Thursday, October 13, 2016

Rowdy Ronda Rousey

With the announcement that Ronda Rousey will be fighting to regain her title at UFC 207 I thought it'd be the perfect time to show my Ronda custom.

For this one I used the 1985 Topps Rambo: First Blood Part II trading cards.  I'm a HUGE Sly fan, so I've always loved this card set.  I've still got some of my original Rambo cards.  They look like I've been carrying them around in my back pocket since 1985.

I saw the barbed wire on the border and thought it would go well with a UFC cage theme.  I masked out the middle and put probably my favorite Ronda image as the main picture.  Then, recreated the yellow action burst in the lower left as a vector.  I spent a ton of time masking out the smaller Ronda image to go inside of it, as I usually do, stressing out over single pixels. I was really happy how this one came out.  Now all that's left is for 'Rowdy' Rousey kicks some ass on December 30th!

For a comparison

UPDATE: (07/31/17) Got this in the mail today.

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