Are There Martians in the House?

I posted earlier that I'd been having a hard time working with the assigned episodes this week. When I got home, I decided to watch a different episode and see what would happen. I turned on Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? from season two of The Twilight Zone. I hadn't ever seen this one, and the episodes with UFO's and aliens involved always intrigued me.

(As a kid, I borrowed a TON of UFO books from the library, and then I started to get freaked out, so I stopped.)

I loved the disparity between the characters in this episode, and I thought I had it all figured out. Well, it turned out that I forgot I was in the Zone, and Serling pulled a fast one on me. Again.

Don't think you know me.

Don't think you know me.

I decided to do another minimalist book cover for this episode, mostly because the image popped into my head immediately. Plus, I figured the one I did on A Clockwork Orange was done before the class started, so technically, I'm not redoing a project I've already completed.

One of these things is not like the other...

One of these things is not like the other...

I used a couple tricks taught to me today by Shannon Tate after commenting on her beautiful House of Leaves book cover. They really helped me achieve more texture in the image overlay and the text, which made me happy.

I feel like I'm back on the horse and I'm looking forward to (maybe) getting another project done this weekend, and definitely starting fresh next week.

-- Book image photo credit: ~Brenda-Starr~ via Compfight cc

2 thoughts on “Are There Martians in the House?

  1. Gorgeous! This is very nice. Now, for me as a newbie, I’m wondering just how you did it. I understand the “clothify” effect, from Shannon’s post, and I’m guessing you had at least two images (the UFO and building), and then also the colours got in there somehow. What about the thing on the left that looks like a book spine? A downloaded texture/image, perhaps?

    Thanks for any help you can give. Really trying to learn my way around this GIMP thing, and have a long way to go.

  2. jimgroom says:

    I agree with Christina, this is definitely gorgeous. Fine work!

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