Here we are. It’s time for the grand opening of A Graphic a Day in May, or AGADIM as one of my twitterfriends calls it!
First, here are my self-imposed ground rules:
- I will create a new graphic using the Picture of the Day (POD) from RichardArmitageNet.Com each day in May
- The graphic will be completed by midnight in my time zone (I’m in New York City)
Generally speaking, I will use the 500 x 200 pixel size used in signature files (siggies), but if the mood strikes me I might make an avatar or a wallpaper. As I said in an earlier blogpost, feel free to borrow any of my images for your own use — credit to bccmee is always nice. Some of these will be fairly experimental so it’s okay if you don’t like all of them! 🙂
Today’s Picture of the Day at RichardArmitageNet.Com is dedicated to Bo:
Here is your Graphic of the Day:
Since the screencap came from Robin Hood series 3, I decided to include an action scene from the finale. What could be more action-packed than a Medieval explosion? To balance it out, I wanted to use another screencap of Guy. Since my sister and I were looking at RichardArmitageNet.Com while talking on Skype, she stopped to drool over that gorgeous profile picture so I chose that particular one. I’m only human!
To give the graphic some roughness, I added a cement texture. For the text, I used the Merlin and Moderna fonts with several effects applied. I added some smudges to the text to give a sense of urgency. Finally, I used a photo of a sunburst taken from the Space Shuttle to provide some extra “umph” to the trebuchet explosion.
Here are the layers I used in addition to the POD:
That’s one down, 30 to go! Remember to check out RichardArmitageNet.Com daily and if you’re so inclined, you can e-mail them a request for a POD! 🙂
If you would like to see an additional graphic based on yesterday’s POD, I posted it at the link below and for fun, I set it as a password-protected page.
The password is bonus
Edit: I removed the password protection! 😀