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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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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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#192 - markmauster [OP]
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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.
#201 to #192 - anon id: cf4ae86e
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good lad
#202 to #201 - markmauster [OP]
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Thank you
#207 to #192 - puzzlr
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Credit also goes to the Reddit user who you invariably got this from.
#221 to #207 - markmauster [OP]
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And that too, thanks for the notice
#223 to #221 - puzzlr
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My pleasure
User avatar #1 - kittyhatesyou
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There is a banana on the table
#64 to #1 - xxxgnipsxxx
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Banana for scale
#121 to #1 - anon id: 8edc78a6
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At times in the process, OP would get sexually frustrated.
User avatar #125 to #1 - thethirddoctor
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Bananaexplain where are you?
#53 to #1 - trowel
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no thats whatever this thing is
#57 to #53 - anon id: 21f7a42c
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#58 to #57 - trowel
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you dont know his life
User avatar #2 to #1 - whitelapras
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for scale of course
#102 to #2 - bananaexplain
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The post here refers to "banana for scale", a term used to help show the size of objects when taking a photograph.

The "patient zero" as it were, was a photograph of a safe posted to facebook (a copy of the photo is posted in the picture on the side of my post).

The banana used appears to be of the Cavendish variety, and given the hue it appears to be in relatively good condition. However, given that this was several years ago, attempting to eat this banana now is heavily advised against.

Given the actual variation of a banana's size in real life, even among the same subspecies, a more suitable unit of measurement is recommended.
#108 to #102 - randyhalfway
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Your user name... You are indeed qualified, sir.
User avatar #199 to #102 - honkan
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Can you show me a picture of a banana, with a banana for scale?
#217 to #199 - bananaexplain
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Who the hell do you think I am?
User avatar #218 to #217 - honkan
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The banana guy?
Thanks for the image, I've found myself wishing I had a few times.
#264 to #217 - anon id: 91622baa
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roh roh...
#160 to #102 - TJmanAWESOME
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so... did you make an account specifically for this joke?
#96 to #2 - jpthecursed
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#90 to #2 - mralice
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I'm a bit ashamed that this is the first thing to make me actually laugh out loud in a long time.
User avatar #158 to #90 - obviousexplain
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thats because in the proper situations a well placed joke can make you laugh
#7 - biebergotswag
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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
#27 to #7 - anon id: 36a366b0
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**** I agree with bieber. But it wouldn't be as cool still.
User avatar #140 to #7 - jacobclabough
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OH MY GOD NOT ANO-"what" "He isnt being a complete retard?" "Quick get the camera"
#156 to #7 - anon id: fba2c510
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I agree with the faggot on this on , ain't nobody got time for that !
#167 to #7 - isaacbn
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implying he is not cum gargling
#280 to #7 - dustypengwin
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Your post conflicts me
User avatar #114 to #7 - severepwner
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It's literally so ******* cool you can't bring yourself to troll.
#25 to #7 - thefates
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Here we see the rare case of biebergotswag not being a humongous faggot.
#183 to #25 - evilhomer
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Comment Picture
#6 - atrocitustheking
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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?)
#8 to #6 - anon id: ef158a60
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Something that originated from imgur I think, people ask for a banana for a size comparison of literally anything and everything.
User avatar #135 to #6 - thepinkestofthepie
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You can thumb up twice by thumbing down first, and then thumbing up.
#155 to #135 - fuckedbyapony
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No you would have to thumb up thumb down and then up again..
#282 to #155 - anon id: 4b182bd8
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Not really, nobody spesified the kind of thumb we're talking of.
#292 to #282 - fuckedbyapony
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Erm yes they did, 'You can thumb up twice'
User avatar #236 to #6 - pickstar
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Just call bananaexplain
#100 to #6 - milfncookies
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It's a reddit/imgur joke. Some dude randomly used a banana for scale and everyone thought it was funny, so it became a thing
#16 to #6 - pooplol
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its not his oc so I wouldnt bother if I were you
User avatar #19 to #16 - atrocitustheking
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Fine then, whoever did that was awesome. Better?
User avatar #21 to #19 - pooplol
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#36 to #16 - stepsword
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don't hate on the anon, guys, he's right. Imgur uses bananas as a baseline for judging the size of things.
don't hate on the anon, guys, he's right. Imgur uses bananas as a baseline for judging the size of things.
#38 to #36 - pooplol
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its k
its k
#37 to #16 - stepsword
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I meant to reply to the anon's comment
you get two free notifications though
#69 - I Am Monkey
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I want a mural of this above my bed.
#55 - eskimocookies
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I was able to paint this on my wall with the help of a projector.
User avatar #288 to #55 - massdubater
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deja entendu yooooooooooo brand new
#56 to #55 - eskimocookies
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as well as this...
User avatar #131 to #56 - asesiel
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ratatat?
User avatar #153 to #131 - chuckey
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wildcat album? HELL YES!!
User avatar #78 to #56 - garymuthafuknoak
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you inspire me to make something like that..
User avatar #79 to #78 - eskimocookies
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Do it. No one is stopping you.
#48 - victorianfancyman
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**victorianfancyman rolled image** what I'd paint on my wall
#181 to #48 - anon id: 811779cd
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10/10 would paint on wall
#113 - rwmwaffle
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First thing I thought of. Great painting.
#62 - tapeworms
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Inspired. I'm gonna try this someday.
#104 - monkeysniper
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**monkeysniper rolled image** what I painted
**monkeysniper rolled image** what I painted
User avatar #105 to #104 - monkeysniper
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damn it