1st annual world cup chop-off sponsored by Freakingnews Member reactions:
Clever chop, though I would never guess Rembrandt in the guy on the right
That is because it is Tom Hanks. I didn't have a current photograph of Rembrandt. I think he died before cameras so I found somebody that could act the part Thanks Newsey, Rajeshstar, Pree and 420
-Very surprised and very honored. Thanks Doc, eric, Luciano. I wouldn't really know Rembrandt if he knocked on my door but I think he would totally dig chopping.
Congratulations Hits.... Excellent work...
Congrats on the gold, Hits. I see it's transformed Tom Hanks now. It'd be very challenging to use the Rembrandt source and blend it with a photo - his technique was very far from photo realism - strong brush strokes and heavy contrast
Yeah it would. I circumvented getting into that sort of hair pulling and wisely so. I am not sure what inspired me to use Hank's likeness but I think Cloud Atlas had something to do with it. And as I was milling through tons of faces that might resemble Rembrandt Hanks kept popping up; mainly the eyes are similar. So I tweaked it all to build this modern version
After Republican presidential candidate John McCain successfully secured his GOP nomination,
President George W. Bush gave his endorsement to McCain. Meeting with McCain and his wife at the White House, Bush junior said that McCain is a true Republican and would make a great country leader and commander-in-chief. At the same time many analysts think that blessings from Bush would actually drop McCain's ratings, since Bush has the lowest support ratings of all times, and associating with Bush is not the best thing at the moment.
Photoshop anything related to John McCain winning the GOP nomination, his future possible presidency, and running mate. Some examples are: motivational & demotivational posters with McCain, old paintings showing "Christening" of McCain by GOP leaders, his election posters with his running mate, etc.