EDIT: My deepest thanks to
for showing me how to do a great rain effect! Resubmitted for your viewing pleasure!! Btw, I tied for 2nd in the contest, so Yay for me!
Here's my entry for the contest over at
! Here is our hero Marko Saaresto from the awesome rock band Poets of the Fall playing as his alter ego from Can You Hear Me and Carnival of Rust. I had to download it as big as possible without my comp going kerflooey so you can see the details of his face. I seem to have succeeded, YAY!!!
I had a lot of fun with this, especially since I began it this morning and just finished about 5 minutes ago, which means it took me roughly 7-8 hours total, give or take.
I don't consider this a bad thing, since I had a completely
different idea previous to this one, but it just wasn't working. I was stuck for weeks! Then for some reason this popped in my head when I got to work at 9am. Perhaps it was because I was listening to a whimsical piece of classical music having to do with a river. (EDIT: It was The Moldau, by Bedřich Smetana.)
Most people know that Marko loves the rain. When I met the Poets again back in 2009, he mentioned to me that he was a bit of a storm buff, asking me about Wisconsin's weather. (We're part of Tornado Alley! Woo-hoo!) So I was thinking of that today, not to mention we've had quite a few storms lately anyway.