Adriana Lima in delightfully cute badminton outfit on an HD widescreen wallpaper

Adriana Lima is a 26-year-old Brazilian model (the term supermodel is ridiculous) and is seen here in a very attractive picture wearing a badminton-themed outfit (frequently incorrectly referred to as a tennis outfit). As with most models, though they clearly don’t realise it, she is at her most attractive when not trying to be sexy.

Adriana Lima in cute badminton outfit tennis

Images hosted at Shareapic.

Jennifer Lopez HD widescreen wallpaper

While the quality of Jennifer Lopez’s artistic output may be wildly variable and she remains a better actress than singer, there is no denying that, at her physical peak, she was a lovely-looking woman who photographed well, especially when she wasn’t trying hard to appear sexy. This is a wallpaper of one of my favourite photographs where she looks great but isn’t visibly concentrating on looking great.

Update February 2008: Image host changed to Shareapic.

Bullet Witch HD widescreen wallpapers

Middle-aged men make video games for middle-aged men under the pretence of making them for teenage boys. Hence the preponderance of full-breasted, half-dressed ladies wielding every kind of weapon ever invented.

Alicia Claus is the star of Atari / Cavia’s Xbox 360 videogame Bullet Witch and, yes, she is full-breasted and half-dressed. However, she also, in this promotional render, exhibits excellent attention to detail in an area often overlooked: the face.

In game, yes, she wields a ridiculous weapon but it does have the distinction of being unusual. Her ‘gun-rod’ is a gun with the silhouette of a broom which doubles as a magic rod. Obviously.


Update 6 February 2008: Image host changed to Shareapic.

Heavenly Sword concept art HD widescreen wallpapers

My Heavenly Sword wallpaper taken from the PlayStation 3 cover has proved to be rather popular so I’ve made another one from the concept art released for this game.

Nariko’s original pose was blowing the smoke from the end of her hilariously over-sized gun (which is presumably made of polystyrene or something) but her lips were too far apart and so looked a bit odd. As I was cropping the picture without the end of the gun, the lips looked ever odder. So I fiddled a bit and closed her mouth. She now looks like she is pursing her lips but it’s more fitting than it was before.

The reason I cropped the picture as I have is because I was more interested in her red flowing hair and the curve of her waist-hips-upper thigh than in her face. I don’t particularly like her face in most of the concept artwork (the version on the PS3 cover and in the game are much nicer). It was too mean, not feminine (or even human) enough. While the cover and game have different faces (I suspect the face was ‘westernised’ for the cover), they both look much more like women.

When I had finished the hair version, I decided to make one with the full gun but with my adjusted mouth.

Anyway, enough chit-chat.

Nariko concept hair and curves.

Nariko concept with full gun. And hair and curves.

Update: image host changed and concept art changed to original super-gigantic, MEGA-HD size. I that deserves an exclamation mark. !