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Balazs's picture
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AWESOME Illustrations!

I always had the suspicion that japanese folks are from another planet. Here is the proof:

http://www.photoshopcn.com/bbs/viewthread.php?tid=150569&fpage=1

Graphically intense site, give it a little time until everything downloads.

I would give one of my testicles to draw like this.

PIMPTRIX's picture
264 pencils

Different country or different planet, what's the difference?

That is awesome work though! I am guessing they have a real good 3D tracing software!?

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Balazs's picture
153 pencils

No.No.No.

Thats why it is awesome. It is NOT 3d.

All of the works are made in Adobe Illustrator. With gradients, and the Mesh Edit tool.

Amazing

PIMPTRIX's picture
264 pencils

:shock:

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Ivan's picture

That's sick!!! In a positive way! :shock:

That's a Chinese forum, I can read some of the characters. But the guy featured is Japanese. I can't make out too much, I'd love to know how long did it take for this guys to make such illustrations! Must be month!

Gloria Chen's picture
122 pencils

These website has been circulatiing around weblogs lately. These photo realistic drawings are all done with Adobe Illustrator. http://homepage3.nifty.com/highside/gallery.htm. And interesting enough is also done by a Japanese.

http://www.khulsey.com/royalcariblg.html. This one is of a cruise ship. It took him 720 hours of work in 2 months to finish this. The website has a brief explaination of how he went about the project. Pretty amazing. I certainly don't have the patience or the know how to sit in front of a computer 12 hours a day for 2 months.

ireid's picture
1306 pencils

OMG OMG OMG

lol

Now you see if he didn't have distractions like eating and sleeping he would have been able to complete this a lot sooner! lol

Amazing discipline and work!

"Try not, Do! or do not, there is no try."
-Yoda

Ivan's picture

well, if somebody pays for it, why not? :) but i doubt that it's worth that much money for anyone to have such an illustration. the ship yes, but the rest i don't think so. it's great as a form of art though. and this guy has my full respect. he's the official god of illustrator. :Y:

PIMPTRIX's picture
264 pencils

Many companies would pay big bucks (such as Suzuki) for immages such as these, since they can be blown up to amazing proportions and still be sharp clear. Immagine creating a poster the size of a building and have it super sharp. Still, too much work, way too much!

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Ivan's picture

i personally think that there is no point to have an image above 20MB resolution. there is simply no use, except if it's a map or something where individual detail is important.

basically it doesn't matter how big your printing surface is, when you look at the image there is a limit to your eyes angle of view. so basically when you look at a building's wall is the same as if you look at a page in a magazine. even if you manage to have the whole building to be detailed from close-up, when you look at it from the distance as a whole you don't see that detail anyway. for example when you look at a landscape all the trees have individual leafs, but all you see is a green uneven surface. you can't see individual leefs anymore.

at least this is my perception, but i might be mistaken.

PIMPTRIX's picture
264 pencils

Since I do a lot of big size printing, I would have to disagree with you. I am always trying to push the limits of sharpness and detail. I am never satisfied and never happy enough.

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larusson's picture
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we had a discussion on this subject on a site i regularly visit (www.icelandicnationalteam - all in icelandic) and althoug this can suely be done in Illustrator with huge amounts of time, patience and skills, there is a shortcut. Like someone said. Make it in a 3D program, such as max, and export it as vectors. Then play a little with it there. Voila... you got yourself a vector file with an amazing picture.

But I also agree with Ivan... what is the point? huge prints don't need this kind of detail. Only reason for doing it this way is the coolness factor of it.

PIMPTRIX's picture
264 pencils

Why the need for HDTV when you can watch the same movie on a 20 year old color television and see the same thing? Sharpness and detail is the reproduction of the natural image we see in our reality. The sharper it is, the closer you get to reality, if not surpass it at one point. That is the challenge to me in every print I do, and many times, even the National georgraphics seems low res to me, which we all know is one of the sharpest and highest DPI prints in the magazine industry.

Ahhhhhh, would be sooooooooo nice to work for Nat. Geo...... 8)

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Ivan's picture

iRock brought this guy to my attention. amazing stuff: http://www.nibbledpencil.com/
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Gloria Chen's picture
122 pencils

Unbelievable 3D sidewalk chalk drawings. How does he do that? :shock:

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t11330.html

PIMPTRIX's picture
264 pencils

Gloria Chen wrote:
Unbelievable 3D sidewalk chalk drawings. How does he do that? :shock:

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t11330.html

Seen some of his art before. Quite amazing!

Every person sees things differently but the brain addapts to create an average therefore creating our "reality". When you look at something, the brain automatically tells you what it is depending on it's database and it will pull out the most obvious thing out of this database. What you see is what you were thaught to see, and not always what there really is.

For example, when you move or visit a new place. What do you see around you? Since all images are new to you, you see the garbage, the lights, the cars, in other words, all objects around you are equal to the brain because they are new. But once you get used to a place, you only see parts of that place. The garbage dissapears, the dirt usually dissapears, and the brain starts telling you what is and what is not important to look at depending on how it has been raised up to that point in life.

The brain is a filer and a wall at the same time. Immagination is only possible up to the point of hitting that wall.

Artists can see beyond that limitation of the brain and show us some of what they see by drawing/painting/illustrating that vision. That's what makes an artist great. The ability to see beyond the walls created by the brain of the "known".

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Ivan's picture

that's an impressive assesment. :Y:

the only thing that does work differently for me is that when i first visit a place i don't see the garbage so much, however later i get to see that too. the first impressions always better.

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Thanks for that valuable contribution.

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