The truth is out there.

The truth is out there.

 

For this assignment, I initially thought that I wanted to use a movie. After seeing a previous post re-creating Snow White, I toyed with the idea of using my own favorite Disney/folk tale movie: Sleeping Beauty. Then, I re-considered going with a grittier theme like in my four icons post.

The grittier theme idea lead to a spookier idea, and I was instantly reminded of my favorite television show. I discovered The X-Files at an older age than most (mostly because I was only 1-2 when the show originally began airing) but quickly fell in love with the mythos of the show as a whole as well as the clever, eerie individual episodes. Scully is a personal hero of mine with her intelligence, beauty, strength, and courage, and forget Californication–David Duchovny is only Fox Mulder in my eyes!

Without quick access to Photoshop, I started this piece on the Pixlr editor. I laid down a gray-green background to echo the alien aspect of the TV show, and then I put my own spin on the show’s logo. I emphasized the flying saucer shape to further the alien feel, added bold text in PowerPoint (the Pixlr editor doesn’t allow me to add text, which is apparently a commonly-reported bug), and a vignette effect.

Viola–spooky, 90s minimalism!