Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Iconized

My website needs graphical help. So much so that I got ahold of that television series in Canada (Call For Help... I think I mentioned the show before.) I was able to get a copy of the episode online from when it aired in Canada and Australia before it airs here in the U.S. (kinda funny because it actually shows a photo of me.) Anyhow, one thing that they came up with was personalizing it with a mascot... me. So, what Amber there devised was a company called IconizeMe which makes caricatures from photos you provide them. I've looked at the samples (click that link and look to the right at what Jose' does) and found the artist and style that I want. Now I just need to sent the right photo. I really hate photos but I have a few that I took a bit ago that just need to be scanned and sent with my $50 payment and I'm on my way.

I've also been considering my idea of having crazed art pieces that I come up with adorn my walls. Many include using body parts and other things and well, someone might figure what they are out and that wouldn't be PG. I'm now thinking of having a blown up version of the caricature created for me put on canvas but then again... that could either be vain or self-deprecating.

11 comments:

LoraLoo said...

I still don't know why you hate photos, you're very photogenic. Those caricatures are great... I was drawn to Jose's work but they were all very well done. Oh, and where did you find the episode online?

An80sNut said...

I believe it is episode 263 that you can download via BitTorrent at http://www.mrwebauthor.com/techtv/cfh.html

If you don't have the BitTorrent program already, it's well worth getting. I found that U2 episode of Conan O'Brien using it also.

Teri said...

I like the idea of the caricature. I also like Jose's work the best as well.

My students are working on caricaturess in their art class. Their art teacher took a picture of me and they are going to do my portrait. I can't wait to see what I look like :)

Ohh what can I say about the artwork? I guess I need to give you a real answer one of these days hahahahah :)

Davydgrey said...

Only if I get my copy...

Bar Bar A said...

Very cool idea! I can't wait to see it. I want to see a photo fo the real you...where can I find one? Is there one on here? I'll show you mine if you show me yours :)

Vavoom said...

The caricatures are fantastic. I'll check out the episode, Martin.

My caricature would probably involve me pooping...

An80sNut said...

Vavoom - You need to check out an animated series called Dog Pile. The more I think about you and pooping the more I think you'll enjoy it. Cute dog + annoying neighbor = crappy revenge.

WW - No photos of me online that I know of (well clean ones.) You can actually see one of me on that episode, though. I am pretty sure that I'll add a smaller version of the caricature to the blog as well as my other website. I'm sure they'll make it rather interesting.

Teri - Nope, I don't see it happening. That's just my assumption of course. And, yes... there would have to be two copies. One that you will probably hide in the bedroom closet with that mask and whip set.

FantasticAlice said...

I really like that Shalimar girls drawings... very good take on people.

BeckEye said...

Those are good drawings. But I have an older brother who is an artist, so if I ever go that way, I'll just get him to draw me for free. I have no money.

Teri said...

It is not in the closet, it is in the bottom drawer of my dresser. :) Hey, at least I have used one of the gifts you bought me. hahahahah

I am torn about the artwork, if I could get past the embarrassment, who knows.

dusty said...

hey be vain..what the hell :)

the caricature idea rocks..