Into Life wallpaper design

03 Mar 2011

As some of you might already know, music plays an important role in my daily life. Being able to listen to the music I love while I'm designing gives me such an inspiration boost. Today I'm dedicating a wallpaper design to a brand new song of one of my favorite artists. The lyrics of this song inspired me to create this…

A wallpaper dedicated to the inspirational song: You decide, you define, you design… your desires into life, by The Rurals featuring Jaidene Veda

My inspiration

When I design a wallpaper, I often start by choosing the color palette first. Most of the wallpapers I use always exist of darker colors and preferably a minimum amount of disturbance. They set a calm and restful mood. I don't like busy attention grabbing wallpapers in the background while I'm designing. That's why I started out with a darker blue or grey. While exploring colors I was looking at my inspiration gallery, and I was totally drawn to the colors used on this image. The combination of the blue with the soap green and the red accent is really beautiful.

However, my biggest inspiration was this song called 'Into Life' by The Rurals, featuring Jaidene Veda. The combination of Jaidene's smooth voice, the intensity of the song, and the lyrics... Well, I can't get enough of it.

If you like, you can find and follow The Rurals on Facebook.

Where to buy?

Download the wallpaper

for your desktop, iPad or iPhone

How did I create it?

The wallpaper is created in Adobe Illustrator (CS5). I did some sketching at first The only idea I had in mind was that I wanted to use smooth transparent shapes. At first I ended up with something way more geometric, with straight lines Here is a brief explanation on how I created the rounded shapes:

Step 1, 2 and 3
  1. Starting with a circle…
  2. Adding a smaller circle that I aligned with the bottom right of the bigger circle.
  3. Adding a third circle, that I aligned with the left of the small circle.
Step 4, 5 and 6
  1. Using the Shape Builder tool (CS5), I ended up with a shape that looks a bit like a moon crest.
  2. Rotating/duplicating that shape at 180° along the center point of the smaller circle.
  3. Mirroring/duplicating the 2 shapes along that same center point using 0° as mirror angle.


  1. 1 Dan 03 Mar 2011

    Great track and great artwork! Thank you for sharing.

  2. 2 Carmelia 03 Mar 2011

    @vpieters ♥ it! pretty wallpaper .. yeah. I couldn’t agree more .. music always inspires me :)

  3. 3 Meg 04 Mar 2011

    Hi! This is absolutely beautiful! I Wonder what fonts did you use, particularly the cursive one it’s completely fabulous =)

  4. 4 Ala'a 04 Mar 2011

    Very Amazing vpieters I like Your wallpaper .

  5. 5 Sandra 06 Mar 2011

    Great wallpaper, I listen to music almost all the time, could do anything without.

  6. 6 Neil Bradley 06 Mar 2011

    Amazing work Veerle and thank you for sharing a tutorial on how to make it as well. Also, the links for iPhone 3GS are listed as G3S. :)

  7. 7 Tyrone 06 Mar 2011

    Ah….Fusion! Beautiful fusion of color and form in your image. It flows like the music. Awesome application of inspired emotion!Thank you ever so much!

  8. 8 rajasegar 07 Mar 2011

    Great Tutorial and Techniques well explained!! Thanks for sharing…
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