Alien Portrait 1

Oct 28th 2013
Programs: Photobooth, Photoshop
Teacher and designer Scott Robertson did this fun little experiment a number of years back where he used Photobooth and a webcam to capture in realtime interesting 3d shapes which he would then paint overtop creating alien heads. He'd use the mirror function in photobooth, distorting whatever object he took a picture of into something that could look like a head due to its symmetry. Anyways, recently got a new ipad, it had a copy of photobooth, and so I decided to try my hand at the technique. This guy started off as mostly my hand and also a cheap plastic dinosaur toy, and then I painted overtop in photoshop to reach my final alien head.

Alien portrait 1 rough