For my last Design Assignment I chose to complete Cartoon Me. I actually almost did this assignment during week 2, but decided to save it for another time! Summary: Remake you (or someone you know and love) into a cartoon character. Draw you on a piece of paper, on a tablet, take a photo and use software to convert it to comic book style, or use online programs to create a cartoon version of your character. Extra bonus points if you can come up with an origin story or add comic book elements to your final image.
Behind the Work
I have never been a good artist and I wanted to do a little more than putting a filter on a picture, so I chose to create a Bitmoji of myself. I am familiar with Bitmjoi because it is the cartoon software Snapchat has as an option for its users. Before completing this assignment I already had a character created for my Snapchat, but it was not up to date and I didn’t really like it; I decided to create a new one all together.
During the Work
I used a picture of myself I already had on my phone to reference when creating my Bitmoji. I have green eyes, short brown hair, and olive skin which I reflected in my character. I then chose a tan Henley t-shirt because that is one of my go-to tops, plus I was wearing it in the reference image. Unfortunately Bitmoji does not have the option to add jewellery, if they did I feel it would look more like me. Besides creating a cartoon of myself, I also chose to search for 2 images that represented something about my story. The images I chose and how they relate to my story are included below.