National Gallery of Art NGAkids PixelFace - interactive portraits online

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PixelFace is an interactive portrait maker and drawing board. You have 49 colors and 24 brushes to play with. Select a model to begin. The sliders adjust pixel size and transparency levels. The green arrows change brush menus. Click the red AUTO button and Pixelface will create a portrait for you in the style and resolution you've chosen. Experiment by changing brushes and transparencies, or continue drawing while AUTO portrait is on for some surprising effects! To draw your own designs, such as the one here, click the pencil. then select a color, pixel size, and brush. For help while in the program, roll the cursor over the question mark and hold down the mouse button. 


Due to recent changes in OS X, NGAkids online programs that include freehand painting and drawing functions no longer work with new Macs. The desktop application we are offering below does not require a web browser or plug-ins and it's fully compatible. Mac users, please download the desktop application.

Windows users: if the screen above is blank, download the Shockwave plug-in.

  For best results, run your web browser in 32-bit mode.




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