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December 6, 2011
Alfred E. Neuman by ~PixelPirate is an excellent 3D realisation of a 2D character. It has clean, strong lines, nice colour and a good amount of detail without going into hyperrealism.
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Alfred E. Neuman

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So this is my take on Alfred E. Neuman from Mad Magazine.

He's taken quite some time to finish. I started the modeling in Maya, detailed it in ZBrush, took it back to Maya for a very time consuming process of lighting, texturing, creating shaders and hair and doing tons of test renders along the way.

Post was done in Photoshop.

He's inspired by those humanized cartoon characters you see from time to time by other 3D artists.

This was a comprehensive learning experience for me, and I'm very proud of the result.

Please like/fav/spread the news about him!

Thanks for all the comments after he got himself a DD!

Regarding the eye, that's how he's usually portrayed. For this project I Googled him for reference images and found a bunch, and you can see that on most of these images, his left eye hangs a little lower than his right, so it's all intentional. I had to study his entire face for all the details, so I could get the best result possible.
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OldieButGoodie's avatar
SO WELL done! .... This 65+ year old 'human' LOVED him! ....

In fact, I bought a LARGE POSTER of MAD MAG in 1987 that to this day
is on my MAN CAVE 'wall'! .... SMILES .... bls35mm/brian

MAN CAVE by bls35mm
drvibed's avatar
JUST LOVE ALFRED YOU GOT HIM JUST RIGHT!!!!!
Esitaro3670's avatar
Alfred E. Neuman to president.
Its better like Obama or George W. Bush,
but its triying
zatr098's avatar
...
a small part of my soul died. in the good way, i hope!
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Angie-Pictures's avatar
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
Raindropthelf's avatar
OMG I remember Mad Magazine and Alfred E.Neuman was KULT!
Awesome work.
catluvr2's avatar
What, me worry?

Congrats on the DD! :+favlove:
The-Letter-W's avatar
Haha you captured his likeness quite well!
TokihaMai's avatar
Dear god you make me remember the board-game "MAD" that my father has.. absolutely fantastic!
Lhezs's avatar
Man, this must have been tedious. But it turned out awesome anyway.
Ah, please sprinkle me some of your talents. I so badly need it right now~
A-Dawg13's avatar
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA- I'm not done yet - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... Aaah.. OK, I'm good. That's actually pretty good. Scariffiying, but good.
AaronoelleVLewis813's avatar
I love that picture. This image actually predicts how the american society evolving into a modern idiocracy. It sux that the show got took off air in 2 years (fews months after Obushma got elected).
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appledapple's avatar
this is a bit... uncanny valley for me. i can tell a lot of effort went into it, but something about it is a little off.
Rangerlou's avatar
Seriously, when I saw the thumbnail I thought it was Jane from 'Jane and the Dragon.'
Still, you've managed to make him more human. (A feat unto itself!)
Crash15's avatar
this scares me in a way.
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