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Waiting4XP (animated) by mitoXD Waiting4XP (animated) by mitoXD



Waiting4XP is an animated boot screen in reminiscence of the famous painter Hyewon (혜원 蕙園) from the Joseon dynasty, Korea.  Hyewon was born into a family of famous court painters, and later on highly valued especially for genre art.  The incredible collection Hyewon pungsokdo(cheom) 혜원풍속도(첩) 蕙園風俗圖(帖) even made it to South Korea’s National Treasure No. 135.

Hyewon’s ink painting's title 기다림 (Gidalim) “Waiting” with its motif of a lady gazing into the distance just gave me the inspiration: Now she watches at the logo for the OS to boot.

The text says “Windows XP를 기다리는 中입니다” – “I am waiting for Windows XP” or, “I've been waiting for Windows XP” while the progress bar displays “始作,” i. e. “starting.”  Well yes, I just wanted to have a couple of Hanja in the phrases, too. – Finally I selfishly added a mimicked carved seal print (notice that red square thingy below the bar), containing mito, out of which I created my avatar.


NB: Deviation update! (13/7/23) – Did some minor editing of the logo by adding another shade of green; still there are just 16 colors.
Deviation update II! (13/8/9) – Reduced the gap between “xp” and “를” a few pixels, which otherwise would likely look as two seperate words.
Note: As this theme is quite popular, I make it a candidate for an Arch Linux boot splash :) – probably unanimated Syslinux (first).



Links and References

  • original background graphics (Wikimedia): [link]
  • impressions from the Hyewon pungsokdo (Wikipedia): [link]
  • fonts: (1) Hangul and Hanja: Un Gungseo, [link] (2) Latin: Korean calligraphy (ntl. heavily edited before and after embedding), [link]

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.: { Windows Matters } :: next deviation :.



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:iconpurple--lady:
Purple--Lady Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Great! It's so creative. And I like the style :)
Ancient Korea and WinXP... You make it fit!
Windows 
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:iconmitoxd:
mitoXD Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017   General Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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:iconkittenkagome:
KittenKagome Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, this is pretty awesome and funny. Good job!
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:iconmegadas:
Megadas Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, this is excellent (Looks at laptop, punches Windows 10 in the nose) :D
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:iconhazelord:
Hazelord Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
Wow, now i'm missing Windows XP, one of the bests imo... Awesome idea man, 축하합니다!
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:iconurzapw2000:
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
I think I wouldn't mind waiting if I was looking at that!
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:icondark-beam:
dark-beam Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Student Artist
Ancient and modern fused :D cooool
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:iconbig7times:
big7times Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Love this!
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:iconsofiapolonsky:
SofiaPolonsky Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Heart Heart Heart 
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:iconsalahworx:
SalahWorx Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Weird! I can read this Hangul but do not understand a single word. Still interesting design. I will check out this artist.
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:iconmitoxd:
mitoXD Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016   General Artist
Yes!
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:iconbraelycake:
Braelycake Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Student Artist
Love this! Only if a panda would walk by...
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:iconanaksamea:
anaksamea Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great ^^
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:icontejlor:
tejlor Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
Cool :)
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:iconstarrless-obscurity:
Starrless-Obscurity Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!! This is from Painter of the Wind !!! <3 I loved that series <3 la in love Heart Love  I know that the real Hyewon drew this, but this just brought back my "K-drama flashbacks". Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1]  Awesome Concept by the way, fits pretty well <3
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:iconmitoxd:
mitoXD Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015   General Artist
:hug:
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:iconqonartist:
QonArtist Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ha! funny :)
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:iconsonofrasputin:
SonOfRasputin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
i dont know why but i find this a little funny how she just turns and is like"Oh Windows XP"
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:iconroyalfruit:
RoyalFruit Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
this is so cool!! B))
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:icontwiggymdk:
twiggymdk Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it!
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:iconmitoxd:
mitoXD Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015   General Artist
^^
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:icontwiggymdk:
twiggymdk Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconjumpinjaggi:
JumpinJaggi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can read the Korean but I don't understand it. DX
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:iconmitoxd:
mitoXD Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015   General Artist
Simply inquire the description.
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:iconkm8008:
km8008 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
Hahaha! Cool.
But I can't understand "始作". Why not "開始"? (Do you mean: start the system?)
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:iconmitoxd:
mitoXD Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015   General Artist
You mean like lit. "(the) first beginning"? Well, maybe. But what, if you reboot?
Anyway, the default Korean XP boot splash says 시작 (a.k.a. 始作 in hanja), what's simply "Start".
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:iconkm8008:
km8008 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
So that is Hanja? Ok, sorry. It is my fault. ^^ You are right! Thanks.
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:iconmitoxd:
mitoXD Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015   General Artist
NP & u r welcome!  =^^=
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:iconfourseasuns:
FourSeasuns Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the Llama :) (Smile) 
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:iconmitoxd:
mitoXD Featured By Owner May 21, 2015   General Artist
Ah NP.
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:iconmushroom-prophet:
Mushroom-Prophet Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL
I understood that
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:iconmitoxd:
mitoXD Featured By Owner May 18, 2015   General Artist
hi 
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:iconhann-nya:
hann-nya Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student General Artist
what a creative idea XD
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:iconmitoxd:
mitoXD Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015   General Artist
Thanks, and it was much fun!  ^^
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:iconpagodacomics:
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oooh, hahaha this would be another way to wait, I wouldn't mind the startup anymore. :dummy:
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:iconmitoxd:
mitoXD Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   General Artist
Thanks very much~  :D
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:iconmiyeong:
Miyeong Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013   General Artist
I remember this painting 기다림 (Gidalim) “Waiting” from sageuk The Painter of the Wind.
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:iconmitoxd:
mitoXD Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013   General Artist
Yeah, then that’s it! :)
I’d really love to see that movie~

Btw, I can’t remember where I read or heard about it – but isn’t there a rumor, Hyewon was actually a woman?!
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:iconmiyeong:
Miyeong Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013   General Artist
You definitely should!~^^

Yes!~In the novel Painter of the Wind by Lee Jeong-myeong, Hyewon is portrayed as a woman disguised as a man.
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:iconmitoxd:
mitoXD Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013   General Artist
I definetely will – asap! = )
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:icondeepkimchee:
DeepKimchee Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student General Artist
This is hilarious!  I love it!
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:iconmitoxd:
mitoXD Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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