Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ambigrams and Upside-down Heads























8 comments:

Trevor Mayes said...

These are really cool. The only one I can't make out is the third one from the top. Can anyone tell me what it says? (And in both orientations -- the sig appears to be different upside down.) Thanks.

Jed said...

upright: Theodore
inverted: Roosevelt

Trevor Mayes said...

Ah, now I see it. Very clever, thanks!

David Aronchick said...

Wow, these are uncanny. Well done!

Curtis L. Walker said...

Well Done! Question: Do you see things from dual, reversed, or any other way, beyond visual? Lots of work or did your talent just was discovered? Can you just pick a subject or only very specific triggers?

Curtis L. Walker said...

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Sam Saxton said...

@Curtis
Go for it!
I've done caricatures for a long time, so that background helps to make the faces readable even when I'm constrained as to where I can put features. As for choosing subjects, I chose based on how recognizable the face was (and/or how much I wanted to draw them) and what features would be interesting/tricky to flip. Most of the subjects, to my surprise, worked well when I sketched them out. The real challenge is finding new ways to to combine features. For instance, the eyes tend to be the center point for the face, with the other features changing, but with Obama, I was able to make the nose the center point. This is what keeps it interesting for me.

Cleber Faria said...

Great!