My Great Grandfather Cartoonized

Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | by Mark Tucker

Two days ago I discussed my new cartoon profile picture and talked about my interest in making a cartoon version of one of my ancestors.  One of my favorite ancestors is my great grandfather, Worth Tucker.  I have few pictures of him and what I do have is the result of too much photocopying.  The picture is grainy.

For this cartoon, I decided to do it all myself without the middle step of the Cartoon Me website.

Here are both the original photo and the cartoon version:

Worth Tucker Cartoon


What do you think?


  1. It’s wonderful! OK my turn, do my photo!

    Comment by Sheri Fenley — 12 Jun 2009 @ 9:31 am

  2. Cute! I am sure he would be flattered by your work!

    Comment by bonnie — 12 Jun 2009 @ 9:59 am

  3. What a wonderful idea! I think this would be great to create images of ancestors of whom I have a detailed physical description but no photos. In the Netherlands, when men got married, they had to supply a certificate indicating that they had fulfilled their military duties. This form included a detailed physical description, including the width of the head, nose, chin and the color of the eyes, hair and eyebrows. This is too little to create a photograph with, but it might just work as a cartoon. It would be an easy way to see how certain family traits were inherited!

    Comment by Yvette — 12 Jun 2009 @ 10:03 am

  4. Very cool Mark! What graphics program did you use to “do it yourself”?

    Comment by Lisa Louise Cooke — 15 Jun 2009 @ 11:05 am

  5. Just like with my likeness, I used Microsoft Expression Design 2. It is part of a suite that I use at work. If you are just starting out, try Inkscape as it is free Review the post: The New Me (as a Cartoon).

    I like vector graphics programs for doing cartoons because you can start with a small grainy photo and once you have “traced” it, you can enlarge the vector image to the size that you want and not get distortion.

    Good luck!

    Comment by Mark Tucker — 15 Jun 2009 @ 11:00 pm

  6. I can see TTB #3!

    Comment by Gwen — 16 Jun 2009 @ 11:56 pm

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