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Thread: Ian McKellen caricature

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    Ian McKellen caricature

    Hey,

    This is a photo manipulation that I traced over in Artrage. I'm experimenting with the software, seeing how far it can take someone with only a marginal amount of artistic ability.

    Criticism is encouraged.
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    To be honest, it doesn't look like "a marginal amount of artistic ability" was enough to get an image on this level.
    This guy was often caricatured, but I can definitely see the original and creative elements here. Also it seems to render a necessary load of empathy. This is the mix, which maintains art in the caricature. Well done Palex

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    Thanks, Strandy. I appreciate the kind words and evaluation of the caricature. I have a strong affinity for art, but my base skills could be better. I find that I've been able to do better after studying 3D for a while.

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    looks super. great tones.

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    I don't think I know the guy, but the style and mastery shown here are excellent and I'm sure by faith in what I see that the likeness is perfect too.
    Last edited by Caesar; 10-03-2011 at 08:45 PM.
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Caesar, you've probably seen movies with Ian McKellen. He played Gandalf, Magneto, and dozens of other roles. He's not as dour as my caricature makes him out to be.

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    woo thats a really nice technique!
    Last edited by ArleyArt; 11-03-2011 at 04:55 AM.

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