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kipwrecked t1_j2e4q1x wrote

It feels unusual to say this about a portrait, but the eyes look kind of dead - you've absolutely nailed this!


-WASM OP t1_j2ef7m6 wrote

Normally you would see the lighter iris and some of the light source reflected in someone’s eye, but in the reference there was none of that. I tend to try drawing what I actually see in my subject, so I didn’t add that in. I also don’t think it’s inappropriate in this instance because Elon’s got an almost Payton Manning bad guy head tilt going on.


Buna-T-P-W t1_j2eaykk wrote

I love how you made his face


juicebox02 t1_j2e23uc wrote

I want the opportunity to lose 200 billion..


Broadside02195 t1_j2e05zt wrote

Could have solved a lot of problems in this world with the money this guy lost on a badly thought out social media experiment.


-WASM OP t1_j2e1g0f wrote

Yup, I agree.

Some of his endeavours could be in humanities interests. I don’t know, I think time will tell. I didn’t realise he owned and operated OpenAI and something like DALL-E2 is trained (correct me if I’m wrong) on stolen artists’ datasets.


BroGoncos t1_j2e9gyw wrote

His only role in openAI was as an early financier among many, whether it’s looked at as good or bad there isn’t much attributing it to him. Their current commercial enterprises are driven by Microsoft who basically doubled the investment that it was built on and gained the rights to some of their technology.


-WASM OP t1_j2efe5d wrote

Thanks for clarifying. I suppose that’s something venture capitalists do regularly with a wide variety of start-ups.


kyotheman1 t1_j2eamy3 wrote

He takes company losing profits or barely, makes them success dude is smart, why he's rich


BroGoncos t1_j2ed5yy wrote

That’s literally the exact opposite of what happened, it was not profitable nor meant to be for profit, it was founded as a nonprofit for which he was an initial investor, then after he was off the board because he has nothing to contribute to any tech company besides money (and any personal involvement beyond that is many times proven to be a detriment), Microsoft invested in them and made them for-profit


-WASM OP t1_j2dz4e8 wrote

Took my A5 sketchbook sketch of Elon, fixed the proportions in Procreate and then painted into him. Really happy with how it turned out. Crazy that he’s just lost $200B I can’t really wrap my head round that kind of loss or what sort of impact it will have on his many businesses.

He looks like a Bond villain here.


universalengn t1_j2fby1v wrote

$200B, if that's even accurate, is paper value.

Just like someone might value your portrait here at $1 million, but it doesn't mean you'll be able to sell it at that amount - or at least quickly, meaning it's not liquid.

It sure does make for a great clickbait headline though.


-WASM OP t1_j2fgjvp wrote

You think he’s down more? Love to hear your views on his losses, I’m a casual follower/admirer of Elon and don’t really have any in-depth understanding of his movements beyond general reporting.


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-WASM OP t1_j2flw3e wrote

We all age! Sadly many of not us gracefully as Elon.


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J8sukesb4lls t1_j2f8zab wrote

With the amount of money he has, he really doesn't need to know how to make one. Children from 1%s never loose unless they are idiots. If they are average people,not smarter than you and me, its impossible not to make profit with that many money from mommy and daddy.


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J8sukesb4lls t1_j2f948k wrote

Unless you inconvenience him some how. Idk reminds me to the kind of stories people tell about dictatorships.

You are free to say all you want, just don't inconvenience the party!


-WASM OP t1_j2fge2z wrote

Elon is not the gatekeeper of free speech, at all. That being said I totally agree with your point. Censorship is bad.