You might have the best pencils and know how to draw everything from faces to felines, but these would add up to nothing without a creative mind behind them. Movie wallpapers usually consist of predictable still-shots that are nice to look at but nothing more. As a creative, though, you're probably looking for something a little more imaginative.
That's why we've curated this list of 15 movie-inspired desktop wallpapers, which all offer a different insight into your favourite films. Whether minimal, illustrative or styles are your bag, there's something here for everyone.
Katsuhiro Otomo's movie adaptation of Akira was the most expensive animated film ever when it was released in 1988, and it still looks stunning nearly 30 years down the line. We love this atmospheric interpretation by Jonas de Ro, featuring Kaneda and his iconic motorcycle, with Neo-Tokyo exploding in the background.
Who can resist an inspirational quote every now and then? This wallpaper's based on The Shawshank Redemption and nails its subject using just three elements: the tree in the background, a silhouette of a rock hammer, and a single line of dialogue.
03. Pulp Fiction
It would be remiss of us not to include a bit of Quentin Tarantino here, and we've opted for this fantastic vector portrait of Uma Thurman from Pulp Fiction, catching her just at the moment after she's helped herself to a portion of the wrong substance. Don't try this at home, kids!
04. Dr. Strangelove
Peter Sellers might have been the star of Stanley Kubrick's Cold War black comedy, but it's Slim Pickens who steals the show right at the last minute, as he rides an atomic bomb, rodeo-style, down to earth, and this lovely minimal silhouette captures that moment perfectly.
There's so much Batman to choose from out there, but we've kept things simple with this delightfully angular polygonal representation of the Dark Knight, and in doing so we've avoided annoying anyone by plumping for a specific Batman (although obviously Michael Keaton was the best). Result!
06. The Shining
If you like your wallpaper creative, abstract and film-related, perhaps this design is for you. Taken from the gloriously retro carpet featured throughout the The Overlook Hotel in Kubrick's 1980 film-adaptation of Stephen King classic, The Shining.
The whole of Wes Anderson's 2014 is a work of art, and pretty much any scene would make a stunning desktop background, but the impressive, pink front of The Grand Budapest Hotel (which is in reality, Palace Bristol Hotel located in the Czech Republic) makes a a grand wallpaper display indeed.
08. The Hunger Games
We absolutely adore this negative space Hunger Games design. If you are keen to show off your love of the film series but want something a little classier than the bog-standard film wallpaper, this design is sure to capture your imagination.
We teamed up with top illustrator and die-hard Superman fan Joe Stone to bring you this exclusive, free wallpaper for your iPhone, iPad and desktop. Celebrating Superman's triumphant comeback to the silver screen back in 2013, it's the perfect wallpaper for any comic fan.
10. Fight Club
"I saw a Fight Club poster the other day on Imgur's website, which inspired me to create this wallpaper," explains designer Alex Cican. "I'm using two exceptional drawings of Brad Pitt and Edward Norton." A brilliant movie wallpaper for members of Fight Club.
There's plenty of Studio Ghibli movie wallpapers out there, but we just had to include this Princess Mononoke-inspired offering from designer David Lanham. Featuring a forest spirit, a Kodama, set against a life-like background gives it that creative edge we were looking for.
12. The Hobbit
Okay, we know we said that we were steering clear of still-shot movie wallpapers – but this one from The Hobbit has a little trick up its sleeve. Launching the 'make your own wallpaper' app, you're able to pick and choose which images you like best from various settings across the film and combine them to make your very own movie wallpaper.
13. Life of Pi
The cinematography in Ang Lee's Life of Pi is out of this world. The movie certainly got critics in a spin, with this epic whale scene a memorable moment in the film. This movie wallpaper adds an oil-painted effect to make it even more beautiful.
14. Indiana Jones
Let's just forget about the most recent Indiana Jones release and instead try to concentrate on the old gems. This comic-inspired movie wallpaper will bring a burst of colour to any creative desktop. We love its old school feel; if only the movie makers had felt the same way!
15. Star Wars
How could we compile a list of movie wallpapers without including some sort of Star Wars reference?! Here we go for minimal once again, with this Stormtrooper-inspired movie wallpaper. What more could your desktop want? Well, maybe the other 14 in this list...
Contributions: Jim McCauley