The image you see above is not a photograph. It is actually a finger painting by Kyle Lambert using the Procreate app on an iPad Air. The mind-blowing portrait of actor Morgan Freeman (original photo by Scott Gries) is made up of approximately 285,000 brush strokes and took over 200 hours to complete. The entire process was captured as a time-lapse video by Procreate, allowing you to watch 200 hours of painting in 3 minutes (embedded below).
Kyle Lambert is a UK-based visual artist that specializes in the creation of visually striking paintings and illustrations for film, television, advertising and print. Although trained as a traditional oil painter/illustrator, Kyle has become a champion for digital art. On his description page, Lambert remarks:
“One of the big reasons I decided to do this painting was to inspire other budding artists to embrace digital art. A friend of mine who is a school teacher explained to me recently that whenever he plays one of my painting videos in class, his students become noticeably more engaged and excited about creating art. The idea that more people are engaging in art because of something that I have created is amazing to me.”
Morgan Freeman Finger Painting Timelapse
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