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incredibly realistic paintings

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by The Vector Doctor, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. SIGNTIME

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    unreal
     
  2. DKgrafix

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    It is amazing....... but why do it?

    It is much easier to snap a photo if you a doing it to be realistic. I'm not trying to knock on his ability, but to me that is a waste of ime. Drawing something for hours or days to make it completely realistic, and you can do that in few minutes with setting up the props and taking a picture....... think about it

    I thing there should be a visible trace of a human touch, it just look too mechanical, just like when you take a Canon and snap a shot :(
     
  3. MikePro

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    unimpressed with most of it, as stated that it may as well have been a photograph....
    buuuuut I am definately in love with his Little Mermaid painting :)
    (not in a creepy way, but pretty darn close!)
     
  4. WrapWorks

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    For every piece of art, there will always be a critic. I personally think they are amazing. It's unfathomed in my mind and I can't begin to comprehend how he is able to paint in such a way.
     
  5. FireSprint

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    I can see painting something organic to look realistic, not that that would be easy, but a little less challenging. What he paints, the plastic and chrome is incredible. I would like to see them close up, are there brush strokes?

    And yes, there must be a critic. Frankly, if no one criticized it, it wouldn't be worth looking at.
     
  6. rjssigns

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    A woman not far from me, does or used to do photo-realistic portraits. When asked why she said: "Because I can".
     
  7. ForgeInc

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    Unreal.

    Get it? "unreal" snap!
     
  8. signworldusinc

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    that is pretty cool but I agree might as well just take a picture but hey whatever floats your boat
     
  9. rfulford

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    The technique is amazing but the subject matter is mundane and uninteresting. These paintings look like one of my old technical exercises from college where the point was to light highly reflective subjects and eliminate unwanted reflections. In this case, I think it would be cooler to "accidentally" paint something interesting into the mundane subject.
     
  10. Gino

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    Why do it, when a simple push of a button or two can achieve the same results ??

    That is so today it's just typical par for the course. Let's take the easy way out........ :Sleeping:

    • Why strive to be better ??
    • Why persevere an obsession or career ??
    • Why keep pushing oneself for self discipline ??
    • Why strive for perfection ??

    If you could..... you most certainly would. Those who can't, just mock.

    Anyone with some talent [hand/eye coordination] can paint a portrait. some fruit or a boat at sea, but who can paint with such perfect detail as in the subject matter of this guy's paintings ?? His talents are quite amazing. :thumb:
     
  11. signpost-boston

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    Does it look amazing? sure. is it a waste of time? yup. (spot on, DK.)
    if he really wants to make money, he should draw up a porn star.
    just sayin.
     
  12. qmr55

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    Lol I don't see how anyone thinks this is a waste of time. HUGE market for this, people love it! I can guarantee this guy along with others are making a killing doing this.

    I think it's simply amazing and an art not many can master!
     
  13. tsgstl

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    I think that guy is amazing

    Haha paint a porn star? I bet this guy get north of $10,000 for one of those. Good luck fetching more that $9.95 a month for a porn star.
     
  14. rfulford

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    I never meant to imply that it is not fantastic or even worth the effort. Still, it looks like a technical exercise. If these were photographs, what would you admire about them? What would stop you when you walked by?
     
  15. Gino

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    The word 'IF' doesn't apply. It is NOT a photo or anything of the likes..... it's hand-painted with hand/eye coordination in which almost all people are lacking. And those that do have some hand/eye coordination, can't do nearly what this guy is doing. The rest are just plain jealous.

    Okay.... there is a thread on here somewhere.... where everyone is supposed to show their ride. What makes one motorcycle or vehicle better than another ?? They all have tires, a gas pedal, brakes and get you from point 'A' to point 'B'. What's so giggly about one car over another ?? What pleasures does one get out of watching cars making left turns at NasCar ?? What makes a football or baseball players worth 125 million dollars ?? What makes pure talent like painting, playing a musical instrument or writing a beautiful story so mesmerizing ??

    It's all in the beholder's eyes.....
     
  16. rfulford

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    I'll admit some jealousy and a lot of admiration. Sure, I wish I could paint half as well. If I could, I would welcome constructive criticism more than empty adoration. Since the artist is not here, does that mean there can be no meaningful discussion of his work? Weigh in and defend the artist instead of oppressing criticism. What do you feel looking at these paintings? IF is actually extremely relative here. IF you had $10,000 or more to spend on a painting, would you pick one of these? Would you choose a technically flawless painting of empty subject matter over a photo that moves you emotionally or stirs you imagination?
     
  17. visual800

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    I think it is awesome and it is incredible. I appreciate it and I commend the guy, this is TRUE ART unlike the triangle and circle junk from the 90s and that crap that andy warhol painted...thats right i said it. Im not into all that pop art BS. And people go ape*** of leonardo and all those guys? I got nothing for them they suck.

    If this is how he makes his living more power to him because I would not have the patience
     
  18. Craig Sjoquist

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    Amazing

    Also amazing is all the negative remarks on talent like this from a group that prides itself on perfection.

    Times have changed indeed sure glad I still do my work by hand so relaxing & satisfying.
     
  19. DKgrafix

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    It is not negativity. I said it looks awesome.

    But why to make it so "mechanical" looking if it is a hand drawn/painted piece. I said it is easier to do it with camera and print it on the canvas. You get the same result much faster.
    I love to use charcoal and pencil to do my drawings, and I would love to be able to draw/paint like that guy, but I would definitely not be drawing something like that if I could.

    It would be the same thing if I would be the best manual vinyl cutter in the world. I would definitely not be hand cutting vinyl while I have my Graphtec sitting next to me.

    Just saying.
     
  20. ForgeInc

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    You are completely missing the point. The reason they look so mechanical looking and the the subject manner is so "uninspired" is EXACTLY the point. I would submit the point of these pieces is to do nothing but show off technical skill.

    I would also bet your reply "why not just take a photograph" is EXACTLY the response he is hoping for. It's because he is showing that he can paint something that looks exactly like a photo with pigment and brush. I would bet if these pieces were shown without explanation 99% of viewers would think they are photos.

    Sure, anyone can take a photo, but who has the ability to paint something by hand and make it look exactly like a photo?

    That's the point (I think).

    All the above aside, I have been a fan of super realistic paintings for a while, and have never seen anything come lose to what this guy produces, simply amazing.
     
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