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paktsardines t1_je85scv wrote

No, not alien, OP is a computer program. You feed an image into it and it tells you exactly where to place the strings. For example.

Still looks cool though.


ozgar t1_je8e47d wrote

Nobody thus far in the comments seems to have understood that that app you linked on github gives the coordinates to place the strings.

I did.

So you got that going for ya, which is nice,

Edit: Above linked app is like Lego instructions for inputting a picture and it creates the points and lines map for you. Paint by numbers .exe.

>This tool generates string art from any picture of your choice. Pegs are first placed on the frame, and then a single-color thread is repeatedly ran from peg to peg in a straight line. The stacked segments progressively recreate the original image. This process was popularized by Petros Vrellis.

>The monochrome mode uses a single thread, while the color mode uses 3 distinct threads. The result can be exported in the SVG format.


RTJMFer t1_je8mhom wrote

This is awesome. I'm going to tell myself that I'm going to try it and then I'll never end up doing it.


Hlantaart OP t1_je91gll wrote

I didn't use any soft in my works except for Gimp 2.0 to make a grid for a sketch. I use threads like an oil paint or pencils and "draw" with them. If it was a classic oil portrait you wouldn't doubt if it was made by an AI or human. What's the difference?


Cunt_Bag t1_je89nhc wrote

It's real. They have other portraits on their profile including with themselves in the photo. They even have a sketch for this piece.


paktsardines t1_je8mmdo wrote

I think you misunderstood what I was trying to say. History tells me that was probably my fault.

The way it works is that you supply an image to a program (probably the one I linked to) and the program gives you a set of instructions for where to place every string and what colour string to use to recreate the image as a real-life string picture (which is what OP is showing here). So OP is not so much an alien, more someone who is good at following the instructions generated by a computer program.


LuciferK9 t1_je8oplo wrote

Did OP say he used a program? Because this is definitely something you can do without using one. I've known former prisoners than learnt to do this type of art in prison and their work can be almost as impressive without computer help.

If you don't have proof that OP uses a computer program, then your comment is quite rude


vivibuni t1_je87y55 wrote

idk, it looks real to me. i was zoomed in looking at the way the strings are connected to which pole things... looks nothing like what u linked


djddy t1_je8o83f wrote

they’re not saying it’s fake they’re saying op used this program to map out where the strings go


Hlantaart OP t1_je91nt0 wrote

No, I haven't used any programs. I've got years of practice. There's no difference to me to use threads or oils/pastel/acrylic paint


djddy t1_je9i9qt wrote

i didn’t think you did honestly. i just wanted to clarify what the other commenter meant. your artwork is amazing btw.


vivibuni t1_je9ifcl wrote

oh ty for explanation of what they meant! i didnt understand