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This is my digital circlist portrait of Elvis Presley. I've always admired him. I wanted to make something unusual and give him the aspect of a solid and invincible robot... but not a real "terminator" because he was especially a romantic man with one of the most beautiful voices ever...

Please enlarge to see how it's done. Each circle is made of a single color and a single tone on a black background. The whole portrait took me several days of intense work. There is no trick, those circles aren't placed automatically, I've positioned each circle one by one (and I've left the yellow background unfinished on purpose). I'm now going to make a digital circlist portrait of Freddie Mercury... :)
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Love Me

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

Love me tender
Love me now
Our I’ll return to sender
Your love somehow

Love me for ever
And don’t let me go
Don’t be too cleaver
For me to know

Every your way
Is loves to take
You are my day
For each my heartache
Every your love
Be good or ill
Like clouds here above
Drift or rain spill

Love is in the air
This singing spring
Beauty is all around here
In that these times bring
Bouquet’s beautiful rose
How dear you are now
Fragrance sweet and close
Is summer days endow

Love me tender
Love me still
Every day is a splendor
With you to fulfill

Love me and give
All that I need
So feelings live
In that I can read

You are so me
With your passion
Taking and free
Never out of fashion
In all that’s said
Is bringing me more
In that we had
To give and then store

Love is in the air
This singing spring
Beauty is all around here
In that these times bring
Bouquet’s beautiful rose
How dear you are now
Fragrance sweet and close
Is summers days endow
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unchainedheart Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Wow this is magnificient,i don,t know a lot about drawing but when i hear a good song or see a nice piece of clothes or what you have done i know it makes me feel good inside and that's the case here,thank you very much for sharing

      François
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outlaw393 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the King! And how the red eye, while it makes reference to machines, more makes reference to how he's immortal through his legacy, memory and music. :heart:
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Isabelle19981316 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
That is my cousin!! Elvis Presley! Its beautiful:)
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GabbyDoggie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
100!
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Thib77s Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
magnifique, je l'ai vu à l'hotel radeski à Liège ;-)
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:iconperiwinklepaisley:
PeriwinklePaisley Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I just love this concept. Very nice work. I've featured it in my journal.
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LuIlustraVersus Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
fantastic
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ArtistUnderPressure Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jah, don`t you think he looks like Terminator here? :)
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yellowstarburstkitty Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha! XD
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standardgeek Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Evilus Preslon LOL
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:iconvilpart:
Vilpart Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Elvis the Terminator what XD Amazing job (:
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:iconhattemann:
hattemann Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thats really good! :D beutifull
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HezkeFoto Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
wow... love your work - original and inspiring
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:iconbrrelli:
brrelli Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome. I love the contrast...both physically and conceptually!
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:iconhonigkuchenschaf:
Honigkuchenschaf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I really like this... It's amazing!
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:iconluckyeater:
Luckyeater Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
Come with me if ya wanna live babey

Dada da dada
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MonoOnYoutube Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Preslinator DUH DUH DUN DUH DUN
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"You do know Elvis is dead, right?"

"No, Elvis is not dead. He just went home."

:D

Awesome work! :)
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brutaldarling Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I love it!
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nikolass83gianni Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:woohoo::star: :star: :star: :star: :star: AWESOME :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: .... :+fav: ... :+devwatch: ... :llama: ... :thumbsup:
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crazydolce Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
i love elvis.. but whats with the robot thing goin on..
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sentinelah7 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
evils presley
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nibble50 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
lovin the elvis presley :)
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:iconnaenew:
Naenew Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
:heart:
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DRE251 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Nice!
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:iconjohnlewisbrooks:
johnlewisbrooks Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
The ElVISanator didn't pass away! He simply needs his battery charged!lol
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FrelsAreN Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
really special :)
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craigcambra Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
hey man - this stuff is beautiful and unique! you are really on to something here!
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:iconemzie92:
Emzie92 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just incredible
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moonhigh Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must say these works are amazing!
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QuantumInnovator Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Elvis is The Terminator. Nice idea.
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perplexilexi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Dude. YOU ARE AWESOME. This is excellent!
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MexicanGuy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
The King Never Dies! :horns:
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NaziSozi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa this is crazy looking. Perhaps that is the spirit of rock n'roll in his eye.
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Sheltie2b Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
How do you make these?
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Moto53 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG! Elvis is a robot!
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MenagerieBreach Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Robot Elvis. I love it.
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Flylend Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
WONDERFUL I love your work!
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minotauro23 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
WoW! that's so amazing!
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sawftmoar Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Now, John connor did not want to see evil robot killer elvis "in the ghetto" and he used his time machine to call for a "return-to-sender" sneding the "devil in disuise" and its "wooden heart" back to "little egypt" as that happened, evil robot killer elvis realised that he "aint nothing but a hound dog"!
He vows to stop being evil robot killer Elvis and told himself "Dont be cruel"
John connor was "all shook up" by this. Then he decided to make his "way down" To help evil robot killer elvis.
Soon after evil robot killer elvis unlocked his "memories" and traveled to "vivalas vegas to find his "fame and fortune"

Ze end
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4lejo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
fantastic! I really like it!!!
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kittycatathogwarts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
OMG!!!!! this is soooo awesome!
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JB5112 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
SO MUCH FUCKING WIN
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atomictrip Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hey Ben,
I've checked few of your portraits and have to say that it is one of the most interesting digital techniques I've seen in last few years. I like the way that it is done digitaly but "handmade". Just to say that u r using the word "unfinished" too often. I belive that each artist knows the best when the work is done and has everything what artist intended to put in it. It sounds to me like u were almost apologizing for it. You don't have to do that because to me it looks finished and complete and even that little bits are may be missing doesn't mean that it did not fullfil the purpose. I wish you good luck and I hope you are gonna explore the technique further because it is very effective. To look at your images was real pleasure. thx J.
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madnezz344 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
the king :D
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Alianna013 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Eeeee. I love Elvis.
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gianvoglio Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student General Artist
incredible to be handmade, that good perception
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Poquito333 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
I love this....it inspires me!!!
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CherryGraphics Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow .. i've seen some of your work on facebook/photoshop but thats my favourite work of you =)
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pixelbuddha Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Awesomeness !!!
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