Watch an Artist Magically Recreate Famous Paintings Without Ever Lifting His Pen

This blows my mind. There is brain juice flowing out of my ears. Chan Hwee Chong, an artist, only needs one pen to create beautiful pieces of art. On top of that, Chong never even lifts the pen from the paper. It's all done in one stroke.

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His method is creative, he starts from the middle point of the canvas and draws circles around and around, smartly adjusting the space between the lines to recreate the famous paintings. Chong has drawn The Girl with a Pearl Earring, Van Gogh's Self Portrait and the Mona Lisa. All with the Faber Castell Artist Pen (which I'm going to immediately buy) and all in one stroke. I couldn't do this with an infinite amount of time and tools. [Behance via The Awesomer]

DISCUSSION

frankurd
Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

Hate to break it to you, but this is not a new concept. It's been around forever and even famous artists have used this technique. Nowadays, computers are used to do this but there are many paintings that date back way before computers exists (1800's). I don't know the true name of this art form but I've heard it referred to as 'Continuous Line Art' before