Creative Mondays 209 – Photos from Los Santos Vol. 7

“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.”

I usually save up my GTA V photos for another moment but seeing as it’s a nice relaxing Monday over the Christmas break I figured I’d add my next set today. For the past few years Rockstar announce that it will snow in the virtual world of Los Santos over Christmas and New Year and every year I miss out. Determined to discover the elusive snow, I found some time last week to stroll around and snap a few shots. The snowfall provides a different look to the game environment and areas that you might not have found interesting present themselves in a new light!

So here’s a few quick shots I managed to take:

GTA V Winter Wonderland

GTA V Lighthouse

GTA V Mountain Range

GTA V Under the bridge

GTA V Drivin' Home

GTA V Winter Walk

Snowy Road

Mount Chiliad in snow

GTA V Christmas Elf

 

Creative Mondays 159 – GoPro Test

“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.”

Just a quick one this week as I’m still right in the mix of the holiday season! I was pleasantly surprised to become the owner of a GoPro this Christmas and a few days later I had the chance to give it a test run. There’s a lot more footage I have of my first trip out but I figured I’d give a little sneak peek for this week’s post.

Creative Mondays 158 – Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland design
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“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.”

Another Christmas is upon us and it’s time to unwind, pull ourselves away from our brightly glowing devices and spend some time with the family. This year however, the location for my family Christmas will be a little different. I’ll be spending the holidays under the warmth of the Sicilian sun!

So as a little way to keep that classic Christmas feeling around this year I put together this Winter Wonderland piece, complete with snowman and the Northern Lights! Happy Holidays everyone!

Creative Mondays 108 – Winter Walk 2013

House silhouette

Up to the trees photo

Black and white trees photo

“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.”

Each year it’s become a great tradition with the wife and the in-laws to take a walk on or around Christmas Day. There always seems to be a time when the weather is clear enough and not quite as cold to enjoy walking off those giant Christmas dinners.

This year was no different and so I thought I’d post up a few shots from the journey. Hope everyone had a great Christmas and here’s to a new year!

Creative Mondays 106 – Home Alone

Home Alone Poster

“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.”

I can’t count the times I’ve watched Home Alone. It’s one of those classic Christmas films and I figured this week I’d experiment with an idea I cooked up based on the film.

It’s probably difficult to tell at this size but on closer inspection (and at full A3 size) the snowflakes I’ve created in this scene are actually composed of some of the traps Kevin McCallister sets up to stop the “Wet Bandits”. All the snowflakes were created in Illustrator and brought into Photoshop as brushes so that I could alternate the sizes and scatter them across the page.