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UPDATE: The picture below is the one we are using for Link's birthday project! Gumbo's examples will be below the picture we will be using.
Instructions (as of 4/21/17): Please print it with the highest quality you can, in full color. If you are doing a picture inside, cut him out and attach to a Popsicle stick. If you're going to be outside, I suggest first gluing it to a piece of cardboard, then cutting him out, that way the picture is reinforced just in case there is wind.
You have 2 options:
Option 1 - Either make the picture have just Link (as per Gumbo's most recent example of Link in the office);
Option 2 - ...or you can be in the picture, holding up Link. Another suggestion for this option is, you can have a friend hold Link up in frame to make it look like he is next to you.
*It is up to you which of these options you would like to do! Be creative :)*
A birthday message: You are more than welcome to write a note for Link. since I'll be printing all your pictures at a print shop, your notes will have to be typed up so I can affix them to your page/spot in his book. :)
Thanks guys for being so awesome! BE YOUR MYTHICAL BEST & go get some great pictures for Link so we can show him how much he means to us! <3
(Again, thanks Gumbo for these 2 wonderful examples!)
*Original Post Below! :)*
Goooood Mythical Morning/Afternoon/Evening, wherever you may be! My name is Gabrielle and I'll be organizing Link's 39th birthday project. I want to thank you guys in advance for entrusting me with this endeavor!
Some wonderful Mythical Beasts you may very well already know - Jaymie, Maple Dash & Gumbo - came up with a wonderful idea for this year's gift. We'll be putting together a book (I'm thinking scrapbook-style) of pictures that you guys take... like the "Flat Stanley" project that many of us did in grade school. The pictures will need to have you in it, holding a cutout of Link (Gumbo posted a great picture that I think would work nicely, and hopefully by tomorrow or Tuesday we'll have settled on a picture).
Tips for the picture: Take it somewhere relevant or historical in your city. A building with a cool mural or even something like a marina would be great ideas as well. If you live in a more rural area, take the photo near something that is important to you, and something that is beautiful (think a beautiful field of flowers, a garden, a really old tree, etc). Most of all, think about what really represents where you live! What would you want to show to Link if he visited your city? What would he HAVE to see during his trip to your town?
The picture of Link should be printed, cutout very neatly, and perhaps glued to a piece of cardboard to make it sturdy so that the picture doesn't bend in the wind when you're out taking the picture. If you'd like, you could even glue it to a 'popsickle stick' type of thing. Make sure that you print the picture in color and with the best quality you can print it out in. We want the pictures of Link to be consistent throughout the book. I suggest gluing the picture to the cardboard *before* cutting around the picture of Link.
I'll be collecting all photos in an email address and printing them out at a local print shop. I'll also be designing the book and mailing it to Link. Jaymie and her son will also be creating a mousepad with Link's favorite things on it, and that'll be mailed with the book as well.
I've made an email address JUST FOR THIS PROJECT : firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO THIS EMAIL ONLY. IF THEY ARE NOT SENT TO email@example.com THEY MAY NOT BE SEEN.
SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 10TH. THE BOOK WILL BE SHIPPED ON MAY 20TH.
I'll be updating this thread as we finalize which picture to use, etc. If you have any questions, feel free to DM me on twitter @MythicalGabbie! Talk to you guys soon!
**Thank you so much to Jaymie, Maple Dash & Gumbo for their lovely ideas and for allowing me to do this year's birthday project!**
I'm personally leaning more toward the idea of consistency and having everyone use the same picture...that would give the most aesthetic harmony, in my opinion.
I mentioned on Twitter that I'm sure people can be creative in framing the cardigan cut-off one to work--as some examples, people could hold the flat Link so that the cut-off hits just at the bottom of the photo, or even hold him on/behind their shoulder to hide the cut-off part and make it look like he's appearing behind them. They can even hold Link at a funny angle so it's like his torso is peeking in from the edge of the frame to see what's going on.
All that just to say, it's doable if we go with that one!
I agree with Victoria :)
This is a good one, but are you able to find a larger version for better resolution?
This is same as the torso-only image that I initially used to demonstrate the project.
same one that I used on the above Stick Link
that's why I cut it off above the knees to clip out the Getty Images detail
Below is the Flat Link pic that I printed on regular, low-quality printer paper and cut out hastily with scissors <2 minutes total time from start to finished pic upload - - you really should do a better job than this.
Suggest that for all outdoor pics a sturdier backing be used to avoid wind issues.
Also, outdoors pics will have better resolution, as hard to focus at this level indoors and using the camera flash on an up-close cutout didn't work very well at all.
By comparison, here's another pic of just the office with Flat Link added later using what tiny bit of computer magic that I possess.
oh my goodness! It really looks like he's there! That's awesome!
I like the effect of the cutout. :) Excited for this project!
This definitely works!
Now I just need the weather to work with me soon - going location spotting tomorrow :)