Black and white caricature, simple but powerful

There is the saying that less is more. This is the case with this simple but powerful black and white head and shoulders caricature by Shane.

Positive and negative space creates an impactful fun image ideal to print on a tshirt or coffee mug, plus of course for social media avatar or email signatures, or even to print and put on the wall.

black and white caricature

Avatars a hit on new site

One of the challenges of featuring people’s photos on a website is consistency.

The issue is bad enough when people can be taken in the same workplace, but unless they are taken in a  consistent manner, the results are typically variable, and as a result unprofessional-looking.

This is further compounded when the people are in different locations and do not have a consistent theme.

This was the challenge facing the creator of a new site called affiliatedoctors.com

Here, the ‘doctors’ are scattered all over the globe  and bringing a look that created consistency and professionalism was a  bit of a challenge.

The solution was the creation of avatars.

This allows the evening our of backgrounds, poses and lighting to create a result that meets all the needs of a consistent looking site they also conveys professionalism.

Here is a quick screen grab of a few that were created by artist Brian:

avatars as profile pictures

avatars as profile pictures

Have a look at the site. you will see they are used in three different sizes to create a wonderful tapestry.

If you feature staff pictures on your website and feel there is a level of inconsistency, then give a thought to having professionally drawn avatars created. They are also ideal on email signatures as well ;)

Caricatures for your blog

When people think of caricatures, they often think of a comic, rather distorted image that due to its humor is good for a fun gift, but little else.

However, if you want to broaden your thoughts on what a caricature is, it can include the term avatar, and mascot; and this is exactly why they can be so good when used on blogs.

Take this for example:

quitters

OK the quality here is a little off as the image size was reduced, but you can see the full sized image here on their blog.

Note also how the images have been cropped and used as avatars for each post. Neat.

So if you are developing a blog, and want something a bit more funky and cool to represent you, then we can help create a fun yet professional persona for you! Feel free to visit our main site or contact us directly

Caricature for Twitter profiles

One of the appealing aspects for many people about being online is being able to create the sort of persona that you want to portray.

In the case of Twitter there are a whole range of profile images used to create an ‘image’. These range from rather bizarre graphics, to ‘hey look at me I’m some kind of success’ image.

Then there are those who want a good, honest quirky image that is them but at the same time is not really them.

Some time ago we did a caricature for very nice, polite Indian lawyer. Today I have seen how this image is also being used as an identity picture on twitter.

You can see it again here http://twitter.com/nrsrinath

This caricature was created by artist Zalo (in a more complete form)

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Caricature as an avatar on your blog

Here is an example of how one client used his caricature on his blog. The file sent was large enough for it to be used on business cards or other uses.

The art was drawn by artist Brian (see some more avatar work here)

Nice one Jon!

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