Today’s Picture of the Day (POD) at RichardArmitageNet.Com is dedicated to Ania:
Here is your Graphic of the Day:
Many of you write or read fan fiction so this siggie popped into my head. The tagline says: “The face that launched a thousand fanfics.” There are several fanfic authors who have gone on to become published authors. One of my facebook friends, romance writer Phillipa Ashley, has even had a TV movie made from one of her books! She started by writing North & South fanfic. Also, Richard Armitage was voted “Sexiest Thing on Two Legs” by the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) in 2009. He inspires creativity in all the arts. 🙂
For today’s graphic, I started by cutting out the POD as usual. I wanted a picture of John Thornton reading and so I chose a second image from the the North & South Gallery at RichardArmitageNet.Com.
To brighten and modify the screencaps, I added some Curves and Color Fill adjustment layers.
Then I found a quill pen image to incorporate. This quill is hovering in the air as if it has just written the words “The face that launched a thousand fanfics.” The text is in the P22 Monet font.
Since John Thornton looks comfortable with white things floating around his head, I chose to add some falling papers. I duplicated and resized the layer and lowered its opacity to give the illusion of depth and a swirling vortex motion. I also changed the blend mode of the paper layers to the “Lighten” effect so the black would disappear against the background.
After finishing the graphic, I decided to try other screencaps. So depending on your mood at the moment regarding fanfiction, these others might suit you:
Thanks for playing along and I’ll see you tomorrow!