filling in for monuMental - if possible

Submitted by cjm on September 4th, 2011 at 5:27 PM

This is my first time to do the diary thing because I figure I never have enough content that anyone would want or that deserved it's own space.  Not gonna lie - little nervous. If this does not really fit into the diary parameters then I would not be offended by it's deletion.  I'm also grown up enough to take the criticism often found on the MGoBoard.  

Now to the point.  Many of you are familiar with monuMental and his amazing artwork that can be found over at theartthearttheartdotcom.  Most of you also know he will not be able to provide wallpaper this season because he has too much on his plate.

I'd like to say that I am by no means as creative as many others on this board and not anywhere near worthy enough to even touch monuMental's magnetic lasso tool.  However, I was asked by a couple friends if I had any UofM wallpaper so I decided to give it an amateurish try.

Blue Indy also created some artwork for the WMU game (WMU) and if he keeps it up then that's great (not trying to steal his thunder here.)

This is what I came up with for the Under The Lights game.  I wanted to keep it slick and simple so I imediately considered stadium lights.  I recall the day Addidas previewed the throwback uniforms and went searching for those.  Once I found them I thought of combining them and the lights idea.  After many different attempts and changes I simply came back to the clean look I landed on and added the UTL official logo.  Thoughts?



September 7th, 2011 at 9:55 AM ^

oh. uh. yeah.  That all went back to one single moment/thread in time where the MGoBoard went all Lloyd Brady on here.  I was board that day and tried a few takes myself.  I'm not very good at this photoshopping thing but know just enough to come out and play occassionally.  

Chris of Dange…

September 5th, 2011 at 11:31 AM ^

...or maybe tUOS. 

Or even 'An Ohio State University," since there are other State Universities in Ohio and aren't they all on about the same level anyway?  Why should Tattoo U  get sole possession of the "The?"

(yes, I know, it's also "The University of Michigan" but we've never seemed as anal about owning the "The" as the those other guys are)


September 4th, 2011 at 8:35 PM ^

Really small nit-pick here, but the shadows falling from Denard's legs don't quite match the lighting as well as Te'o's do. I would try adding an 10 o'clock to 4 o'clock shadow to his legs.

Nothing complex... just a little dodge 'n burn in photoshop if you have that capability.


September 5th, 2011 at 12:26 AM ^

Amazing!  Keep them coming.  I think I speak for everyone when I say "Thank You! We really appreciate it!"

One small (maybe) request:  is there anyway to get an iPhone backround too?


September 5th, 2011 at 2:12 AM ^

Our throwback uniforms >>> ND throwback uniforms

Also - love the concept.


Also Teo's arms really that ripped - they seem odd (doctored) - though I'm guessing that is what Addidas provided and not really the OPs doing.