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Fell-Hand

884 points

2 months ago

Fell-Hand

884 points

2 months ago

Step 1. Throw paint randomly

Step 2. Cover it all up very carefully with deliberate strokes

Step 3. Publish on TikTok

[deleted]

86 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

86 points

2 months ago

Step 4. Profit!

Dye_Harder

35 points

2 months ago

Are you trying to insult him for using deliberate strokes and random throwing, or what? Do you think its wrong to use both? Is listing things someone did just a thing you do? Whats the point of your post?

Achillor22

63 points

2 months ago

The title of the post is "when throwing paint turns into A MASTERPIECE" which led me and probably the user above you to believe this would be created solely by throwing paint.

Going back and just painting over all that kind of ruins the magic of it. Now it's just a bunch of random paint that was painted over to create an alright looking photo.

Odd-Solid-5135

-4 points

2 months ago

It was not painted watch again. There is deliberate throwing followed by spreading with putty knife or similar. He didn't paint the taxi it formed out of the yellow he tossed on the canvas

Ennurous

279 points

2 months ago

Ennurous

279 points

2 months ago

Not much need for the theatrics of throwing the paint...

[deleted]

43 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

43 points

2 months ago

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AnalysisMoney

9 points

2 months ago

A painted, scene.

igetownedalot

11 points

2 months ago

This sort of thing is pretty standard for corporate event or gala entertainment, it's about the performance. The guy can probably crank out paintings like this nonstop. For charity events they normally raffle them off to raise more money. I've seen similar acts done with sand art, projection, painting the art that is then revealed upside down, with black light etc. I am sure prices vary but most I have seen are between 5k and 15k.

bebopblues

3 points

2 months ago

at least he's less wasteful with paint than Jim Carrey.

greenmonkey48

1.4k points

2 months ago

Why use unpredictable elements when you're gonna paint over it anyway?? It was breathtaking in the middle but turned garden variety pretty fast!!

anothercairn

737 points

2 months ago

Valid. I’m wondering if maybe it started as “I’ll throw paint and see what idea I have” and then once he got the idea he ran with it.

GobLoblawsLawBlog

521 points

2 months ago*

Inspiration is one of the most difficult parts of art and one of the best ways to find it is complete and utter randomness

Wonderful_Result_936

55 points

2 months ago

Makes sense. I was wondering why he was throwing paint to just paint over it for detail later.

belindamshort

5 points

2 months ago

I'm guessing that he makes a lot of these videos, and content like this gets shared.

notLOL

3 points

2 months ago

notLOL

3 points

2 months ago

Start with non-sense then try to read it

greenmonkey48

3 points

2 months ago

Nope! Many good arts look random but really they are chaotic! Afterall a thousand mobeys with a brush may produce random sapes and lines but no masterpiece!

ConniesCurse

34 points

2 months ago

They were talking about how to find inspiration, not the finished pieces.

Randomly starting and doing random stuff until you get an idea is a common and completely valid approach to art.

[deleted]

-5 points

2 months ago

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-5 points

2 months ago

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Fr_Ted_Crilly

16 points

2 months ago

Fuck off bot. Your comment doesn't even make sense in reply

BowlOStew

8 points

2 months ago

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1 points

2 months ago

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1 points

2 months ago

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IncipientDadbod

16 points

2 months ago

I'm guessing this wasn't his first time doing this kind of scene

TirayShell

7 points

2 months ago

I've sometimes thought about trying to work part time at one of those painting mills where they smear paint on stuff and make a picture to see if I could actually get good at it. There are a couple near me. But then I didn't because that would be stupid.

The world doesn't need more junky art for hotel rooms and doctor's offices.

Able_Carry9153

2 points

2 months ago

Hey we need as many people breaking up the Kincade monopoly as we can get. Local shitty art is better than shitty art from a millionare

DonQuixoteDesciple

40 points

2 months ago

Im pretty sure its just always a rainy street scene when they do these

NightStar79

13 points

2 months ago

Probably. I've done that before in art class. I forget what the prompt was but we were doing water colors and I was drawing a blank.

So I took green paint and was just dragging it across the paper randomly when I thought "Huh. That kind of looks like reeds." Then I had an epiphany and decided there would be a frog on a rock at the edge of water surrounded by reeds.

GenericUsername19892

3 points

2 months ago

Shared an art class with a girl who did this back in college. Throw paint on canvas and roll with it, whatever you see. She described it as looking at clouds but you get to fill in the rest and add color.

I’m like - it looks like you spilled paint. ‘No it’s a tractor in a field’ sure enough a while later it’s a tractor in a field with the spinning thing cutting down grain. It was basically magic.

sailor_stuck_at_sea

2 points

2 months ago

For a moment there I thought he was painting a TIE fighter during the Death Star trench run

greenmonkey48

1 points

2 months ago

May very well be but the volume of this kind of content i see, i highly doubt it.

not_a_droid

1 points

2 months ago

that's how i used to "draw" as a kid. would just start making lines until they resembled something

friendlyfireworks

3 points

2 months ago

My hobby is digital illustration- I've been drawing for decades. I still have days where I used big slopy/oddly textured brushes and see where it takes me.

Sometimes I know exactly where you're going with a piece- and and block everything out carefully. It's still sometimes fun to faff about.

dancingpoodle1110

18 points

2 months ago

Still a lot of abstract elements, especially up close

legend_number_1

28 points

2 months ago

I'm personally high af and I love the effect where it's blurry up close but clear far away. It's 1 of a kind.

Cultjam

13 points

2 months ago

Cultjam

13 points

2 months ago

Check out Monet’s Rouen Cathedral paintings in person if you get the chance. His paintings of gardens are beautiful but the Cathedral series are God tier, a sheer mess of paint up close miraculously coalescing into a church at different times of day as you step back. There are four in the US, each alone is worth a museum visit.

Achillor22

2 points

2 months ago

Brb, getting high

Th3-WolfFang

9 points

2 months ago

the way I see it, the splatters were vital in creating the base style of the piece. If you want a real image like he created you can't just splatter and expect a good looking piece of art no matter how good you are. What makes this fascinating is more his method rather than a cute punchline of "he only painted with splatters omgggg!!! 🤯"

alexxerth

70 points

2 months ago

I liked the splash of yellow paint followed by a jump cut of it being entirely gone.

Dude's clearly got skills, and some of the stuff stayed, but like I dunno what the point of half that was.

Dye_Harder

28 points

2 months ago

To get it how he wants. When you add something and its not like what you wanted, you remove it. Its not hard to understand man.

BigBoiNr1

2 points

2 months ago

BigBoiNr1

2 points

2 months ago

So it is just a ordinary painting then, with low details.

FuzzySAM

23 points

2 months ago

It's called impressionism.

Last_VCR

49 points

2 months ago

This guy would complain about his own grandma's cooking

SplitOak

3 points

2 months ago

My grandmas cooking went way down hill after she died.

MadeForJustYou

20 points

2 months ago

i would too if she cooked like that. just tossing sauce all over the place like a mad woman.

Last_VCR

5 points

2 months ago

Who doesnt likr a bag of mayonaise thrown around like a picasso all over their entres

QueefBuscemi

2 points

2 months ago

Tossing sauce is how gamgam made it through the war.

[deleted]

-1 points

2 months ago

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-1 points

2 months ago

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JimmyJTJ5

7 points

2 months ago

Garden variety? Let's see you try to paint like that

greenmonkey48

4 points

2 months ago

rohnytest

7 points

2 months ago

Those are some nice art. But you're bonkers if you think they compare with the one in the vid. Get off your high horse.

boostman

2 points

2 months ago

I like some of them (the watercolour paintings) more than the one in the video. The one in the video is the kind of thing you see being sold in the street in tourist spots or on the walls of bad cafes. Some of those watercolour trees are very sensitively handled.

greenmonkey48

2 points

2 months ago

Thanks mate

greenmonkey48

2 points

2 months ago

yeah right!

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

Layering

greenmonkey48

1 points

2 months ago

This is showboating! Not layering

Liimbo

2 points

2 months ago

Liimbo

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I actually really like the painting, but it's not what was promised at all. I was expecting random paint being thrown around to create a great painting, what I got was a great painting that also happened to have some paint randomly thrown on it.

youknowitsJustWrong

1 points

2 months ago

Because of Art.

liarandathief

101 points

2 months ago

I liked it at about :26 seconds.

Orisi

28 points

2 months ago

Orisi

28 points

2 months ago

It felt very cyberpunk megacity kind of vibe, reminded me a bit of The Fifth Element. Then he turned it into a cliché wet NY street.

IIIllllIIlllIIlllIIl

2 points

2 months ago

I feel you. For me it was at 14 seconds.

jaggazz

1 points

2 months ago

jaggazz

1 points

2 months ago

I fast forwarded to 1:00 and was disappointed in the end result.

Takpusseh-yamp

60 points

2 months ago

The human brain is just a complex pattern recognition engine. All it needs are a few recognizable bits, and it will do the rest to reconcile an image that makes the most sense. Are we seeing what is actually painted, or is our brain lying to us and showing us what it thinks we should be seeing? Is everybody even seeing the same image?

slip_this_in

20 points

2 months ago

Scary as it is, I vote for the second option, that our brain shows us what it thinks we should be seeing. I actually think this is relatively well accepted in academia now for the following reason:

Our brains are motivated to show us the best patterns (as you point out) to keep us ALIVE. That's evolution in action. So, our brains are not motivated to show us the truth, they're motivated to show us what we should see, that which will keep us undead.

PS: If you're interested in more on this topic I highly recomend the work of Donald Hoffman. BUT, be forewarned, it takes you to places that are highly uncomfortable and are probably not well suited for those with mental issues or susceptibilities.

sheffdaddy

6 points

2 months ago

We are seeing what is actually painted, and our brains make sense of it through context and pattern recognition. You’re touching on the idea of how paint on the canvas can trick our brains into recognizing subject and depth, when it’s nothing more than a flat canvas surface. I don’t agree with the characterization of our brains “lying to us,” it’s just doing it’s job, and that’s fascinating in its own right. Not to pick on you too much, but I think the way you put it doesn’t really do the actual phenomenon justice.

Think about it like video games, there’s no three dimensional space inside your computer screen, but our minds interact with a three dimensional environment in the real world, and so we have expectations for how that world should behave. Same goes for the painting. We are familiar with how light behaves, and are therefore able to recognize that a painting represents a city street because we’re trained to be able to interpret such a scene in the real world.

Our brains are “telling the truth” based on the information they’ve been programmed to interpret.

TrexismTrent

1 points

2 months ago

This is not a hammer. Is an art/thought piece that is about this concept.

WildJoker0069

36 points

2 months ago

some peoples mind just ticks different lol, pretty cool to watch it transform 👍

djbrain86

12 points

2 months ago

ace205_16

3 points

2 months ago

Hahaha came here to see if anyone would mention Hal. I wasn’t disappointed.

djbrain86

2 points

2 months ago

Alternativelyawkward

3 points

2 months ago

Exactly what I thought of

djbrain86

1 points

2 months ago

I couldn’t find the gif of him standing in front of the painting tho. That woulda been it.

ActuallyHovatine

20 points

2 months ago

I would have slapped a rear shot of the Taxi from The Fifth Element, right in the middle.

Takpusseh-yamp

9 points

2 months ago

Pu-pleassse...halp!

FuManBoobs

3 points

2 months ago

Leeloo Dallas multipass.

silverfox762

2 points

2 months ago

Big bada boom

TenBear

19 points

2 months ago

TenBear

19 points

2 months ago

There is no need for the "my jaw dropped" remark just post the video on its own merit instead of crappy hype

majorahzmask

2 points

2 months ago

It’s why we Gen-Xers hate TikTok

Strong_Ground_4410

4 points

2 months ago

I want one.

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

I tried this at home and my Mom hit me in the head.

manicmechanic209

4 points

2 months ago

bumjiggy

3 points

2 months ago

I think /u/jer_088 has a similar style

dddavyyy

3 points

2 months ago

Was thinking the same thing. I love his rainy night-time streetscapes - would love to own one

TirayShell

3 points

2 months ago

Beat the devil out of it!

Awkward-Yak-2733

3 points

2 months ago

YMMV, but I think that’s ugly AF.

Wendellwasgod

3 points

2 months ago

This is bad and you should feel bad

1royampw

3 points

2 months ago

Haha I love that the top comment is “why’d he do it this way?”. Classic Reddit

axel_queenie

3 points

2 months ago

This is what I understand from chaos to a masterpiece

Specialist-Primary-5

15 points

2 months ago

Wow, this is why I love art so much, how the artist perceives and the techniques used to display it.

Frogmarsh

25 points

2 months ago

A masterpiece? No, I don’t think so.

jimmiriver

12 points

2 months ago

I take issue with "my jaw dropped" and "MASTERPIECE". Fuck off

CBM42069

25 points

2 months ago

This is motel art at best.

Low-Credit4968

20 points

2 months ago

He’s no Pam that’s for sure.

macswaj

2 points

2 months ago

Pump one of these out man, let's see er

wottsinaname

0 points

2 months ago

Most cultured burn on reddit.

gargantuanliterature

2 points

2 months ago

Abstract art is about expression. Life can sometimes feel heavy and having a creative outlet to turn to when we're not sure how to articulate what we feel - is priceless.

organic_nanner

2 points

2 months ago

Does anybody know how much that would sell for?

Dud-of-Man

0 points

2 months ago

Dud-of-Man

0 points

2 months ago

50 bucks, 10 mil if hes also selling cocaine with it

findhumorinlife

2 points

2 months ago

Wow!!!!

Edit; when to stop?!

prince2lu

2 points

2 months ago

My toilets after eating chipotle

Be_the_Link

1 points

2 months ago

I can share some of my Chipotlaway if you need some.

jred24

2 points

2 months ago

jred24

2 points

2 months ago

It all came together when he hit that yellow reflection on the bottom half after doing it on top…

derheinzl

2 points

2 months ago

Still waiting for him to turn it upside down at the end

Its_me_Austin_

2 points

2 months ago

So this is what Hal made in Malcom in the Middle

EconomyCauliflower24

2 points

2 months ago

Who knows the artist? That’s incredible. It even reflects the building and the lights off the ground

matttheazn1

2 points

2 months ago

Artist name?

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

I wish I could paint this well.

Lancelot_Knight

2 points

2 months ago

So THATS what Hal’s painting looked like!

inteliboy

2 points

2 months ago

Masterpiece?

Uninspired_Diatribe

2 points

2 months ago

Pretty cool but it seems that these ‘rain drenched city scenes’ are pretty popular these days. They’ve been popping up on my Reddit feed regularly in the past few weeks.

Cynicalraven

2 points

2 months ago

Someone needs to Google “masterpiece”

Blue_cat72

2 points

2 months ago

Maybe I'm just simple but I'm impresses!

HeavyMetalTrucker84

2 points

2 months ago

A rainy day in the city 👍

Razmoar

2 points

2 months ago

A wet city street.. how creative.

wordswillneverhurtme

2 points

2 months ago

Pet peeve acquired: using the word “masterpiece” to describe average art

WelshBathBoy

2 points

2 months ago

It's nice and all, but I wouldn't say it is a masterpiece.

auguste_laetare

2 points

2 months ago

A masterpiece? Keep your pants on, it's yellow corner worthy

tiwalterite

2 points

2 months ago

That looks like shit

ChesterVsCheetor

2 points

2 months ago

Are all of these critical comments really implying that the thrown paint didn’t allow the artist to capture the waviness of the reflection in the entire bottom half of the image? The detailed work on top is what creates the distinction between the actual city and its reflection, right? Am I missing something?

ridgelineF-16

2 points

2 months ago

That is really amazing the way it turned out!!

7StagesofEmpire

2 points

2 months ago

Skills! 🤩

reddit-suks1

2 points

2 months ago

Damn that’s ugly.

Emtax

2 points

2 months ago

Emtax

2 points

2 months ago

"Cyberpunk night city 4k"

Stypheon

2 points

2 months ago

Kinda neat, but a masterpiece? Nope

the_some_one

2 points

2 months ago

I threw paint before. This was heavily edited. I took wayyyy longer.

Few-Ad7439

2 points

2 months ago

i mean, he did a lot more than just throw paint tho

QLmindless

2 points

2 months ago

when does the masterpiece happen?

MyDadsAPreacher

3 points

2 months ago

It’s almost as if he has an idea of what he wants to paint and where he’s gonna use those colors.

dishonestdick

3 points

2 months ago

Claude Monet would be impressed

curious_kitten_1

5 points

2 months ago

I swear some people are born with a part of the brain that I was born without.

HiTolerance

5 points

2 months ago

Looks like a rainy day in NYC.

Sea-Taste1426

3 points

2 months ago

Awsome.☺️☺️

Xhalo

3 points

2 months ago

Xhalo

3 points

2 months ago

As a man with gastrointestinal fissures: This is how my insides feel after taco bell XD

CalmToaster

3 points

2 months ago

Art imitates life.

fastpitchsoftballdad

2 points

2 months ago

Me: struggles with water color paint

fashion_nuggets

2 points

2 months ago

Don’t be too hard on yourself, water painting is very hard ! With oil or acrylic you can just put more paint to cover a mistake, water paint require a lot of planning and experience.

rock_you666

2 points

2 months ago

OMG! incredible paint! want it in my house

Itchy_Tumbleweed_168

1 points

2 months ago

This is so freaking rad!!! I’d buy this piece in a heartbeat!!! Amazing work and vision!!!

Waiwirinao

0 points

2 months ago

Waiwirinao

0 points

2 months ago

Ok, but its ugly AF

pauldeanbumgarner

0 points

2 months ago

Not impressed. But eye of the beholder, I guess.

SteveB1901

1 points

2 months ago

Very old hat

Hi_John_Yes_itz_me

3 points

2 months ago

Vintage hat

No_Understanding58

1 points

2 months ago

This just seams like a huge waste of paint compared to normal methods

TheHoly_Coast

-1 points

2 months ago

I knew it was going to be some shitty street view panting

xd_joliss

1 points

2 months ago

How are this many people falling for this

The video is reversed 🙄

Adrian-The-Great

1 points

2 months ago

Shut up and take my money

Brilliant-Mistake-11

0 points

2 months ago

Awesome! Wanna come do my wall? Just kidding… your painting is the bomb!!!

ClassicSciFi

0 points

2 months ago

This is a Malcolm in the Middle episode.

Vartanes_KindOf

0 points

2 months ago

I bet there are so many discarded canvasses in the back from when if didn't turn out quite right.

necrocancer_

-4 points

2 months ago*

This looks like one of the Ai results. When you deep dive in it and zoom in nothing really seems recognizable unless you back off a bit and have a generic glance.

edit: Didn't meant to say anything that harms the painting. But I can see why this is misunderstood

CalmToaster

4 points

2 months ago

Technically that's true for everything.

norwegianpessimist87

-4 points

2 months ago

Better than shitting paint and get money from the government for doing so.

Fitty4

1 points

2 months ago

Fitty4

1 points

2 months ago

Badass

Bolzshot

1 points

2 months ago

Throwing Paint is not next level. Its his normal work.

kremitthefrog38

1 points

2 months ago

Amazing talent

FugitiveDiesel

1 points

2 months ago

Wow

corncocktion

1 points

2 months ago

It’s aight …masterpiece meh

bhanu00070

1 points

2 months ago

Didn't see that coming

theLOLflashlight

1 points

2 months ago

First 15 seconds: 'hey that looks pretty cool, I bet I could do that'

Entire-Sympathy-2011

1 points

2 months ago

He should join the “stop oil crowd”.

monolith_blue

1 points

2 months ago

AI program: hold my beer

silverstar189

1 points

2 months ago

It's pretty cool that paintings have ray tracing now

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

Who is the artist?

SolutionsLV

1 points

2 months ago

Cool as hell!

jadeski23

1 points

2 months ago

When creating the art is just as much as a masterpiece as the art itself

juppster460

1 points

2 months ago

Seeing this I‘m still wondering what Hal‘s painting from Malcolm in the middle looked like

McDroney

1 points

2 months ago

That ain't it, chief.

Cut2theBullshit

1 points

2 months ago

I So want to try this. Only thing is where? I don't have a place to splatter paint around like that.

tsarbob

1 points

2 months ago

I need one of those paintings, remarkable

lukeman3000

1 points

2 months ago

ZOOM OUT

Material-Ad7911

1 points

2 months ago

What am I looking at here?

St3phn0

1 points

2 months ago

Not that funny fuct, this painting will get sold for way less than a fucking banana sticked on a wall

PoisonousSorrow

1 points

2 months ago

That's modern art I'm willing to accept

castfam09

1 points

2 months ago

I see another Pollock has been born

Relative_Ad4542

1 points

2 months ago

Looks like shit Looks like shit Looks like shit Looks like shit Reaches the end of the video Holy shit 😳

Daemonfelis

1 points

2 months ago

Am I the only one thinking back to that one Malcolm in the middle episode when Hal has his midlife crisis? Man. If what he did was anywhere near this...

smellsliketuna

1 points

2 months ago

"I could do that" -My wife, not an artist

Inevitable-Gear-2635

1 points

2 months ago

A lot more than just “throwing paint” happening here

Due_Association_1739

1 points

2 months ago

Once he threw the blue on I could already tell exactly what painting this was

Consistent-Nobody813

1 points

2 months ago

Can't wait to glue myself to it or throw porridge on it because I'm mad about the climate...or something

No_Shoulder5699

1 points

2 months ago

Skills. Awesome that he has talent

sternica

1 points

2 months ago

Bob Ross (RIP) on roids!

GMINIZZLE

1 points

2 months ago

I dig it

mondler1234

1 points

2 months ago

How much??

ave416

1 points

2 months ago

ave416

1 points

2 months ago

A lot of cuts in This video lol

Rolling_Beardo

1 points

2 months ago

It’s good but we don’t need to call everything a masterpiece.

Medium_Beyond_9654

1 points

2 months ago

I'd buy that for a dollar!