July 03, 2006

Lo-Fi: How to create a pixel portrait; tracing photos

  • Craig Robinson has posted a tutorial covering how to use Photoshop for pixel portraiture. He uses techniques to give himself hairstyles from Lennon to Bono. [Via] By the way, if you like this kind of pixel art and have somehow missed the work of eBoy, check ’em out.
  • Greg from TheManWhoFellAsleep has devised an interesting approach to tracing photos, creating a kind of hybrid 2D/3D look (reminds me a little of stencil art). “Yeah, I know,” he writes, “Anyone can trace a drawing. But so what? I am doing it, and you’re not.” Well, okay then. Actually, I love the candor. Art museums wouldn’t drive me half as crazy if many artists said, “See this totally arbitrary thing I’m doing here? I just happened to think of it first, and now I’m a ‘genius’ with a permanent income stream. Sucks to be you.” [Via]
Posted by John Nack at 8:22 PM on July 03, 2006

Comments

  • J. Peterson — 11:47 PM on July 03, 2006

    See this totally arbitrary thing I’m doing here? I just happened to think of it first, and now I’m a ‘genius’
    Reminds me of the artist who got a one-woman show at the SF-MOMA for…wait for it…framed photographs of toast.

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