Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cartoonerific! David Lanham is a
Bucketfull of AWEsome!


I found out about David Lanham - the amazing & talented artist from the Iconfactory who created the Ollie the Twitter bird (now available to purchase as a collectible toy!) on Mashable: FaceTime + $50 = Awesome Personalized Avatar & Wired: Geek Artist Making $50 Caricatures Over FaceTime this summer and just had to fearfully indulge in a custom cartoon avatar! I loved his style and he's got all kinds of geek hipster street cred! My geek greed demanded to be satiated!

It took over a month to get an appointment - Here's the outfit I was wearing

A Mini Tophat from Etsy.com, monocle on a black satin ribbon, babyphat black crotchet sweater, Steampunk Louise Black orig antique doll part necklace and lots of goth makeup!

We connected via Skype and had a lovely convo for about 20 min or so while he sketched (and showed me a super cute puppy he and his wife are fostering) and this was the result! Very cool and SO worth it!

Funny, I think it looks good...I look like a sweet dotty Steampunk English lady here! OMFG!* What a hoot! I'm OK with that.

He's even given me permission to tweak it as needed or desired (he understands my near pathological addiction to Photoshop) So I made a version that was super bright and of course...POSTERIZED it!

Check out the David Lanham Flickr Gallery.

@dlanham [Twitter]

Dave’s website home-page [Dave Lanham]

*OMFG: Oh my fairy godmother

6 comments:

  1. Awesome, I love your avatar. Mine is on the downside and looks really bad. Blogging 4ever!

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  2. You are gorgeous in any of the worlds you inhabit! I recognized the necklace even before I saw the photo: lovely bit of Victoriana steampunkishness ;-)

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  3. Awww thank you guys! [blushes & hugs] You're the best! From one of my fav 6th graders (Bookgal123) to my two fav Library mentors! Muwa!

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  4. Thank you daring librarian. Wait you meant me right?

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  5. Yes, dear Bookgal123, I did mean you! BTW, Bill Edwards of NPR fame was QUITE impressed with you! Said you had a natural engaging leadership & suggests politics when you grow up!...and I said, NO! I want her to be a school librarian when she grows up!

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