d'oh!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Here is a quick blend between the original image i used as my outline (click on the image to see the animated version). I noticed some comments wondering why i made the pupils so small and slightly off, it really was just because i was trying to stick to the original proportions of the cartoon so much. All Simpson's characters do have somewhat of a lazy-eye but its not as noticable when they are 2D.

On another note, does anyone have any recommendations for good free screen capture tools that will allow me to record what's going on Photoshop into a video? I thought it might be helpful to show the whole process next time I do one of these.


Also here are some of the texture sources I used for Homer. Hopefully these people won't mind me posting their pictures:


59 comments:

Ben Wurst said...

Great work and thanks for the insights! Would love to see some of what's going on in Photoshop =)
You could try http://camstudio.org/, if Fraps isn't suiting your needs. Bye and thanks =)

classicparamountcartoons said...

Did you read my e-mail on suggestions for cartoon characters?

Navo said...

The Next One : Cartman ! cartman ! Cartman ! ;)

Anonymous said...

If you have the money to spare, you can't beat camtasia.
Fraps as suggested WONT work as it is for recording D3D/OGL surfaces not windows.
Camstudio on the other hand is considered by many as the free camtasia.

Anonymous said...

OMG!

Draw Real Sonic the Hedgehog

Please!

blackbirdcd said...

Nicely done!

Anonymous said...

you used john locke from lost as a reference! cool!

Caio said...

Amaziiiiing job dude!
Congratulations! Draw "Hank Hill" "King of the Hill"

PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASEEE!

Anonymous said...

For screen capture, if you are on a Mac you could use Snapz Pro from Ambrosia. Free to try, can't remember how much it costs.

Nayara said...

That's awesome... really.. you are great doing this.. haha
You made my bored noon better.. haha
thanks.. keep doing this great job.. :)

Nina
St. James, NY

Justin Barrett said...

It's not free, but SnagIt is the little brother of Camtasia, and does a great job of screen capturing. Only $20 or so.

Sean said...

I use bulents screen recorder, its a great program

Anonymous said...

You can use Hypercam, and the best its free.

just google hypercam to find it

Projeto Gibi said...

wow, your work is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant, absolutely incredible work.

doug holverson said...

Loving these!

Suggestions: Rat Fink, a nekomimi, and for something really wiggy: Taronga Leela.

Kewl said...

Hey, I think (based on the extreme number of visits you're getting) you don't need to hear that your work is really amazing. But, anyway I'll say it, because it's true. Do you already know what will be your next target? Maybe Fred Flintstone? Anyway, I would love to see the whole process. Maybe if you put some paypal button you can gather the money to get camtasia or whatever it's needed.

Luke said...

I recommend camstudio...its free and it works!

shakel said...

You can always use snagit6+ to record what your doing... it works well and records into any codec you have one your computer. and the play back is very nice.

fefelino said...

omg!!!

that's so amazing... and incredible

i hope you do more and morethings cause i'll add your blog to my favorites pages

congratulations!!!

Gabe said...

i think its really amazing, but i wonder if the hair might not be made more noticable on the homer, it seems that the lines made in the drawing are more bold, so perhaps add more so you get the same heft to the hair, instead of the literal same amount of hair

Anonymous said...

Adobe Captivate is good too, though not free.

Dudu Maroja said...

Cant wait to see Fred Flintstone, George Jetson, and others

Liber said...

Excellent!

algogoku said...

Could you do one of Songokuh or Vegeta from Dragonball Series?

Thanks and great job.

aserevedo said...

hellow
good blog xd

liverig said...

Excelent post !

But Homer in real life is horrible, I prefer him in draw !

BronzeArmor said...

Once again man...this is amazing! I can't believe you used so many pictures and blended them into creating one solid look. Keep up the good work and I hope to see many more of your artworks in the future.

Numair said...

urgh. People are >anonymously< advertising through comments on your blog. Dude, you should delete those or something wtf.

Hey I got an idea as promised. Do Hello Kitty. That thing has universal recognition and I think it would be really challenging too. Either that or do any Japanese Manga/Anime character. They're supposed to look 'cute' with classic puppy-dog eyes but imagine if you saw a person like that in real. Imagine seeing a little Manga kid in real. Creeeeppyyyy!!! hahah.

I agree with what someone else said tho. I'm sure whatever you do it'll be fantastic. Keep it up bro!

Oh and thanks for the animated gif. Maybe you could do a little toot..? Just suggesting again :#

julio said...

Man!!!
You GOTTA do Peter Griffin from Family Guy!!!
He may be a bit harder because of the glasses, but I'm sure you can do it.

Crisssstoffff said...

Excellent!!
I hope more Simpsons characters will be posted with the same effect!!

Really great job!

atheistokie said...

This blog looks like it's going to be a lot of fun.

Very original, great job!

Skeith said...

For video capture, fraps is definitively one of the best. I don't know if it's free or not. But I use it when I want to record games session, or when I do something on photoshop.
However you will have to re-encode the video if you want it to be at a decent size.

chriss said...

What a gret idea to show us how you did these pictures. i already thought about buying a wacom board and getting more into that. at the moment i"m mostly into video

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see Popeye.

Russell said...
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Rikk said...

You can use CAMTASIA Studio to record your action in Photoshop. Keep Up the good work!

Bradford the Dragon said...

They're adorably creepy!! I love them :) Is the second image you used Colin Baker?

Anonymous said...

Wow. Impressive. Your skill in digital retouching is one of the best I see.

Really good work

Anonymous said...

you are doing awesome stuff

did you paint the skinpores by yourself? I cant see an image where are the skinpores so good visible like in your pictures.

flash said...

great work man...to capture there is snapz to capture...its a good option...cheers
flash

eleanor wrote said...

this is brilliant,

you are an incredibly talented man.

Anonymous said...

Back in November, an earlier version of Camtasia was being offered here:
http://www.downloadsquad.com/2007/11/22/techsmith-offers-free-camtasia-studio-download/

Tryand said...

I would love to see a video of your next untoon, that would help alot!!

Great work so far keep it up ;)

http://freegamedesigner.blogspot.com/

Linyou said...

ha am i the only one who feels this looks like bruce willis?

JAD said...

It was a great work!
Who´s next?
Why don´t you include a button to vote the next character?

Really Really great! 10/10

Greetings from Argentina!

Tuco said...

Made with Pho-D'oh!-Shop ?
Excellent ! (like would say Mr Burns...)
The Super Mario was great too!

Sal said...

Camstudio for windows is awesome and it's free. Get the beta though.

Fraps is for full screen directx recording.

Anonymous said...

look this


http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs27/f/2008/086/4/b/Alfred_A__Newman_by_mataleoneRJ.jpg

Mike said...

Do Bart Simpson next!

Anonymous said...

A good screen capture program for MAC is SnapZ Pro. Check it out here..

http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/

Take care..

teresa

Anonymous said...

This is both phenomenal AND creepy.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Great work! Thanks!

Kroc said...

Wink is a very good free screen capture tool. The result can be saved directly in Macromedia Flash.

Anonymous said...

Wink is a decent screen capture tool

John said...

Very cool stuff! I get kind of grossed out when I look at Homer especially but I love it. I could see this as a horror film, plastic surgeon/video game addict turns into a serial killer or something.

Btw I use Cam Studio for screen captures myself too. Worth trying out.

leo joachin said...

yeeeah dude
nice work on the real homer
keep it comming jejeje

papajoemambo said...

This is amazing work - and I second the suggestion that you add a PayPal button. You might be happily surprised what turns up as far as voluntary donations because your work definitely deserves all the support it can get.

I'd love to see Popeye, but the possibility of a Jessica Rabbit is too tempting to turn down.

Anonymous said...

This is totally awesome. Could you post your PS file somewhere so us artists could could get an idea how you did this. I'm sure this will soon be a contest on Worth1000. Great way to pioneer a totally new style. Keep up the good work.