Jessica Rabbit Process

Monday, April 21, 2008

For those interested, here is the first hour of work on Jessica condensed down to 10 minutes. It's a tad long to watch, but any faster and it was hard to see what's going on.




You'll notice one of my main reference images was an Angelina Jolie picture. I'm curious if that's why people think she looks like her or if she would have looked like her no matter who I used.

132 comments:

eppyjerk said...

Totally sweet!

Anonymous said...

Wow ! that is so cool

Gary Piserchio said...

Definitely Angelina. But that is amazing work. Now if only we could harness your talents for Good.

AlexT said...

Hey mate, you are really talented and patient person. It is incredible the amount of time it takes to do that, and just for fun. Keep the awesome work.

untogether said...

I think she looks like Traci Lords, myself, but then again, I always have.

You've got mad skilz, my friend, MAD! Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Wow you made it look so easy.

untogether said...

Mariah's retoucher has nothing on this guy, and that speaks VOLUMES!

http://icemuff.blogspot.com/2008/04/pass-it-on.html

James said...

Fantastic work. Long time photoshop user as well. It is always fascinating to know that no matter how far you get into photoshop, you never really can know it all. It's amazing to see what some people can do with it. Keep up the great works!

Anonymous said...

Very nice work!
Don`t need to say more

Anonymous said...

Anyone else think that 'Untooned' should be a recurring contest on Worth1000?

Pss.. do Samurai Jack

hybridjosto said...

I could watch a lot more of that! Awesome thanks for posting it.

Sogtulakk said...

Sweet work! I believe that many people think that she looks like Angelina because of her -gorgeous- lips. Maybe some Angelina remained in there (and I love how Jessica's lips came out).
Awesome video... will you post the rest?

Anonymous said...

I was surprised to see the use of Angelina Jolie as the raw material, since I thought the finished product very much resembled Christina Ricci (though not the original toon).

Anonymous said...

i could look at your stuff all day long

Jake said...

That was awesome. But something that I'm wondering is, what tool did you use to stretch the samples?

pcamtz said...

Now I know why she reminded me of Angelina (mainly because of the lips, I have to admit). Kate Walsh's hair is very fitting (I knew I had seen it somewhere!), it turned out great.

I can't wait to see Stewie, I bet it will be te creepiest by far!

Rob said...

love your work, and to see it in action was pretty awe-inspriring(even if it was in super fast motion). thanks

MCWHAMMER said...

So you know, the first day when you showed just the lips, I said: "Oh Boy, he's untooning Angelina Jolie" :) I knew they were her lips for some reason, but I didn't know you used her whole face!

This video was interesting to watch. I reckon it would take me 10 days and 20 migraines to accomplish that in Photoshop. You're a pro.

Neil said...

its the eye that makes it seem ananajolie

Anonymous said...

who you have used for the breast?? :p

Homage said...

I thought it looked like Angelina cause of the eyes mainly. I think she looks like Anjo partly cause she's an archetypally sultry-lookin' type but largely cause she's basically a bent-up version of an Anjo photo. Would be interesting to see what you could do with a Kathleen Turner photo - wasn't that who the original cartoon used as a visual reference?

Either way, like, wow.

Anonymous said...

Johnny Bravo would be SOOOO creepy.

Gareee said...

That's one of the most amazing photoshop videos I've seen. I'm SO glad you actually retained that and shared it for us!

My untooned requests:

Penelope Pitstop! ;)

Popeye, Olive Oyl, Pappy, and sweet pea in a family portrait (heck, you could toss Alice the goon behind them, or the sea hag!)

The Power Puff girls

Fred Flintstone n Wilma

COLA said...
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COLA said...

That's cheating! Angelina Jolie IS already a cartoon!

scots chris said...

Fascinating stuff, thanks for sharing - out of interest, what tool/plug-in are you using in PS that's allowing you to reshape the layers so dynamically?

Carlos Augusto said...

hOMBRE ERES REALMENTE UNO DE LOS MEJORES, deberias escribir o crear una guia rapida de photoshop con tus mejores consejitos.

Anonymous said...

Very Good its got to be hard work but keep if up if you can we'd all love to see more....Very Talented Stuff

Anonymous said...

Deep thanks for the great work! We'd love to see how Betty Boop, Mr. Magoo and other retro characters become alive under your magic (digital) wand! (like you didn't have enough suggestions already!) Peace...

Anonymous said...

That is some amazing work. You've got amazing talent. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

I suppose the best way to sate your curiosity is to do it again, but this time use Jessica Alba.

Not that that is in any way a trivial task, and I'm sure you would find it dull, having already made Mrs. Rabbit.

Dan said...

Please keep up these vids. The pics of homer and mario are very interesting but the real fascination comes from watching the process and the final result. I think the final pic is very good and Jessica works well in real life. Will eagerly await more.

I agree that Stewie or Betty Boo would be a great next project but if you want to challenge yourself maybe try Jessicas husband or another cartoon animal for a real tough time.

Peace!

Daniel S. said...

Amazing!!

Tofudisan said...

Very cool to watch the video. I'm an amateur chopper so I learned a lot just watching the vid. Thank you so much for posting it online!

I'd concur with several of the untooning requests made already. Any of the Flintstones characters, Betty Boop (Christina Ricci would be a good source for her I think), Speed Racer (in honor of the lame-looking movie coming out soon), April O'Neal (from TMNT in case memories fade), Dexter from Dexter's Lab, Vicky the Babysitter from Fairly Oddparents, etc.

But for a CRAZY suggestion what about the Pink Panther? The amount of hair to deal with would be an adventure. ;)

J said...

awwwwwww, the video ended right when it was really getting interesting. Don't get me wrong, the whole video is great, but I was looking for the part where you'd create the ambience for the comp (the smoke, the dress, color matching, etc).

thanks, keep the good work!


J

Anonymous said...

Hey, could you post your reference pictures? I know you showed us the ones above the neck, but I'd like to see the whole bunch!

Anonymous said...

One reason people think of Angelina is because of her skin tone. You didn't change it to match Jessica's.

Oberon said...

.....very good......now.....it's time to change the world.....get to work.

Mark Papercraft said...

OOOOOHH Thankyou very much !!! I will study it with attenction !

belinha said...

You are AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You are...I lack words to say it!Fabulous work!Congrats!

Sweet Caroline said...

Fun site (even if not as fun at work ;)

Renan Donha said...

I wish you were the character of Goku DragonBall, in the movie that will launch the actor is Justin Chatwin.

Anonymous said...

Next do Sakura Haruno!

Anonymous said...

how did you´ve done her boobies??

Brett said...

All of the above, you are a god. I,ve no new words to say it . . . . !!

El Cholo !! said...

eres un puto genio !!!

Carlos - Advertiser said...

impecável, adorei, esta fabuloso, se pudesse contratava-te...

Anonymous said...

incredible 8D, thise is big...you can do mario too buajaja,fantastic, mmmm i would venere you if you could do characters of sega, like sonic knuckles and etc, xD but defenitive, the best is gesica

V. said...

this is so AWESOME!
CONGRATS...
loved it.
xoxo

Fabio said...

Fantastic job man! Really pro!

For the next jobs you could do Goku, it's different from what you've done already...

Greetings from Brazil!

PilyBoop said...

Voto por betty Boop¡¡¡ XD

Christoph said...

Thanks for the tutorial!
some people would be really interested in learning this technique in form of a tutorial dvd!
if you are interested in producing a dvd, just let me know.I'm in the process of founding a startup company dealing with media learning!

just contact me:
christoph.helms@gmail.com

timmy said...

wow .. amazing work ..

Dan and Antonios Crazy Blog said...

MAN I can do that with my EYES closed!

LAME.

R^2 said...

Very nice xD

http://www.stuff17.blogspot.com

Alex Kam said...

very cool, You need to post some tutorials of your techniques! :)

Tryand said...

Very cool thank you!!!

Awsome job btw, get a good stewie and send it in to AdultSwim!!!

DO CARL FROM AQUA TEEN NEXT!!!

http://mlatcomics.com/hoovdocs/myspacepics/carl.jpg

Full body lol!!!

Ricky! said...

omg dude, U ARE AWESOME, i wish u could tell us how u learnt to use photoshop, ima huge digital image fan so, im pretty amazed =) ty for sharing this to us =)

Fun With War Crimes said...

That is amazing. Genius, actually. can't wait to see more. "untooning" what a concept.

Fun With War Crimes said...

Hey, can you make me look like Angelina Jolie, too? lol...

Raffy Jay said...

Sleuthing a mystery?

geri mimi su said...

that is just bloody brilliant. BRILLIANT

Evil Lemon said...

Thats great!

BenZod said...

Awesome! I loved watching this! I color line art in photoshop as a Hobby, and I like to dabble in Photo manipulation. This seems like something in between that. lol How did you ever start doing it?

Rishi said...

HI!
thats so awesome! and the other ones are so cool!
ive added your blog to the list of my favourite sites on my blog by the way..
visit http://methecow.blogspot.com

chambilkethakur said...

awesome.

Afrobabe said...

Brilliant...DO ME!!!

stellarize said...

wow that was awesome!

john said...

Thank you pixeloo!
Your work with Jessica is stunning and of very high quality.

"I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." -Jessica Rabbit

Lydibugg said...

I've never seen anything like this before. It was amazing to watch!

Anonymous said...

Excellent work. I showed the photo to someone unfamiliar with Jessica Rabbit and who didn't see how the image was created and their first response was, "That looks like Angelina Jolie," so, yes, I think is a big part of why it came out so well.

You could also have used Tera Patrick as she looks very much like Jessica Rabbit, from the face to the mammaries.

Great work!

White Rose said...

That was cool as hell. I haven't taken any classes, I've just been playing around with photoshop. Just figuring things out for myself and I love it! I can really learn some stuff from you. Great site!

Anonymous said...

1. Betty Boop
2. Betty Rubble
3. Johnny Bravo
4. Wilma Flinstone
5. Carl from Aqua Teen
5. Powerpuff Girl
6. Disney Princess
7. Timmy Turner

Anonymous said...

Just amazing ; You shall find some job if it's not already the case... *wow*

Suburbia said...

Wow it was amazing, facinating. I wish I could do that too!

PanJ said...

Awesome!
Guess you have a good computer and accessories to do this.

Kristy said...

Bad Ass! I love that you show the whole process, really amazing...

Offbeat News said...

I can't wait to see Stewie!

Anonymous said...

This is really awesome, kudos to your photoshop skills!

As if you don't have enough requests/suggestions... it would be neat to see Motoko Kusanagi (the Major) in one of the shots where she's all wired up with exposed circuitry.

Anonymous said...

Its GREAT work!
I like the Homer one, but Jessica Rabbit is definitely the most awesome~

While watching the video I kinda LOL cos I work on PS just like u do, keep going back to some parts tat u r not satisfied with. Move on to the hair get back to the nose... work on the ears.... go back to the chin...
Back and forth all the time...

I wish I can see some anime characters tu.~

Looking forward to ur future projects!!

DKqwerty said...

Fucking amazing dude. I never would have thought to do this, particularly in the manner you are. Kudos.

grid said...

This is awesome! Your are doing a great work. Have you tried to uncartoon Asterix and Obelix or Popeye ?

Anonymous said...

Man, you are a genius! Keep on working! How about untooning some female Robotech characters like Lisa Hayes or Lynn Minmei (even a movie played by actors/actresses is being released)? Thanks!

James said...

Angelina Jolie? Yeah, I can see it... I think it's mostly the lips though.

Honestly, my first thought was Mena Suvari.

mike weber/fairportfan said...

Anonymous said...

DO BETTIE BOOP!

Hey - ever since i was thirteen, i've wanted to do Bettie Boop ...

Oh.

Never mind.

Bobby the Blue Baxojayz said...

Awesome.

Why was the vid pulled?

Iryna Merkulova said...

Absolutely wonderful!

That one guy... said...

These are great.. what other programs do you make use of besides photoshop... any maya or max dabbling?

The Honest Ape said...

Did someone just say "You made it look easy?" WTF This looks like it would take forever and he doesn't make it look easy, he mostly shows how time consuming this would be.

The Honest Ape
www.bigbadmedium.com

alldoneup said...

It's beautiful and you so talented, keep up the great work! =D

Anonymous said...

AMAZING!

Anonymous said...

It definitely has to do with using Jolie. She has a much darker, more olive complexion than the average white woman. Especially for a red-head. Most (natural) red-heads I know are pretty pale.

And the lips, too, of course

crezo said...

no way, I thought that top lip looked just like angelina's but thought I was being a little obsessed and it couldn;t have been. But Damn! Seeing that video of how you made it is unreal, anmazing skills you have... an absolute legend!

stunning.

R. Almares said...

Holy moses... that was awesome...

Romdov said...

It's amazing...
MAybe it's gonna make feel some people like making other untooned characters portraits...
Maybe Spike Spiegel from "Cowboy Bebop" could be a goog challenge...

Chico 21 said...

wow is amazing ^^
congratulations

Ai Nanas! said...

You ROCKKK pixeloo!
I've posted a reference to your work at:

http://ainanas.com

adria said...

"You'll notice one of my main reference images was an Angelina Jolie picture. I'm curious if that's why people think she looks like her or if she would have looked like her no matter who I used."

I wondered that too. The power of suggestion...interesting.

Btw I think you have inspired me! I want to learn how to do that. :)

Frida the Chihuahua said...

I'm soooo jealous! how did you get your blog on the Blogger homepage?!?! (I guess it is neat-o. Especially how your Jessicalina creation!)

My name's Frida the Chihuahua.

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Karen said...

Wow! That's really cool and beautiful. =] Great job!

cdo34 said...

Freakin Sweet!!!

Who's next?

BeaPisaca said...

Que fiera!!!!!

DO PETER (of FAMILY GUY)
DO PETER (of FAMILY GUY)
DO PETER (of FAMILY GUY)
DO PETER (of FAMILY GUY)
DO PETER (of FAMILY GUY)

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jeremssdk said...

WOW...very impressed...I suddenly feel that i have a bad level lol :p
What about an untooned manga ? lol Iwould be fun to see sangoku or another as a human ^^ with its biiiig eyes !!

Sasha said...

hm.
she'd probably look alot more stunning as a brunette.. but she wouldn't have the same character.

Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures!


Just a suggestion of one you could do http://www.gameaxis.com/img/blog/1913/Image/phoenix_wright_news.jpg

Jos said...

I'm Really Impressed....Most incredible use of photoshop ive seen in a long time.
Best performance angelina Jolie has ever done.
I have ONE request...do have a LARGER copy of the video...Higher quality, so we can see the tools you used?
I can barley make it out.
By the time video's make you tube, they loook like crap.

Patioes said...

Dude, you totally rock! Amazing work!

Whats that tool(effect) that deforms the picture like a mesh using a brush?

Thx

SusieQ said...

She's beautiful... you've brought Jessica to life! Amazing work!

Arianna said...

You are overwhelmingly talented.

Keepdreamin said...

That really is totally awesome! I wish I had half the skill.

cat said...

Cool. Awesome work!

Tony said...

I have to say your work is amazingly inspiring. I was just thinking though, if you'd asked for texture suggestions (which you don't need to because your work is brilliant), I'd have said you'd have had an easier time with Jessica Rabbit's hair if you'd used Marcia Cross (Bree from Desperate Housewives) as a reference as her hair style and colour is so similar to Jessica Rabbit's, it probably wouldn't have needed quite so much need for distortion or editing.

Either way, like I say you don't need my suggestions, because the end result was amazing.

I totally want to try and copy you but I know I'd fail miserably XD.

Fabiano Shark said...

It's simply perfect! Congratulations!

Fabiano Shark

Anonymous said...

Amazing work!! I love it so much I printed it out to hang on my wall. Thank you kindly for your long hours of hard, dedicated and marvelous work. :)

Anonymous said...

Amazing work!! I love it so much I printed it out to hang on my wall. Thank you kindly for your long hours of hard, dedicated and marvelous work. :) ~ Kal-El

Tom Dougherty said...

I'd love to see Popeye and Olive Oyl in a two-fer, but anything you do is going to be satisfying and terrific. Thanks for the blog and all the hard work.

Anonymous said...

great job dude. i'd love to see mr. bean untooned

martinica said...

What wonder!

I have created a post on my blog to show your great job.

Thank you for sharing

http://elblogdemartinica.blogspot.com/
2008/05/angelina-jolie-tras-jessica-rabbit.html

Anonymous said...

Dude i would like to see what you could do with beavis & butt-head.

Alan said...

You are my hero!!!!

Kelly said...

Awesome stuff. I think she'd have looked like Angelina regardless as you would have warped anyone's features into the same shape. I'm really inspired now. I'd love to see you do the same thing to some of the Disney Princesses.

Anonymous said...

Давай ещё !

Amanda E said...

I don't know whom I should applaud. The marvel of digital imagery or the marvel of your Photoshop skills and artistic chops. I think I'll applaud you both. Superb! Looking forward to more of your work!

Anonymous said...

I think she would've looked like Angelina anyway, though you did use Angie's picture to create a realistic Jessica Rabbit, you adjusted it to jessica's features

Anonymous said...

Watching this made me think of application of prosthetic makeup, with pieces of "real-woman face" being fitted and glued to the toon woman to make her able to pass for a human being: one can almost imagine a toon makeup artist working on Jessica. Of course, the re-shaping you had to do for each piece makes the process very different.

If I met a real woman who looked precisely like your final result, I'd feel an odd combination of extreme attraction and extreme repulsion. I can imagine a science-fiction story in which such radical changes can safely be made to human bodies, and some jaded, cynical woman (or perhaps man?) has decided to become a living Jessica just to see how people react. Anyway, a remarkable piece of work.

Anonymous said...

hey, where did you find those pictures of alyson hannigan? i need some red hair for a picture im doing, and those would be perfect

Anonymous said...

Very, very nice. Too bad we can't see more of her. - AHEM -

Just a 'toon, anyway!

Anonymous said...

Yeah do like samurai jack or spongebob for the next project

iZabeLillA said...

con tantos comentarios sería innecesario repetirlo de nuevo...pero WOW, my buen trabajo, manejas photoshop muy bien... :D quedó bien chida la descaricaturización.

—thoughtstorms— said...

I hate to employ hyperbole, but exquisite masterpiece. I've always said: "I just want a woman like Jessica Rabbit. Is that so wrong??"

Anonymous said...

Effin Amazing. Your skills are incredible!

Anonymous said...

This is some Serious Skillz pal, awesome keep the work rolling. BTW, have they hired you yet to Redo , Like ALL the Cartoons and Games..Trailers and Posters. You would do well with a Permanent Office in Pixar..or the Other Monster Companies