Graphic a Day in May 2012 – Day 30

Hope you’re having a great Wednesday!

Today’s screencap of Richard Armitage as Sir Guy of Gisborne was contributed by Elaine who runs a photography blog: A Scattering. She recommended the song “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele. Thank you very much, Elaine!

Here’s your screencap from Robin Hood season 2, episode 10:

Screencap courtesy of RichardArmitageNet.Com

Here’s your graphic of the day:


Knight in action

For this graphic, I didn’t need to cut out the base image so I brightened it up and placed it on a layer. Then to fill the empty space, I snaffled the following Sir Guy screencap from RichardArmitageNet.Com:

Then I brightened this second image to a lesser degree. I added some mist using the Filter > Render > Clouds command and erased enough to allow us to see Sir Guy but left it around the edges of the graphic.

When I went off in search of an appropriate quote for our dark knight, many of them pertained to chess. Combined with the repeated refrain from the song “And you played it to the beat,” I had no choice but to go along with the game.  😉  So I found this image:

I’ve seen the effect of a character and a contrasting shadow before and always wanted to try using this idea. It fit so well with this graphic.  🙂  I blurred this image of the chess piece, rotated it and lowered its opacity so it looked like a shadow.

The text “Knight in Action” was written with the QueenEmpressCapitals font and I used the Warp Text button to give it the wavy effect. Finally I added a drop shadow to the text.

Have you seen this poster for Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace before? It’s an example of the shadow effect.

If your shadow could look like anything at all, what would you choose? Would your neighbors notice?

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31 Responses to Graphic a Day in May 2012 – Day 30

  1. april73 says:

    OMG OMG OMG… It’s splendid Bccmee, I love this Guy siggie. ❤

    Elaine, your pic choice is great ! 🙂

    Answer to your question :

    I think my shadow would look like a cat… or maybye an angel. 😉

    But I don't know if anyone will notice, lol.

  2. lovemrthornton says:

    When I was 15, I read “Ivanhoe” and completely fell in love with knights of old. This graphic today so reminds me of that book. I LOVE it.

    And what a cool movie poster from Star Wars I. I remember that one — too bad the 2nd film series didn’t measure up to its hype. 😦

    As for what “shadow” I would want?

    A dolphin. Definitely, a dolphin.

  3. Emma says:

    Lovely photo choice, Elaine! I’d forgotten about this episode, and your photo makes me want to go back and watch it. And of course, love Adele!

    Cool shadow effect, bccmee. Mine would be a wolf. What would yours be?

  4. magwi says:

    Lovely choice of pic Elaine and absolutely stunning result bccmee. Love it! ♥ (Sorry, I’m playing catch-up again!)

    I want my shadow to look like Richard’s as I want him to be standing right behind me 😉

  5. mersguy says:

    Richard sits magnificently in the saddle! Excellent choice Elaine and another corker from Bccmee!

    I want my shadow to look like soaring eagle ☺

  6. kathryngaul says:

    Great work as usual, Bccmee – you are very talented.
    I reckon my shadow would look a huge lump of rock in reality 😉 but I fancy myself as an eagle like mersguy 🙂

  7. Elaine says:

    Bccmee, thank you , thank you, thank you – I LOVE it!! The second photo choice and the shadow effect are perfect choices.

    As for your question – like mersguy, I’d like my shadow to look like a soaring bird. Maybe an Eagle or another large bird like a Red-tailed Hawk. The freedom, the beauty, the view!

    Thanks again. Have a great day everyone.

    • bccmee says:

      @Elaine: Delighted you enjoyed the result of our collaboration! Thanks so very much for your lovely image of Guy on horseback and your Adele song. 😀

      A soaring bird sounds like it’ll make a great shadow for you. Maybe it already is.

  8. cdoart says:

    What a worthy knight. Thank you very much for the beautiful siggie, bccmee and Elaine! My shadow, hard to say what I would chose. As children, we played catch the shadow and had to be fast. A squirrel or a rose, perhaps? It is good, that I can’t change mine ;o)

  9. This is absolutely stunning! The idea of a contrasting shadow is great and you did it wonderfully. He looks so regal 🙂
    I believe my shadow will show you I am a wild horse always kicking around … not very flattering I know but hey, nobody’s perfect 🙂

  10. jeanniegisborne says:

    Awesome Siggie B! Your sure know how to deliver Guy. I love the song choice and pic, Elaine. You must love Guy as much as I do 🙂
    If I had a shadow it would look like a cat and only my daughter would notice 🙂

  11. Hi Bccmee!
    Lovely images and siggie!
    RA gently riding his horse back to die with Marian made me swoon the first time that I saw it. Though they didn’t end up dying–then–it’s the thought that counts. Ha!
    Cheers! Grati ;->

  12. ItsJSforMe says:

    There’s nothing like Sir Guy in the saddle! Yum!!! A lovely cap choice, Elaine! Fantastic graphic, bccmee – love the shadow effect. 🙂

  13. What a view! Sir Guy gloomily riding out of the castle, ready to face his death during the imminent siege.
    You put together two things I adore: Sir Guy and chess!
    I will keep this siggie as one of my fave bookmarks ♥

  14. titianminx says:

    Wonderful. Fanastic choice of graphics and music. Perfect combination. Love it.

  15. Carolyn says:

    Absolutely awesome! Thank you!

    My shadow would probably be a cat!

  16. Holliday says:

    Love the siggie(and the song. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love Adele). I like Carla’s idea of using it as a bookmark.

    My shadow would be a butterfly.

  17. beengizzied says:

    Chequemate Team 30. Knight takes Queen – I’d love to play THAT shadowy game where I was the queen, lol.

  18. Ania says:

    I love it! Sir Guy on a horse looks so stunning!!!
    My shadow would be a bird, free as a bird 😉

  19. Brooke says:

    I like the results of your work. You put in great ideas. My shadow would be a finely dressed Victorian gentleman from England. Then I wouldn’t be bored with him beside me.

  20. Mezz says:

    What a stunning result bcc. Just beautiful. Great choice of pic, Elaine, you can’t go wrong with Guy on a horse…the way his hips move in the saddle…*gulp* And I love Adele. 🙂

  21. Wow, I really like this one. Very creative!

  22. Teuchter says:

    Thanks Elaine for picking this picture from one of my favourite scene, and Adele!! Love what you did with it Bcc! Will we every forget this gorgeous dark knight? He looks amazing when he sits so beautifully on a horse and can I say I have to agree with Mezz and no doubt others re the hip action! 😉

    My shadow? A taller, slimmer, younger, shapelier version of me with a great pair of legs!! 😀

  23. I stood with my mouth open when I saw this. Each time more you make up amazing things,Bcc.I loved this picture chosen by Elaine.Guy is a character I´ll never forget in my life.I love Thorthon,Lucas, Harry… but Guy is where my heart lies.

  24. gracie says:

    Guy on a horse…awesome!

  25. Beachbaby says:

    I love this scene too, and Bccmee, the graphic is amazing. Great pic Elaine and the music is just right for Guy. 🙂
    Lots of us have nominated a cat shadow and I think that would be mine too. (says BB sighing for the lost shadow of the slim young chick in a bikini……LOL)

  26. Judit says:

    Simply stunning!!!!Congratulations Elaine and Bcc! 🙂 I’d like my shadow to be a willowy, tall and graceful! Very unlike my real self! 🙂

  27. bccmee says:

    Wow, interesting choices for your shadows. Quite clever. I’d really like to see them! 😀 As for me, my shadow would be a question mark with a smiley face for the dot. I’m often a bit dazed and confused but wear a goofy grin on my face most of the time, LOL!

    I’m delighted you enjoyed this graphic. Guy looks amazing on horseback. ♥

  28. Joanna says:

    How very creative you are Bccmee!:)
    I love that view..Richard and Richie..beautiful creatures!
    As for my shadow..it would be the wild mustang(said workhorse;))

  29. Thais says:

    Beautiful artwork! Lovely! 😀
    About your question, I’d like to have an eagle as my shadow. I’m quite sure my neighbours wouldn’t recognise me!

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