Cartoon Me


Yup, for those of you who are familiar with what I look like, that’s me alright.

Quite a striking visage, don’t you think?

Thanks to the help of one my good, yet wishes to remain anonymous, friends I was able to get myself drawn in a very anime-like way. For this DS106 assignment, Cartoon You, one was tasked with transforming one’s self into a cartoon character through the use of drawing and photo manipulation to obtain the desired cartoon like effects.

I’m not sure if my photo is exactly like the typical American cartoon, instead, it has the more definite Japanese anime style to it. To complete this assignment, all I did was take a photo of the picture that was drawn, uploaded the picture and opened it in Photoshop, did some cropping, and applied various filters and changed the lighting of photo until I got what I liked.

We were also encouraged in the original post to write a comic-like story to go with our picture if we are able to think of one, but, sadly, I cannot think of anything dramatic enough to go with this picture (that doesn’t have to deal with a floating head).

So, let me know what you think of this cartoon me in the comments below. All your replies and comments are much appreciated. If you have any questions regarding photoshop, I can try to help you out with that as well.

Until next time!

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Patty Pioneers

Patty Pioneers

Engelbart and his burger. I guess it’s true what they say: They don’t make em’ like they used to! Look at the size of that thing!

Just so you know, this is a picture of Douglas Engelbart, the creator of (probably one of the most important input devices) the mouse, with a picture of a triple baconator. Ah, truly a man of great technological vision AND taste!

Speaking of not making them like they used to, Wendy’s took off the triple baconator from their menu!

I’m going to put up some more picture variants of this later (maybe). Probably the full color original burger with Engelbart pre-final version one. It shows a stark contrast compared to this (horribly done) black and white version.

Ah, and one last thing: I edited this picture using photoshop in case you were wondering.

And one very last thing: I also have made this (Patty Pioneers) into a ds106 assignment, so if you want to try your hand at making something like this, now you can! Go for it!

Here is the link for the assignment so you don’t have to go searching for it.