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(The Atlantic)   What Van Gogh's Famous Self-Portrait Looks Like as a Photograph. Hint: More alive and more richly colored   (theatlantic.com) divider line 41
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2013-01-11 08:47:18 PM
To sniktily
 
2013-01-11 08:48:51 PM
WTF is Sniktily and why did you send him a blank message?

-Sofa
 
2013-01-11 08:50:54 PM
He looks like Terry Goodkind.

And I feel dirty saying that.
 
2013-01-11 08:50:56 PM
Dude has googly eyes. Like they're going to sprong out of his head or are on slinkys or something.
 
2013-01-11 08:51:04 PM
That was awesome
 
2013-01-11 08:51:32 PM
Hoping to see someone photoshop him holding a phone in front of a bathroom mirror.
 
2013-01-11 08:51:42 PM
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2013-01-11 09:03:56 PM

MoggSquad: Hoping to see someone photoshop him holding a phone in front of a bathroom mirror.


Came here to say "Where's the bathroom mirror, sink, and commode in the background?".
 
2013-01-11 09:04:58 PM
I call bullshiat. Digital recreation? More like he found someone who looked like him and simply took a picture. There may have been a little work done in photoshop but that is not 100% digital.

Even watching that video where he was supposedly creating the digitized work, looked like he imposed the painting over the photo and was merely removing pieces of it to reveal the photo below.
 
2013-01-11 09:07:54 PM
There are actual photos of him,no?
 
2013-01-11 09:09:16 PM

MoggSquad: Hoping to see someone photoshop him holding a phone in front of a bathroom mirror.


Preferably with duckface goodness
 
2013-01-11 09:10:47 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

lolwut
 
2013-01-11 09:14:56 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-11 09:19:56 PM
Looks like the dude who played Rorschach.
 
2013-01-11 09:20:35 PM
I'm gonna go with looks like Bobby Flay, if Bobby Flay had a glass eye.
 
2013-01-11 09:21:07 PM

TheHopeDiamond: Looks like the dude who played Rorschach.


Give me back my face!
 
2013-01-11 09:22:26 PM

ReapTheChaos: I call bullshiat. Digital recreation? More like he found someone who looked like him and simply took a picture. There may have been a little work done in photoshop but that is not 100% digital.

Even watching that video where he was supposedly creating the digitized work, looked like he imposed the painting over the photo and was merely removing pieces of it to reveal the photo below.


Yeah, that "Here's generally how he did it" made me laugh. Is that some photoshop tool that I haven't seen? The one that turns drawn/painted things into photorealistic things?

On the other hand, I can totally believe the result is 100% digital.  I've seen some amazingly photorealistic things created in photoshop, but you can't just go smear-smear-smear and have it done.
 
2013-01-11 09:38:01 PM
Hipster doofus.
 
2013-01-11 09:45:24 PM
Could be an untooning like Pixeloo uses.

Untooned Jessica Rabbit for those curious to see how it works. But basically they're using real pictures and manipulating them to fit the painting.
 
2013-01-11 09:54:21 PM
To eye
 
2013-01-11 09:55:36 PM

gadian: Dude has googly eyes. Like they're going to sprong out of his head or are on slinkys or something.


Crazy eye. If you know anything about Van Gogh, it won't surprise you that he had crazy eye.

What I find interesting (which I'd not noticed before) is that the painting is an exact copy of what he saw in his mirror. Why? Because his coat buttons backwards.
 
2013-01-11 10:01:30 PM

Podmore: ReapTheChaos: I call bullshiat. Digital recreation? More like he found someone who looked like him and simply took a picture. There may have been a little work done in photoshop but that is not 100% digital.

Even watching that video where he was supposedly creating the digitized work, looked like he imposed the painting over the photo and was merely removing pieces of it to reveal the photo below.

Yeah, that "Here's generally how he did it" made me laugh. Is that some photoshop tool that I haven't seen? The one that turns drawn/painted things into photorealistic things?

On the other hand, I can totally believe the result is 100% digital.  I've seen some amazingly photorealistic things created in photoshop, but you can't just go smear-smear-smear and have it done.


He didn't document every mouse stroke, but took snaps of the work in progress to create a slideshow that he then made into a video.
 
2013-01-11 10:09:02 PM

Madman drummers bummers: lolwut


Thank you.
 
2013-01-11 10:09:14 PM

Korzine: Could be an untooning like Pixeloo uses.

Untooned Jessica Rabbit for those curious to see how it works. But basically they're using real pictures and manipulating them to fit the painting.


Farking hell, I watch all the way to the end and they only show the finished product for a second.
 
2013-01-11 10:17:25 PM
The photograph misses the defiance in one eye and pathos in the other that you see in the painting.
 
2013-01-11 10:17:30 PM

ReapTheChaos: I call bullshiat. Digital recreation? More like he found someone who looked like him and simply took a picture. There may have been a little work done in photoshop but that is not 100% digital.

Even watching that video where he was supposedly creating the digitized work, looked like he imposed the painting over the photo and was merely removing pieces of it to reveal the photo below.


Maybe he did that part for show because I'd at least expect the hair to look more similar. There are distinctive hairs that are doing things in the painting that are no longer present in the photograph.
 
2013-01-11 10:30:40 PM
i used to hang at a coffee shop called vincents ear.

/can you hear me now
 
2013-01-11 10:44:57 PM
the eye brows are way off. the intensity is also lost...
 
2013-01-11 10:50:17 PM
wow that is pretty amazing

dont you hate it when your so amazed that you cant think of anything interesting to say?
 
2013-01-11 10:51:07 PM
you're


fail :(
 
2013-01-11 11:31:05 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-11 11:43:36 PM
Nah, that has ears
 
2013-01-12 12:08:50 AM
I would not buy a painting from that googly eyed bastard.
 
2013-01-12 12:40:52 AM
Obligatory:

"Vincent"
/R.I.P., hurting man....
 
2013-01-12 01:34:16 AM
Two words: Tim. Roth.
 
2013-01-12 01:45:17 AM
i236.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-12 02:50:42 AM
www.serkis.com

My precious...
 
2013-01-12 06:25:32 AM
I'd give my left ear for a dam beer.
 
2013-01-12 06:40:12 AM

Indubitably: To eye


But only one ear.
 
2013-01-12 10:36:34 AM
Why so serious?
 
2013-01-12 12:23:56 PM
The boyfriend and I recently took our 5 year old to go see Van Gogh's self portrait at the Simon Norton museum here in Pasadena and I have to say that it paled in comparison to his other works displayed along with it. My five year old's exact words were "I'm not impressed," though he was extremely captivated by the portrait of his mother done in all those funky shades of green.
 
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