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Adrienne Williams
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09:19 PM on 04/28/2012
As an artist myself...clearly some look like drawings. :-) Brilliant stuff though. Ah, I miss painting...
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Squiriferous
You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime.
08:59 PM on 04/28/2012
Impressive. But it's kinda like being able to draw a (near-)perfect circle: what's the point? Also, this has been done already in paint and color by artists such as one of my personal favorites Richard Estes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Estes
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Hair ShirT
context be damned!!!
08:48 PM on 04/28/2012
Look, many of the classic artists of the time have used aids in their pieces. From different grid systems to camera obscura, which at the time were the equivalent to today's film or digital cameras. The art is not in copying a photo it is using the photo as an aid in making the drawing have more depth and emotion. So, if all you see is a person copying a photograph you are missing the point and have no idea about the talent it takes.
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Adrienne Williams
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09:22 PM on 04/28/2012
I say that's bit is true... the point when I draw, is what isn't seen, how can I capture a bit of imagery, a moment, color and share with the world what I've just seen. But I'm also a realist and I love details.... so no fault here on any artist that sees life in this way.
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janroc67
On the road to Shambala
08:42 PM on 04/28/2012
Amazing
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Quotidien
so there's that....
08:18 PM on 04/28/2012
Is this completely free-hand, or is he projecting an image on to a canvas and tracing it?
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Adrienne Williams
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09:25 PM on 04/28/2012
Artist mostly, depending on the scale needs a reference. This artwork clearly is using that method.... but all artist in some way use tools. Some in their mind, some with an image, some with a life model... it depends on what they need to draw what they want. I was a person that needed a life model or an image, rarely could I pull things out of my head, and flesh it out... Now concepts, yes, for sure... be we each have our tools... we are all artists.
07:20 AM on 04/29/2012
I agree with you. When I draw, I usually do a rough sketch/trace of what I want to draw, so light that a finger can erase it completely with a single stroke. Once I have everyone placed properly, I start the shading. It takes forever, but even if that's what the artist did here, that's the true talent. Anyone can trace - most people can't shade or add texture and dimension to their pictures.That's why stick figures are so popular. :D
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Quotidien
so there's that....
03:12 PM on 04/29/2012
If that's your profile photo, then YOU'RE a work of art :)
08:14 PM on 04/28/2012
I can do the same thing with Roxio Photo Suite 10. Heck I can even do it in stained glass.
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Adrienne Williams
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09:25 PM on 04/28/2012
lol
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As American As You Are
So sick of the same conversation.
07:42 PM on 04/28/2012
Wow!
07:32 PM on 04/28/2012
These are drawings, but they're drawings of photographs. Amazing, but not impossible, especially with techniques such as grids--maybe even projectors.
08:06 PM on 04/28/2012
yes Mr. Fox, I'm sure those grapes were sour
08:25 PM on 04/28/2012
no sour grapes intended. just looking at the technique involved. that's all.
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08:17 PM on 04/28/2012
Jeesus - get over yourself!
08:26 PM on 04/28/2012
not sure what you mean.
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09:52 PM on 04/28/2012
The man is extraordinarily talented. Give credit where credit is due instead of trying to convince everyone how "easy" it is.
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teacher2be33
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07:31 PM on 04/28/2012
wow an extremely talented artist......wish I had that talent.
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Squiriferous
You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime.
09:03 PM on 04/28/2012
The surprising answer is that it takes most people around 15 years to get that good at drawing. Some do it faster, some it takes more time. But nearly all humans have the neurological hardware and hand-eye coordination to become this good with practice.
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Z Stone
I Peek Inside Your Bathroom Cabinets
09:13 PM on 04/28/2012
I don't know if I agree with you on that one. Maybe in theory, but I can't imagine that if all I did, day after day, around the clock, for even as much as fifty years - that I could ever duplicate this type of steady-handed mind-boggling artistic talent.
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Adrienne Williams
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09:27 PM on 04/28/2012
eh? absolutely not! It takes some artist a life long dream to get that good..... Art isn't some mathematical equation.
07:21 PM on 04/28/2012
Well, I think these are ABSOLUTELY GREAT. ! !

I Particularly like the Picture of The Old Chevy Pickup. ! ! ... PLEEAASE send it to me, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please. ! ! ... (. PLEASE... . )

So how long does it take him to do these EXTRA Special Super Art Pieces, ? ... ( and what does he sell them for, or does he.. ?. )

Oh I forgot, does he do this with a model, or without a model, either way is Fantastic. ?
I would like to see what he would draw, if he were to draw a picture of an " Alien," or an
" Alien " near a Flying Saucer, That would be VERY, VERY Interesting also. !
11:08 PM on 04/28/2012
Imagine the possibilities inherent with this type of talent. The first thing I thought of when I saw these was, this is a very dangerous man. Just think, he could draw anything he wants and post it online anonymously and claim it's a photo.. a "newly discovered photo" of the trayvon M case, maybe one with mr Z holding a gun tiptoeing around the corner... or a celeb doing something awful that would ruin his career, like maybe Tom Cruise wearing a swastika T shirt...
11:00 PM on 04/29/2012
Well, except for the fact that there are tells in every picture. Because it's not a digital medium, it's super easy to tell by the pixel rate and gradation that it's not a photo.
I mean, the guy's not a savant. He can't draw everyone 100% exactly as they look, there will always be some discrepancy.
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Just-the-truth
03:05 AM on 04/29/2012
Go to his website....it may be for sale.
03:43 AM on 04/29/2012
how do you find his website.. ?
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adcan49
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07:11 PM on 04/28/2012
The skeptic in me is working overtime!! I need a drink...
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Z Stone
I Peek Inside Your Bathroom Cabinets
09:14 PM on 04/28/2012
LOVE your micro-bio.
07:01 PM on 04/28/2012
The 'Detroit' one is a street corner in Ottawa.
06:47 PM on 04/28/2012
I'd like to see those who feel that this amazing talent is "copying" do it themselves and do as well. The artist has extreme genius talent and should be praised for their work, not put down! As someone who appreciates how difficult it is to draw the human body, I wish I had a 10th of their talent. I'd probably be doing more than just sitting here reading about an amazing artist...
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Adrienne Williams
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09:28 PM on 04/28/2012
it's very well done. Technique for sure... but he has the eye to see what's there. Many do not.
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Another Pesky Canadian
Talk - action = 0
06:18 PM on 04/28/2012
Copying of photographs always seems to impress somebody, but it's still copying directly from another source, and in doing so; bypasses many of the important decision-making stages that went into making the original special.

Like writing "E=mc squared". The first time it was written it was art; the other 5 billion times it is copying.

Reheating leftovers of a fabulous 5 star meal does not make you a chef.

Putting your own hand-made label on a bottle of beer does not make you a brew master.

Singing your favorite top 10 song in the shower does not make you a Pop Star.

Flying in a commercial jet does not make you more important to history than the Wright Brothers.

Re-booting your computer does not make you a software engineer.
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David Flint
just ignore him.
09:08 PM on 04/28/2012
criticizing somebody's artwork does not make you an artist.
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Z Stone
I Peek Inside Your Bathroom Cabinets
09:28 PM on 04/28/2012
And criticizing, a half dozen times over, the technique an artist chooses to manifest their incredible artistic genius, doesn't make your ability to critique any more credible than Statler or Waldorf: http://youtu.be/_Bj6ekG8XNo

Haha - damn, I'm funny.
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Spitfirewarbird
Your brain gets smarter but your head gets dumb.
06:12 PM on 04/28/2012
Excellent!