Faber Castell Precision Portraits

As a photographer and art enthusiast, I am always intrigued when I come upon an innovative art form or technique. I was looking at a sketching tutorial on YouTube recently and this video came up of an artist who creates portraits in one single pen stroke. Artist, Chan Hwee Chong recreated these famous portraits by precisely drawing one single line in a swirling motion. This isn't really a mosaic in any way but it was too cool not to share. You will see in the video (after the jump) Chong starts at the center of his canvas and calculatedly expands the first tiny swirl around and around until the portrait appears. This meticulous and mesmerizing technique is a genius advertisement for the pen Chong uses. Faber Castell allows the product to speak for itself in this video.

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