HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST PHOTOS?

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING PHOTOS OF PERSONS

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING PHOTOS OF PERSONS

1. THE FACE IN THE PHOTOGRAPH SHOULD OCCUPY 80% OF THE SURFACE IN THE PHOTOGRAPHY

Choose a photo where the face occupies 80% of the area in the photo. Otherwise, pixels will appear when the photo is enlarged, or the photo will be very blurred. Because we don’t know you personally and when drawing a caricature we focus exclusively on the person’s photo and any even minor change we can make due to poor quality photography can result in a loss of the person’s resemblance when drawing.

2. CLEAR AND FULLY VISIBLE FACIAL LINES

All the facial lines of the person we are drawing must be clearly and fully visible in the photograph. Send us 2 – 5 photos of the face of a person looking straight and with perfectly visible facial lines. The photograph must clearly show the details of the face, the structure of the eyes, nose, lips and other appearance features. The face and facial expressions in the photo must not be distorted, as in such a case it is impossible to draw the face in its natural state. Also pay attention to the quality and brightness of the photo. Blurry image, face in shadow or pixels in a photo when enlarging a photo – all this does not guarantee the best result.

3. LIKE YOUR FACE AND FACIAL MIMICS IN THE PHOTO

We will draw you based on the photos you send us, so you should like your image and facial expressions in the photos. If you send us a photo in which the person has a distorted face, we will also draw it. Therefore, we ask you to provide us with photos where the person is nicely captured and has facial expressions that you like. For best results, pay attention to the following points: If you are not happy with the look, facial expression or smile in the photo – it is better to send additional photos where these features are clearly visible.

4. LET THE HEAD AND EYES LOOK STRAIGHT

Photos where a person has his head or gaze directed downwards or. upwards is not appropriate, as in this case it is not possible to draw a proper and recognizable face. So please send us photos where the person has their eyes and head directed straight. It is very important for the eyes to be clearly visible. Otherwise, there is a high chance that the face will be drawn unrecognizable, as the eyes represent an important part of the appearance.

5. SUBMIT INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS OF PERSONS

To create group caricatures or portraits, it is recommended that you submit individual photos of the people we will put together and create a unique work of art for you. So if you don’t have photos together, don’t worry! Submit multiple separate photos of each person.

An example of a suitable photo of a face to draw a cartoon.

Idollio karikature, portreti kot darilo za poroko, obletnico ali rojstni dan
Idollio karikature, portreti kot darilo za poroko, obletnico ali rojstni dan

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING BACKGROUND PHOTOS

We create the background you want in several ways:

1. BACKGROUND WITH YOUR PHOTO

By selecting a photo from your home environment (garden, house, living room, office…) that we will draw in the background of your cartoon as the example below shows.

2. WALLPAPER FROM THE IDOLLIO GALLERY

By selecting wallpapers from the Idollio gallery. Send us a caricature on which you like the background and we will do the same for you.

3. BACKGROUND WITH TEXT DESCRIPTION

Use words to describe the story you would like as the background of your caricature (office, beach, nature, concert,…).

An example of a suitable background photo to draw a caricature.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING PHOTOS OF OBJECTS

When submitting a description of a story and objects to make a caricature, pay attention to submitting photos for the objects you would like in the caricature. If it is a specific object, it is obligatory to enclose a photograph of the object!

1. PLACES / PROVINCES
  • Photos are required for cases such as:
    Ljubljana, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Soča River, Bled, Aljažev stolp, Pula, Koper, Triglav,…
  • Photos are not required for cases such as:
    town, lake, church, sandy beach, mountain, river, meadow, ski resort,…

 

2. FOOD / BEVERAGE
  • Photos are required for cases such as:
    Union / Laško beer, Janževec, cream cheese, potica, čevapčiči, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Carniolan sausage, baklava, kajmak, ajvar, sarma, gibanica,…
  • Photos are not required for cases such as:
    beer, wine, dessert, apple, bread, glass of wine, birthday chocolate cake,…

 

3. CLOTHING / FASHION ACCESSORIES
  • Photos are required for cases such as:
    Football jersey Barcelona / Real Madrid, Rolex watch, perfume Armani Code, Kenzo wallet, sneakers New Balance…
  • Photos are not required for cases such as:
    town, lake, church, sandy beach, mountain, river, meadow, ski resort,…

 

4. VEHICLES (car, bicycle, motorcycle, scooter, ...)
  • Photos are required for cases such as:
    model BMW E29 M3 oranžne barve, Scott gorsko kolo Spark 950 2020 M, električni skiro Viron700 Pro, Smuči Elan in Rossignol, …
  • Photos are not required for cases such as:
    avtomobil oranžne barve, kolo, …

 

5. ANIMALS (dog, cat, parrot, horse, ...)
  • Photos are not required for cases such as:
    pes Bulldog, Perzijska mačka, Brancin, papiga Caique, Pigmijski zajec, …
  • Photos are not required for cases such as:
    brown dog, white cat, horse, rabbit, parrot, fish,…

 

6. PREDMETI POGOSTE RABE
  • Photos are required for cases such as:
    FIFA 2020, Sony laptop, iPhone 12 Pro Max, …
  • Photos are not required for cases such as:
    Video game, white laptop, mobile phone,…

 

An example of a suitable background photo to draw a cartoon.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING A DESCRIPTION

When submitting a story description, pay attention to submitting the necessary photos and a detailed description of the story in the background. To help you submit your description, here are the highlights:

1. PERSONS

For each person, write what they are wearing (Barcelona / Real Madrid football jersey or white T-shirt and jeans) and, if the garment is specific, attach a photo of the garment (Barcelona / Real Madrid football jersey). If you want you can add where in the caricature you would like the person to be drawn and for which objects you would like them to be close to the person…

2. THE ROLE OF PERSONS AND THE INTERACTION OF PERSONS

For each person, add a description of their role in the cartoon (eg, make a phone call, play with a child, watch TV, read a book, play a computer game, ride a bike,…) and add a description of their interaction with another person on a caricature (hugging, holding hands, dancing,…).

3. BACKGROUND ACTION / TOPICS

Add a description of the happenings in the background that you would like to have in the cartoon (greenery and nature, sunbeams, beach and waves, heart-shaped cloud, birds in the air, blooming flowers,…).

Example of a suitable description for drawing a cartoon.

Instructions

On the cartoon, draw a girl dressed in firefighting gear (photo of firefighting gear attached). The girl has green eyes and brown hair color (color code for eyes and hair selected in the form). Draw her a short hairstyle with her hair down to her shoulders. Draw it next to the fire truck (photo of the vehicle attached). Hold a fire helmet in one hand (photo of helmet attached) and hold the vehicle with the other hand.

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Follow the instructions and the golden hands of the Idollio team will ensure you an impressive result!
We are already looking forward to your illustration!