Saturday, November 8, 2008

I've Always Wanted To Be a Cartoon

I've always admired the cartoonish avatars that people are using on Twitter. I tried for hours to do it myself using Paint Shop Pro, but to no avail. Luckily this morning I found just what I was looking for. It's called be funky. You can easily upload your photos to the web site (it's free!) and "cartoonize" any portrait. They also have a nifty "uvatar" creator where you can create your own avatar, accessorize her, and put her in a scene. Or if you have a video to upload, you can turn it into a video cartoon, similar to the movie A Skanner Darkly. The nifty thing is that Hugh Grant decided to stop by and check out my uvatar universe. Obviously he just got back from Aruba, while I still have my pasty white Oregonian complexion.

Here are the cartoonized versions of myself and my family. Be warned: it's highly addicting!


8 comments:

Miss Julie said...

Oh dear. This will be a bigger time waster for me than Twitter. I tried it once, now I want to load all kinds of picture up there. Pierre the Puppy should be a cartoon, don't you think?

Lori King said...

Yes, he definitely needs his own cartoon interpretation. Hey, why don't we create a "second life" type of virtual world for dogs? Hmmmmm...

spore mania said...

mom can you follow my other two blogs

Melissa Wertz said...

I thought Hugh Grant stayed pasty white! LOL! Great post and thanks for the idea!

Chris said...

This could be very addicting, but what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Lorie said...

Very fun! I love it!

Alto2 said...

Greetings from another NaBloPoMo'er. Just thought I'd stop by and say hello. I love the idea of having my own personal cartoon, too. I'm going to check out the website and see what I can create.

Stop by The Zone sometime and say hi!

Lauren K said...

Oh how fun! I've seen websites like this where you can make yourself a South Park character or an M+M, but this is more up my ally. Thanks for sharing.