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  1. Profile photo of Suscitatio
    Suscitatio Female 18-29
    41 posts
    July 18, 2008 at 9:08 pm
    Link: Speed Painting Photo Realism - Another prime example on how much the rest of us really SUCK at art. Give this one a chance--it`s actually pretty good.
  2. Profile photo of Space_girl
    Space_girl Female 18-29
    627 posts
    July 18, 2008 at 10:05 pm
    This takes so much time and effort but I still think it`s pretty lame.
  3. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    July 18, 2008 at 10:09 pm
    wow, that`s amazing.
    but what was with the two lines coming from his jacket going into his hair?
  4. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    July 18, 2008 at 10:11 pm
    also: yes, it is very realistic, but the result isn`t a very attractive person. i mean.. if you`re going to create something as amazing as that.. why not make the person painfully beautiful?
  5. Profile photo of Doodally
    Doodally Female 18-29
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    July 18, 2008 at 10:11 pm
    Do it with oils and canvas, then we`ll talk.
  6. Profile photo of captkirk5475
    captkirk5475 Female 13-17
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    July 18, 2008 at 10:14 pm
    shizzamX, it`s hard to see, but he`s wearing sunglasses. He must be wearing like croakies or something as well.
  7. Profile photo of Soytoast
    Soytoast Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2008 at 10:14 pm
    That guy scares me for some reason.
    Probely the blank look of his eyes.
  8. Profile photo of PreoSmo
    PreoSmo Female 18-29
    472 posts
    July 18, 2008 at 10:15 pm
    I watch these and I think, `I can do that!` then I try and realise I have no talent.
  9. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2008 at 10:19 pm
    ^same here
  10. Profile photo of White_Wolfos
    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
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    July 18, 2008 at 10:20 pm
    I agree 100% with Doodally

    I wonder if this is a real person?
    The nostrils look strange to me for some reason. o_o`
    Better than I could do, I guess.

  11. Profile photo of grandmasterz
    grandmasterz Male 18-29
    292 posts
    July 18, 2008 at 10:21 pm
    i gave it a chance, but it`s just not that entertaining. i can`t do it, but it`s not entertaining.
  12. Profile photo of maceizballin
    maceizballin Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2008 at 10:22 pm
    ill b able to do that soon enough
  13. Profile photo of MonoBrow
    MonoBrow Male 18-29
    543 posts
    July 18, 2008 at 10:27 pm
    PHOTOSHOPPED!
  14. Profile photo of jareddevour
    jareddevour Male 18-29
    288 posts
    July 18, 2008 at 10:28 pm
    This is obvious proof that apple products make you good at art.
  15. Profile photo of blackandblue
    blackandblue Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2008 at 10:31 pm
    MonoBrow
    Male, 13-17, Canada
    PHOTOSHOPPED!

    I was hoping no one said it first ^_^

  16. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4197 posts
    July 18, 2008 at 10:41 pm
    I agree with Doodally too.

    I myself would rather take a photo. More realistic with all that painful computer work taken out of it

  17. Profile photo of addler
    addler Male 13-17
    777 posts
    July 18, 2008 at 10:41 pm
    i wish this was easier to appreciate. Its realistic but if your going to use technology, take a picture or photoshop it using different images for the sake of convenience

    if youre going for art though, painting drawing and sculpting seem like more appreciatable. maybe because its harder to fix mistakes or tougher to call photoshopped... i dunno

  18. Profile photo of patthebaker
    patthebaker Male 18-29
    1768 posts
    July 18, 2008 at 10:44 pm
    :-O i feel inferior
  19. Profile photo of Surfingninja
    Surfingninja Female 18-29
    744 posts
    July 18, 2008 at 10:51 pm
    I`d tap that.
  20. Profile photo of RandomEgg
    RandomEgg Male 13-17
    307 posts
    July 18, 2008 at 11:06 pm
    Woah! that`s really Awes-
    ...Grandma?
  21. Profile photo of Phydeaux13
    Phydeaux13 Male 13-17
    616 posts
    July 18, 2008 at 11:23 pm
    ^Rofl.
  22. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 12:12 am
    Coool. I bet it was a self-portrait, hence the normalcy.
  23. Profile photo of brad4566
    brad4566 Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2008 at 12:50 am
    Quote: shizzamX
    wow, that`s amazing.
    but what was with the two lines coming from his jacket going into his hair?

    I was wondering that too. then i looked at the picture on his website and it turns out that those are strings attached to the sunglasses sitting on his head. The video does not do the picture justice. you have to see the full size image on his site. it, and all his other work, is absolutely amazing.

  24. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    July 19, 2008 at 1:23 am
    Was there supposed to be no sound, or was that just my computer?

    PS, I always skip ahead on these. I get ADHD when it comes to videos on the internet.

    @-@

  25. Profile photo of sarahxoxo
    sarahxoxo Female 18-29
    493 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 1:46 am
    Videos like this make me realize how much I fail at life, I start thinking I`m alright at Photoshop and then...BAM.

    Or maybe since I can`t do something like this I DON`T fail at life.

  26. Profile photo of eeeriddler08
    eeeriddler08 Female 13-17
    375 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 1:49 am
    that was cool..lol
  27. Profile photo of uniquename
    uniquename Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2008 at 2:02 am
    i wish i could waste countless hours for a really cool yet somewhat useless talent.. i bet he works in graphic design and makes alot of money though.. but how boring
  28. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 2:19 am
    Sweet. It`s impressive how computers can make things like this look life-like.
  29. Profile photo of GHudston
    GHudston Male 18-29
    182 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 2:25 am
    Being able to create digital art like that is a far more "useful" talent in todays day and age than being able to paint using more traditional mediums. Don`t get me wrong, I am not discounting traditional forms of art, far from it, but you`re far more likely to find a well paying job as a skilled digital illustrator than as a painter.

    I also don`t consider it any less "art" than anything else, it`s just a mroe modern medium.

    Oh, and to the person who said to make it "painfully beautful", if you make something too perfect then it ceases to be realistic.

    I don`t udnerstad those two lines either, though. :P

  30. Profile photo of coranthulle
    coranthulle Male 30-39
    466 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 2:36 am
    Well I`d rather watch a few minutes of this guys work than that idiot that does the "You Suck at Photoshop" douchebag.
  31. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2008 at 2:38 am
    Really amazing.
  32. Profile photo of blu3boy1878
    blu3boy1878 Male 13-17
    41 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 2:45 am
    i would be happy if i could draw a decent stickman
  33. Profile photo of mylostdog
    mylostdog Female 18-29
    471 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 5:24 am
    hmmm i-am-still-bored.com...
  34. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3426 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 6:05 am
    Wow... Thats pretty amazing, but I`m starting to think somebody has a bit too much spare time on their hands... Isn`t it easier to just take a picture though. Oh and the guy looked like a woamn, womans hair, womens earings...
  35. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3426 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 6:06 am
    I mean if you`re going to spend that long on a drawing, you could at least make something nice, not some guy who looks like a hobo.
  36. Profile photo of prillypopz
    prillypopz Female 18-29
    170 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 6:24 am
    I actually think he makes quite an interesting model.

    If you start using "pretty" girls, it gets boring.

  37. Profile photo of staberind
    staberind Female 18-29
    731 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 6:44 am
    um, painting requires paint, thats just manipulating pixels
  38. Profile photo of paradix
    paradix Male 18-29
    143 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 7:00 am
    I think he uses this pad that you connect to a computer and then you sorta do it all by hand not with a mouse, but it`s real cool either way.
  39. Profile photo of pmfiebig
    pmfiebig Male 18-29
    25 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 7:41 am
    wow. how did he do that so fast?
  40. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 7:54 am
    Fcuk u kno
    I wish i could do thatt kind of crap
  41. Profile photo of citadel
    citadel Male 18-29
    486 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 8:42 am
    blah so hes good at paint and i fail miserably ive come to terms with myself as a horrible artist
  42. Profile photo of eleutherarch
    eleutherarch Female 13-17
    1002 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 8:45 am
    They make it look so easy.
    I can see what they`re doing, but I can never actually pull this off myself. ):
  43. Profile photo of eleutherarch
    eleutherarch Female 13-17
    1002 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 8:51 am
    And I don`t agree with the people who are saying that they should make perfect looking people, because that`s just boring. Life isn`t perfect and I find it much more interesting drawing people who don`t look perfect, like a slightly overweight but still attractive woman. Or a monster. I dunno.
  44. Profile photo of Rise23Up
    Rise23Up Male 18-29
    549 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 9:01 am
    pmfiebig
    "wow. how did he do that so fast?"
    You don`t think it was sped up for viewing purposes?
    I think something like this made on a computer should be considered art, because not any average person could make something as amazing as that..
  45. Profile photo of Nerdfighter
    Nerdfighter Female 18-29
    16 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 9:39 am
    Isn`t that the dude from the Lost Boys?
  46. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
    1623 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 10:01 am
    PHOTOSHOPPED!
  47. Profile photo of shreder23
    shreder23 Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2008 at 10:35 am
    shopped
  48. Profile photo of xParanoia
    xParanoia Female 18-29
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    July 19, 2008 at 10:51 am
    If you have a bit of talent in art, I could give you a year in an art college and the right photoshop brushes for skin texture and hair and you could do this.
  49. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
    2506 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 11:06 am
    my uncle made a person in shop, its amazing how they do it
  50. Profile photo of Infinity838
    Infinity838 Female 18-29
    182 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 11:31 am
    I can see the PORES
  51. Profile photo of electrikburn
    electrikburn Female 13-17
    60 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 11:51 am
    I can do that...if I felt like it.
  52. Profile photo of risingflamez
    risingflamez Female 13-17
    649 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 11:56 am
    he kinda looks like bill engvall. but yeah whatever, its been done before... and the end result isnt htat pretty..
  53. Profile photo of imboredoften
    imboredoften Male 13-17
    13 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 11:57 am
    insane . . i feel worthless and unimportant watching videos like that . . although to get into it ou have to be pretty alone
  54. Profile photo of Jujubean3333
    Jujubean3333 Female 13-17
    300 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 1:08 pm
    his beard looks green
  55. Profile photo of perigee
    perigee Male 18-29
    82 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 1:11 pm
    Whoever made this clearly never needs to use a photo booth to make passport photos like the rest of us schmucks. Damn, I could save so much money if only I could do that too :(
  56. Profile photo of saisay
    saisay Male 30-39
    105 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 2:01 pm
    Whoa, what program was this guy using, it didn`t look like photoshop...
  57. Profile photo of Dradan659
    Dradan659 Male 13-17
    276 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 3:23 pm
    cool
  58. Profile photo of Havenshill
    Havenshill Female 18-29
    44 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 3:50 pm
    Photo realism is not art. If you want photo realistic take a damn photo. Art`s meant to have a message other than `Look! I draw like a Kodak camera! Woo me!`

    Dudes a shameless show off.

  59. Profile photo of antman
    antman Male 18-29
    56 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 5:12 pm
    Oi photorealis its the most difficult form of art. i really appreciate all the work this persons put into this. it dosent metter bout the message.just look at abstraction thats still art. cant we all just embrace the hours of work this person put into this insted of finding constant faults like a group ot five year olds.

    there thats my rant for the day. i fell way better

  60. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
    1556 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 5:15 pm
    Space Girl: Ditto. You spent like a frinillion years on a picture.

    And it fails.

  61. Profile photo of gimmesometea
    gimmesometea Male 13-17
    38 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 5:17 pm
    doodally, wouldn`t this be just as hard as oils and canvas? I can draw great (not to toot my own horn) but on a computer the best I can draw is a multi-coloured smiley-face. If you`re not impressed by this, then YOU do it.
  62. Profile photo of BlackiPod
    BlackiPod Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2008 at 5:17 pm
    The left ear lobe is still pretty strange looking and long. Yes, the EAR LOBE. Perv.
  63. Profile photo of nop9001
    nop9001 Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2008 at 6:12 pm
    dude it doesnt take a genius to know that he sped up the video
  64. Profile photo of togetec
    togetec Male 13-17
    608 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 6:28 pm
    SHOPPED
  65. Profile photo of PinkAndGreen
    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
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    July 19, 2008 at 9:19 pm
    For some reason, I found that creepy.

    That you can go on the computer nowadays and start messing around on Photoshop and BAM!, you just made yourself a picture of Uncle Bucky.

  66. Profile photo of piemaster222
    piemaster222 Male 13-17
    11 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 9:30 pm
    his ears still look fake and the left 1 had a point at the top
  67. Profile photo of pat125
    pat125 Male 18-29
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    July 19, 2008 at 9:54 pm
    How the hell are people dismissing this guy? Can you do that? No! And neither can I, and I consider myself fairly good at Photoshop. That was mind blowing.
  68. Profile photo of luke182
    luke182 Male 18-29
    415 posts
    July 19, 2008 at 11:39 pm
    it`s pretty crazy to think that he just created a guy that has never existed.
  69. Profile photo of Scythe246
    Scythe246 Male 13-17
    191 posts
    July 20, 2008 at 1:54 am
    Oh my effin god?
  70. Profile photo of phasoo
    phasoo Male 18-29
    285 posts
    July 20, 2008 at 8:36 am
    these expertise videos are depressing...
  71. Profile photo of Havenshill
    Havenshill Female 18-29
    44 posts
    July 20, 2008 at 9:01 am
    Photo realism is the worlds most pointless form of art. It has no story and no thought behind it. It`s exhibitonism at it`s worst. Abstract art has more of a message than this guy`s work does. Abstract makes you think and ask questions, it has a point.

    I don`t care about the hours he put in. What`s the point of it other than to show off? Again if you want photo realistic pictures, and this is just an idea, buy a freakin` camera and take a photo!

    @ antman "Embrace the hours of work he put in" what the hell? Nobody puts work out there and expects universal praise or if they do they are kidding themselves.

  72. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
    2616 posts
    July 20, 2008 at 9:11 am
    ^ So you`re saying that any observational form of art (landscapes, still-lifes, portraits, life-drawing) is pointless because its goal is to accurately portray the subject being viewed? You annoy me.
  73. Profile photo of Havenshill
    Havenshill Female 18-29
    44 posts
    July 20, 2008 at 9:29 am
    No. That`s not what I said.

    Art can also be about asthetic beauty which that bloke`s endevours lacked. And those pictures you are talking about would presumeably be of a classical nature and when I say that I mean works in oils, pastels, acrylics, etc. Those display true craftsmanship, no ctrl+z fall back, no filters, no layers, no prepared colour pallettes just pure skill and knowledge of the craft.

    Also I don`t care that I annoy you.

  74. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2008 at 9:35 am
    Maybe digital art doesn`t require craftsmanship in a classical sense, but it still requires a good amount of artistic ability. Besides, maybe this person ENJOYS this kind of artistic outlet. Can`t somebody do something they enjoy without you being on their ass for being a useless exhibitionist?
  75. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
    2616 posts
    July 20, 2008 at 9:37 am
    I`m sure this guy couldn`t create photo-realistic art with oils, pastels, or acrylics, but that also works in reverse for a studio artist. They`re separate entities that both take talent. I feel it is wrong of you to dismiss this as "pointless."
  76. Profile photo of honeybum2611
    honeybum2611 Female 13-17
    73 posts
    July 20, 2008 at 10:51 am
    i`ve seen people get an image on photoshop and fade it in slowly then reverse so it looks like they`ve created and i highly doubt it`s been done here.
    regardless of whether the person who made the video drew/created it or not, someone obviously was behind the idea of this.

  77. Profile photo of honeybum2611
    honeybum2611 Female 13-17
    73 posts
    July 20, 2008 at 10:53 am
    maybe we should stop arguing and pointing out faults and just stand back and admire, until some other budding artist creates a new masterpiece.
    It`s still art, no matter what form it`s in.
  78. Profile photo of Havenshill
    Havenshill Female 18-29
    44 posts
    July 20, 2008 at 3:06 pm
    @ Akappy

    I have no problem with someone doing something they enjoy. That is beside the point.

    My issue is with this particular form of photorealism being called art. I don`t doubt that a lot of technical skill is required to work Photoshop et al to any degree of competency. But it lacks in flair and soul, it`s cold and sterile.

    I didn`t call him useless either, that`s your word not mine. He is however an exhibitionist. Tell me please what else he was doing with this video if you discount show-boating.

    I only call this pointless when talking about whether it is art or not. I have always believed that art should have a message and a point otherwise it`s just wallpaper and not art.

    I do accept however that what qualifies as art is subjective and thus difficult to define and agree upon. My opinions are not everyone`s and that`s fine with me. Anyone who puts their work out there however should expect to be judged critically, it`s all part of the game.

  79. Profile photo of ilovetristan
    ilovetristan Female 18-29
    662 posts
    July 20, 2008 at 10:04 pm
    That`s amazing.
    I do realism sometimes, but its nothing compared to that.
    And its not a real attractive person, which I like. Not everyone in art has to be beautiful. :/
  80. Profile photo of mcrack50
    mcrack50 Female 13-17
    156 posts
    July 22, 2008 at 1:11 pm
    i don`t like the looks of this guy.
  81. Profile photo of vic_vaughn
    vic_vaughn Male 18-29
    8 posts
    July 23, 2008 at 1:25 am
    It is pretty amazing but whats the point? It is a pretty useless talent.
  82. Profile photo of krizznitz
    krizznitz Male 13-17
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    July 23, 2008 at 4:34 pm
    I believe the artist was trying to show that every soul on this earth is amazing. (Gay sharing time is over!)

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