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Any scene art critics want to trash this guy?

category: general [glöplog]
I know I know, copying takes no talent blah blah, but this is one of the most amazing feats I've ever witnessed! There is something to be said about human evolution and potential here.

obviously, the drawing skills are not the issue, it's the memory
Poor guy, after that his hand is to tired for evening masturbation :/
added on the 2007-10-31 13:39:19 by dissent dissent
drawing "skill" is an issue here imho. he does not prepare the picture in any way, no sketched composition no vanishing points, nothing. other people trying that would fail miserably even if they had the same memories that he has.
added on the 2007-10-31 13:51:17 by cp_ cp_
I agree with CP. I can't even draw this well with an image in front of me.
Autistic; obsessive over fine detail; generates images of cities with loads of buildings... Obviously a scener!
added on the 2007-10-31 14:04:38 by syphus syphus
No creativity. I can imagine Shane would like it.
added on the 2007-10-31 14:16:42 by Preacher Preacher
amazing video of a quite amazing ability. Thanks shane.
added on the 2007-10-31 14:19:17 by auld auld
Preacher - when you eat an orange, do you complain that it doesn't taste of apple? Nobody suggested that this guy is attempting any sort of creative practice whatsoever, so I don't see how that's relevant.
added on the 2007-10-31 14:22:34 by syphus syphus
I have too say that some parts other than the big buildings look very generic.
added on the 2007-10-31 14:22:48 by xernobyl xernobyl
Rome is nice and all, but I guess the ultimate test would be to take the guy to a nude beach.
added on the 2007-10-31 14:31:20 by Archmage Archmage
Sure, but how about the amount of columms, etc? Takes quite a memory to remember that.
His motor skills seem fine, and given that it's not a hoax his memory is obviously exceptional, but drawing skill is more than that.

Also, that video is ooold.
added on the 2007-10-31 14:46:55 by doomdoom doomdoom
syphus: My point was something along the lines that "human evolution and potential" doesn't in my opinion apply here. Unless you consider human photocopiers evolution.
added on the 2007-10-31 15:11:01 by Preacher Preacher
very good! now show him some boris vallejo pictures and teach him photoshop! he could join fearmoths
added on the 2007-10-31 15:15:06 by uns3en_ uns3en_
i once saw film about one autistic guy who draw whole city view. they just took him to helicopter ride and after he just went and made it...
added on the 2007-10-31 15:16:52 by uns3en_ uns3en_
Didn't Derren Brown pull something like this aswell?
added on the 2007-10-31 15:18:38 by okkie okkie
syphus: My point was something along the lines that "human evolution and potential" doesn't in my opinion apply here. Unless you consider human photocopiers evolution.

Absolutely! The average memory is flawed. Imagine how useful it would be never to forget anything you see and what advantages this would give you.

He copied a single city here, but if he's looking for something unique I assume he could copy buildings from anywhere in the world and place them into his own fictional city. ALL art is based on shapes and colours the artist has already seen so I think he has a massive advantage.
Unseen: I would love him as a member of Fearmoths!! The problem is, I would just keep testing him until he burned out.
I think he doesnt even have the draw skills at all. It would make sense if he had them and the painting skills where shit, I guess not.
added on the 2007-10-31 16:27:54 by parse43 parse43
Shane: You assume too much. If he's really autistic he may not even realize what he's drawing.
added on the 2007-10-31 19:56:22 by doomdoom doomdoom
He didn't look very autistic to me.
added on the 2007-10-31 20:02:54 by xernobyl xernobyl
He was in a documentary about idiot savants that I saw a few years back.

There was also a blind guy who was to dumb to tell if something was full or empty, yet he could play and improvise brilliantly on a piano.
I remember an House episode with a guy with that disease :P
added on the 2007-10-31 20:05:22 by xernobyl xernobyl
I have a nice book about the brain called "Dragons of Eden". By a very nice man.
added on the 2007-10-31 20:06:27 by xernobyl xernobyl


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