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Eminem by BenHeine Eminem by BenHeine
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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.

For more information about my works:

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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This is another example of the amazing work created by Ben Heine. The definition of a modern artist, Ben has once again blended both popular culture with techniques usually unseen in most artwork. This deviantion in particular is reminescent of mosiacs created for cathedrals in Europe yet stays fresh and new using rap's bad boy Eminem as the subject and/or theme. What stands out to this artist is how Heine is able to retain the detail of Eminem while being restrained by the circular shape. Another strong point is the way the color is vibrant despite the fact that is features a large amount of gray. Truly an artist to watch Ben Heine sets a new standard in a world where original ideas are a rare find establishing his self as an artist artist.
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54 out of 55 deviants thought this was fair.

I definitely see the originallity in this piece. I tried something similar to once, I ripped up colors of construction paper and put them together to create a stain glass window effect.

I never enjoyed creating art work like this because of how time consuming it was. But I loved to see how it could be use to create well developed art pieces.

The image looks lifelike and well detailed. I can tell who it is without looking at the captions.

What I enjoy most about the image is the gun. The detail on the weapon is very precise. I could only imagine how long it would take to develop something like this.
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Vinsachi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is something I've never seen before, this technique is so surreal, beyond reality! Slim is amazing! Respect!
NoahLC Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018
“Lyrics coming at you at supersonic speed.”
adeh20 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work, truly :)
WoodsterZ Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
*delete this *
ARTificialphanTOM Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen photo editors that apply circles but they are too random, this has much more organization. Great work.
AzatKhafizovDesign Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
DjShortyWolf Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  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!))
oilpixel Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
Awesome art work.
otigreo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work!!😎
CMSparks Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Professional General Artist
Holy fudge buckets, this is phenomenal. 
DiegoE05 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Student General Artist
i like this, really creative. 
SnoepGames Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017
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.
TheRealExplicit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Professional Artist
this is so dope fam. im bout to add u on scloud. look out for ... if u like Em, u will probably enjoy my music as well. Great work here man, respect!


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nilescclover Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
wow! that's amazing works. very cool, very different. I like it.
Lenburst Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
much yes
StraightOuttaSerbia Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
This is Kinđa similar to the Byzantine art style you would find in Eastern European Churches
Lightning-Mover256 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Student Photographer
Eminem looks so awesome and incredible in this artstyle! :wow: I like how this shows his amazing personality! :D
goodoo4andmore Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
epictammie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
god damnit, this is amazing
CocaColaDraw Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
TopoLab Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
AvPmovie Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!!!!!!
Ahigenell Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
this is so cool! 
IsaiahRoss Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
I've never seen art like this, it's so sick!
akasagiphan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome dude!!!
doolhoofd Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Wow, psychedelic! omfg 
QuantumInnovator Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
I like how you make it look like a stained glass window you would find in a church.
lennertvhoy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
TornadoMetVolcano Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fonsie7 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Axe-artist Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
coolly, I too drew Eminem, here [link]
borysbrytva Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Devils-Firefly Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Freaking awesome and epic. <3
Mishunya Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He is so handsome.
bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional
crazyruthie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
brilliant! wow wow! :)
i agree, i think that an awful lot of people just don't get eminem. all you have to do is listen! his sarcasm and facetiousness, oxymoronic humor, and willingness to laugh at himself make him really cutting edge. i think he's brave and humble. you do him justice!
danielboveportillo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Interface Designer
awesome job!!!!!
dbzgirl118 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
AMG Eminem is my savior. This is awesome :heart:
Ahmed7193 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   Filmographer
The king, The greatest.
H-Bong Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Digital Artist
All I have to say is just amazing work of art.
QuanticChaos1000 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I just wanted to let you know that your art is being stolen and sold on eBay by a scumbag [link]

I really hope you get this taken down through the report feature on eBay so that hopefully this guy will get banned finally.
Emin3m-4ever Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
thats awesome man
AwsumWare Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
I-Lov-ZaDr-and-Anime Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
acemonify Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Dear Eminem: Not only do we have the same name, but we're both black on the inside too. Sincerely, M&Ms:lmao:
love this pic 4real.
blackcresent Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student
This is so amazing!
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IgorBaltica Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
amazing work!
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