I came in second! And #2 tries harder, so I should provide some post-Christmas content to entertain all the philosophers coming this way from the APA blog. Hmmmm, what have I got, what have I got that I haven't posted yet?
OK, here's a thing I haven't shared with the world
These were done for some videos I made for a class at the National University of Singapore. I needed illustrations of various figures for various purposes and I wanted them to be graphically unified. (Also, I was supposed to be careful about copyright!) The original idea was to do them all in the style of my Illustrator caricatures. When I'm preparing to make one of those I always first do a pencil drawing, with shading, often of just half a face - which I then mirror to create a symmetrical whole. Then endless node tweaking until the whole is satisfying. (Drawing half a face saves time. Also, seeing just half focuses the mind's eye as to which facial features will mirror nicely to catch the overall resemblance.) So anyhoo. It takes forever and a day to do all that. Time was a-wastin, deadline a-loomin' and all I had were all these damn half-face pencil drawings. So I ran 'em through Stipplism, which is a nifty Illustrator plug-in, and got these results. Which are actually kind of nice. It ended up working nicely because generally in the videos I have a quote from the figure in question on screen, and then the half-face goes nicely off to one side. But what quotes did you have from the monkeys, Prof. Holbo? OOOOOK! Ah, yes, there was some primatology involved. It was a fun class.