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This portrait took me some 9 days of intense work (please also see some details and the making). It is exclusively made with "flat circles" on a black background. I first made a photomontage using several references, then a digital painting and I finally applied my "digital circlist" technique (I placed each circle one by one, there is no automatic process). Every circle has a different color, a different tone and a different size. It's a time consuming method. I wanted this image to reflect Eminem's personality. He may be a controversial and provocative singer, I think he's an extremely clever and interesting person, he always comes up with some completely amazing stuff, with new, powerful and unexpected lyrics and melodies. He is a poet of modern times.

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Making & detail:

Making of - Eminem by BenHeine Detail - Eminem by BenHeine

More Circlism:

Lady Gaga by BenHeine - Marilyn Monroe - by BenHeine

Mad Hatter - Johnny Depp by BenHeine Remembering what I am by BenHeine

More facts about Eminem:

Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born in 1972), better known by his stage name Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. Eminem quickly gained popularity in 1999 with his major-label debut album, The Slim Shady LP, which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. The following album, The Marshall Mathers LP, became the fastest-selling solo album in United States history. It brought Eminem increased popularity, including his own record label, Shady Records, and brought his group project, D12, to mainstream recognition.

In 2005, Eminem was ranked 79th on the VH1 100 Greatest Artists of All-Time. He was ranked 82nd on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. He was also named the Best Rapper Alive by Vibe magazine in 2008. Including his work with D12, Eminem has achieved nine No. 1 albums on the Billboard Top 200, 7 solo and 2 with D12. Eminem has scored over 1 billion views on his official Vevo page on Youtube. Eminem is the most popular person ever on Facebook with over 30 million likes. Read more.
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Vinsachi's avatar
Vinsachi|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is something I've never seen before, this technique is so surreal, beyond reality! Slim is amazing! Respect!
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NoahLC's avatar
“Lyrics coming at you at supersonic speed.”
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AdeHughesArt|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work, truly :)
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WoodsterZ|Hobbyist General Artist
*delete this *
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ARTificialphanTOM|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen photo editors that apply circles but they are too random, this has much more organization. Great work.
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DjShortyWolf|Hobbyist General Artist
I PRAISE YOU! THIS RAPPER IS MY FAVORITE PERSON FROM THIS ENTIRE UNIVERSE! I PRAISE YOU!! ((It's my way of saying, "This is phenomenal. It's amazing, stupendous, AND SO MUCH MORE!))
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oilpixel's avatar
Awesome art work.
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morningstarskid|Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work!!😎
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CMSparks|Professional General Artist
Holy fudge buckets, this is phenomenal. 
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DiegoE05|Student General Artist
i like this, really creative. 
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I don't want to rain on your parade or something, I think this is amazing. But I think I could write a program to do most of this automatically (if not all, based on edge detection and circle-stacking algorithms and a neural network, that can learn from your previous works).
If you'd like to collaborate on the next one, drop me a line, it would be a nice challenge, because your work is excellent. I fully understand if you don't, but I think AI should be embraced, not feared. You still decide what the picture will be, just not exactly how it's made.
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TheRealExplicit|Professional Artist
this is so dope fam. im bout to add u on scloud. look out for soundcloud.com/explicit480 ... if u like Em, u will probably enjoy my music as well. Great work here man, respect!


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wow! that's amazing works. very cool, very different. I like it.
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StraightOuttaSerbia|Professional Traditional Artist
This is Kinđa similar to the Byzantine art style you would find in Eastern European Churches
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Lightning-Mover256|Hobbyist Photographer
Eminem looks so awesome and incredible in this artstyle! :wow: I like how this shows his amazing personality! :D
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epictammie|Hobbyist Filmographer
god damnit, this is amazing
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AvPmovie|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!!!!!!
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this is so cool! 
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