Well it’s just about Thanksgiving, folks, so what more appropriate way to remember the country’s most forgotten holiday than to put up Halloween, and post-Thanksgiving holiday themed wallpapers. As it happens, I actually love Thanksgiving, and hopefully sometime in these next few days I’ll create a cheesy Thanksgiving wallpaper for ya’ll, but what we’ve got today is a simple case of poor Blarting.
Closer to Halloween, a friend of mine and I carved a couple jack-o-lanterns, which is always a good time. Anything that requires a person to sink their hands into a bucket full of goo is a-ok in my book. Well … maybe not anything. But most things. Especially things that are shown on Nickelodeon gameshows. Anyhow, the point is that I took a photo of my jack-0-lantern when it was finished, and I turned it into a neat-0 wallpaper. Then that wallpaper sat there. And Halloween came. And then it went. And now it’s several weeks after the fact, and I’ve decided to put it up because who doesn’t like jack-o-lanterns, really? So there’s that.
Next up is an R. Lloyd & Company logo treatment that I put together just this past week. For those of you who don’t know, I am the only person in my immediate family that doesn’t work in the R. Lloyd & Company office (which is my father’s accounting firm), at least for part of the year. That said, I do happen to design a lot of their marketing materials, under the direction of my sister. So, with the holiday season approaching, my sister asked me to design a holiday themed logo for the company to put on any gifts that they might give out throughout the season. The wallpaper you’ll see here is that holiday logo.
The last two wallpapers are really just for fun. The third wallpaper is really just another example of what happens when I play around with rendering photographs as vector art, and then texturing the shit out of it. I think it might have been a bit too much this time, but oh well, I like it.
Finally, the fourth wallpaper is actually just the underpainting from the “Eyes” image above. I liked this underpainting so much that I decided to make it a wallpaper on its own. Maybe a little too arty or weird. I don’t know. But that’s what you’re getting. Deal with it.
- Mike Lloyd