UPDATE: Have re-tweaked the image to further degrade the appearance of the boat.
Another headline from The Guardian, this time it’s a front page story. With ships. Carrying booty. On the sea. And maybe pirates? I hope there’s pirates. Arrrr.
“True scale of C0₂emissions from shipping revealed” - The Guardian
The owl and the pussycat went to sea, in a rather large and environmentally harmful cargo ship.
The image was badly sketched, imported into Illustrator and redrawn to be a clear and simple graphic with minimal detailing. The type was positioned inside the smoke plume, and then distorted inside of Illustrator to make it appear more fluid. The graphic was imported into Photoshop, and dusted with a little magic to finish it off.
I really should stress this is in no way a tutorial, and for those who are looking for the magic button in Photoshop, it’s under Filter/Render/Magic/Dusting.
I did want to point out a couple of things, one of them being the dirty water left behind by the ships, another being the really cool typography, just incase you missed it. :)