One of the things that I get a kick from is watching crime television shows and the victim sits with a police artist to draw an image of the bad guy. I always have a tough time making the connection between the drawing and the bad guy. Plus, in real life, it might go by so quickly and you’d be under so many emotions.
I don’t know how they do it. Hopefully, it’s never needed but we do live in a world where we all pretty much carry digital cameras and there are security cameras everywhere.
Today, I stumbled upon the “Ultimate Flash Face” program. Written in Flash, it’s good to go for your PC but fortunately, there’s an app for it at the App Store and on Google Play.
I tried it out trying to draw myself but the real to live images kept looking like Tom Cruise.
So, I decided to give it another shot. During a dog walk today, I took a quick look at a guy and tried to remember his features. When I got home, I drew what I thought I remembered.
I’ll be honest here – he had a toque on and it wasn’t very bright. Regardless, the above image bears absolutely no resemblance to the image that I was trying to remember. This is much more difficult than it looks!
But, drawing the face is a piece of cake!
You choose from a selection of images like eyes, hair, nose, chin, etc. and compose your face.
It only takes a few minutes to put together a basic face, but with lots of options and detail adjustment, you could make this a serious endeavour with lots of classroom applications.
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