Twitter bckgrd for the academic face

School starts in a few weeks. I teach a few college courses for those of you who don’t know. Well, I’m requiring students in a few of my class to follow me on Twitter. -Not the freelance side though. I’ve set up an academic account. Long story short, I wasn’t going to let that Twitter background speak for me so I drew this lil’ dude…

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…and then I decided to use Photoshop, cause everyone says it’s all great, to color ’em in a bit…

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…only this time I eliminated the black lines in favor of tinted values…

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…then I threw some filigree stank on it, cause it’s trendy ‘n fun like that, ‘n called it good. Aside from a mild color shift it translated well. So well, in fact,  I like it more than the Twitter background for this site. -Probably because I took liberties with my cartoon self. For example, I drew my teeth here slightly smaller than in real life. I also dialed-up my arms so they would appear twice as big as the real thing. -Oh, and I made sure to make my head more normal shaped. All subtle details…cause I try never to abuse the power of the pen.

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