Remember this LOLcat I made last year?
It is, of course, based on the “I should buy a boat” Aby:
Recently, I discovered a continuation of the meme, in which Mr. Aby does buy his boat:
There’s also a “bad decision” version which is pretty funny, but it doesn’t use an Aby as the cat. And, since the “bad decision” is funnier, really, than the “good decision,” I came up with this…
But how did I do it? Well…I’ll show you. First, I found a photo of a snowmobile without a rider on it that I liked.
And yes, I did look for a green snowmobile if at all possible. I got lucky when I found this photo! I cropped it like this:
Then, I found a photo of Jacoby that would fit with the buried snowmobile.
Since he was already in snow, I didn’t have to do much to blend out the background to fit him into the churned snow behind the snowmobile.
I used a feathery brush to blend in the edges of the snow and his coat.
Here’s a close-up that shows how I’ve actually erased parts of Jake’s coat so that it looks like it’s buried in the snow even more than he actually was.
I also placed the text at the bottom for two reasons: one, to match the first LOLcat, which also had the text at the bottom, but also to disguise the Photoshop blending between the snow and Jake’s coat. I could probably do more to improve the lighting match between Jake and the background, but for an LOLcat, it’s good enough.