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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. xrayguy
    September 8, 2009 at 4:03 pm — Reply


  2. Navarre
    September 8, 2009 at 4:10 pm — Reply

    That is one of the most amazing displays of artistic talent I have ever seen.

  3. John Morales AKA uglyhooker
    September 8, 2009 at 5:40 pm — Reply

    I think it’s CREEPY!! But yes….even creep takes talent……just look at Rodrigo.

  4. Navarre
    September 8, 2009 at 5:48 pm — Reply

    Why do you think it is creepy?

  5. Ricco
    September 8, 2009 at 7:41 pm — Reply

    wait, that a drawing!?!? It’s better quality then most digital cameras for Pete’s sake!

    I once saw something similar in an art gallery, it looked like normal clothes but if you touched them you realise it’s actually carved wood made to look like fabric.

  6. SteveB
    September 8, 2009 at 8:33 pm — Reply

    I am amazed beyond the capacity for rational thought… that is amazing!

  7. Navarre
    September 8, 2009 at 10:09 pm — Reply

    I have a box of Crayola’s. The big box with 64 colors and everything.

    I thought I was an artist. … I think I was wrong.

    Just… Wow.

    Could you imagine if this person had the time and desire to do a comic book this way?

  8. Longback
    September 8, 2009 at 10:25 pm — Reply

    Amazing, have no other word for it… Mindblowing! Imagine this guy in a world without cameras. Too bad for him we have cameras I guess!

    He should work on new movies starring dead celebs, finishing touches on the computer rendered models.

  9. Rich
    September 9, 2009 at 3:53 am — Reply

    What’s the point? Seriously. There was a fine art movement in the mid-twentieth century called (surprisingly enough) Photo Realism. Malcolm Morley, the first winner of the Turner Prize, was one of the significant practitioners. They would take a photo and then recreate it in paint so that the finished work was indistinguishable from the original photograph. Other than as an intellectual exercise, there is no artistic merit in this whatsoever. It is pure technique; art requires inspiration, interpretation and imagination; all of which are absent in this work. The Photo Realists soon realised the futility of this approach and drifted off into more challenging artistic pursuits. it depresses me that comic fans are impressed by so vacuous a display of artlessness.

  10. Randallw
    September 9, 2009 at 7:58 am — Reply

    Some might see the ability to paint a picture so well as a display of talent, rather than just splashing paint on the canvas and calling it artistic inspiration as an excuse for not being any good.

  11. Navarre
    September 9, 2009 at 9:35 am — Reply

    Anyone who finds this the equivalent of line tracing is missing the talent involved. Also, we have no knowledge either way of how this artist might perform in creating the same end result through an imagined scene and not a duplicated picture.

    If the artist can capture lighting, shading, form, and depth this well from a model, I submit that he is extraordinarily talented, period. I would like to see a finished image that came from the imagination of the artist.

  12. Randallw
    September 10, 2009 at 4:30 am — Reply

    I do agree that some ‘warmth’ is needed in such art. I have a book that I used to learn how to draw faces. Technically it’s all correct showing how to space out the eyes and the proportions of the face, and it has many examples like above only in pencil. Having learnt the technique though I then began to find it wanting. The pictures look like people but somehow they aren’t attractive.

  13. svzurich
    September 13, 2009 at 1:33 am — Reply

    Amazing work! I honestly thought it was a photo. Dru, you are gifted. Kudos.

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