Great Art You Can Really Relate To

Family photos suck. This website turns them into portraits fit for royalty.

by Sal Vaglica
historic portrait of a stately general, re-created from a digital photo against a purple background

While art is largely a matter of taste, it’s safe to say that if you’re featured in the artwork, it’s instantly great — and makes it more fun for just about everyone. If you’ve ever fantasized about galloping into the breach or kicking back on an Old World throne, Bobdeus has the answer: You send them a digital photo and choose how you want it re-created as a historical portrait. Want to see your head on the body of a once-great king or a stately general? Or perhaps a priest during the Renaissance or some random French guy who looks like he might have been a Musketeer? You decide.

Once you submit a digital headshot, Bobdeus will send you a proof to sign off on. Then you’ll receive a personalized historic portrait any way you want: digital-only, on a ready-to-hang canvas, up to 24 x 30 inches, or as a framable poster, up to 18 x 24 inches. And it’s not just for you — the portraits are affordable enough to make great gifts, and the whole family can get in on the act (even pets), with up to seven faces per portrait.

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