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Steve Jobs by BenHeine Steve Jobs by BenHeine
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For a visionary man who changed the way we live and communicate... RIP

You can see some details here:…

This portrait is only made with flat circles on a black background.

Every circle has a single color, a single tone and a single size.

I placed each circle one by one. It's a time consuming method.

See the full "Digital Circlism" series:…

If you wish, you can also view this making of my portrait of Elvis Presley
(video) to understand how I'm exploiting this technique with circles...

The above portrait was featured on "Cult Of Mac" in March 2012.

For more information about my works:

Work in progress:

Work in Progress - Steve Jobs by BenHeine

Other portraits with circles:

Lady Gaga by BenHeine Eminem by BenHeine

- Marilyn Monroe - by BenHeine Mad Hatter - Johnny Depp by BenHeine Bob Marley Lives by BenHeine
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Circlism is another kind of art in which I find very interesting. Lots of colorful circles are together assembled perfectly to make a very memorable portrait. The glasses are very neat, the face is very recognizable. Well, that was a very big thing I could say about this. That's the third time I just wrote a critique on your works. You really came a long way, Ben, you really did. That certainly was the best tribute to Steve Jobs that was ever made. Thanks to you, you just paid homage to the legendary inventor of these gadgets. So keep it up.
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First of all I'd just like to say I adore the Digital Circlist works! I'm so glad I found the Pencil vs. Camera series or I probably wouldn't have found these!

I love the detail in this picture, desite how simple the concept is. It is amazing that you have been able to get so much detail using flat colour and simple shapes. I like how the frame is meant to represent an Ipad but still gives the feeling of a stained church window, quite relevant since Steve Jobs has of course left us. The background, too, is sky-coloured (reminding me of heaven) and the light that shines behind his head seems reminiscent of the holy spirit.

I think the expression on his face is very strong; looking at the viewer with power but not a sense of superiority. It is friendly yet aloof at the same time, exactly how everyone in the world had bonded with him by using his technology, but compariably few people really knew him.

I like the way the circles shrink to define areas and are larger to create a smoother background effect. Despite the largeness of the background circles, they don't overpower the smaller face circles, simply because of the depth and definition used in the face.

I can imagine the intense detail that has gone into this picture; the work that went into colour and uniformity, and the perfect layout. I applaud you on creating a simple technique and turning it into something so extrodinary
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Sagittarius09 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Ok this is awesome 
theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
He lived about 20 minutes from where I live when he passed, I drove by his home (in Palo Alto Calif)...hundreds of people were busying recording history...
AFarmaant Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magnificent, mr. Heine. Truly magnificent.
Alex321432 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Fractal Art, I never thought of using it this way!
SHUFORD Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great work on Steve but I still HATE apple! :firelite-photo:
ChaosKirby98 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The way it looks is strange to my eyes.... R.I.P. Steve jobs. He made the best technology ever until he died then apple made everything suck. I wish he were still alive, who knows? If he WERE still alive (too bad he isn't) he would have probably made the i stuff he makes so popular and heck, maybe even change humanity! But sadly that isn't going to happen since he's gone... :iconsadcryplz: :iconsadplz:
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work!
legosrcool1000 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Artist
Steve Jobs was the best man alive R.I.P.
trippinxtremezebra Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
i really like this one!

the iPad effect is really neat!
Ragnar949 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
These are interesting (in a good way). One correction. Jobs personally didn't really change anything, but he did market it, that's what he was really good at.
Thank "The Woz" and a large number of excellent engineers for the rest.
HasterOspan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
I like I like the style good
ridgewood123 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Very well done!
MindTuber Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love it, amazing laborious technique, I have no words... GJ
ZRI3 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Tahog Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello this is =Eitvys200 with great news. Your work was featured in #5-Stars-Artists journal project 5-Stars-Artists feature

Stay perfect,
ladyshanta Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I missed Steve Jobs!
JackFahnestock Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you forgot to add the tiny circles in on the right side of his forehead.
CarnalConcepts Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS JUST BLOWS MY MIND!! :eyepopping:
rorocon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
adrian678 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
soooo coool. i didnt realize how detailed the circles were until i zoomed in and the the circles within circles
faith1089 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome
raver-girl0w0 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh awesome its creepy it looks like his mouth open and closes
sorry bad english
Kaslito Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
HoloGraf-Dracula Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
now featured in "top 20 this week"..sorry i was about to write by mistake "this weak" LOL i am still learning english:))))just kidding:)) the image is fantastic man my admirations
AliceDanielle Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Writer
that is absolutely amazing.
odogidydog Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
holy shit....... to much detail for me to comprehend
MurphRider Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Nice tribute. Pointalism taken to a new level.
abiparmenter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful work! :wow:
LaPetiteBohemienne Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great portrait and creative style.
Cimuzz-art Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He couldn't miss in your series! great tribute!
SparrowsFlame Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One thing, what made you "stack" some of the circles on top of others in some places?
SparrowsFlame Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't even imagine how long it took! :wow: Amazing! :clap:
drakora5588 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
That is great!
Kata Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow beautiful job!
Calypsoeevee Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
cocoratscha101 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NecroP Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Quassus-Verecundus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so epic....
shadowmacer66 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
holy shit that's amazing. :D
RandomCrap123 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Leta all take a moment of silence to remember him...............*ding* oh sorry i just got the new i pod XD
NataliaDriscol Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing.
Nexus31907 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
breathtaking :D
PinkChickenInk Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student General Artist
The eyes look so real.....
sassafrased Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Photographer
I really love how his image is on an iPad. I love this style too, it's very breathtaking, especially from a distance.
BenHeine Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank u
moonhigh Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art rocks!!! :clap::clap:
juitta Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
iphone is a great ^u^
JackalsWarlock Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Like the artwork, getting tired of seeing the man though.
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