Wallpaper Season - The Autumn Warrior

Submitted by jonvalk on August 3rd, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Ok, ladies and gentlemen - mostly gentlemen, let's be honest - here is my newest creation.  I saw the Butkus/Lombardi nomination picture of Jake and immediately thought it looked like a Captain America style shot.  So that's what I did.  Behold, Jake Ryan, "The Autumn Soldier."  I hope you all like it.  27 days until JMFR hits the field in glory.  As always, constructive criticism and/or suggestions for future work is appreciated.  Mobile and assorted other formats to come as they are finished.  Enjoy!

Desktop (16:9)

- JonValk



August 3rd, 2014 at 8:09 PM ^

To be honest, I had to give you my first thought when i saw this. If the athletic department had produced this, they would have been viciously criticized for the soldier reference and trivializing war by associating football players with it. I dont think its a big deal but alot would really be offended. Before reading your post and just seeing the picture, I cringed because i thought the AD was going to get alot of criticism for it.


August 4th, 2014 at 12:28 AM ^

As an active duty veteran of 7 deployments, I think you would have had to put him in an actual uniform to start to get people riled up like that.  Captain America is a comic book character (actually one of my favorites) and a movie character (actually one of my favorites).  I don't speak for everyone, but I think we are safe here.  I absolutely love this wallaper.  

Maybe I'm biased because I am a fanatic Michigan follower, Jake Ryan is one of my favorite players, and Winter Soldier is one of my favorite movies.  

Go Blue!!


August 4th, 2014 at 12:57 AM ^

I appreciate the defense (both of my theme and of our country). I'm glad you like the wallpaper. Personally, I think that my work on the uniform and getting JMFR into it seamlessly is some of my better photoshop work. I've considered doing a "Marvel" series of wallpapers if I can get the right images. What do you think? I like Jake as CA, and I can already visualize some of the other players as Avengers/X-Men.


August 4th, 2014 at 6:52 PM ^

Everyone will have their opinions on who should be which character...but Steve Everitt as Thor...
Tom Harmon as Wolverine
Shane Morris as Hawkeye
Ondre as Hulk
Devin Gardner as Nick Fury
I don't know just throwin it around...good times