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Old 14 January 2012, 04:19 AM
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Comment: A friend linked me to this video. Would this happen to be a credible video? The speed that the guy paints at seems a bit hard to believe.

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Old 14 January 2012, 05:11 AM
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Doesn't strike me as unbelievable. He's working in an impressionistic style and using paint that he's (presumably) already laid out in the combinations he intends to use. The rest is just texture and familiarity with the medium. It's what Bob Ross would probably look like if he wasn't stopping to explain everything he does.

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Old 14 January 2012, 05:21 AM
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Especially if he is doing the same scenes he has practiced time and again. I agree that it is believable.
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Old 14 January 2012, 08:16 AM
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It's a shame his dreadlocks are covering up the URL - there isn't enough of it left to be easy to find.
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Old 14 January 2012, 01:20 PM
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It's a shame his dreadlocks are covering up the URL - there isn't enough of it left to be easy to find.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGJCBGhyO7o
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Old 14 January 2012, 05:45 PM
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Thats awesome. I want one.
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Old 14 January 2012, 06:01 PM
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Google-fu is somewhat with me today.

His name is Fabián Gaete.

Here's his website: http://arte100cia.ya.st/ ETA: Which is a bit awkward to navigate. Feels like you're chasing things with your mouse.

(Don't know what the www .lul [dreadlocks] onge.net site on his shirt is. )
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Old 14 January 2012, 10:18 PM
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We just recently purchased 3 paintings from an artist doing a local Winter Carnival here. He did "some" of his paintings in about 5 minutes. My girls each got one from him, that we watched him do. His were done with spray paint. Very impressive.
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Old 15 January 2012, 10:34 AM
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That's just the original video, isn't it? There's a URL printed on the back of the guy's shirt which is mostly covered by his dreadlocks. Although since Lachyrimose already found him, it's a bit irrelevant.
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