1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Great painting... or is it a photo???

Discussion in 'General' started by peteone, 20 Jun 2005.

  1. RTT

    RTT #parp

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2001
    Posts:
    14,120
    Likes Received:
    74
    Photo
     
  2. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

    Joined:
    10 Jul 2002
    Posts:
    3,846
    Likes Received:
    25
    Photo....
     
  3. Mace

    Mace Ohh, it stings.

    Joined:
    9 Dec 2003
    Posts:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    0
    It looks like a photo to me, I'm pretty sure no one could keep a canvas as white as the background is. The "In progress" pictures look too fake too..
     
  4. bort

    bort New Member

    Joined:
    24 Feb 2005
    Posts:
    215
    Likes Received:
    0
    IMO, looks like a photo
     
  5. :: kna ::

    :: kna :: POCOYO! Moderator

    Joined:
    15 Mar 2001
    Posts:
    4,206
    Likes Received:
    3
    Busting fakes is a pet fave of mine. It's a photo and it's an april fools gag.

    If you want the proof, here is an analysed image in Photoshop, showing the join between the overlaid picture and the canvas. Follow the red line down and you can clearly see the join between the correctly lit canvas and the crop of the original.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Hwulex

    Hwulex New Member

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2002
    Posts:
    4,007
    Likes Received:
    1
    Exactamundo!
     
  7. tipsterb

    tipsterb New Member

    Joined:
    31 Jul 2002
    Posts:
    89
    Likes Received:
    0
    thing that stood out to me immediately, is that looking at his work in progress, no artist works like that, but would do it all by layers. Doing it the way he did it, would mean he would have to remix the colours... which is never an exact science and wouldnt look as good as that at the end.. tis been busted
     
  8. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

    Joined:
    2 Sep 2002
    Posts:
    2,207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Looks like a picture to me. There's absolutely no proof whatsoever in the image to even look like a painting...
     
  9. Mace

    Mace Ohh, it stings.

    Joined:
    9 Dec 2003
    Posts:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    0
    The whole final image (where the guys are around the image) is a dead giveaway: "Lets open some paint up and make it look like we actually did something!" ... in all honesty, there's no way they could keep the perfect white canvas.
     
  10. kickarse

    kickarse New Member

    Joined:
    6 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    1,281
    Likes Received:
    0
    err... do you guys really care their both hot!

    lol... j/k
     
  11. Bookworm

    Bookworm New Member

    Joined:
    4 May 2005
    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is Henchman:crg's mum!!! I think that it is probably a painting - I have looked at it in my Paintshop Pro program in close up and it looks as if some of it has been done with an airbrush to get the smoothness of the skintone. I have seen other genuine paintings that do look very photographic (on a par with the one here). This would have required a lot of patience to get it right - as my son says, I'm a fair artist, but not that good, sadly.
     
  12. DreamTheEndless

    DreamTheEndless Gravity hates Bacon

    Joined:
    27 Jan 2004
    Posts:
    1,554
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real painting-
    reasons as follows:

    1. if you zoom in (in photoshop) on the super closeup of her face, you can see that those 'pores' are really just texture effects and not pores. Also, it is easier to tell the the shading is airbrushed.

    2. it was said before, and I'll say it again - reputation. This guy has one and wouldn't want to damage it with a hoax - which brings me to my next point:

    3. this guy's good - yes, that good. here's one of his bios (third party so as to be less likely to be related to supposed hoax)
    http://www.airartnw.com/blair.htm

    4. I remembered #4 - he teaches classes in photo-realistic pinup painting

    I might edit this with more or reply
     
  13. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

    Joined:
    23 Oct 2001
    Posts:
    34,348
    Likes Received:
    1,756
    1. If you zoom in real close, you see pixels. That image doesn't have a high enough resolution to allow you to study the skin texture zoomed in.

    However if you look at the earrings, at say, 200% to 400% zoom, you see photochromatic aberations and light flaring. You can also see this in the pupils of the eyes and to some extent in hair filaments and the edge of the skin (where it meets the background).

    2 and 3. Reputation is subjective. He is good, but I have not seen any other work displayed by him of comparable realism.

    4. I have not seen his class produce anything of a comparable standard. His Pin-Ups look good, but again not nearly as realistic.
     
    Last edited: 21 Jun 2005
  14. Shuriken

    Shuriken same christmas AV for a whole year

    Joined:
    1 Jan 2003
    Posts:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    22
    It's definatly a photo, espaecially as it's only about 3 foot by 2 foot, theres no way a human could be that detailed on such a small scale, maybe if the canvas was 10 feet wide...
     
  15. DreamTheEndless

    DreamTheEndless Gravity hates Bacon

    Joined:
    27 Jan 2004
    Posts:
    1,554
    Likes Received:
    0
    at 300% zoom in ticastepwebbig (save picture as, not copy) you can see what I'm talking about.

    Here's another link about him:
    http://www.fuquay-varinaindependent.com/news/2004090900996.html

    as far as the hair and such is concerned, I've know a few airbrush artists that would have no problem painting hair like that.
     
  16. DreamTheEndless

    DreamTheEndless Gravity hates Bacon

    Joined:
    27 Jan 2004
    Posts:
    1,554
    Likes Received:
    0
    dolublepost
     
  17. benjamyn

    benjamyn New Member

    Joined:
    11 May 2002
    Posts:
    895
    Likes Received:
    3
    looks like a photo to me!
     
  18. davew

    davew New Member

    Joined:
    13 Mar 2004
    Posts:
    227
    Likes Received:
    1
    Could he have painted it from a photograph and so copied these things? It says it took about 65 hours, so I'm guessing the subject didnt sit there for tho whole time.
     
  19. omicron

    omicron Baud.

    Joined:
    8 May 2004
    Posts:
    722
    Likes Received:
    24
    ..No. Besides, there would be no point. No artist would paint in the photographic anomalies (this kind of overexposure is not wanted, so there would be no point in reproducing it)
     
  20. DreamTheEndless

    DreamTheEndless Gravity hates Bacon

    Joined:
    27 Jan 2004
    Posts:
    1,554
    Likes Received:
    0
    If the point is to paint a painting that looks like a photo, then there would be a point.

    He has said that he works from photgraphs.
     

Share This Page