Saturday, October 31, 2015

Police Sketch Artist




Last weekend, a bunch of Illustrators were hanging out at a bar in Allentown, PA. During our drunken revelry, we ended up inventing a new game we like to call 'Police Sketch Artist'.

The game works like this...

As a whole, the group decides on a famous and unique looking celebrity. Whatever artist amongst the group does NOT know who the celebrity is (by name) is tasked with drawing a picture of them using only descriptions given by his/her peers. Much like a Police Sketch Artist would have to do, hence the name.

At first, it seemed like the challenge would lie in the abilities of the artist drawing the image. But we soon realized that the real difficulty came not in drawing, but in describing the person. Trying to identify what features truly captured the person's character was far more challenging than we initially thought.

In the end we came up with some really great drawings that came surprisingly close! More times than not, the artist drawing the picture was shocked at the similarities when we showed them a real photo of the celebrity they had been drawing.

I've included some of the best below. I could credit all of the artists and the celebrities, but I think it would be more fun to see what reader can identify them all. Give us your best shot in the comments section!


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23 comments:

  1. 1. Cristopher Walken
    3. Ninja!
    4. Yolandi!
    6. Susan Sarandon/Madonna/idk
    8. A cross between Neil deGrasse Tyson and Freddie Mercury
    9. M...Macklemore?
    12. Monopoly man

    My best guesses. Clearly I'm quite bad at this. Great idea though!

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  2. 4. Orlando Bloom as Legolas
    5. Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn
    9. Wilford Brimley?

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    1. Actually, got my numbers wrong. #12 for Wilford Brimley, not #9

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  3. I think I see David Bowie, Lionel Richie, and Hulk Hogan...amoung others.

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  4. I think I see David Bowie, Lionel Richie, and Hulk Hogan...amoung others.

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  5. 4 is definitely that chick from Chappie who's in Die Antwoord
    5 russel brand?
    8 lionel ritchie
    11 jeff goldblum ?
    12 monopoly man ?
    14 richard belzer

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    1. Yolandi Visser is the girl from Die Antwoord, I love her rather extreme look.

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    2. she was mine. Super strange to draw.
      Her features are out of control.

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  6. 1. Steve Buscemi
    2. Eric Idle
    3. Ninja
    4. Yolandi
    4. Jeff Bridges
    6. Joan Rivers ...Or pre-steroid Carrot Top
    7. Kevin Spacey
    8. Frank Zappa
    9. Rodney Dangerfield?
    10. Ellen Degeneres
    11. Frank Sivero (?)
    12. Wilford Brimley
    13. Bruce Campbell
    14. Richard Belzer

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  7. #10 is really hard to guess, but when you hear it. It all becomes clear.

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  8. 1. Peter Lorre
    2. Ringo Starr
    3. Ninja
    5. Russell Brand
    6.Sophia Loren
    8. Lionel Ritchie

    10.Larry Bird?
    12.Captain Kangaroo

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  9. 1. Don Knotts
    2. Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo)
    3. no clue
    4. That Scary Lady from Die Antwoord
    5. Russell Brand
    6. Phyllis Diller
    7. Gary Cooper? (Holy crap I love the line fluidity on this one)
    8. Lionel Richie
    9. Dolph Lundgren?
    10. Bird
    11. Bert Convy
    12. Jamie Hynemann
    13. Andy Kaufman almost?
    14. Richard Belzer

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  10. 3. Ninja
    4. Yolandi Visser
    5. Russell Brand
    8. Lionel Ritchie
    9. Macklemore
    12. Wilford "Diabetus" Brimley


    Hmmm...that's all I got. :)

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  11. 1. Steve buscemi
    2.ringo starr or michael myers
    3-4- die antwood
    5-russel brand
    6-the old lady from AHS
    7-thom yorke
    8-lionel richie
    9-macklemore
    12-monopoly guy or mayor from ppg
    13-bruce campbell

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  13. I think 2 is actually John Oliver with long hair....

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  14. Some of you are super close!
    All are real people, btw (no TM characters).

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  15. 1 - Peter Lorre
    2 - Sonny Bono
    6 - Eartha Kitt
    14 - Ric Ocasek

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  16. I have solen a few from previous answers:
    1. Christopher Walken (stolen)
    2. Ringo Starr (but, like for Piya, for me it also looks a lot of like John Olivier)
    3. Ninja (stolen)
    4. David Bowie
    5. Joaquín Cortés or Keanu (beard and long hair version) Reeves
    6. Madonna
    7. Daniel Craig
    8. Tom Selleck (or Neil deGrasse Tyson, from psykori, is very good too)
    9. Schwarzenegger
    10. Hillary Clinton
    11. David Hasselhoff
    12. Groucho Marx
    13. Alan Tudyk
    14. Richard Belzer (stolen)

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  17. What a fun game!! I'm voting Cilian Murphy for #7? Maybe?

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  18. So glad I'm not the only one who saw Peter Lorre in #1. Figured it was because I'm an oldie. I also saw Wilfred Brimley, the guy from Law and Order, Eartha Kitt...

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