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17.000 by SoleOne 17.000 by SoleOne
I'm gonna do a little Steve Jobs here, so let's start off with some statistics:

7,5 - The number of days since I've started cutting.
17.000 - The number of squares I've cut since then; 8500 per canvas.
25-30 - The number of knives I've wasted in the process.
9000< - The number of times I've wanted to give up.

So yeah, another halftone. As far as I know this is the stencil with the highest number of squares and thus detail. Besides that I did it incredibly fast, if I may say so :D

I wanted to try something a little different by putting it on two separate canvases instead of just one 50x100cm canvas. I like the way it worked out.

Hope you like it!

Feel free to check out my other halftones as well:

#1: [link]
#2: [link]
#3: [link]
#4: [link]

Edit: Last note.. I forgot who made the original picture. Because of that, I can't credit the person that deserves it. If you recognize the model/picture, please let me know who it is so I can give credit where credit is due. Thanks!

Edit 2: The original picture was by *MissS-Stocks: [link]
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weirdtop Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh how i love halftone stencils. this one in particular is really well done.
Patience is a challenging thing to have when undertaking such a time consuming project though im guessing.

hope you don't mind if i ask a couple of tech questions. (which you can ignore)
im assuming you sprayed white on a black canvas and this was just one layer?
what material do you use to cut? heavy paper or a plastic page?
how do you keep the underspray to a minimum with something as detailed as this?
do you use an adhesive to hold the stencil on the canvas?
sorry for all the questions! im just trying to wrap my head around how to go about using something as delicate as this would no doubt be
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SoleOne Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you. Yes, it's white on black canvas, single layer. I used a sheet of thin plastic. It's not pleasant to cut compared to paper and it eats knives, but it lasts a million times longer. Every single plastic halftone stencil I have is still fully intact.

You can reduce underspray by painting really fast from about 30 cm distance. If you go too slow, you'll drench the canvas and it'll come out terrible. If necessary (preferably not), go over it again after 30-60 seconds or so to make sure it's properly covered. I have used adhesive, but I try to stay away from it if possible. It's not really necessary and it makes storing a stencil a bitch because it sticks to everything. By painting really fast from fairly close you get several advantages that make adhesive obsolete. Because you're up close, the spraypaint pushes down the stencil. And if the stencil does start to come up it's not much of a problem because you're painting so fast that by the time it does become a problem, you're already on the other side of the canvas.
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weirdtop Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm interesting,. thankyou for your reply , really helpful.
feeling inspired!
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Iscrible1982 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I don't understand the process you described, I'm new to this art.
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Dorshiffe Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ow, I love this but I think the face should have been on it's own canvas.
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the-bush-pig Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
This is amazing, love it.
You have inspired me to try one.

I have a few questions:
what steps do you use to turn the image into halftone?
do you cut them with a knife, or use punches?
and did you spray it wit white, or a light grey?
Cheers
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:iconsoleone:
SoleOne Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)

I do not share my exact techniques, but it's not rocket science. I used a knife and it's white, yes.
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:iconthe-bush-pig:
the-bush-pig Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Alright, thanks for the reply.
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LaKiie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You
Are
Amazing !
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:iconsoleone:
SoleOne Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you! Glad you like it!
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CharlieAndersonArt Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
that is wicked man! any advice to get such a clean spray?
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:iconsoleone:
SoleOne Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Over the last 2 or 3 years I've tried all kinds of techniques, but I've found two things to work particularly well to get clean sprays:

1. Plastic/acetate stencils. ALWAYS lay flat. Use spray adhesive if absolutely necessary, but preferably not. Doesn't work on the streets, though.
2. Most importantly: hold the can at +/- 15 cm from the canvas/paper/background/whatever and move the can FUCKING FAST. So every time you pass the same point, you only add very little paint. This prevents paint from bleeding out.
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CharlieAndersonArt Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
thanks a lot man!
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:iconsidarts:
sidarts Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, love your work
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ErugoPurakushi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
FUCKEN SICK, MAN!!! OMFG, have no words....
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:iconsoleone:
SoleOne Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, cheers dude ;D
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:iconthetommy:
thetommy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
amazing =D
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Potsy89 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
insane...!
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zachcherry Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
someone may have mentioned already but the model is
miss s stock [link]

i was gonna paint the same pic but i cant compete with this :)
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:iconsoleone:
SoleOne Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent! Gonna edit the description right away, thanks!
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Mr-Snuff Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
awesome...
i'd never be this patient to cut all of this sqaures..
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The-Kiwie Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Artist
A pretty cool effect, look's like it's not a stencil ....look's like it's printed.! :>
Next time maybe try to put something more in it, in the picture, so it's looks like a "real picture", but it's not real.. for example, bunny with girls face, or a monkey with three arms who is driving a bike, and so one.. as far you can imagine things...because, cutting is one thing.. everyone can cut a lot, if you got time for that, but imagination is another thing. If you put them together... cool things may happen. ;D
Hope you understand something.
Keep it up!
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AnalyticalActor Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
This did catch my attention so, nice job
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Fenris-Star Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this
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chibilvr091 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful! :)
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:iconsoleone:
SoleOne Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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yoko-chan012 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
WOW!!!!! Thats amazing!
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:iconsoleone:
SoleOne Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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yoko-chan012 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome! :)
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jdartfan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Your hard work paid off! This is really good! The double canvas idea is really interseting. Glad you went with it. Nicely done!
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:iconsoleone:
SoleOne Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers :D
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rosewolf13 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
wow!!!
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:iconsoleone:
SoleOne Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :D
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aresye Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Nice job! I'm personally not too into halftone images, but I do admire how much work goes into it, and yours is better than many I've seen.
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:iconsoleone:
SoleOne Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Ruana007 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks exceptionally well but how is it done? By sewing or .. pencil? Sry :ashamed:
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:iconsoleone:
SoleOne Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :) It's done with stencils :)
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Ruana007 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i see :o
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Dexterfan300 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
can i ask what squares are? haha
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:iconsoleone:
SoleOne Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wat.
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PascaldeJong Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Freakin unbelievable. Self proclaimed genius huh. Me too but nobody understands that I am a genius:(
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:iconsoleone:
SoleOne Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know how it feels man, it's hard :(
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ellie1980 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o...m...g... you seriously have some patience my friend! amazing piece.
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:iconsoleone:
SoleOne Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks!
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ellie1980 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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Milda-Koles Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011   General Artist
You sir, have a lot of patience!
Beautiful artwork.
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:iconsoleone:
SoleOne Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, ma'am!
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Suncut Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Looks awesome, kudos on having that much patience.
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:iconsoleone:
SoleOne Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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LadyChristina Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You cut 17.000 little squares and glued them to the canvas? Sorry for my not being imaginative here, but - it looks amazing! :D
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