I’ve made no secret of the fact that when I was a kid I wanted to grow up to be just like Superman. After experimenting with various ways to gain superpowers, I gave up and set my sites on being the next Batman, then quarterback sensation (4th grade to 7th grade), lawyer (8th grade off/on until I found out Constitutional Law was only available as an 8am class at Luther), mild-mannered reporter, and eventually teacher.
This week I decided to spare my brothers embarrassment and picked one that featured only me (and part of my dad) which meant picking a birthday photo since we tended to be shot in group format at most other times of the year. In this one I had just woken up, thrown my clothes out into the hall for the wash, and was presented with my awesome new shirt which I wore as often as Mom would allow. Trying to find an appropriate modern picture to work from, I found the one inset from a recent Christmas where I was similarly sleepy.
This week I wanted to take a break from family photos as I’m working on a large project for a cousin. I had spotted a Geeks Are Sexy post on Avengers as Star Wars characters and thought I should do something along those lines.
While I was always subscribed to the equation DC > Marvel, I thought I could take something from the DC playbook and apply it. I wanted to focus on Loki since he’s back, so I thought about Mordred’s mayhem and Mxyzptlk’s mischief. I then thought about all of the 80s movies that RDJ was in and knew I could probably lift a photo from there, the hard ones were to be Gwyneth and Tom Huddlestone.
Anyway, without further adieu…
I can’t believe I forgot to post for Photoshop Phriday! I received a request today from one of my cousins for a more in depth composition, so my week 2 version’s fairly simple – pimp my crib!
I liked the babies in sunglasses motif from Week 1 so I found a couple of them (albeit with Andrew’s sunglasses on his head) that I felt worked well with this scene. Yes, that’s a Raggedy Andy doll in the crib with us.
I was inspired to update a childhood pic of my brothers and me waiting to unwrap our Christmas presents. Since I would never be able to get them to sign off on a recreation, I got a little creative with Photoshop and landed about 50 likes on Facebook. Time to make this a regular feature.