You Won’t Believe This iPad Fingerpainting Of Morgan Freeman Isn’t A Photo [Video]

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Fingerpainting on an iPad isn’t taken too seriously by most the world but iPad artist Kyle Lambert has blown us away with some us his creations, and now he’s back with one of the most detailed iPad finger paintings we’ve ever seen.

Kyle’s incredible painting of Morgan Freeman took over 200 hours of work and an astonishing 285,000 brushstrokes to complete using just his fingers and the app Procreate. To give you a sense of the amount of detail that went into the project Kyle recorded a time lapse of the creation process so you can see each freckle and grey hair sprout up.

Take a look:

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  • Market_Mayhem

    Damn! I can’t believe it. That’s absolutely amazing.

  • Market_Mayhem

    Microsoft is always saying that nothing can be created on an iPad, but I guess it really depends on the skill of the user.

  • BrianCrouch

    Astounding. I would love to watch Morgan Freeman’s reaction to observing this video.

    I would also say this took a lot more than 200 hours to create, if you include the amount of time Kyle undertook to hone his prodigious talents. But that’s true of any work of art.

  • Riskin

    I am not buying it – I think it was reverse engineered – just sayin’

  • CharilaosMulder

    Microsoft is always saying that nothing can be created on an iPad, but I guess it really depends on the skill of the user.

    And the funny thing is, whatever other tablet manufacturers try to make their tablets be better content creation tools, the craziest creations are always made on iPad. It attracts creative people, and I guess the superior apps are of great importance.

  • TiagoMota

    I’ve seen other paintings by the artist before. This one seemed too perfect to be true. Then I’ve found this photo: http://www.moviepilot.de/files/images/0486/8182/Morgan_Freeman.jpg

    Every hair in the beard, every microdrop of swet, every reflection on the eyes matches. Not “pretty much the same”, you can put the two images on top of each other and the match is perfect to the pixel.

    It’s a shame, but I will go and call it a fake.

  • dcj001

    I am not buying it – I think it was reverse engineered – just sayin’

    This is what I have been thinking after I saw the video, and asked, “How would I do this if I were to do it?”

    The Procreate app was obviously used to uncover the original photograph.

  • rmbourbon

    I’ve seen other paintings by the artist before. This one seemed too perfect to be true. Then I’ve found this photo: http://www.moviepilot.de/files/images/0486/8182/Morgan_Freeman.jpg

    Every hair in the beard, every microdrop of swet, every reflection on the eyes matches. Not “pretty much the same”, you can put the two images on top of each other and the match is perfect to the pixel.

    It’s a shame, but I will go and call it a fake.

    Actually if you put both images together they are in fact slightly different. The colours are just off and on his forehead there are various inconsistencies with moles and detail that are slightly out of place and shaped differently. I say he copied this photo as his model but the image created is his own.
    I know we all want to believe its impossible but as a graphic designer i can tell you some people have the magic in their hands and do create amazing real-life images.

  • 500PM

    This is utterly pointless, except as software marketing. It is not a painting. It IS a photo, one that took 200+ hours to manufacture. A camera does the same thing in about 1/250 of a second. An exercise like this is completely devoid of artistic value. If it sell software I guess it’s worth the effort, but as art it’s rubbish.

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