Absolut VT

I thought this would be easy.  Was I ever wrong. 

 I was leafing through a magazine one day, (Rolling Stone if you must know), when I saw a very cool Absolut ad.  So I got to thinking about how I could turn that into a photoshop project.

The problem with this one, and I have this problem a lot, is that you really need to know something about a VTer in order to come up with a suitable way to create the image.  For example, take a guy like "daarth".  He has two very recognizable characteristics that when you see them, you automatically think of him... Single malt liquor and sail boats.  But other people that I try to photoshop might be funny or entertaining characters on VT, but I really need to dig deep to get something that would work for a good image.

Anyway, enough blathering on... here are the four images that I was able to create.  (I fully expect I will try this project again... soon)

Here's the first one I created.  The sail is a little weak, but I think the image really works.

 This one makes me cringe... I tried so hard to come up with a way to represent Larry with an Absolut ad... and this is the best I could come up with.

 Denise was moving to Maine, so I decided to give her a little Welcome to the East Coast present with her very own Absolut ad.

What a difference a year makes.  This one was done as a passport picture for seabiscuit.  The lettering on the bottle is a bit rough, but otherwise it looks ok.

 And now, over two years after the first attempt at Absolut ads, I decided to ignore my common sense and start some more.  Here's a tribute to Bernishand:

 Here's an ad for RoxanneCA.  I was hoping to find a feature where I could use Roxanne's face, but I couldn't resist this one.  You'll have to visit her homepage and find out about her obsession to really "get" this one.

 

 Working on more right now...