Painting Seven Samurai. . Starting Situation This is an empty boring wall in my kitchen. It desperately needed something to make it look cool. Tools 1/ 2 I' ll  painting cool buy
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Painting Seven Samurai

Starting Situation
This is an empty boring wall in my kitchen. It desperately
needed something to make it look cool.
Tools 1/ 2
I' ll be painting a one color black and white picture, tor that I used
two brushes: one wmm, and one , and this little roll to
paint larger black areas.
I added about 10% water to the color to get it a bit thinner tor
easier painting.
Tools 2/ 2
This is my secret weapon: a projector! It will project exactly
what I will have to paint.
A Cool Picture
still from the movie Seven Samurai by Akin Kurosawa. The
goal is to get this picture onto the wall. I can' t draw, so it' s
obviously tar too complex for me.
Simplified Black & White Art
I' loaded the picture into inkscape (open source, at
and converted it into a black and
white vector graphic with
Path , Stace Bitmap , Brightness cutoff.
I played a bit with the parameters to get a nice result, and
removed some regions I was not interested in from the bottom
right corner.
I exported this graphic " a bitmap, in the native resolution of
the beamer so no further scaling is necessary (1280x720 in my
case).
First Projecting
Projected the picture with any image viewing app that has
fullscreen. I used this to align the projector properly and made
sure everything is straight. I took great care that the beamer
was focused and stable so that it does not move for the next
hours.
Negative
A negative image makes it easier for painting: just paint
everything that' s bright (except the mouse pointer to the tar
Its safer to use the negative, because othervise when pa ting
black you might paint accidental shadows, like the watering can
to the bottom left. this can' t happen when using the negative.
Drawing Starts
Started with a small face to see it the end result would look
good enough. First I painted all the borders with the wmm brush,
then Filled out the rest with the brush, and I used the roll
on the large parts.
Finished Painting
Finally'. This took me about 7 hours of non stop pa
tiring and I sometimes had no idea it what I' m pal
actually look like something, but it looked great when I blocked
the projectors light.
Burnished at 1 :30 in the morning. I love it, and it looks badass "
Result
Another picture of the result, with me for scale (sorry I had no
banana). The drawing is about wide and 1, high
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#192 - markmauster (04/02/2014) [+] (5 replies)
stickied by markmauster
imgur.com/a/pEc8r For the original post if somebody has not seen it yet so I have not done this one. I post this comment because all of this credits belongs to him more than me.
User avatar #1 - kittyhatesyou (04/01/2014) [+] (17 replies)
There is a banana on the table
User avatar #2 to #1 - whitelapras (04/01/2014) [-]
for scale of course
#7 - biebergotswag (04/02/2014) [+] (8 replies)
or... you can buy a poster...   
   
 but seriously, that wall is 						*******					 amazing. congratulations
or... you can buy a poster...

but seriously, that wall is ******* amazing. congratulations
#25 to #7 - thefates (04/02/2014) [-]
Here we see the rare case of biebergotswag not being a humongous faggot.
#6 - atrocitustheking (04/01/2014) [+] (14 replies)
That is absolutely amazing. You should be proud of what you have done here, brother. Is there a way to thumb up twice?   
   
(Also, the joke about the banana went over my head, care to explain?)
That is absolutely amazing. You should be proud of what you have done here, brother. Is there a way to thumb up twice?

(Also, the joke about the banana went over my head, care to explain?)
#69 - I Am Monkey (04/02/2014) [-]
I want a mural of this above my bed.
#55 - eskimocookies (04/02/2014) [+] (6 replies)
I was able to paint this on my wall with the help of a projector.
#48 - victorianfancyman (04/02/2014) [+] (1 reply)
**victorianfancyman rolled image** what I'd paint on my wall
#113 - rwmwaffle (04/02/2014) [-]
First thing I thought of. Great painting.
#62 - tapeworms (04/02/2014) [-]
Inspired. I'm gonna try this someday.
#104 - monkeysniper (04/02/2014) [+] (1 reply)
**monkeysniper rolled image** what I painted
**monkeysniper rolled image** what I painted
#50 - anonymous (04/02/2014) [+] (4 replies)
**anonymous rolled image** GENIUS
User avatar #52 to #50 - beatentoast (04/02/2014) [-]
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAH
User avatar #35 - mechaemperor (04/02/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Creativity>talent
Nice job
#120 - matrixone (04/02/2014) [+] (10 replies)
Imagine a cat knocking the projector away when he's halfway done. He'd never get it back perfectly; every milimeter forwards or backwards changes scale of the projected picture.
#143 - flakkind (04/02/2014) [+] (1 reply)
i drawed this on a friends wall freehanded, but unfortunately couldnt finish it because my friend had to move out. fkn neighbours
you may be able to see the door on the right for scaling
#110 - bakinboy (04/02/2014) [-]
that's goddamn impressive
that's goddamn impressive
#26 - pkmntrainerdani (04/02/2014) [+] (4 replies)
Is there a specific type of paint to use for best results?

And this is amazing. If you do anything else like this, definitely post it. Enjoy rolling in green thumbs
#29 to #28 - pkmntrainerdani (04/02/2014) [-]
OP...lied?
OP...lied?
#23 - steelplatypus (04/02/2014) [-]
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#32 - yiffcario (04/02/2014) [-]
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#116 - glesh (04/02/2014) [+] (2 replies)
That's pretty ******* cool
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