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Familiar Face

Familiar Face

I’ve been learning this 3D software and one of the companies came out with a new product.  Another user wrote them and asked why the familiar face.  He said it’s the same face we’ve been seeing on ALL their products.

Well, I’m not sure if that’s completely true, but there isn’t a lot of variation on some of them.  It’s like a painter.  If you look at any painting by Walter Raine you see many of the men look the same, or a variation.  Then, you look at him and you see why the familiar face… it’s his.

True

It’s true with many artists.  You get use to creating a face a certain way and things all start looking like that.  One of the 3D asset creators has a definite style.  Her women seem to have a very similar lip structure and cheek structure.

I come along and tweek how the faces look.  Someday someone will look at them and say, “All Brent’s faces look alike.”

Not all artists recreate their own face in their paintings like Raine.   However, many have a face they like and they go with that.  I remember the cartoons of the 1970s by Don Bluth.  You can tell his style.

There’s definitely a familiar face in any artist’s work.

12-12-12 at 12:12pm

Well, I actually remembered to grab a shot at 12:12 today.  Here’s my friend Paul displaying his iPhone…

12-12-12 at 12:12pm

12-12-12 at 12:12pm

We wandered around the art district of Rochester.  It was interesting.  It’s kind of quiet.  It’s not like the art district in Berkeley, California, where there are hordes of people on the streets.   It almost seemed deserted in places.

Art and Burgers

Art and Burgers

Yeah, if you can’t make it as an artist in Rochester you can always flip burgers.  I’m not sure if this was a joke, or for real.

Santa had a presence there too…

Sing it, "Santa got ran over by a Chevy..."

Sing it, “Santa got ran over by a Chevy…”

Free Pictures with Santa

Free Pictures with Santa

I couldn’t convince Paul to climb on the reindeer.

Purple Christmas Tree?

Purple Christmas Tree?

No, those are the real colors.  No Photoshop effects on the above picture.  The home owners are just really into purple.

Paul, Paul, Paul

Paul, Paul, Paul

Brick, Mortar and Tile

Brick, Mortar and Tile

Telephone Conduit

Telephone Conduit

As you can tell, we had a fun photo walk through the streets of Rochester.