Peanuts

I chose to use the Peanutize Me website for this assignment.  I have to say I’m not really sure I understand the purpose of this assignment.  I think if the idea is to teach us about the power of fan art or fan concepts this is a bad choice.

It’s an interesting concept, but because it’s being proctored and run by a marketing department for the Peanuts movie I think it loses some of it’s credibility as ‘fan art’.  A better way to show this would have been have us create from scratch using paint or a similar program a Peanuts concept of ourselves.

For those who maybe weren’t familiar with the Peanuts a link, like this, could have been provided to take them to the Deviant Art website which is dedicated entirely to fan art.

Anyway, the process for using the Peanutize Me website is very easy.  There is nothing complicated about creating the character.  It’s a matter of following ten simple steps (roughly) and then choosing a background.  It’s essentially a plug-n-play platform where you just have to click and choose your settings.

So after doing that I produced this:

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3 comments

  1. juliuswastaken · August 13

    I agree with your commentary on the assignment and share your skepticism about the degree that this is fan art when the artistic decisions available are wholly set by the entity for whom the art is in a way profiting from. Besides that, I think the peanutized you is very close to your likeness and so think you did a good job insofar as that way your intended end.

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  2. guidetopride · August 13

    I agree completely with your commentary. Although it is understandable that not everyone is a talented artist or knows of an artist to commission fan art, this assignment didn’t reach that bar on the topic of fan art. I guess the instructor has to work with what they’ve got…However, the funny thing was that although on eCollege I don’t recognize names (though I do recognize faces), I immediately knew who you were based on your Peanutized self! Good job!

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  3. alexum710 · August 14

    I thought this assignment was fun for the most part. I personally do not like the art of Peanuts, especially this new style they are trying to use, but its cool to see that peopel are given the chance to make their own characters without spending time to train on how to make a Peanuts character.

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