Surreal Bear and Alien with Heart. Member reactions:
I know how he feels. I had a girl steal my heart once too.
Thanks, Lu. Thanks Newys. Awesome theme post image. I really like Carl3's art works.
Thanks Doc, and Gummy. Thanks Everyone.
Carl does some cool stuff for sure. I miss him. And so do you. Excellent work, I scratch my head on this one thinking it could go either way. I forgot I had band practice and came back to see the results. You do deserve gold too. Marvelous entry and congrats, SS.
Thanks, Bob and Andrew.. Thanks, Hit-man. This time the Gold is your'n.
Thanks, NewsMaster. Splat-Man, I like it.
Thanks, SilverCanine. I know these types of freaky chops are right up your alley. I'm happy you like it.
Hearts War, 5th Element mixed theme and my two favorite films of his A few sources Member reactions:
Thank you Hobbit, Fugit and Swashbuckle.
Super Build, Hidden. The "Willis" name and red heart are a nice touch. Thanks for the images view. I have the jacket image. Just holler if you need that to place in your sources list.
Sorry i have a difficult time seeing Bruce Willis in this pic. Too much facial manipulation.
Excellent caricature...Big face and great texture seen on the face fabolous job done
Even if I completely agree with Registered (we see too often excessive distortions in caricatures), I think this one is superb, at least from a technical point of view.
Krike, nit picky like old hens... Hahahahaha .... Gawd, it's close enough to my eye. Welcome back Registered. Better get chopping or loose that 4th place standing. Thanks Luciano, Eric, Rajesh, Registered, Disasterman and, Splatshot. It did a tiny tweakage but it's done-done as far as I see I need to work it. Thanks for the comments. Cheers
Lots of interesting elements Tim congrats. But I have to agree with Registered about the likeness (although I don't agree with his voting stats in this contest). A bit more likeness probably would've swayed the voters for a gold in your favor.
Thanks Dan. You guys must have much better eyes than me. I have been wondering about my sight lately. I applied the 4-2-0 test and to my eye, each covered quadrant, quartered, halved and full view was obvious who it was. To me. I see the same thing happening with yours, face a bit too vertically exaggerated but overall, still a pretty clear recognition. In fact, yours did not pass the 4-2-0 on the mouth region quite as well as mine did but your overall likeness works better... marginally. And that is to my eye. I suppose it really comes down to what perception points you track "personally" when using facial recognition and how the eye/brain prioritizes. I have astigmatism and some optical condition, forget the name, where I see a split image in my right eye. And for some related reason, I tend to see things, well, a little plumper than they probably are. Does that effects my chopping. It must, because three of you have said the same thing. And it isn't the first time. It might be time to throw in the towel if I can't get simple caricatures correct. So, either you guys are being hyper critical which I think not, or I have a real problem. Anyway, I guess the chop had enough going for it to grab a cup. Many thanks...
Try not to take it too personal Tim. I'm not critiquing your entry to be malicious or hyper critical, but rather pointing it out so you can try different things to fix it next time. No need to throw in the towel just yet...Some things in a face or head can be altered and distorted quite a bit while still retaining likeness, like the shape of the head for instance. But other features such as eyes, nose and lips can't be altered in shape (only size) before the likeness is completely lost. Study some of Pikes caricatures closely and you'll see what I mean.
Congrats on Silver, Hits. Excellent work on chop. What's the 4-2-0 test about.
Not personal, Dan, just concerned. This is not the first time and seems to be happening with alarming frequency. I am here to show you folks how it is done, not how it is not. Thanks Pal
No problem dude. By the way, good caricatures are never simple or easy. I constantly struggle to create good caricatures while pushing the limits of distortion. I'm only as good as I am because of constant practice and studying the work of other caricaturists better than me. Keep the faith.
4-2-0 is an old portrait artist trick, Champ. The idea is to divide the face into 4 quadrants with a cross. Take two envelopes and cover all but one quadrant. We will take the left eye for example. Does that left eye that is exposed look like the corresponding reference. In other words, can you tell that is the person you are drawing, painting, chopping from just seeing that one eye and partial nose. If you can move the envelopes around applying the same method to the other three quadrants and get a yes, you are good to go. You can apply the same to half the face, upper and lower to test the likeness or you can check it by dividing the face vertically, down the middle. Using this way of referencing is a simple way to avoid overwhelm while fine tuning the portrait. The 0 of course denotes the full face. Go ahead and take a few scraps of paper and test it out on my image and see if recognition qualities are present in all 4 quads. Sorry for not being more clear earlier. I sometimes forget some stuff isn't general knowledge at all and actually is technical. Some teachers might even call it something else but I learned it as 420. Imagine that. Hope that clears it up.
Congrats on the win, love it, darn, you're work is great.
Congrats on the silver Great Job Hitspinner. Love it. Very complicated, you must have the patience of a saint.
thanks for clearing that 420 business up Hits. Comparing yours to Dan's, I feel you lose a little with the blue eyes. It was the first thing I noticed when viewing your chop. Dan left the eyes original, with that confident Bruce Willis gaze. And that reinforced the rest of his caricature. I had no problem whatever seeing Bruce in yours, a fantastic effort. Both works deserve Gold.
Well, so much for my survey. I don't think there really is anyone on Facebook except Pat, Pree, Doc and me and HH.
Happy Valentine's Day! Today people are presenting their loved ones with heart-shaped gifts, candies, and cards. For centuries the heart symbol has been used to signify love, - the first depictions of the heart symbol date back to seventh century B.C.
To celebrate Valentine's Day at FN, give a heart shape to any objects (fully or partially) or people (fully or partially). Some examples are - heart-shaped eyes, heart-shaped phones, heart-shaped face/head.
This Valentine's Day people are presenting their loved ones with heart-shaped gifts, candies, and cards. For centuries the heart symbol has been used to signify love, - the first depictions of the heart symbol date back to seventh century B.C.
For this Valentine's Day, let's photoshop celebrities and politicians with heart-shaped eyes, or heart-shaped mouth, or heart-shaped face/head. Let's see if they are still recognizable and if they look better this way.