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The Patron Saint of Superheroes

Chris Gavaler Explores the Multiverse of Comics, Pop Culture, and Politics

I recently posted on the range of styles available between photorealism and cartooning. The post included my self-portrait divided into four prominent styles that combined contrasting levels of simplification and exaggeration. This week I’m featuring a wider range of self-portraits that are harder to categorize. They’re all derived from photographs, but none remain photorealistic after digitally adapted. The distortions can still be analyzed in terms of simplification and exaggeration, but the combinations are less obvious. My goal isn’t to undermine my own analysis, but it is good to keep myself honest by challenging simple categories. And once again, this is all from my favorite digital dinosaur, MS Paint.






















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