Liquify my love

Friday, April 25, 2008

Just a real quick note, a lot of people have been asking what tool in Photoshop I used to smudge parts around without losing clarity and blurring the whole image. Answer to that is Liquify with a brush density of about 25. If you work a little higher resolution than your final image no detail is lost. Cheers!


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Here is another interview that went up today at Gaming Culture: Untooned Mario
For the curious there's a short interview up at a Mexican website. Here it is in the original Spanish:
Interview de Pixeloo
And here it is with Google working its translation magic:
Interview of Pixeloo
(skimming over the translation, its relatively accurate)

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.

Jessica Rabbit Untooned

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Jessica Rabbit
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So this ended up taking quite a bit longer than the last 2 even though I had expected a pretty easy time with it. I was able to complete the face relatively quickly but the real challenge was everything from her neck down. Trying to piece together parts of a body from multiple photos on top of a highly disproportionate body was pretty difficult. I considered only doing the face but I predicted pitchforks and torches if I chose that route. Creating the sequins took a bit of time too. I recently saw some camera effects in a music video I tried to duplicate too with the streaked brightness which I gave a shot here to add to the whole realism.

Anyway, I recorded the first hour of the creation of this one using Camtasia which includes all the face elements and the hair. It's not the complete process since this ended up taking a few hours longer than anticipated but I think it will help the curious get a general idea of how this was accomplished. It's sped up a bunch and so it only takes 10 minutes to view. I have to edit together some of the footage but once I get that done i'll post it here in a few days. (*UPDATE*: its posted here now)

Since Stewie Griffin was second in the poll, I'll work on him the next time I make an untoon.

Hey all, I just wanted to clarify a bit. Perhaps "untoon" is the wrong word for this but the exercise here was to take the exact cartoon proportions of Jessica and create her with realistic lighting and textures. As was done with Homer and Mario. I think because of her smooth skin the cartooniness definitely still comes through a lot more than Homer. Here is a side by side of the source image I started with.

Thanks for all the comments and feedback so far!


Friday, April 18, 2008

I got started on this sooner than I thought and its 95% done. I'll probably post it Saturday morning the latest. It was a lot harder than I thought it'd be. Fun challenge! Anyway, just a heads up.

Here's a teaser:

Hand-Eye Coordination

Monday, April 14, 2008

look what i found in the basement.
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Not really sure what to say about this... I started out wanting to do something way less disturbing than the final result but it was too hard to resist a little bit of horror. Originally it was just lots of fingers. Comments and feedback welcome. Enjoy!


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Had a pretty busy week at work. Workin on some stuff on the side that i'll post here soon. no untoons for those waiting :) i'll start on Jessica next week sometime, after i finish some other things.


Thursday, April 3, 2008

Heh, somebody emailed me this...the last two of my posts animated. Pretty neat :)

check it out!