Graphic a Day, 27 May 2011

Today’s Picture of the Day (POD) at RichardArmitageNet.Com is dedicated to Sophie:

Picture of the Day, 27 May 2011

Picture of the Day, 27 May 2011

Here is your Graphic of the Day:

Sir Guy Art

Guy is art. Today’s POD is again beautiful. What else is new?  😀

To start this graphic, I extracted Guy from his background and removed most of the flecks of the white stuff that wasn’t snow.  I only saw that episode once and can’t remember what it was.  You have to understand that I watched Robin Hood for ogling reasons only and not the storyline!

I skipped off to RichardArmitageNet.Com to browse for some more images to include.

Beautiful Guy of Gisborne 1 Beautiful Guy of Gisborne 2

I masked out (erased) most of the foliage but kept some for atmosphere.  Then I applied various filters using virtualPhotographer from optikVerve Labs.

For the background, I chose Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.”

Van Gogh Starry Night

I placed the water reflections portion of the painting over a solid tan layer, changed the mode to Lighten and lowered the opacity. Then I duplicated the painting layer and rotated it so the stars would intermingle with the reflections.

Next I merged the layers and cut out the corners with the Rounded Rectangle tool.  Finally, I added the text “Sir Guy” using the P22 Monet Regular font with a slight Outer Glow effect.

I wonder if Van Gogh would’ve done a portrait of Guy if they were contemporaries — and if Guy was real!


P.S. ♫ ♫ ♪  Happy birthday, dear OneMoreLurker!!!  ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫


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40 Responses to Graphic a Day, 27 May 2011

  1. Very Game of Thrones-y in that pic!

    • bccmee says:

      Wow, I didn’t even think of that, falafelandchips. I’ve not seen that show except clips so I wonder if it slipped into my subconsciousness.

  2. judiang says:

    SQUEEEE!!! Siiiiigh. Another lovely siggie. But then that’s Sir Guy’s default, isn’t it? Great job BccMee, I’m said this month is coming to an end.

  3. judiang says:

    That’s “sad.” Proofreading isn’t my forte as you might have guessed. Sigh.

  4. OneMoreLurker says:

    Graphic of the day is of Sir Guy, yayyy!

    I don’t remember what those white thingys were, I think it wasn’t snow. If you have Guy S3 on screen, following the plot is not the main priority ;).

    *blushes* Thanks for your good whishes.

    OML 🙂

  5. Smithylass says:

    Lovely! Isn’t that when Robin, Guy and Much have just escaped from the tunnel trap? You put such a lot of work into these graphics, they are great. When you first see the pod, do you have a final image for your graphic that pops into your head and then you create it with all the layers etc, or do you experiment with a few different looks first?

    • bccmee says:

      I don’t really have a system for making my graphics although I seldom start out with a plan unless it’s one of my more whimsical siggies, Smithylass. Usually I start out by extracting the POD, then seeing how the spirit moves me, LOL!

  6. Ania says:

    Indeed today’s POD is again beautiful and your graphic is also gorgeous!
    I love the way you change the optics of these pictures.

  7. tyme4t says:

    Nicely done! 😉 This “Guy” always provokes such lovely thoughts *happy sigh*

  8. Eressea says:

    I requested this POD specifically to see what you would come up with :). This is just perfect, not what I would’ve expected – but then I didn’t know what to expect – so a lovely surprise too.

    I can’t recall either from what scene that pic comes from. I think it is beautiful and sums up Guy perfectly. Like you, RH isn’t really my favourite show, aside from Sir Guy’s scenes. I did enjoy Keith Allen’s performance too though.

    Thank you so much, this has been a great month and I’m sad it is drawing to an end.

    • bccmee says:

      It’s always nice to hear from the person who requests the POD, Eressea. I also enjoyed the sheriff in seasons 1 & 2. So glad you enjoyed the month so far. 🙂

  9. PoliCBA says:

    Beautiful, as usual.

    I especially loved what you made with those two others pics of Guy. Just perfect.

  10. Nat says:

    LOVE this one! Love them all, but this one is extra awesome since it combines to of my faves~ Gizzy and Van Gogh.

  11. Carolyn says:

    Another lovely graphic of Sir Guy!

  12. Meryl says:

    very special this one B, I hope you will do your graphic a day thing on a regular basis~could you be persuaded do you think?

  13. Summer says:

    I think we all saw Robin Hood for one single reason….some Guy of Gisborne drooling!! 🙂
    Very artistic graphic, a totally different concept than the original pic. Me likey! 🙂

  14. Suse says:

    as I have enjoyed all your graphics since the beginning of May I just want to thank you for all your efforts. I have been looking forward to a new pic each day (usually after a accessing the POD on RichardArmitageNet.Com first) and I’ve loved them all. I would find it really hard to name a favourite. I very much hope that you’ll go on creating some more graphics, if not on a daily basis perhaps once a week???
    Thanks again

    • bccmee says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, Suse. I’m sure I’ll do some graphics on an occasional basis. I’m a madwoman who can’t be stopped. 😉

  15. Lady Rose says:

    Oh my. OH MY! That is beautiful!

  16. NovemberBride says:

    Unbelievable. You just keep cranking out these masterpieces!

  17. Jeannie says:

    Ah, Guy! And Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Perfect combo! Well done!

  18. Maria Grazia says:

    Excellent! I love this pic from series 3 and the final result of your work is amazing.

  19. mulubinba says:

    Fantastic!! Can I come over to your house for lessons on how to do graphics??

  20. CDoart says:

    Guy’s thoughtful looks just win me overy any time.
    Bccmee, the quiet beauty of your picture really safed me yesterday. The calmness and thoughtfulness combined with his beauty just brought some urgently needed sweetness into my awful day. Thank you!

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