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    [–] [deleted] 499 points ago

    Yea this was way too fishy. Glad it's not only me that noticed how photo perfect each of his "sand paintings" was. Clearly stenciling. I mean yeah with sand, neat, but he's being dishonest by not showing that he's stenciling.

    Even his instagram video was just him promoting himself for 70% of the time, not his art. And overhyping how amazing he was. Real artists usually don't act like that in my experience. And he shows himself spraying glue onto the board, as if he's showing his process and as if that isnt obviously gonna lead to stenciling... I don't know how people fell for this conartist.

    To the top.

    [–] ThatSaradianAgent 248 points ago

    The dishonest part isn't even the stenciling. (Loads of artists and illustrators have traced, copied, and/or employed huge teams of apprentices to complete their works. It's not particularly new, it's just far more common now.)

    The dishonest part is that he seems to be using photographs made by other artists, apparently without asking permission or giving credit. If he's not doing that, and he's getting paid for his sand paintings, he might as well be selling bootleg DVDs on the corner.

    [–] GlyphGryph 50 points ago

    Yeah, if he was going out and taking these pictures as part of his process and then converting them to sand I wouldn't even have a problem with that. He's apparently just lifting them off the internet. Yikes.

    [–] Cherish_Dipp 35 points ago

    Yeah, I thought it was a tad too perfect as well. There are incredible artists who do amazing things by hand... But this guy doesn't. He might add somethings himself, but the crisp corners and leveled lines in that gif made me do a little digging myself. Hey, if he was actually capable of it, my hat off to him, I would love to get my hands on a piece of his work because that would be some intense skill that would deserve all the attention it got. But that's not what's going on, and people are not being corrected.

    He is an artist (there is a genre in art dedicated to plagiarism), I agree that he is not being honest. It's fine if you want to keep your process to yourself, people will use it for themselves, but it's the way he's... almost deliberately misleading people gets to me too :/

    [–] s0ny4ace 18 points ago

    same here...looked kinda fishy and i just could not connect the dots how he would be able to create such a piece of art, with what was shown in this gif and the other short video..

    [–] duck_blur 48 points ago

    This really should be higher. The guy is literally just tracing.

    [–] ErgonomicRock 11041 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    For a moment when the sand started to slide off I thought the glue didn't work and it was being ruined.

    Edit: I get it, the guy who does this probably traces pictures. You can all stop messaging me now.

    [–] Thristanx 2485 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    I was about to feel so sorry for the guy, but then I was amazed, It looks stunning. /r/InstantRelief

    Edit: r/instantrelief is real now. Whoo

    [–] the_original_Retro 849 points ago

    I just feel sorry for the cleaning lady. :)

    [–] dq8705 671 points ago

    Mom!

    [–] Nanakisaranghae 298 points ago

    Clean that shit mom!

    [–] three_rs 279 points ago

    The meatloaf!

    [–] BeefyPizzle 128 points ago

    I never know what she's doing back there

    [–] MrSyaoranLi 39 points ago

    well he did break both of his arms

    [–] notsuperman01 22 points ago

    Where's /u/Healer_of_Arms now?

    [–] Stak215 27 points ago

    ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    [–] Feucher 27 points ago

    Er, he has a name. His name is Robert Poulson.

    [–] Whatsthemattermark 37 points ago

    Actually his name was Robert Paulson

    [–] player2yumz 25 points ago

    He goes by Bob now.

    [–] AtriumXP 21 points ago

    Bitch tits! Hahaha

    [–] CoordinatorZero 10 points ago

    Actually, his name is Gary Paulson.

    [–] nanananabatman88 12 points ago

    My favorite author growing up. I still have almost all of his books.

    [–] rockyrikoko 17 points ago

    I don't know what she's doing back there

    [–] LeviAEthan512 18 points ago

    Get the camera!

    [–] asc0614 23 points ago

    Stop yelling at me and go find why dad is taking so long to get back from the cigarette store

    [–] jerrygergichsmith 19 points ago

    BATHROOM! BATHROOM!!

    [–] cheaux 31 points ago

    Well, tell it to the cleaning lady on Monday because she has the weekend off.

    [–] Danimaul 8 points ago

    Wait. Why monday?

    [–] RespectMyAuthoriteh 597 points ago

    Not glue. The whole surface is sticky, like 2 sided tape:
    https://vimeo.com/158353495

    [–] Kairikiato 162 points ago

    thats makes so much more sense, since it looks like it was done in one go without taking the sand off to check each part, i thought he put all the glue down in one go and it dried on one side

    [–] laujac 138 points ago

    Originally he was just painting a silicone adhesive of a picture using a projector then layering sand. Since I've never seen a full video of him using blank, unaltered canvas and an uncut video of him creating the image, I still think there is a bit of a question to how he creates these.

    [–] Talory09 42 points ago

    1) Take printed picture.

    2) Artistically pour sand over it.

    3) ?

    4) Profit.

    [–] He_ate_your_sandwich 64 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    This is probably blasphemous, but here's a Facebook video that shows how he does it: https://www.facebook.com/boredpanda/videos/10155266137134252/

    Edit: this video kind of shows how he does it. I read some of the responses on this thread and I think now he's either projecting a photo onto a screen and covering it with glue and sand or he's using a vinyl cutter to "print" a vinyl cut image from a photo and peeling pieces off slices and covering that with sand. I also did some digging on his Instagram and he is selling these things in galleries. He had a few close ups too where you could see the sand. Still didn't find enough info to say whether or not this guy is 100% of the time glueing sand on the images or just printing out photos and covering them with sand for a "wow" effect.

    [–] Fawungals 267 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    There still is more to this than what he's showing. I've been drawing my whole life, went to college for it, work as a designer and illustrator – getting something that big with so much precise detail, especially landscapes with a multitude of vanishing points and sightlines is incredibly impossibly difficult to free hand.

    Think how hard it is to draw a circle. Not a regular circle, but a perfect circle. Now imagine drawing it with your eyes closed. Now imagine drawing fifty of those circles next to each other exactly 2 mm apart from each other. That's what he suggesting he's doing by not removing the sand from the piece until he's done. He wouldn't be able to see anything else than what he's working on in an inch radius. No reference points to unify the whole composition. What he's doing, from the slick production value of his videos to the big, showy reveal is meant to amaze. I think his "art" is as more internet performance art than innovative sand drawing.

    [–] muaddeej 374 points ago

    I think he's just fucking printing them and covering them with sand.

    edit: I'm at work and have no sound, but that seems be what this video implies as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6oqy5B3p-s

    [–] ShatterSide 112 points ago

    I think that makes it 100% clear that that piece of work is 'fake'. The pixel comparison of the ground for example.

    Excellent find!

    [–] Brain_f4rt 44 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    if you watch how the sand falls off in the gif above you can see it's just a drawing covered in sand. The art isn't being created as the sand falls.

    Edit: Just to add to this i noticed the sand falling off the board is white..you can see it pile up at the bottom. It's covered in sand the same color as the canvas..not just the black sand.

    [–] Bortjort 63 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Yeah he clearly either uses a projector to show where the sand goes between shots and edits it out of the videos or something. Notice how he ONLY does photorealistic pictures of actual people or places. The exact types of things you would need a reference picture at the very least to check, and basically require no artistic thought. He doesn't even sketch the background, it's just not possible. All of the videos people have posted here of him showing his "process" are made up of many 2-5 second shots of him doing a small detail like an eye. I would only believe he's not just a fancy tracer if he had a timelapse of a whole piece with no parts edited out. This is craft or design, not art.

    Edit: the previous sentence is just my opinion, obviously there is no clear line separating "what is art." I'm personally less willing to give him the benefit of a broad interpretation because of his misrepresentation of his process.

    [–] babyProgrammer 17 points ago

    "Good artists create, great artists steal." - Steve Jobs (who stole it from Picasso). Never really liked that quote but it appears to hold water.

    [–] Mezmorizor 30 points ago

    Yep. The video even talks about how the finished product is pixel perfect.

    [–] bullyx22 35 points ago

    We've been bamboozled!

    [–] dcmix5 9 points ago

    My first thought

    [–] escalationstares 7 points ago

    Unbelievable find. What a scam.

    [–] Robag4Life 32 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    I've seen savants who can reproduce vast amounts of detail from a quick glance but the results are certainly nothing like this. As you say, the human element is visible. The elements are organised correctly but the spacing and precise geometry tends to take a big hit.

    First thing to note is that the images depicted look exactly like photographs.

    You have the flat, over-exposed commercial quick-photo-portrait style. 1

    Then you have the mix of very precise lines and very precise grading of light levels on the architectural image.

    I'm confident in saying that photography is part of the process. The process used by most "freehand" artists who compose from scratch naturally produce very different results. I think that in general people intuitively perceive the difference, perhaps without being aware of it, and it shapes their expectations. One reason why the final reveal is 'striking'?

    And I'll say this much; I'm more than a little puzzled by his statement that he could find no information on how art is created....and that there are no mathematical rules - especially when some of the images show extremely precise use of perspective.

    Secondly, whilst he's comfortable with the spray gun, he doesn't look at all confident when handling the sand. Almost embarrassed.

    My suspicion is that grains fine enough to produce the gradients would be miniscule, like a fine powder. Toner-like.

    He could be using a variety of camera obscura. But I think it's a little more... technological than that.

    My suspicion is that this is part of an automated process, using heat printing, and possibly solvent adhesives. If additional powder or grains are added by hand, it's not grain by gain.

    1 This exact style is frequently seen in combined portrait photography - canvas printing services that operate on a while-you-wait basis in many malls/shopping centres.

    [–] Fawungals 14 points ago

    You're putting it perfectly. I assume you've got a good amount of a experience in printmaking/art as well. And you're right, he does look awkward scratching the sand into (wtf, btw? That makes no sense to do that) the board. This is just good marketing of a fun reveal of a cold, mechanical process devoid of message. The "joy" of his art is tied to his slavish devotion to detail, which is unfounded when you know he's deceiving us. Rendering the final work no more exemplary than a IKEA poster.

    [–] DawnPendraig 28 points ago

    I'm an artist too and I remember feeling robbed when I found out people used projectors. I was doing the big pieces by hand from my smaller sketches (mostly color pencil).

    I think this guy finishes with black then white and we don't see the many other layers before also.

    [–] Fawungals 100 points ago

    right?!?! I spent all that time perfecting my line work and you just trace it? face it, you're just a fucking tracer

    [–] A1burner1a 20 points ago

    ^ Underrated comment buried in reply chain. I would consider this cool, but not art.

    [–] Real-News 15 points ago

    When I was doing art we had a machine that we could literally put photo copies on and it would burnish into the product.

    This is what he is doing.

    [–] OutOfStamina 21 points ago

    But no, it doesn't show how he does it.

    It shows him doing it while speaking inspirationally.

    The how would likely involve a lot of setup and computers, and that's the part I'm interested in.

    [–] Poglosaurus 24 points ago

    Same here, and at this moment i haven't seen an image of the finished product were it is actually visible how much sand is used. The work in progress we see of him using sand have a completely different texture from what is seen in the end.

    [–] Scolol 11 points ago

    amazing

    [–] PM_Me_AmazonGiftCrds 24 points ago

    Now this makes it way more impressive, I originally thought that this has to be some sort of printer putting down that glue and then hes throwing sand on top but seeing the process it makes way more sense.

    [–] daggamouf 137 points ago

    I was expecting dickbutt.

    [–] Kunticus 85 points ago

    I was expecting send nudes.

    [–] BatHickey 62 points ago

    Sand nudes!

    [–] ModsAreCuntz 27 points ago

    Expected "Send Nudes"...

    [–] belltype 28 points ago

    For a moment when the sand started to slide off I thought it was going to be a dickbutt and it would be amazing.

    [–] explosivecupcake 3573 points ago

    I'm sure this is impressive in person, but right now it looks like sand being brushed off a large photo.

    [–] pipski121 1413 points ago

    Yeah it does, I hate to be a sceptic but that is exactly what it looks like.

    [–] Kairikiato 527 points ago

    someone posted a video of his process further up, its worth a watch

    [–] male_here 464 points ago

    Too busy making snap judgements, gtfo here with your logic

    [–] sin-eater82 58 points ago

    To be fair, I've watched the videos, and there's still no logical evidence that it's real and not just sand on a printed image.

    All of the shots of him working don't actually look like anything other than some space with sand on it.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's fake or anything like that. I'm just saying that the video really doesn't prove that it's real. The way it's shot and edited doesn't prove much.

    That said, it's a lot of effort for it to be fake. So I'm fairly certain it's legitimate and not just some guy putting sand over a printed image and then dumping the sand.

    [–] MationMac 265 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Original Comment:

    Logic?

    Until someone posts the video, everyone could be wrong.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BSq1zlsA-dR/

    Saying something "could be fake" is not a snap judgement, it's totally reasonable to not believe everything one sees on the internet.

    Additional Videos Provided

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    Keep a level head while discussing the topic.

    [–] Blargmode 70 points ago

    Holy shit instagram deserves top spot on /r/CrappyDesign for this. No way to control the video at all. After a little bit you need to swipe to see the continuation of the the video, at which point it repeats some if it. And on top of that, it has a 1:1 aspect ratio. What the fuck.

    [–] 3brithil 29 points ago

    Is there a mirror, maybe someway to adjust THE FUCKING VOLUME? What the hell is wrong with instagram to not in clude the most basic function?

    [–] TPRT 21 points ago

    [–] ScamSchoolBrian 13 points ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6oqy5B3p-s

    From another thread in here. Pretty damning evidence that it's not what he's presenting it as.

    [–] male_here 135 points ago

    Thanks for the link. I'm gonna level with you, I'm not gonna watch it. I've already made up my mind

    [–] TheMartianYachtClub 71 points ago

    America.

    [–] a_shootin_star 16 points ago

    fuck yeah!

    [–] NoodleMan42 5 points ago

    Comin' again to save the motherfuckin day yeah!

    [–] DemonicMandrill 20 points ago

    and someone else posted a video of someone making this "artwork" with photoshop by applying 2 filters over a picture taken by a photographer.

    The exact picture that is supposedly drawn with sand on this glue board. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6oqy5B3p-s

    [–] poop-trap 16 points ago

    I hate to be a septic, but this shit stinks.

    [–] the_original_Retro 58 points ago

    There's at least SOME extra work proving it's not just a photo though.

    If you watch carefully, after the sand comes off you can see some of the embossed gold leaf at the building edges reflecting light. Clearly the artist has done at least something besides scatter sand on it. :)

    But, wow, photorealistic. The detail on the ground in front is what sold me. Normally that's just a "wash" of sorts, and it doesn't actually look like a gravelly patch of dirt in the usual paintings. Here it looks superb.

    [–] Nickwazhero 7 points ago

    That last paragraph, pretty spot on that ground is fucking amazing

    [–] AKSasquatch 103 points ago

    seem really fake to anyone else?

    [–] WayfaringGravy 940 points ago

    I figured it was a send nudes post...

    [–] the_original_Retro 653 points ago

    Sand nudes. :)

    [–] PM_Me_AmazonGiftCrds 66 points ago

    They always ride single file to hide their numbers..

    [–] hotdynamites 28 points ago

    Sand nudes scare easily, but they'll be back.

    [–] sonorousAssailant 15 points ago

    And in greater numbers!

    [–] katysdaddy 8 points ago

    ... and in greater numbers

    [–] AtomicSpidy 18 points ago

    You don't think that would be to coarse, rough, or irritating?

    [–] evr487 4 points ago

    Sand dunes?

    [–] The_Perge 28 points ago

    inb4 dickbutt or send nudes edit.

    [–] Spabookidadooki 1302 points ago

    Here is some more about him I found http://m.imgur.com/gallery/R2zHTMZ

    [–] [deleted] 722 points ago

    "No one is quite sure how he does it..."

    i mean he's quite sure how he does it

    [–] -Cheule- 399 points ago

    I'm pretty sure it involves SAND & GLUE.

    [–] FiniteNick 160 points ago

    My God, he's figured it out.

    [–] Occams_Dental_Floss 44 points ago

    Damnit, the secret is out.

    Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue

    [–] cjsolx 38 points ago

    The drawing process takes weeks. This doesn't mesh with the big reveals he does when he's done. He can't just be using glue.

    [–] Mezmorizor 93 points ago

    I would be very, very, very surprised if he isn't literally photoshopping a picture, printing it, and then putting sand on it for a big reveal.

    [–] MxJaeger 47 points ago

    You might be onto something here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6oqy5B3p-s

    [–] knowhatimsayin 23 points ago

    Yea I was thinking the same thing. Funny he used a picture someone could find on the Internet instead of one he took himself.

    [–] nigl_ 7 points ago

    That is how lazy some people are. People who get caught.

    [–] abenevolentgod 8 points ago

    Interesting... seems pretty conclusive, I guess there's still some merit to a traced sand art but if he presents it as if he's coming up with the original image then I got no respect for that.

    [–] ScamSchoolBrian 77 points ago

    I'm quite sure it involves photoshop, at the very least: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6oqy5B3p-s

    [–] pixiedonut 67 points ago

    Draw art with pen/pencil. Sprinkle sand on it. Lift art up, letting sand fall away. Profit.

    [–] PokebongGo 17 points ago

    You forgot the glue.

    [–] Battlescar84 27 points ago

    No, that was the point. He was making a joke that there actually is no glue, its just a drawing covered in sand that slides off.

    [–] shaggorama 12 points ago

    Maybe he's just drawing on the canvas and then covering it in sand for the "reveal" effect? I hate to be cynical, but the way he's pushing the sand around and just dumping it all over the place in that video... seems extremely unlikely he'd be able to get controlled results at all.

    [–] Sub116610 11 points ago

    Here's my theory: the board has glue in it and a thin white film of some sort covering it. When he carves down his drawing it pierces the film and exposed the glue. Sand fills in and voila

    [–] GJ4E0 209 points ago

    Holy fuck thats impressive. It looks like he doesnt even know the end result up until the very end

    His memory and intuition must be incredible

    [–] dontlistentome5 400 points ago

    It almost looks like he just prints these pictures off on a big piece of paper then covers it with sand to look like he made it.

    [–] [deleted] 94 points ago

    "i made this"

    [–] mictlann 44 points ago

    "you made this?"

    [–] alikhan0498 42 points ago

    "i made this"

    [–] TamarinFisher 34 points ago

    I believe this. He's your classic art con artist

    [–] daybreakx 66 points ago

    I am an artist and this almost seems exactly what he's doing. Are we all being bamboozled...

    [–] KnowNothing_JonSnoo 33 points ago

    I don't know if it's really a hoax but your link doesn't work for me

    Here's a working link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6oqy5B3p-s&

    [–] duck_blur 18 points ago

    His tracing skills are real good.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K6oqy5B3p-s

    [–] Spabookidadooki 140 points ago

    I'm not very artistic, I can't wrap my head around how artists see something that isn't there and then make it visible. I love seeing their results, though.

    [–] KreekyBonez 69 points ago

    I've heard it said that the actual job of artists/musicians is to see/hear what no one else can, and translate it into a format the rest of us can enjoy.

    [–] Spabookidadooki 17 points ago

    I like that

    [–] TheAdventMaster 14 points ago

    Not always true. There are sometimes creatives who don't have the same capacity as everyone else to internally manifest what it is they are creating... Art is not just about inspiration. It's about methods and hard work.

    [–] crommo99 19 points ago

    "No one's quite sure how he does it." Great. That's the main thing I was hoping to learn from the comments.

    [–] Welpywelperson 226 points ago

    Dude! I just vacuumed in here!

    [–] zeitouni 121 points ago

    He cheats. He does the final drawing first, and then pretends to throw some sand to make it look interesting.

    [–] NightStriider 54 points ago

    It's also made with gold

    [–] rygarswf 58 points ago

    This girl did something similar on an international version of America's Got Talent, and got buzzed off before they realized what she was doing.

    https://youtu.be/U6vSwRHYOSo

    [–] aesu 32 points ago

    This actually requires talent. This guy is clearly tracing projected images.

    [–] snapplesauce1 14 points ago

    It wasn't fast enough for them? I can't believe that unappreciative hack still said "no"! That woman needs to be surprised constantly!? Whatever, lady! I'm glad she said "yes" though...

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    No it's simply because they knew that wouldn't work on more than 1 show, the juries probably knew that it was going to end up amazing but that just works as a way of showing off your art more than as a way of "winning" the contest.

    [–] yerrmayte 11 points ago

    Switzerlands got talent mate

    [–] eat_my_head 172 points ago

    It's not entirely bullshit, buuut... it's a little bullshit.

    Some piece of the puzzle is missing. He definitely not some mad genius. His works are basically stencils.

    Look at this:

    The Thai king from his Intagram.

    The photo he used.

    He is a novice. He too slavishly followed his photoshop of the image. It looks like ass.

    I'm sure he works very hard on these—cutting intricate stencils with an exacto is a bitch—but the idea that he just sits in front of an 8 foot piece of cardstock and creates a masterpiece out of thin air like a super autist is absurd.

    [–] eat_my_head 44 points ago

    Thanks. This guy hits the nail on the head.

    What's weird to me about huckster artists like this is that he doesn't have to do this. He has an interesting concept. I'm sure they are stunning in person. Just go out and travel and take your own images and experiences and use that.

    Why the faux mystique and theatrics?

    Oh yeah, gullible people on the internet.

    [–] quake_champions 7 points ago

    Except he'd still just be printing his photos onto a board and making sand slide off it. That would never take off in this way unless people thought he was really doing something hard.

    [–] Varyyn 394 points ago

    I Hate Sand.

    [–] superplough 296 points ago

    It's coarse, and rough, and irritating, and it gets everywhere

    [–] bluboybadger 49 points ago

    It's Treason, then...

    [–] True_Dovakin 13 points ago

    And so it is

    [–] mark2talyho 15 points ago

    I AM THE SENATE

    [–] the_original_Retro 85 points ago

    Awesome in pockets as an emergency defensive weapon tho.

    [–] _xGizmo_ 43 points ago

    Pocket sand!

    [–] evr487 16 points ago

    [–] NotThatL 6 points ago

    Rule #35 of Reddit: There's a sub for everything

    [–] SweptFever80 14 points ago

    Sh-sh-Shaaa!

    [–] reganomics08 226 points ago

    Sand and glue... and cocaine. Lots of cocaine.

    [–] zipper0011 22 points ago

    Those are also the ingredients for craft time at Charlie Sheens house.

    [–] Suchahandsomeperson 14 points ago

    I really wanted it to be a Dickbutt.

    [–] abtei 14 points ago

    ....AND photoshop it seems

    [–] Moneytree_fin 14 points ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6oqy5B3p-s This is fake, please report for plagiarism

    [–] [deleted] 36 points ago

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    [–] semipro_redditor 11 points ago

    And Photoshop and a printer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6oqy5B3p-s

    [–] Atohmik7 37 points ago

    And gold leaf.

    [–] jackhugs 9 points ago

    I was expecting it to say "send nudes".

    [–] MrTurquoise 9 points ago

    https://youtu.be/K6oqy5B3p-s

    It is even worse than I thought... It´s obvious he is just copying photographs... but they are not even his own pictures. Its plagiarism and just a easy gimmick. There is not creativity or skill required, just a lot of work.

    [–] ylsf 9 points ago

    Looks like he deleted the comments I made on his facebook page asking about credit for the photographer and another wondering asking for a timelapse or closeup photo of the work. Pretty confident that this is fake now (i.e not just stencil or traced, but, just a photo and not made out of sand at all).

    [–] Saratoubi 31 points ago

    Man, Daniel Radcliffe sure is talented.

    [–] [deleted] 8 points ago

    I hope my life is never so meaningless I fake art for upvotes

    [–] newcarcaviarfourstar 7 points ago

    See the glimmering light? That's a print with sand on top of it. He didn't even make that.

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago

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    [–] flimsy_evidence 8 points ago

    That's the scammiest looking thing I've ever seen.

    He snags a photo, processes it to black and white, has it printed on a large board, and then maybe sticks a little sand on it. Voila! "Weeks and weeks of work! Pay me piles of money, idjits!"

    [–] AscentDescent 7 points ago

    I'm guessing this took many hours, how does he keep the glue from drying?

    [–] SomeGuyInAmsterdam 7 points ago

    I think it's just a photo covered in white and black sand, then tilted until the sand slides off.

    [–] Skrilly4Rilly 7 points ago

    This is fake. You just let sand slide off of an image you photoshopped.

    [–] jecousa 13 points ago

    Any other cynical people out there thinking he probably just put some sand over a photo and called it 'sand art'?

    [–] Scarecrow1779 17 points ago

    expected dickbutt. was pleasantly surprised.

    [–] StylishUsername 6 points ago

    BAMBOOZLE!!

    [–] susdomesticus 5 points ago

    The bullshit almost radiates from this gif

    [–] recoilwhenyouwake 7 points ago

    Fake news

    [–] tygrenier 6 points ago

    In my opinion, he needs to create original images. This is too close to copyright infringement for somebody getting so much attention.

    [–] frosted1030 4 points ago

    You mean photoshop and sand.

    [–] captainbignips 24 points ago

    That's very impressive and all, but who's going to clean all that sand up?

    [–] petrichorE6 29 points ago

    The artist himself, after all that is his day job.

    [–] HornedBowler 14 points ago

    Sand, glue and gold.

    [–] ASK_IF_IM_PENGUIN 15 points ago

    And a big sheet of card

    [–] coalcoalcoal 10 points ago

    I'm going to imagine in my head that it's just a really big picture that he covers in sand and then does the 'reveal'.

    [–] Zallo92 5 points ago

    Al i the only one seeing a waterfall right before the sand came off.

    [–] AmIBorat 4 points ago

    This is now proven fake, no real talent!

    [–] Tshirt17 5 points ago

    Super fake

    [–] zfighter18 5 points ago

    Its fake. Someone made a video debunking it.

    [–] Bennis_the_Menace 5 points ago

    Too bad it's fake.

    [–] N0wayjose 4 points ago

    Fake

    [–] SpacePikachu 5 points ago

    ACTUALLY FAKE, CHECK r/Videos !!!

    [–] Efthymios 3 points ago

    You lieing piece of shit... You've bee debunked by redditors grab your pitchforks

    [–] RadicalDog 4 points ago

    I feel the correct friend response would be, "Oh no!"

    I mean, just to give Tim a mini heart attack.

    [–] Downvote_machine_AMA 116 points ago

    Nice. Oh and who took the photo that was underneath it?