Morgan Freeman drawn on iPad

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  1. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    This is not my work, but I was so blown away that I had to share this :)



    incredible
     
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    Really cool! --So very nice to know that this level of precision is possible on an iPad. :)
    I just have one quibble. Although he starts off really loosely like a real painting on canvas, the contour never changes. It's locked in from the beginning. That's the one thing which just doesn't seem natural.

    I don't have the newest version of Procreate --does it have masks?
     
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    Wow! That's so good that if I didn't know different, I'd think it was an actual photograph.
     
  5. JohnLT13 macrumors 6502a

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    Yea. That about sums it up. Wish I had the dedication and skill to create something like this.
     
  6. Bre.Luiz macrumors member

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    Is that even possible?
    I mean, doesn't seem like it... one of the most amazing things i ever saw on youtube...
     
  7. costabunny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    pretty awesome huh?

    I had to see the video to believe it - I saw the final image and though 'no way, that has to be a photograph'... Pleased to be wrong on this one
     
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    I've been pretty skeptical when it comes to the iPad/iOS doing anything "professional" when it comes to content creation, but this is one of the few instances that has started to shift my perspective, that maybe some day in the next 5 to 10 years the iPad will evolve into a device that will replace the Macintosh for everyone from children playing Angry Birds to seasoned professionals drawing incredibly precise artwork and drafts without compromising the slightest detail.
     
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    That's what I thought when I saw the end of the video...Could have been taken from a magazine cover!
     
  10. thekev macrumors 604

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    You might like this one too. This is not me. I'm terrible with oils. There are some things I find really interesting about both. These guys don't just know how to paint. They know quite a bit about lighting and anatomy. The offsets in the color palette on Morgan Freeman are amazing, and they seem to have used predominantly scatter brushes for skin texture without making it look that way. There's a lot of detail. For example the highlights are not precisely neutral. They're balanced similarly to what you might expect from studio lighting, just slightly cool. They got that slightly milkier eye that comes from aging. The lower lip has just the right shape to tuck under the upper one. The same goes for the eyes. You'd be amazed how many people mess that up. They even did a nice job on the earring. It has the feel of metal, as metals always kick off more color in their reflections.

    I found the site for the guy who painted Morgan Freeman. His work is amazing. I mean I can recognize the tiny specific details, but my work doesn't look like that.


    Part of it is the issue of efficiency. I mean if you're paid to make an image, time counts. What I like about the iPad is that you don't have the disconnect of an intuos tablet. You aren't looking at a screen while trying to synchronize hand movement. I've become quite practice at doing so, and have helped people like younger photographers set it up and learn a bit of basic illustration, but I think the iPad could be a much cooler medium for that. I had a cool idea for an iPad paint app of my own, but it's one of the most time consuming undertakings ever.
     
  11. electronique macrumors 6502

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    Wow.. It looks so real, it's absolutely unreal.

    I'm sitting here thinking of ways they could fake it?? I don't want to believe it. It's way too good!

    1. How did they capture 200 hours of work, from the app/iPad?
    2. What app was used?
    3. What if they started with an imported image/photo, and then painted over it, eventually getting the end product if a black grey screen? Then reversed the video?
     
  12. bhtwo macrumors 6502a

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    Cripes... 200 hrs + is nearly 40hrs a week for 5 weeks... I reckon my boss would prefer a photo.

    Can't see no difference.
     
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    I highly doubt this to be a painting. If you download a high-res and look at all the details, I doubt its even possible to paint this way. Every thread in his jacket is visible and flawlessly "drawn". Every hair on his head is visible?? C'mon guys... :rolleyes:

    Check this jpg...

    Morgan Freeman Hi-Res jpg

    This gif is a comparison between the original image and the "painting"...

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/1986ti3cflxdngif/ku-xlarge.gif

    I can't even begin to realize how to "paint" the seamless transition of the depth of focus in the picture?
    He even got the little "defect" in the eye reflection right, visible only on a high res pic.
     
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    If this is real, then why are his other showcased artworks not nearly as good? Still, it did take 200 hours...

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  16. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I'm skeptical. But if it is real, very well done indeed.
     
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    Well...since you said it first, I'll agree.

    I'm skeptical, too.
     
  18. Fralle macrumors 6502

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    200 hours according to...? 5 weeks of full time work compressed into a 3 min 42 sec video? And nothing he's done before is even remotely close to this picture? :confused: :confused: :confused:

    He is talented, but this is not possible :rolleyes:
     
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    That is amazing, it looks better than some photographs.
     
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    Yes... it's a fake... or pointless... or both.
     
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    Saw this in my rss feed. Just wow.

    Here is his website if anybody is interested in looking at his other works:

    www.kylelambert.co.uk/
     
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    Pretty amazing. Is it possible it's some sort of trick?
     
  23. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    I see no point in replicating a photograph. photographs are often not true to life. for instance many times when using a flash it floods light where there is normally shadow so the picture is not what happens in life. this is why they always stress to draw from life not photographs. The only point in copying a photograph to me is to show off rendering skills. otherwise why do in 200 hours what a camera can do in less then 5 seconds if the result is exactly the same.

    I do respect the ability to see and discern all of those different skin and hair tones though. that is really amazing from a pure technical standpoint.
     
  24. GerritV macrumors 65816

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    I find it hard not to be impressed by this display of technical skills.
    However, this person could have stopped around the 60sec mark, and made this drawing his own work of art. I might have been impressed even more.
     
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    It did say it was over 200+ hours of work. Not sure if there was any trick, probably a professional that was paid to draw a realistic painting of MF on the iPad to promote their app.
     
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