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.Wow! That's so good that if I didn't know different, I'd think it was an actual photograph.
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.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.
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?If this is real, then why are his other showcased artworks not nearly as good? Still, it did take 200 hours...