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I love art, but unfortunately my technical skills as an artist peaked somewhere around kindergarten. Thanks to new technology though, I am not bound to draw stick figures for the rest of my life. By happy accident I recently took a photo of Eko using a setting I wasn’t aware I had on my camera.
And the result was this a comic-book-style photograph
Of course, as soon as I saw the results I became trigger happy and shot about a dozen more photos of Eko as a comic book character.
I can’t paint, but my camera sure can
It was a lot of fun to see Eko look like he jumped right off the page
I think I might have to start writing a Detective Eko comic book series. He’ll be a private-eye who specializes in cases where treats have gone missing
In a serendipitous bit of luck, I also heard about artist Katy Grierson through social media. Every once in a while Katy will send out offers to do a quick cartoon sketch of your pet for around $10. The timing was perfect and Katy did this fun drawing of Eko for me.
If you’re like me and will never be a “Katy,” don’t despair. New apps make it easier than ever to style your pet photos. “Comicbook!” is one app (available for both iPhone/Android) that is worth looking into. Many digital cameras have “comic” or “high contour” settings that also achieves a similar effect. Lastly, Lunapic is a free online tool where you can upload existing photos to and add a comic book filter.
Are the results a little gimmicky? Of course, but that’s what makes them so fun!