It’s been a while since these photographs by the very talented Sarah Dunn came out:
For some reason the Richard Armitage one popped into my head today and I saw him out on a dance floor getting his groove on. It’s been a while since I did much in Photoshop, but my fingers were itching and my brain wouldn’t let it go. So I made a little wallpaper that I thought I’d share.
Anyone up for a dance party? 😉
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.
Yesterday I spent the day outside power washing the driveway. So today me and my tomato hued skin are taking a break and hiding from the sun, which gives me a chance to play around a bit. A couple of the new-to-us Ascroft pics that have come out in the last several days are just lovely and possibly some of my all-time favorites.
Because I like them so much I want to be able to use them as wallpapers on my laptop. But I’m weird I guess, and pretty much refuse to center the image with just a random solid color behind it, or crop the image so that it fills the screen but cuts off a lot of the original picture. Because of that, I’ve been playing around with trying to figure out how to extend the backgrounds. I thought I would share these in case anyone else would like to use them.
I had trouble with the first one, so the background is stretched out rather funny, but in the end I like how it turned out:
The next one seriously might be my new absolute favorite RA photo ever. Jeans, t-shirt, Converse sneakers and a big, almost goofy smile. Yup, it’s a keeper (and my current wallpaper):
Gotta say thanks to RANet for finding and sharing the HQ version of all of these pics. They make playing with the photos in Photoshop so much more enjoyable.
Ebb and flow seems to be a good description of my life as a fangirl. There are times when I’m exuberant. Times I not only want, but seem to need the shared experience with other fans–the reassurance that although the journey is different for each of us, we’re all in the same boat. Not to mention the joint enthusiasm when new photos, interviews and such are released. Then there are times that I’m more withdrawn. I still look with pleasure and watch with rapture but the desire to share the experience is low or even non-existent. I simply have nothing to say or contribute to the conversation and all of my enjoyment is this internalized thing and there just aren’t any words.
In case you can’t tell by the lack of posts here of late, I’m feeling rather withdrawn. But I did make a new wallpaper today with the most recent Robert Ascroft photo and I thought I would share:
Hopefully I’ll be back to my more lively, engaged self soon. But it the meantime, I hope y’all enjoy the wallpaper.
Real life has been intruding on fangirling of late. Between not feeling so hot towards the end of last week and real life concerns that I won’t bore you with, I just haven’t been feeling all that inspired or creative. Then more pictures from the Ascroft photoshoot were discovered on Monday and they were a big pick me up. I played around with a couple of the photos to make wallpapers for my laptop and thought I would share them as part of FanstRAvaganza.
This one lasted for all of five minutes on my screen before I decided I wanted something different, but I still like it:
The something different I came up with also included the same photo, but combined with another from the photoshoot:
It isn’t often I have trouble tearing my eyes away from my laptop wallpaper. But these two photos are stunning and I find myself staring often.
A big thank you to Ali at RANet for the large photos! They really did make my week. 🙂
Make sure to check out posts from all the FanstRAvaganza 4 participates here.
I hope everyone has been having a wonderful holiday season. We had my brother’s family to visit and had so much fun with the nieces and nephew. My oldest niece and I even tried out a new cookie recipe. Anyone ever heard of unicorn poop cookies? 😉
This seemed like a good time to put all of Richard Armitage’s Hobbit premiere looks to good use. I made each image wallpaper size and have them rotating on my screen.
Many blessings to each of you, my Armitage buddies, in 2013! And here is hoping that 2013 is Richard Armitage’s best year yet!!! 🙂
Welcome to Jas’ 3D Art Gallery! As you will see upon entering we have Guy, Thorin, Lucas and John Porter currently gracing the walls of our lovely establishment. Have a look around and enjoy yourselves.
Just remember, no stroking, petting or licking the artwork!
I’ve been occupied for several days working on my special project for the big birthday coming up this week. Now that I’ve finished I’m back to having fun with Photoshop.
I came across this tutorial last week for Photoshop that I thought perfectly illustrated the magic of books. Now, I don’t know about you, but when I read a book my mind conjures up images of the characters and locations. Everything comes to life in vivid detail, if only in my mind. As much as I liked the tutorial and end product I decided to apply what I could to making a Hobbit wallpaper. If I were a little boy, this is how the world would look to me while reading the book. 🙂
Tags: Beorn, Bilbo, Dwarves, Gandalf, Magic of Books, Martin Freeman, Photoshop, Reading, Richard Armitage, Sir Ian McKellan, The Hobbit, Thorin Oakenshield, Wallpaper
I was trying to think of something fun to do for my 201st post and opted for a new wallpaper. Have I mentioned that I’m a tutorial junkie when it comes to Photoshop? Thank goodness for tutorials, because I wouldn’t know how to do anything with the program otherwise. 🙂
This wallpaper includes several of the images of Richard Armitage from Comic Con, which seemed like a good idea. After all, now I don’t have to flip through the images, I can just look at my laptop screen! 😉
This project also helped me stay busy while I wait for news. My brother called this morning and my SIL is in labor! Can’t wait to hear that my new nephew has made his grand entrance!!!
In my world, new photos mean it is time to have some fun with Photoshop! I couldn’t resist making a wallpaper out of the image of Thorin and his sword.
I started with this image of Thorin, from Entertainment Weekly:
Then I found this cool photo of a lonely mountain:
Next I found this amazing drawing of a dragon (I couldn’t figure out who the artist was from Google Images):
Lastly I found a fun cascade of gold coins:
Putting all of these elements together, this is what I came up with: