Creative Monday 198 – The Martian

The Martian Poster Design

“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.”

That vast Martian landscape has a way of making me sit up and pay attention. There’s something about the ‘Red Planet’ that captivates my mind and I had been long anticipating the latest Ridley Scott film ‘The Martian’ since I heard about it earlier this year. After seeing it last week I wanted to put together a design using some photo-manipulation techniques, gathering stock photos from Wadi Rum in Jordan where the film was shot.

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 154 – Paradise in the Future

Paradise in the future photo manipulation
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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.”

It’s been about a year since I created my last ‘Floating Island’ piece. I had been meaning to start another one recently and coincidentally the Ten Collection’s latest contest enabled me to kill two birds with one stone! This time around the contest was to create an image under the theme ‘Paradise in the Future’. Using a few of the Fotolia images provided (as part of the contest) I constructed this three island piece with an awesome heart-shaped tree to boot.

I’ll be entering this piece into the latest contest and you can find the image on their page here.

Creative Mondays 146 – Individuality in the Future

Individuality in the Future

“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 love seeing what can be created when numerous images are combined to create one idea. I’ve been a fan of the Ten Collection for a while now and their latest contest (which I couldn’t resist) ends tonight. There’s a great freedom in being able to “play” with the subject matter and photo-manipulation has to be one of my favourites. This contest, running from Sept 12 – 30th required the artist to challenge Christophe Huet by creating a PSD file based on the theme: Individuality in the future

You can check out all the entrants on the Ten Collection Facebook gallery.

Creative Mondays 140 – The Window

Window Digital Art

“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.”

Maybe it was Doctor Octopus’ tentacles that inspired this week’s design or maybe it was just another one of those random ideas that popped into my head. Either way, once I started I had to get this idea out there. I found the wonderful landscape image on the Free Images site and thought it would make an excellent backdrop to the vines and window frame.