For this wallpaper design I found an iconic photo of a US soldier holding the body of a fatally wounded baby. I find this photo extremely powerful, it sums up the monstrosity of war in a single fraction of a second.
Unfortunately I have lost the url of where I found this photo so I cannot reference the photographer. Thanks for the url John.
The photo was taken by Michael Yon, an independent pro-war photographer embedded in Iraq.
The end result
This image has been deleted from the site. The reasoning can be found here.
Soldier and baby girl wallpaper (1280 X 1024 pixels) Soldier and baby girl wallpaper (1280 X 800 pixels) Soldier and baby girl wallpaper (1024 X 768 pixels)
For the geeks out there that want to know how I made this wallpaper: I imported the photo into Adobe Illustrator CS3 and used the trace tool to convert the image into vector paths. I then used the pen tool to perfect the paths and draw the soldier’s legs. I filled the paths with a selection of colours. I then copied my vector image into Adobe Photoshop, applied an outer glow to the image, and dropped a recycled paper image layer on top of the vector image layer. I set the recycled paper layer’s color mode to “Overlay” and voila.