*THIS DESIGN IS STRICTLY FAN ART AND IS NOT OFFICIAL OLYMPIC ARTWORK OR FOR SALE.*
“What is Creative Mondays?
Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.
So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”
So as most probably already know, the Olympics in 2012 are taking place in London and the buzz is catching up pretty fast. With less than 100 days to go there will be plenty of talk, advertising and celebrations of one of the biggest sporting events in the world.
I wanted to create something to mark the games to use the iconic Olympic Rings in the process. The background scene is a stock photo (by aschaeffer) I found and you can see it here. The sky was simply clouds that I made with the brush tool and added behind the image of London. I then used the ‘Oil Paint’ option and adjusted the levels of the image so as to create a silhouetted London.
Was great fun experimenting with the options in Photoshop CS6 for this piece. I hope to do a lot more in the future!