John Standring from Sparkhouse is featured in today’s Picture of the Day (POD) at RichardArmitageNet.Com:
Here is your Graphic of the Day:
Confession time: I have never seen Sparkhouse. Oh I know that it’s based on Wuthering Heights with the lead roles reversed and that the John Standring character has no counterpart in the book. I’ve seen clips and I know lots of spoilers (but I won’t ruin anything for you). And of course I know that Richard Armitage does a spectacular job in his role. However, it looks like a real downer and I’ve just never found myself in the right frame of mind. I will remedy that someday. Although I have made literally hundreds of Richard Armitage graphics, this is my first John Standring one.
Even if you don’t know a single thing about the storyline, from the screencaps you can tell it’s pretty serious drama. For my siggie, I wanted to evoke a mood. First, as usual, I clipped out the POD. Then I found some more screencaps in the Sparkhouse gallery on RichardArmitageNet.Com. Next I applied the Serious Fog filter from my free Xero Graphics plugins to two of the layers. Since I like the illusion of depth, I added a drop shadow to Carol. Last of all, I added the text using the Vertical Type Tool and the Mom’s Typewriter font to which I applied a gradient and an outer glow.
Here are the two additional images I used:
While I don’t remember the source, I read an article that listed Sparkhorse as one of Richard Armitage’s credits! Perhaps that will be a sequel? 😉
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