Vector Barack Obama Head!

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I want an AWESOME SVG file of Barack Obama, done in Illustrator. You can submit an .AI or a .SVG file. Please NOTE: I will not be ending this contest early. So if you need a few days to work on your entry, relax and work! I appreciate every minute of effort you put into your design, and will give you prompt and honest feedback. You can use Illustrator or Inkscape.

Look here to see the BEFORE version...
http://www.kwippe.com

You can use this photo of Obama for a REFERENCE only (do NOT just try and trace bitmap or vectorize!)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f9/Obama_portrait_crop.jpg

You may also like to look at my blog to see the kind of style our app needs. I am looking for a bit more detailed hair and eyebrows - but the rest can follow this style: http://www.kwippe.com/blog

Please pay attention to file size: our vector SVG output for a head with simple upper body is about 50 to 60 KB. That's it. We can't have a 200KB SVG file - and all paths in Illustrator are converted to JSON by our app, so while I'd love to see some good detail in hair and eyebrows, you cannot use hundreds of paths and a huge SVG to do that. Optimize! Find a way to combine! Show what a master of Illustrator you are!

100% FORWARD FACING
ORIGINAL DESIGN
NOT TRACED FROM BITMAP/PHOTO
NO SHADING in FACESHAPE (you can shade the nose, as otherwise it won't look real!)

You don't need to bother with his clothes - just the head. These things must be in groups or on an individual layer:
eyes shapes
eyes irises
mouth
ears
hair
nose
wrinkles

Stay within the same general style as you see at the URL - but give me better definition - a bit more life like, and most of all, make it look FANTASTIC!! Don't make a caricature; it should be like the example in terms of life like and not comic style.

Aranan Beceriler

İşveren Geribildirimi

“What an amazing artist - her work is beautiful, and the files are super clean and easy to deal with. Great provider - I hope this is the beginning of many projects together!”

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  • nerosohail
    nerosohail
    • 6 yıl önce

    LOL!!

    • 6 yıl önce
  • peshan
    peshan
    • 6 yıl önce

    Great winning entry!

    • 6 yıl önce
  • pupster321
    pupster321
    • 6 yıl önce

    Not a bad turn out - glad you were able to find one you liked - thx for the opportunity -pup

    • 6 yıl önce
    1. stace
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 6 yıl önce

      thank you for the artwork, your entry was very good! I've bookmarked a lot of artists from this contest and hope to work with many of you in the future. Thanks again :)

      • 6 yıl önce
  • parchamiabbas
    parchamiabbas
    • 6 yıl önce

    Please take a look at #140

    • 6 yıl önce
    1. stace
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 6 yıl önce

      I did, thanks for your entry - did you look at the others first though? Your style is quite different from the one we have going on here!

      • 6 yıl önce
  • Lovelas
    Lovelas
    • 6 yıl önce

    guess who #139 ;)

    • 6 yıl önce
    1. stace
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 6 yıl önce

      thanks I did rate it for you!

      • 6 yıl önce
  • kanggil741
    kanggil741
    • 6 yıl önce

    please check #138

    • 6 yıl önce
    1. stace
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 6 yıl önce

      I"ve been looking at it for the last few minutes! Will rate in must a sec.

      • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    this has been a FANTASTIC contest. I hope to work with a variety of artists who have submitted art here, not just the winner!

    • 6 yıl önce
  • xzenashok
    xzenashok
    • 6 yıl önce

    Please take a look at #133

    • 6 yıl önce
    1. stace
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 6 yıl önce

      very good - I've given it a 4 star rating.

      • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    #131 is another great image. I can't tell you exactly why I don't find it quite as cool or fun to look at as the 5 star entries. Maybe the eyes of the expression could be more interesting, I'm not sure! It's very good - right now it's tough as the top 10 or 12 images are all excellent.

    • 6 yıl önce
  • raqasa
    raqasa
    • 6 yıl önce

    Please check it, Dear Stace. #131

    • 6 yıl önce
    1. raqasa
      raqasa
      • 6 yıl önce

      Thank You.

      • 6 yıl önce
    2. stace
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 6 yıl önce

      sorry we did our private beta beginning yesterday and many glitches to iron out! I'll be back tonight and rate all then ok? I would say that is probably 4 1/2 star, very clean.

      • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    It is my husband's birthday this weekend, so I thought I would turn him into a Kwippe for it! Consider entering - https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Vector-Character-for-My-Husband-102387.html

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    I mean with alterations, however - not as is! Many of the 4 star designs could become 5 stars with changes and additional creativity.

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    Just so you all know, I have not chosen a winner here yet, it's still a bit wide open. While there are 2 5 star designs right now #129 and #114 - there are plenty of 4 star designs that could still gain a 5 star rating.

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    Also, if your entry is a 4 star - maybe you need to try something DIFFERENT - do a different expression. Obama happy. Obama mad. Obama surprised. Any of these might change the feel of your entry. Try differences in hair. Look at his photo again. Ask yourself if you could get closer to really looking like Obama, even in small thumbnail form. Ask yourself, is this AWESOME and COOL??

    • 6 yıl önce
    1. Bibicon
      Bibicon
      • 6 yıl önce

      Ha... I think Obama is getting more and more white... Just a funny observation... ;)

      • 6 yıl önce
    2. stace
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 6 yıl önce

      Yes you are right, lol. Well you know my app colorizes everything, - user can choose new colors too, so his color doesn't matter too much.

      • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    It's hard to pinpoint why #114 and now #124 are getting a 5 star when others are getting a 4 star. The key to me isn't just that they both look a LOT like Obama recognizable even in a small thumbnail as definitely him - they are FUN to look at. #124 is mischievous. #114 is more serious. Neither is perfect - #114 has a bit of a weird head shape, and the eyes could be perfected in #124. But all of the 4 star entries are fantastic, and many quite different. But none is as FUN to look at as the 2 at the top, at least from what I can see. Well I take that back as there are some adorable 4 stars, but those ones have 4 stars because they won't fit well enough into the Kwippe.com format. Unfortunately we are stuck in the current look and feel for a while, because our system has certain limitations.

    • 6 yıl önce
    1. stace
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 6 yıl önce

      Please note that #124 has the wrong hair color - but in my app, the USER chooses the color, and the base color, lowlight, and highlight automatically change. So I'm trying to ignore hair color here.

      • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    I'm sorry I'm doing rejected on lower stars just to move them off, so we can see the thumbnails and compare better!

    • 6 yıl önce
  • raqasa
    raqasa
    • 6 yıl önce

    #127

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    Another great first entry with #126 - 4 1/2 stars, I'll post review for this and #125 soon. I am trying to get the app on Kwippe.com and having some issues today - but I'll give reviews before tonight!

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    Super first entry with #125 - 4 1/2 stars, I'll post review shortly!

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    I hope everybody with a 3 star or above considers entering the small contest to characterize my MOM :) - its only $25 but there wont be that many entries - the link is here: https://www.freelancer.com/contest/Vector-Characterize-My-Mom-102055.html

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    #124 is a 4 1/2 star, let me think a little and reflect on anything I can see would be better!

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    I have changed some ratings so that the ones I want people to focus on are at the top.

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    Overall look and feel #123 is probably pretty close to a 4 1/2 star - it doesn't jump off the page as much (as in, interesting to look at!) - but its a great likeness of Obama. You may notice I am not looking much at hair COLOR - that is because our app lets the user select hair color. We have a base, low light, and high light - so right now I'm largely ignoring color for hair.

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    Some lovely entries, thank you all for the amazing work! The lead design is still #114 . As I said below, this entry combines a superb likeness of Obama with the style of Kwippe, and jumps off the page when I look at it.

    • 6 yıl önce
  • xzenashok
    xzenashok
    • 6 yıl önce

    Please check #119 , #120 , #121 , #122

    • 6 yıl önce
    1. stace
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 6 yıl önce

      What an amazing amount of work, xzenashok - THANK YOU for your entries! I just go to the computer this morning and will drink my coffee and review your entries.

      • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    Another beautiful entry, #115 . It is getting hard to pick apart individual pieces which are so fantastic in their own right. At this point, it's more a matter of achieving the best combination of "Obama"-ness, with "Kwippe"-ness. Many of these would be fantastic in a cartoon or ad featuring Obama. But I have to work within the limitations of the established look Kwippes do already have. While we want to expand that look - right now the art does have to at least work within our system, and go with the body parts we already have. That way people can take Obama's parts and make new characters, or use new eyes on him, etc. So from here on out I will probably do less asking people to alter aspects of their entries - and just add comments here to try and help point you in the right direction.

    • 6 yıl önce
    1. stace
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 6 yıl önce

      ninoblackwhite - you are a first rate artist and I am lucky to have had you in this contest.

      • 6 yıl önce
    2. ninoblackwhite
      ninoblackwhite
      • 6 yıl önce

      lol XD! thanks you very much ! Great for contest , Have a good day for you !

      • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    we have our first 5 star design, #114 . This design jumps off the page - even in the thumbnail size. It is an incredible likeness of Obama, yet also very Kwippe-esque. It's not 100% perfect, but this is very close to what I'm looking for. Anybody hoping to compete should look hard at this entry, and ask how you could make this even more fantastic.

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    Super first entry, #110 - I am still thinking for feedback. More coffee I guess :)

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    #107 #108 and #109 have all been rejected because they are the exact same as #84. Seems you guys are using the same stock vector art source. Very lame.

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    this is the same as #84, how is that?

    • 6 yıl önce
  • himel006
    himel006
    • 6 yıl önce

    Please look at no #108

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    Also, #77 is a very cool entry, it just wouldn't work for our app as is. I'd love to see somebody take a stab at a creative design like that, which WOULD actually work in our app. Sorry I can't be more specific, but I'm not an artist!

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    I also still think the contest is wide open. There are plenty of artists with 3 star designs who could still win if they put the time into reading through this board, going to kwippe.com/blog to get a feel for what our app does, and studied the top designs closely. I don't have a frontrunner yet...

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    those are NOT in order

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    Designs I like best as of right now: #95 #93 #101 #99 #77

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    Keep in mind too: my app takes INDIVIDUAL body parts to combine them. Faceshape, mouth (and mouth lines), eyesshape, eyesiris, ears, and nose - these are all completely separate parts in my app. So I am looking these entries, asking of each entry has strong body parts if you were to take each 1 out individually. For this art, the sum of the parts does equal more than the whole.... So take care that each element you draw is strong by itself, and not just as part of the whole Obama. People will use these parts to make NEW images, that have nothing to do with Obama sometimes...

    • 6 yıl önce
  • stace
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 6 yıl önce

    #103 #104 and #105 - THANK you for the entries! They are nice representations of Obama, but they don't appear to have the detail you find in our top entries. Please check out #95 #93 #101 #99 #77 for eye catching entries with good detail.

    • 6 yıl önce

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