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  • Someone compared this kind of art with "Fractal Art". It's wrong, it's not fractal at all! Fractals are usually 100% computer generated. Here every digital circle is placed by hand, one by one, without automated process. If you look closer and see the work in progress, you'll notice that there are many small irregularities in the way circles are placed (no symmetry, no exact spaces between circles...), because it's made by a human and not by a machine, that's the way I like it.
  • - What is “Digital Circlism”? -

    It is a modern artistic expression, a mix of Pop Art and Pointillism. It is made with digital tools usually featuring celebrities made of thousands of flat circles on a black background. Almost each circle has a different color, a different size and a different tone.

    - How long do the images take? -

    It generally takes between 100 and 180 hours for a single portrait.

    - How is it made? -

    I often make a photomontage first using a bunch of references, then a digital painting and I finally apply my "digital circlist" technique. When making a portrait with circles, it is important to focus on the dynamic movement of someone's face. I place each circle one by one with a sharp round brush, there is no automated process, it's a time consuming method. (Any powerful graphics creation software can be used).

    It is essential to pay attention on the aspect of each circle (changing slightly the size and color for every circle is better). That's the difficult part, because there can be several thousands circles in a single portrait. I try to place them with harmony, according to the main lines and energy of the person represented.

    I normally make bigger circles in the lighter areas of the subject and smaller circles in the darker places. This gives more volume and a 3D illusion. There is no limit, it's a new technique and I think there is much more to do with it.

    - How old is the technique? -

    I made my first portrait with digital circles in February 2010.

    - How did it start? -

    I've been making all kinds of portraits since more than 15 years. I wanted to develop a very original technique. As I've been working with digital tools recently, this came quite naturally.

    - How do I choose my subjects? -

    I often opt for celebrities I personally like, mainly singers or musicians.
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This portrait is only made with "flat circles" on a black background. Every circle has a single color, a single tone and a single size. I placed each circle one by one. It's a time consuming method. One week of intense work for this portrait (you can read some more info in the upper left notes on the picture). Please see some details, the work in progress and other portraits here below. If you wish, you can also view this making of my portrait of Elvis Presley (video) to understand how I'm exploiting this technique with circles...

(My "Digital Circlism" series was recently featured in "The Telegraph").

Remember, Jesus loves us!
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For more information about my art: info@benheine.com
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When I Follow My Heart

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

When I follow my heart
I will follow you
What has driven us apart
Shall become again true
Everything is so fresh
When the moments are new
Dreams there to caress
Carry them there through

What a lovely day to sing
Giving from its magic touch
When you are to me everything
And I love you so much
Every dream shall come true
That we have here inside
And let them come through
With our hope to ways guide

When I follow my beat
That is giving rhythm’s time
I'll walk Sweetness Street
In its blossoming prime
And every love song shall live
To again become love
And from its every beat give
Like the raindrops far above

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    Very impressive work, nice and creative serie!
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  4. *Delfina* 25 months ago | reply

    Wonderful picture!

  5. Been Buddy Longway 25 months ago | reply

    ... The other portraits are also good, Ben!

  6. Mike_t_by_the_sea 25 months ago | reply

    Hristos a inviat!
    Christ is risen!

  7. Lady Hipo 23 months ago | reply

    Adorei!! :)

  8. Kombizz 23 months ago | reply

    poor jesus

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  10. flondo™ 22 months ago | reply

    I must say
    Your works are magnificent

  11. jonwaz 21 months ago | reply

    Excellent. Very impressive!

  12. lopez4949™ 3 months ago | reply

    Thank You Jesus. -lopez4949

  13. TerriDIU 2 months ago | reply

    Different and a good watch

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