Okay, so I don’t actually know how long it’s been referred to as Armitage Day. But it is Richard Armitage’s birthday and he is 42! 😉 Which means it’s time for celebration, cake, booze and thanks to my reemerging creativity (thanks thyroid meds) a little graphic I cooked up:
Wherever you are today, I hope you get to celebrate with friends and loved ones, Mr. A! Happy Birthday!!! (Not that I think you will actually see this blog post.)
P.S.–I know there’s a typo in the book. Let’s call it an homage to my favorite actor and his own occasional typing mistakes! 😉
It’s been almost a month since my last post here and to be honest with you, I haven’t missed it. In the past when I’ve gone through lulls it was simply a matter of not having anything to say and refusing to post just for the sake of posting. This time seems to be different though. Those other times I still had a desire to blog here, this time not so much.
I’m hoping this is still part of the ebb and flow thing. Y’all know I still love me some Richard Armitage! In the meantime, I updated a wallpaper I made previously to incorporate one of the newest (to us) Robert Ascroft photos.
In an attempt to get writing, working on graphics and stuff again I’ve started a more general purpose blog where I can post anything. On the off chance anyone is interested, here is the link.
I hope everyone’s having a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day. Is everyone stuffed with various kinds of unnaturally green food? 😉 I’ve got corned beef and veggies cooking away in the crock pot. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to dinner.
In honor of the holiday, I made a cheesy graphic. Richard as a leprechaun: why not?
…new wallpapers! I installed the trial version of Photoshop CS6 Extended on the new laptop and decided to play around with the 3D features. Naturally these graphics had to include Richard Armitage in some way, shape or form. The end product is so far off from what I originally set out to make, but that’s how creativity works for me.
Everyone remembers those wooden letter blocks from their childhood, right? I actually think I still have mine somewhere. All I can say is that they would have been even better if they had looked like this! 😉
Unfortunately the laptop isn’t equipped to run the 3D features very well, which means that Photoshop crashed on me repeatedly. At one point I ended up with wooden blocks hovering all over the place. At first I found it frustrating, but later I thought it was pretty cool looking. So after I finally got the pyramid of blocks all put together, I went back and intentionally made the blocks float at funky angles. It’s silly, but I like it! 🙂
…Happy 32nd birthday, Tom Hiddleston!
Ten points if you can guess which of his movies inspired my choice of cake for the graphic. 😉
Every once in a while I try out a tutorial in Photoshop that doesn’t turn out anything like it is supposed to. Normally those attempts are really horrendous. I’ve been trying one such tutorial out and while I didn’t get the results I was expecting, I did end up with something kind of cool.
When I was a kid, one of my favorite art projects was where you colored with several colors of crayons on a page, then covered all of the color with black crayon. At that point we always grabbed a coin and scraped pictures into the black, revealing the colors behind. Anyone else ever done that? Anyway, when I realized the graphic I was trying to make wasn’t going to turn out, I inverted the colors and ended up with something that reminded me of those crayon drawings of my youth.
I should note, that I was trying to make a graphic for Tolkien Day. After all, we’ve got to give props to the man who gave us The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. If J.R.R Tolkien were alive today he’d be 121. So…Happy Tolkien Day!
A big thank you to everyone who contributed a word or multiple words to the “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” project. Between comments here on the blog and suggestions made in Armitage World Chat (If you’ve never been, we’d love to have you–we are normally there in the evenings.), I had 58 words to work with.
Again I went with a beardy pic. Don’t worry, I’m neither trying to convert you non-beard lovers or in denial about the demise of the beard. 😉 Something about the beard pics just seem to work best for this project. I hope you all like the final result!
For those interested in trying to find all of the words in the graphic, here is the complete list of words used:
Admirable * Adorable * Agile * Appealing * B.A.M.F. * Beardy * Captivating * Chameleon * Charismatic * Delectable * Dreamy * Endearing * Engaging * Enthralling * Exquisite * Fascinating * Gentlemanly * Graceful * Gracious * Handsome * Humble * Intelligent * Intense * Intriguing * Irresistible * Jovial * Keen * Luscious * Magical * Magnetic * Magnificent * Marvelous * Mesmerizing * Modest * Muse * Mysterious * Naughty * Observant * Pensive * Quick * Ravishing * Scrumptious * Sensational * Sensual * Sexy * Statuesque * Stunning * Suave * Sublime * Talented * Tender * Unexpurgated * Unique * Valued * Wonderful * Xenial * Yummy * Zestful
I am a Photoshop junkie. There is no point in denying it. When I have down time, I seem to gravitate to not only my laptop, but Photoshop. As far as addictions go, I think this one is pretty tame. 😉
Anyway, today’s tutorial of choice takes that old saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words” and makes it literal. I’ve got the basics down and am quite pleased with the results:
Although I’m happy with how this turned out, I only used a handful of words. Well, that seems insufficient. We all have a word–or more than likely many words–that we use to describe Richard Armitage. So, with that in mind, it is time for a group project!
From now until noon Friday (Central Time) you can submit a word that you think best describes Richard. When I’ve collected all of the words, I’ll create another graphic incorporating them all.