Have you recovered from the flurry of Richard Armitage excitement? In the past few days we’ve had the Heinz Kruger interview, new Captain America promo pictures, the Project magazine photos (with beard!) and of course the reveal of Thorin Oakenshield. If you missed any of these news tidbits, you can find the details at RichardArmitageNet.Com.
With the new Thorin picture, I couldn’t wait to get started on some graphics. Here of course is the Thorin Oakenshield promo shot:
And here is my first Thorin Oakenshield wallpaper (click to view full size):
Before beginning the graphic, I first had to shake myself out of my amazement-induced haze. 😉
When I was able to start work, I extended Thorin’s sword using the Clone tool.
Then I added two stock images:
These stock images were layered over Thorin and much of it was masked out (erased) so we could see his visage!
Since I wanted the sense of motion in this graphic, I cut out and duplicated the sword several times and applied a blur. Next I rotated the blurred swords. Using a brush from Photoshop’s “Assorted” collection, I added the sparkle along the horizon so it kisses both Orcrist the sword and the mountain range.
Here are the matching siggie and avatar:
In case you missed these on facebook or RichardArmitageNet.Com, here are two Richard Armitage wallpapers I created a few days ago. Please click for full size (1600 x 900 pixels).
Yes, I am a fan of Richard Armitage in a beard!