Morgan Freeman drawn on iPad

Status
Not open for further replies.

CrickettGrrrl

macrumors 6502a
Feb 10, 2012
982
274
B'more or Less
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?
 
Last edited:

Bre.Luiz

macrumors member
Sep 8, 2010
33
1
Is that even possible?
I mean, doesn't seem like it... one of the most amazing things i ever saw on youtube...
 

costabunny

macrumors 68020
Original poster
May 15, 2008
2,439
43
Weymouth, UK
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
 

Benguitar

Guest
Jan 30, 2009
1,252
0
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.
 

thekev

macrumors 604
Aug 5, 2010
6,667
1,738
Wow! That's so good that if I didn't know different, I'd think it was an actual photograph.
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.


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.
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.
 

electronique

macrumors 6502
Aug 27, 2008
379
1
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?
 

bhtwo

macrumors 6502a
Dec 31, 2012
873
526
Oxford UK
Cripes... 200 hrs + is nearly 40hrs a week for 5 weeks... I reckon my boss would prefer a photo.

Can't see no difference.
 

Fralle

macrumors 6502
May 18, 2012
446
10
South part of North
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.
 
Last edited:

Fralle

macrumors 6502
May 18, 2012
446
10
South part of North
If this is real, then why are his other showcased artworks not nearly as good? Still, it did take 200 hours...

P-Worm
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:
 

Acorn

macrumors 68020
Jan 2, 2009
2,483
226
macrumors
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.
 

GerritV

macrumors 65816
May 11, 2012
1,153
228
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.
 

Status
Not open for further replies.