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Hero: 3.2 Million Ink Dots Can't Be Wrong

Hits: 11563 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Arts & Literature | Added by: fancylad
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DL_ski
Male, 18-29, Western US
 53 Posts
Sunday, March 25, 2012 10:42:10 PM
tattoo artist in the making i believe?

simbha
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 412 Posts
Friday, December 09, 2011 6:12:45 AM
so it's cool when a human does it, but when an inkjet or a dot matrix in this case does it - not so great?


It's extraordinary that he was able to repeat a motion 3.2 million-or-so times, but the artistic feat is not only that; he was able to take the likeness of his father and transfer it to the medium used. That's art, and it's something that - so far - machines cannot do.

danky
Male, 18-29, Western US
 559 Posts
Friday, December 09, 2011 2:15:25 AM
holy f*ckberries that's cool

MrAtari
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1374 Posts
Friday, December 09, 2011 12:23:09 AM
Mythbusters are always taking enough safety precautions... Myth Busted!

PhotoKing
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 523 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 4:00:44 PM
so it's cool when a human does it, but when an inkjet or a dot matrix in this case does it - not so great?

cynic04
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 87 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 9:13:31 AM
Absolutely incredible.

Steelgrid
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2704 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 8:18:30 AM
"just skillful use of some of techniques developed since renaissance."

Thats what art is numbnuts. What you think every artist has to hold their medium differently every time!!?!?!? Art is as much learned as it is experimented. Guess what, we have things that can type for us too while we use our fingers, yet we still do something so archaic as TALKING!!!

Just because one artist is great in one way doesnt mean ALL artists have to follow that. in the vain of you saying it isnt that good, well then, duplicate it. If you can do better, cool, if not, then where the hell do you get off judging what is and is not good.

Maybe you should stop riding on the fair weather bandwagon and think for yourself.

Steelgrid
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2704 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 8:13:55 AM
"btw, pointillism sucks. i almost gave myself carpal tunnel in art class doing this. it does create a nice effect though if you don't screw up."

Its called stipling.

"scanned his face "

By smashing into a copy machine.

simbha
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 412 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 5:00:52 AM
@pigsnout5: He comments on his video (on Vimeo) on this:

"[I]t's not exact, but very very close to the real number. i multiply speed of plotting (how many dots i put down per 10 seconds) with the number of hours i work on each section."

pigsnout5
Female, 18-29, Western US
 548 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 3:42:55 AM
how did he know how many dots he did?

btw, pointillism sucks. i almost gave myself carpal tunnel in art class doing this. it does create a nice effect though if you don't screw up.

duffytoler
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5220 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 3:15:13 AM
I watched my mom do drawings like this. Great effect, super tedious.

xCYBERDYNEx
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4799 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 3:06:35 AM
Awesome but stupid picture.

kinky_afr0
Male, 18-29, Europe
 581 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 1:55:45 AM
scanned his face

2L84ME
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 206 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 1:27:21 AM
Yep it's pointillism, was never a fan but this is good.

MrAtari
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1374 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 12:30:11 AM
is that pointilism?

SnoopyBG
Male, 18-29, Europe
 646 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 12:03:07 AM
And this my, good friends IS art.

sourkraut
Male, 40-49, Australia
 350 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 11:02:51 PM
Very cool... But he could've used a better pic... Looks like Dad's been squished under a pane of glass...

BJH515
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 221 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 7:20:25 PM
That was fantastic.

cyborg
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 2799 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 6:40:13 PM
you missed a spot

robosnitz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 4:15:20 PM
yep, I counted them.

Trillian42
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 341 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 3:03:47 PM
Very cool.

Buiadh
Male, 30-39, Europe
 6653 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 2:53:18 PM
That's pretty drating cool.

My arm would be killing me wthough. :D

Justin9235
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1582 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 2:17:04 PM
So drating cool. He's going to make so much drating money off that drawing.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4358 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 1:16:18 PM
heavypred-"hyperrealism is terrible and have no point in modern art since you have the photography that can do it for humans since 1840's in the same manner he did it there"

If you consider it to have no point, it just demonstrates that you missed the point.

Yes, there is oftern many ways to accomplish something. The 'easy' way is not always the best, and sometimes not the desired way.

In this case, a photograph would not have accomplished the same texture.

Plus, the effort behind it is what makes it unique.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4358 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 1:12:24 PM
Okay, one type of Pen & Ink (Stippling, similar to pointallism, but pintallism is with paint. The other type is Cross-hatch).

I'd have to say his technique is great (nice texture), but I didn't care for the composition (personal choice).

Also, I'd woulda spent a little more money and gotten a very nice rapidograph, as I've never liked the disposable type.

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