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Quote administrator Replybullet Topic: CHALLENGE 8/3/2009: World Leader Caricatu
    Posted: 03 August 2009 at 12:02am

CHALLENGE: World Leader Caricature

Create a caricature of one of the current world leaders listed on this page. As it is a caricature you should be trying to emphasise and de-emphasise certain characteristics in order to depict your chosen leader. It does not have to be the leader of your own country. Also, please make sure to tell us in your description who your leader is.

Bonus points for not doing Barack Obama*
*not really.

This piece by Jalonso may give you inspiration for this challenge.

Canvas Size - Max 128 x 128.
Colours - Max 32.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - No.


CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The World Leader Caricature pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!

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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 2:57am
This is my W.I.P:

Benjamin Netanyahu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Netanyahu
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 3:14am
If I were going to do Benjamin Netanyahu I would make his face longer and maybe emphasise his chin a bit more.
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Quote Dr D Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 4:22am
Strong, hard face.

I'd emphasize the forehead, nose, ears, and jaw, and de-emphasize the lips and eyes.


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Quote Bimbo Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 4:38am
This is Václav Klaus



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A1clav_Klaus
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Quote kvetacek Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 5:28am
Lol, nice! :)
Don't forget his wart/spot. :)
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Quote Shizzle Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 6:35am
I just want to make sure this is legal, I'm going to make it George Bush wearing a mask of Obama.  If its not legal, then I will change my concept.  Just wanted it checked before I got too far.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 6:45am
Is George Bush on the list of current leaders?

Obama wearing a bush mask...maybe, but not the other way around.
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 10:21am
I think he's trying to put across that Obama's the main person. But, since he makes so many decisions like Bush did, Obama is just like Bush wearing a mask.

Get it?

Probably not... I got two hours of sleep and just had to piss in a cup to ensure I wasn't droppin' tabs of acid all summer long... >.>
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 10:40am
As clever as it may be, it's still a no.

If you were doing a caricature of Obama then you would want to display all the characteristics associated with Obama, but doing Bush with an Obama mask means you would only partially be showing Obama's characteristics and vice versa.

So that's a no to people with masks of other people/ people pretending to be other people/ representations of people who aren't on the list etc... etc...
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Quote Bimbo Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 11:12am
kvetacek :  Thx , yeah I know, that I forgot it.

Edited by Bimbo - 03 August 2009 at 11:13am
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 12:39pm
I finised mine,hope u like it :D

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Quote lucas_irineu Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 12:53pm
The president of Brazil is in that list. I guess I will be doing him, drinking something.

This challenge sounds pretty fun.

EDIT: My WIP

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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 3:19pm
Guess who this is?

I don't think I can really improve on it!
I'll wait before posting though, in case someone with a similar idea is able and willing to make it better than me. :-D

Edited by Manupix - 03 August 2009 at 3:19pm
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Quote lucas_irineu Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 3:29pm
I donno actually, who is that?
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Quote Aleiav Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 7:27pm
Hey guys! :) I'm back pixelling hopefully. Here's my WIP.



Gordon Brown! Crits? I need them, the skin's all bollocksed up.

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Quote Hatch Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 7:45pm
Methinks he needs a lot more saturation in skin tones. And no pure grays, say I.
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Quote Aleiav Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 7:48pm
Nods, I always need more saturation. Lemme see if I can mess with the colours.

EDIT:



This is a little better. I've still got to mess around with it more, but it's late. :)

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Quote lucas_irineu Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 8:13pm

I think I am finished.
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Quote Hatch Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 8:19pm
This is pretty funny:



Was supposed to be Monsieur Sarkozy, but it just looks like an old man.

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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 03 August 2009 at 11:42pm
So, perfectly right  then? ;D (Needs moar babes :P)
 
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Oh Mr. Key you handsome devil :D


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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2009 at 1:24am
Aw come on don't be afraid to give him a really freakin' huge chin.

Also, your canvas is much too big D:
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2009 at 1:43am
I know, just a carried-away doodle ;D
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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2009 at 6:29am
Bimbo: great, instant recognition! Maybe you might caricature a bit more? (no idea how!)

Aleiav: your proportions look somewhere in-between to me, maybe a smaller body would be better? Also, aren't there too many lines on his face?

Lucas: I don't like the elvish ears, Lula's ears look normal to me... ;-D
His hair also looks like a cap.
Maybe you could include traits of the younger Lula, when he was a union leader? (btw, total respect to this guy!)

Hatch (and me): here's one, and another, hilariously funny ('make me a popular cut')!

Time for some eye-candy from the past...
First, the all-time god and master of French caricature: Honoré Daumier. Down on your knees, everyone!
Who knows of equivalents from other countries?

Caricature used to be called portrait-charge in French, just google it, there are tons.
Some goodies from the first page:
Franz Liszt, Fernandel, la Ménagerie impériale, Rossini.
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Quote Hatch Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2009 at 6:52am
Sebastian Krüger

Thanks for the links :D
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Quote lucas_irineu Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2009 at 6:58am
Originally posted by Manupix

(btw, total respect to this guy!)

You mean, Lula? That guy is an idiot. Only reason he is the president is because most of the poor (and stupid :P) people on the country vote for him. I think most, if not all the brazilians who can actually think, hate that guy.
He looked like a pretty cool guy before he was elected, but once he was, he didnt do most of the stuff he said he would do.

I will change the ears =P

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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2009 at 8:01am
Thanks Hatch, this is great! ;D
Also Galerie Laqua that one of the images links to.

More goodies from way back:
Raoul Cabrol, Poulbot (maybe not exactly caricature, but I just love his drawings!)
Edit: for Poulbot, click Ma collection, then any item in the list.

Lucas: yeah, the bastards. :(


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Quote inphy Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2009 at 11:42am
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Rough WIPs of one Mr. Gaddafi.. or something to that effect. I don't know, I'm especially bad with faces/anatomy.



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Quote Celri Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2009 at 1:55pm
Am going to take the poster from pulp fiction and put Bill Clinton's face in Uma Thurman's place - maybe add hillary on the mag cover or something.  Reference added as well  Here's what I've got so far.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2009 at 2:03pm
You do realise that Bill Clinton hasn't been a president for a while now...right?

The challenge clearly asks for current world leaders only.

Also, you're still jpegging. Don't save things as bmp if you're going to upload them to tinypic/photobucket etc...
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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2009 at 2:04pm
That would be hilarious, but poor ol' Bill is not on the list...
But I'm sure you will find a volunteer!
The Pope? He is on the list, hehe (cynical sneer).
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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2009 at 2:31pm
Really ashamed to show that after what Hatch did 
Anyway, I need some help :

Edit : btw, it's President Sarkozy ^.^



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Quote Celri Replybullet Posted: 04 August 2009 at 2:35pm
Knew I was doing something wrong...anyway I'll finish it on my own...somewhere else  can't wait to see your takes on things :)
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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2009 at 3:18am
Maybe that's better


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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2009 at 3:51am
Excellent, Manjaman!
There's something about his mouth, though, that makes him something of an Arab leader.

What a success he has, our hyperprez!

I'm getting serious about mine... what I'm aiming at is, precisely, his idea of success.



Edit: my image won't show, don't know why, try later.


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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2009 at 3:56am
I also planned to introduce Carla ^.^ (no bad pun)
Manu : That's very funny, but you have to know that's Sarko to recognize him...

EDIT : I'm going to make something like that :




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Quote Bimbo Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2009 at 5:22am
I want to enter with another piece.
Please tell,What can I do better???




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Quote lucas_irineu Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2009 at 6:56am
Who is that?

Anyway, I think its not exaggerated enough for a caricature.
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Quote Ravagence Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2009 at 8:27am
I'm new here, and this is one of my first pixels.

President Ilham Aliyev:


I can obviously see it's not very comparable to anything, I need improvement.
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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2009 at 8:34am
Here's the line of the caricature :

Any advise ?
Ravagence : will you submit your piece in big pixels ? I suggest you to work your volumes, he's quite flat.
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Quote Ravagence Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2009 at 8:39am
I understand, but the guy's flat faced in the first place, so I was thinking it would be nice if I could emphasize it :D
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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2009 at 9:46am
Manjaman: Excellent! I might vote for him, you know! ( ... for the prez, or for your art?   )
Aiming for 3rd? you rascal, you.


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Quote Aleiav Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2009 at 11:58am
I redid the head, but now I think it doesn't look like Gordon Brown anymore. :X

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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2009 at 12:41pm
A few changes, and a geometric body ^.^

Manupix : xD


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Quote Hatch Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2009 at 12:47pm
Manjaman, "I love my job" or "I love this job" would read a lot more naturally. Also, I'd personally prefer a looser, cartoony body, but that's just me. Nice work! :D
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Quote inphy Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2009 at 1:05pm
Here's the latest. The mouth definitely needs some surgery. I completely redid the nose, hope it's better now. I'm not sure where to go with the hair, it's just all over the damn place. Does anyone have any tips on how to improve it? (ref: http://www.javno.com/slike/slike_3/r1/g2008/m06/y174021470723188.jpg)



..is this even recognizable at all?
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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2009 at 1:15pm
Inphy: not really I'm afraid... Maybe try him older, with one of his nice hats?
There's something of Michael Jackson in him, scary...

Hey wait, who's this here? Shame on you, Sarko...
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Quote Manjaman Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2009 at 2:30pm
Hatch : thanks ^.^ I still have a lot to learn in English...
I'm struggling against AA :


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Quote Manupix Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2009 at 2:44pm
Manjaman, you're getting serious here... =8-D
I really don't mind thick AA, if you can keep it like this. I'm far from doing that anyway...
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Quote orenshtiv Replybullet Posted: 06 August 2009 at 7:08am
Manjaman:
your submission to this challenge is way better that the "multi-purpose portrai"....because i don't know why do peapole liked it so much \:
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