Week 22 – w.c. pelon

Posted: August 28, 2011 in w.c. pelon, Week 22
“Cartoonized Portrait”

This week’s submission is an exercise in transforming a portrait photo into line art which can then be digitally colored to look like a cartoon.  There are many different approaches for such a task, but I think this tutorial has the best suggestions.

The original photo. Subject: Bryson Eldridge, age 10.

The tutorial above makes a great guideline, especially the steps for changing the photo into line art.  While effective, it does leave the image looking a little “dirty”.


transformed into line art

Once the lines are established, it’s time to color!  I got a little sloppy with this step, but the details are easy to clean up later.


rough stages of coloring

From here, I tidied up my coloring, started playing around with different filters and layer modes, and incorporated the original background with a little twist.


Bam! Cartoonified!

  1. Caron says:

    They all look great. He’s an excellent subject for sure.

  2. ashleydavene says:

    wowzers- thats awesometown!

  3. Nice, do you use a tablet or mouse?

  4. Hmmmm….. my next weeks submision just popped in my head, thanks!

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