbutchercandy:
ButcherCandy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Don't you think that you should credit Hokusai?

Anyway, pretty good.
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:iconkeeenna:
keeenna Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful! I featured this here
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XIII-Kolmastoista Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Nice wallpaper.

I'd hope though you could mention Hokusai, the artist who originally made that awesome woodcut work, in the description. Even though he is long gone, it could be still nice to everybody to know who've made the famous original piece over two hunder years ago. :)
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Silverjerk Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Unfortunately, at the time I posted the original image I hadn't educated myself on Hokusai's work. Though I have since mentioned him and referenced his work throughout the comments section.

Thanks for the support!
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TheDarkHour-RPG Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using this for stock good job.
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Silverjerk Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the continued support guys :)
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:iconcubesteak:
cubesteak Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Awesome. AWESOME!
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kittygurl521 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Simply gorgeous. I love how the orange contrasts with the blue, very nice :3 :+fav:
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Ba5ket-case Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
it's verry nice. :fav:
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:icondrayon84:
Drayon84 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome Background!
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:iconmysoul89:
mysoul89 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
sexy~
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BelfryBat Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very clean, and I like your color choices!
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:iconcookiicrumble:
cookiicrumble Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
this is awesome!!
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:iconblackhole00:
Blackhole00 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link]

The real original. Very famous work of japanese art from when artists sold sketchbooks as tutorials.
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default49 Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Student General Artist
oke you are right, but i found the image once via google typing wave, and used the same image to make some cool sprays and paintings. i didnt wanna call it an google image but what i ment was that i find its just a copy paste and added some colour. not to piss you off mate i do like it :D
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Silverjerk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
You didn't piss me off, in the least. And to my credit, it wasn't cut and pasted. In order to retain at least a little bit of artistic integrity when I've basically copied someone else's work, I did draw the entire image by hand, using the original as reference, with the pen tool.
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GrandStation76 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Awsome! Thank you ;)
Makes a good screen look more "hi-def" somehow :peace:
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Silverjerk Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks. This was sort of what I was going for; nice clean lines and bright colors, to give it a sharp, crisp look.
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default49 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Student General Artist
shame you just used a google image, but the colours do work nice
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Silverjerk Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Labeling simply as a "Google image" does a disservice to the original work, which is quite breathtaking and one of my favorite pieces. As well, it implies that artwork was somehow created by Google; believe it or not, things existed previous to Google's inception.
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nathanzachary Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
Fun desktop; different from most other ones that I use. :)
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G3Lan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008   Interface Designer
nice wave man, very cool work
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Embersign Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Student Digital Artist
This is very pretty~
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Kimahri-Ronso Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
really nice
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fuzzyzebra Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
great colour and form. japan-style art ftw!
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gravemandesign Featured By Owner May 9, 2007   Interface Designer
I just would like to add more info about the original artwork, "Tsunami" or "The Great Wave" by Katsushika Hokusai.

[link]
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33xiT Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This picture is very famous, I don't remember who it comes from but very famous :=
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parliamentFunk Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
This is great. I've been looking for something with orange in it. Love the colors.
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D-O-M-I-N-I-C Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007
Thanks for doing it at such a high res! It's hard to get nice desktops at 1920x1200
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