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Title: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: GamerThom on January 17, 2006, 02:23:06 am
My newest series of Character Heads were created using People Putty. They are photo-realistic characters. By
that I mean that their appearance and level of similarity to the portrayed subject are as realistically? accurate as
you can get without actually taking a photograph. They are illustrated skins (graphic illustrations) drawn and
shaded by me from observing the characters on film or from looking at publicity pics, the non-celebrity photo-
real characters are done from looking at my own pics of friends & family. You could actually consider these
creations of mine to be animated caricatures without the extremely exaggerated features of cartoon caricatures.  8)


The first character in the series is named Kira. Based on a photo of a friend of mine from when I was in college.  8) Hope you like her as much as I do.
Title: Re: My Newest PhotoRealistic Head
Post by: ALADYBLOND on January 17, 2006, 04:22:47 am
you did a great job on kira she looks really good. i like her lips.~~alady
Title: Re: My Newest PhotoRealistic Head
Post by: Freddy on January 17, 2006, 03:39:27 pm
Nice work, and I like the barcode  :grin  . It reminds me I once saw someone with a recyclable symbol tatooed on their head.
Title: Re: My Newest PhotoRealistic Head
Post by: GamerThom on January 19, 2006, 09:06:13 pm
Here is Kira's younger sister, Eva. Another photoreal character.

Title: Re: My Newest PhotoRealistic Head
Post by: Maviarab on January 22, 2006, 04:30:33 pm
Good stuff Gamer, impressed

Keep up the excellent work.

For those interested in seeing the heads before downloading here they are....

Title: Re: My Newest PhotoRealistic Head
Post by: GamerThom on January 25, 2006, 11:22:04 pm
Finally, here is the first photorealistic male character head; Tom.
Done of course from a photo of myself taken some 15 years ago.   8)

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Title: Re: My Newest PhotoRealistic Head
Post by: ALADYBLOND on January 25, 2006, 11:50:37 pm
it appears you did a fine job of bringing yourself to life~~ hehe  ~~alady
Title: Re: My Newest PhotoRealistic Head
Post by: GamerThom on January 26, 2006, 04:35:50 am
Here is the Gallery of all my character htr's. The ones I've done so far.
If you see one here that you like, but can't find a download on site for it
just e-mail me with a request for the htr or skin and I'll send it to you.
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Title: Re: My Newest PhotoRealistic Head
Post by: Freddy on January 26, 2006, 07:23:49 pm
Nice work and I'm feeling happy because I spy my Alienware Hal skin being used too  :D
Title: Re: My Newest PhotoRealistic Head
Post by: GamerThom on January 26, 2006, 09:22:14 pm
Of course Freddy. How could I not use it. It is aesthetically pleasing and the design/layout of the controls seems to have been very well thought out.
Here is one more photo-head to round out the collection of photographic characters- Sally.  ;D
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Title: Re: My Newest PhotoRealistic Head
Post by: GamerThom on January 26, 2006, 11:34:23 pm
 After all the praise for those first characters, I decided to continue creating more of them.
That is, until someone tells me to stop already, enough is enough.

 :D My character skins are being downloaded so much I'm going to have to start charging for them.  :o

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But seriously. Here are three new male Photo-Character heads with skins in the zip folder.

Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: GamerThom on January 29, 2006, 08:55:58 pm
Another male photo-head: Sean.
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: ALADYBLOND on January 30, 2006, 05:50:24 am
KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK . IT IS SO NICE TO HAVE DIVERSITY.~~ALADY
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: GamerThom on January 31, 2006, 12:10:13 am
 As per the above intructions from "ALADYBLOND"? to? "keep up the good work", 2 more FemPhotoCharacters.

 8) "Heidi K."? &? "Margot"

*[disclaimer:  No actual photos were incorporated in the skins used for making the heads, all are caricatures based on publicity pics.]
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: ALADYBLOND on January 31, 2006, 12:41:12 am
i am so happy some one listens to my "instruction" hehe   :P
have you tried to place any of your head skins on a full skin? and are these all real people? ~~alady
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: GamerThom on January 31, 2006, 01:13:07 am
First answer.
Yes they are all modeled after real people (celebrities), the rest are based on pics of family and friends.
But I didn't? create the skins from actual photos, I just used their publicity pics as reference guides.

Second.
No I haven't. I don't have the software required for doing full bodies (wish I did), unless you mean just
dropping a head skin onto a full-bod while it is loaded into the Hap Player.
I tried that IE6 plug-in that somebody posted at zaba for download, but it doesn't have a save function
for the work. (Pity that).
 ???
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: ALADYBLOND on January 31, 2006, 02:21:37 am
i mean open up a full skin in a paint program and then place the head skin on top of the old head you might have to resize the head to make it fit ill try to show you what i mean   I THINK IF YOU COULD MASTER THIS THEN YOU COULD SEE WHAT YOUR CREATIONS WOULD LOOK LIKE ON FULL BODIES. ~~alady
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: GamerThom on January 31, 2006, 02:27:58 am
Yes, I see exactly what you mean. Digital Imaging & Editing software I've got an excess of.
 I'll have to see what I can come up with for you in the way of some new full-bod skins.  8)
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: jflynn on January 31, 2006, 03:14:17 am
Hi,

I am a new member on digitalgirl and I am looking for a head (guy or girl) that looks like an Army sergeant, dressed in fatigues.

Thanks,

John
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: GamerThom on January 31, 2006, 03:22:45 am
How about a grunt in T-shirt and combat helmet?  Would that do?
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: ALADYBLOND on January 31, 2006, 03:40:42 am
gamer if you have access to software programs of that nature you can make about anything you want. thats how i do it . if a make a head in people putty and i like it i attach it to a full skin i like then alter colors etc. . you will find that a different head on the crystal full body girl or even doris will change the way the face looks . its fun and you never know what will happen.. alady
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: GamerThom on January 31, 2006, 04:10:55 am
As requested by a new member,  "G.I. Grunt".
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: GamerThom on February 01, 2006, 10:37:34 pm
A Celebrity - far removed from his role as HammerFilms: Dracula. 

*[disclaimer:  No actual photos were incorporated in the skins used for making the heads, all are caricatures based on publicity pics.]
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: GamerThom on February 02, 2006, 05:25:43 am
And yet one more celeb. Morgan F.  A little something for everyone.  ;D

*[disclaimer:  No actual photos were incorporated in the skins used for making the heads, all are caricatures based on publicity pics.]

Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: Freddy on February 02, 2006, 08:45:49 am
The GI looks like evil personified and Morgan is briliant.  Great stuff.    8)
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: ALADYBLOND on February 02, 2006, 12:06:25 pm
those were so good. i like anything morgan freeman stars in . he is a great actor, and your pretty darn good with the putty heads!.alady
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: GamerThom on February 02, 2006, 10:29:25 pm
Thanks Freddy and Aladyblond. I try to make my heads as realistic looking as possible, takes a lot of work with the shading, proportions and lighting (highlights & shadows). But with praise like you've given, it's worth it.  :-[ :)

You know what they always say - "Practice makes perfect", and perfectly content to practice creating the best & most realistic Putty heads you can imagine. I've got nothing better to do with my time except sit here in my wheelchair at the computer. Sure beats the hell out of sitting in front of the TV, scratching myself?  :o and letting my mind rot and skills go to waste.  ;D

Speaking of skills. If she were real and alive, what kind of skills do you think Barbara here might possess?     ::)
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: GamerThom on February 03, 2006, 09:20:59 am
I thought I would try something a little different in the way you
can view my head characters. Good or Not, you tell me.

*This is just a test of presenting my work in a different way. If you like it I will add there names to each frame.
If you think its necessary I will also extend the duration of each frame.


Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: GamerThom on February 04, 2006, 05:56:03 am
Here is a Hybrid character - CyBor.
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: ALADYBLOND on February 04, 2006, 09:30:54 am
cybor is really cool.   lynn
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: Carl2 on February 14, 2006, 06:50:53 pm
GamerThom,
  I'm impressed at the work you've both done,  unfortunatly it made me think.  I put light areas on the lips and eyes to simulate reflected light but at the same time I'm trying to find a cloth that dosen't appear to be reflecting light.  One seems to be reflecting and the other dosen't in the wrong places.  Any thoughts on this?
Carl2
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: GamerThom on February 15, 2006, 11:04:14 am
                Now you did it, you just had to make me think and use my brain.
                                                  (Oww! That hurts.)

                       Up until now I hadn't really thought about it, most of my designs
                      are done on the fly - by instinct. Now I'll have to start looking into
                      it a bit more, once I do I should be able to come up with an
                      answer for you Carl.                                                                               
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: Freddy on March 09, 2006, 09:19:51 am
Nice work again   8)
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: GamerThom on March 13, 2006, 05:40:38 am
New Character release. A cute baby named Kewpee. You can download the Kewpee.htr and KewpeeSkin.jpg from my web-site, in the cartoon characters gallery.

         http://www.geocities.com/gamerthom/Character_Creations_Index.html (http://www.geocities.com/gamerthom/Character_Creations_Index.html)  :D

                               
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: dan on March 13, 2006, 06:22:04 pm
I really like the way you use bright colors and the way you blend them like on the cheeks, really a great job.  Yesterday I started fooling around with the feet, trying to make toes, or shoes, but it was so hard I just gave it up, but I might go back to making some sandals or boots or something someday when I get the time.  Keep churnin them out, they are so cool.
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: Hollywood on March 14, 2006, 10:01:50 pm
A real good Morgan. Nice work Gamer... He will be the first male character that I have given an individual brain to.
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: GamerThom on April 21, 2006, 12:39:39 am
I just thought I'd post another character head to keep things going,
 it's gotten so quiet around here lately it's like a cemetary for out-dated bots.  ???

So here's my new head, he's a take off on "Spock / Nimoy"
from the Star Trek movie? "The Voyage Home".
The head haptar and such are in the zip folder.
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Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: dan on April 21, 2006, 02:17:50 am
Very Nice, it really caught my eye when the haptar started moving around, a great job on those heads.
Title: Re: Heads & Skins by Gamer-T
Post by: Freddy on April 21, 2006, 07:21:11 am
Thanks Tom, yes it's pretty quiet here, maybe spring had got people away from their PC's and doing other things.