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March 28, 2011
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Camera Data

Canon EOS 550D
Shutter Speed
1/128 second
Focal Length
30 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 28, 2011, 4:19:51 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Sensor Size
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
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.
weirdtop Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm interesting,. thankyou for your reply , really helpful.
feeling inspired!
Iscrible1982 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I don't understand the process you described, I'm new to this art.
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.
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?
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.
the-bush-pig Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Alright, thanks for the reply.
LaKiie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing !
SoleOne Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you! Glad you like it!
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