Happy Wednesday! How’s your week going so far?
Today’s image of Richard Armitage as Harry Kennedy was selected by Gratiana, who has a blog of her own: Something About Love. Thank you very much for your contributions, Gratiana! As most of you know by now, Harry Kennedy was my first Richard Armitage character. ♥
Here’s your base image:
Here’s your graphic of the day:
Gratiana suggested the song “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen which definitely gave me a smile while I played with this graphic. 🙂
For starters, I clipped out the Harry Kennedy figure and added an adjustment layer to brighten him up a bit. I tried changing the color of his sweater but decided to keep the brown tones. Then I got to thinking of the accoutrements for an accountant and came up with the ledger book, calculator, pencil, briefcase and eyeglasses.
I wanted a sense of movement and connection so I drew some lines, including curves and a square root symbol, with the pen tool. I right-clicked on each pen path and chose Stroke Path. I also added some drop shadows.
For more depth I added some manilla folders. Using the pen tool, I cut them out manually and added a small amount of noise using the Filter > Noise > Add Noise command. I then gave each folder layer a drop shadow. The text “Harry Kennedy” was written in the MV Boli font and I applied a stroke (outline) to match the sweater.
There you have it! Harry Kennedy looks nothing like any accountant I know. 😉
Can you think of any other accountant symbols? What would you do if Harry Kennedy moved in next door and you’re both single?