Graphic a Day in May 2012 – Day 5

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

Here we are on day 5 of our graphic challenge.

Today’s image of Richard Armitage as Lucas North comes to us from Ania, who has a blog of her own: zRYSIOwana. Ania writes in both Polish and English so if you speak either of those languages, you’re in luck! Right now, she’s running a poll on which chaRActer looks best in leather. 😉

Here is today’s base image:

Here is your graphic:


Secret Forces

Ania suggested the song “Anything” by Edyta Górniak with the chorus “I would do anything for you anything anything.” This song got me thinking about how Lucas North would do anything, including putting his life on the line, for his country. From there, my mind thought of secrets, top secret and finally “secret forces” because Lucas definitely has power over me, LOL!

For this graphic, I didn’t cut out Lucas but I definitely removed Sarah. Then I created frosted glass on a new layer above Lucas by using the Filter > Distort > Glass command in Photoshop. I applied the Divide blend mode to get it bright and semi-transparent.

Finally, the text “Secret Forces” was written in the Destroy font.

Have a great Saturday and I’ll see you tomorrow! 😀

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31 Responses to Graphic a Day in May 2012 – Day 5

  1. Leigh Vondereau says:

    Absolutely lovely!

  2. Luciana says:

    Bcc, you are an artist!!! Very beautiful result!!!

  3. Wow, you heightened the beauty of his eyes…sigh.♡
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Holliday says:

    This turned out awesome.

  5. tyme4t says:

    This is a goooooood one – picture & caption match perfectly. And I bet it was fun “removing” Sarah too! 😉

  6. mariana says:

    I love this! Good idea to remove Sarah!

  7. ItsJSforMe says:

    My first thought was, “Oh, the cap looks so much better with Sarah out of the picture!!” Then I scrolled down and saw your comment about definitely removing Sarah. lmao
    I like the frosted glass. And Lucas….such a lovely man. Well done, bcc. Thank you, Ania, for the screencap. 🙂

  8. Emma says:

    Thank you for removing Sarah!!! Good choice, Ania!

  9. Carolyn says:

    Lovely graphic! Thank you! YAY, no Sarah!c

  10. pamsingh says:

    RA has such an expressive face and you’ve accentuated it so well. Gorgeous! 🙂

  11. Faboamanto says:

    Did someone say Lucas? Beautiful graphic, I love his eyes and eyelashes in that pic. Great work Bccmee and great selection and music Ania.

    Sarah? Sarah who?

  12. Thais says:

    Fine artwork! Lucas North is always welcome! I also like the expression of his face in this picture!

  13. Graphics on Saturday? I love it!
    Erase the b****? Excellent idea LOL!

  14. Teuchter says:

    This is truly beautiful and you have managed to enhanced the expression there. That look of his, the stubble, the eyes and eyelashes, plus what you did with it all – stunning!!

  15. OMG! This gaze….♥
    Nice work as usual!

  16. jeanniegisborne says:

    Thanks for you choice of pic, Ania! B, you did a lovely job. The bg is perfect!

  17. titianminx says:

    MMmmmm!!! Very nice

  18. cdoart says:

    Bccmee, you definitely get the best out of the pictures! When I first saw the picture, I thought – what a hard nut to crack. What a wonderful creation! Thank you bccmee and zRYSIOwana!

  19. Judit says:

    As the others have commented, this picture looks infinitely better without Sarah “Worst Kisser in the World” Caulfield! I think she’s a closet lesbian btw. 🙂 Thank you for yet another fantastic photo manip, bcc! 🙂

  20. Jennie says:

    I haven’t commented every day, or I’ll run out of superlatives by the end of the month…..but this is stunning! Deleting Caulfield…..excellent! Like the font as well!

    I’m following your “blueprints” every day to improve my “shopping” skills!. So this is educational too! 😉

    Double thanks Bee!

  21. Ania says:

    OMG! I absolutely love what you did with this picture.:) And I admit, I love this picture because his eyes are so deeply azure. * thud* And today’s graphics is so gorgeous.♥ Thank you Bccmee!!!
    And thank you very much for the mention about my blog and for your support. *Hugs*

  22. magwi says:

    Unusual but wonderful picture to choose Ania.:)

    Yes, yet again you’ve done amazing things bccmee. 😀 Wow! and double Wow! Repeating what others have already said but must say getting rid of “thingy” was the best way to go and you really have accentuated those baby blue eyes. *swoon*♥

    Thank you. Now wondering if you’re imagination knows any bounds. 🙂

  23. IngeD3 says:

    You make Lucas look gooooood, B! *swoon*

  24. Hi Bccmee and Ania,
    Great image choice and manipulation. I think you made Lucas’/Richard Armitage’s eyes an even more translucent blue. Sighhhh!
    Cheers! Grati ;->
    P.S. Thanks also for the link to Ania’s blog. I’ve subscriped and listed her in my sidebar of RA related blogs.

  25. bccmee says:

    @Everyone: Lucas does have the most amazing eyes. And face. And gaze. And stubble. *sigh* I’m somehow not surprised that the removal of Sarah was met with approval, LOL!

    Thank you again for your thoughtful and entertaining comments! 😀

  26. april73 says:

    Nice choice of pic Ania and bravo Bccmee for this great graphic ! 🙂

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