Sell your camera, buy a paintbrush


thoughton

Link Posted 14/09/2011 - 11:20
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Anvh

Link Posted 14/09/2011 - 13:33
I don't quite like the style.

Here is someone i follow on Da, she uses photos to get this look.
http://phatpuppyart.deviantart.com/gallery/
Stefan


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Steep

Link Posted 14/09/2011 - 15:15
Immensely talented painter I think, I'm always in awe of anyone with a real talent for creating things (even if they can't 'do' fake fur very well). I'd be hard pressed to draw a convincing stick man let alone something like that ^

japers45

Link Posted 14/09/2011 - 15:24
Wow they are absolutely incredible. Really good. Not so keen on the second link Stefan (a bit too "Lord of The Rings" fantasy style for me).

It does make me think that painting is a rather different kettle of fish. I think in time I may be able to produce results close to "professional" standard (whatever that is- which is a whole other debate)with my camera but my drawing and painting is absolute pony.

thoughton

Link Posted 14/09/2011 - 15:31
It's the 2nd last shot with thew shiny balloons that really blows me away
Tim
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japers45

Link Posted 14/09/2011 - 15:45
I just checked that one out again. She has actually painted a receding area on the ground which is gradually and subtley out ot focus.

Incredible.

Steep

Link Posted 14/09/2011 - 17:07
He - Jeff Ramirez

Smeggypants

Link Posted 14/09/2011 - 18:49
Anvh wrote:
I don't quite like the style.


While I can appreciate the skill in makign a painting realistic, it kinda defeats the object in a way.

I just ended up judging them as photos.


Personally I think realistic painting and even realistic computer animations are best served when depicting unreal situations.

For example I found this on the same site a the OP


http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/new-surreal-hyperrealistic
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Last Edited by Smeggypants on 14/09/2011 - 18:49

Smeggypants

Link Posted 14/09/2011 - 18:55
Anvh wrote:
I don't quite like the style.

Here is someone i follow on Da, she uses photos to get this look.
http://phatpuppyart.deviantart.com/gallery/

This is fantastic shot

http://phatpuppyart.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d48z2bh
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pete

Link Posted 14/09/2011 - 19:35
From way back I have an old calendar of Airbrushed art. Some of the stuff is so realistic that you could not tell it from a photograph.
The nearest I can find is at the link below. It took him 140Hrs to complete!!
http://adcook.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=240&Itemid=94

karma mechanic

Link Posted 14/09/2011 - 19:48
I can't really get excited about the 'paintings'. They start from one or more photographs, then the paint is carefully made to match the photo. If you did that at the pixel level they'd be perfect anyway.

The airbrushed link from Smeggy is more impressive - that's a different tool entirely!
My own website is www.richardgaddphotography.com

Also on 500px

Anvh

Link Posted 14/09/2011 - 19:51
Smeggypants wrote:
Anvh wrote:
I don't quite like the style.

While I can appreciate the skill in makign a painting realistic, it kinda defeats the object in a way.

I just ended up judging them as photos.

Personally I think realistic painting and even realistic computer animations are best served when depicting unreal situations.

For example I found this on the same site a the OP


http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/new-surreal-hyperrealistic

It's that but they also have a plastic feel about them that i don't like.

Very nice art in that link, quite amazing what can be done these days.
It's great to bend the truth
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dougf8

Link Posted 14/09/2011 - 19:54
I thought photorealism had been done! In the 50s. Then we had photographers copying the photorealists, American Vernacular or something like that? Anyway paintbrush, shmaintbrush.

Nan Golding says "Top tip: Don't do it. There are way too many photographers. Try to draw or get politically involved in something that matters." link
Lurking is shirking.!
Last Edited by dougf8 on 14/09/2011 - 19:55

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 14/09/2011 - 20:29
Gotta say, I prefer the stuff in Tim's link to any of the subsequent links.

Jeff Ramirez's stuff has a sense of wit, I prefer his deadpan approach. What he does reminds me a bit of that strange woman in that creepy documentary-movie Catfish, who does paintings of strangers from their photos on Facebook.
[link=https://500px.com/will_brealey/[/link]

thoughton

Link Posted 14/09/2011 - 21:29
Smeggypants wrote:
Anvh wrote:
I don't quite like the style.

Here is someone i follow on Da, she uses photos to get this look.
http://phatpuppyart.deviantart.com/gallery/

This is fantastic shot

http://phatpuppyart.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d48z2bh

Hehe wrong link maybe, that looks like a rather boring shot to me

Smeggypants wrote:
For example I found this on the same site a the OP

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/new-surreal-hyperrealistic

Now that's more like it! Simply awesome.
Tim
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