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Jesus loves us! :blahblah: (but I really mean it)

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. One week of intense work for this portrait. Please see some details, the work in progress and other portraits with circles here below. 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... (My "Digital Circlism" series was recently featured in "The Telegraph").

Have a great week! :party:

For more information about my works:

Making & Details:

Work in Progress - Jesus by BenHeine Details - Jesus by BenHeine

Some of my other portraits made with circles:

Lady Gaga by BenHeine Eminem by BenHeine

- Marilyn Monroe - by BenHeine Mad Hatter - Johnny Depp by BenHeine

When I Follow My Heart

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

When I follow my heart
I will follow you
What has driven us apart
Shall become again true
Everything is so fresh
When the moments are new
Dreams there to caress
Carry them there through

What a lovely day to sing
Giving from its magic touch
When you are to me everything
And I love you so much
Every dream shall come true
That we have here inside
And let them come through
With our hope to ways guide

When I follow my beat
That is giving rhythm’s time
I'll walk Sweetness Street
In its blossoming prime
And every love song shall live
To again become love
And from its every beat give
Like the raindrops far above
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purplemomopeach Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
patricianotalone Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great !!!!!!!!!!
Wolflily68 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
wow. Amazingly well drawn. I can't even describe how wonderfully drawn this is. I can say this though- it's so amazing and so realistic that I can't even draw like that in all of my life. The circles make it look like it was painted on the side of a Greek temple or something like that. If there are haters out there that hate this picture, go kill yourselves, would ya do that for me? Cause, I mean, this is like one of the greatest paintings of him that I have seen in my life.

Love it!!! £`®€
Gromitzy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"If you dislike this picture, kill yourself"

Sounds like something Jesus himself'd say.
eduartinehistorise Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great :D (Big Grin) 
Svorec Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Very nice
GodIsWhite Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional
Soooo pretty!
Toash Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Coyne-Creations Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this!
barbupaul Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
This is a little creepy. 
ambnas Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
BlancheMoon-Hime Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome o.o
aelthe Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Very nice!
jennwagg Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
just love it, well done
jswis Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Very similar to Chuck Close (…, except his pictures can change the closer you get. He also said that he developed his style because HE suffers from Prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness, in which he is unable to recognize faces. By painting portraits, he is better able to recognize and remember faces.[14] On the subject, Close has said, "I was not conscious of making a decision to paint portraits because I have difficulty recognizing faces. That occurred to me twenty years after the fact when I looked at why I was still painting portraits, why that still had urgency for me. I began to realize that it has sustained me for so long because I have difficulty in recognizing faces."
vanilluna Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Portrait of Ceasar Borgia!!!:happybounce: 
DAsKeTcHeRZ Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Mireille31 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!!! :D This is truly epic!!!
piratafox Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
oye que interesante tu estilo, muy nice, me recuerda a la galata de las esferas de Dalí
hankypanky68 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Working with circles is fun! Nice looking Jesus! ;)
Shembre Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Writer
Gorgeous! :D
PhantomLeopard22 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
hey im a graphic tshirt artist and was wondering with your permish if i can use your artwork to make personal tshirts?
Viligairirosa Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
does not look like him
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Artist
Amazing work, congratulations! :D
LindArtz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
ivanymathias Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
esta fantastico, do you have wallpaper format of it?
tpatrick Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! And yes it is true, Jesus loves us :)
DoubleG2x Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
ah yes, the scalene triangle
Noor-al-Haqiqa Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Ben, this is just beautiful. In a world where Jesus images are almost synonymous with mockery, this is so very refreshing.

I have not contacted you for ages but I have been following your work and continue to be beyond amazed at the work you do, your growth, your originality, the peace your art brings to the world weary.

Truly your work is among the most inspirational and original around, your vision refined and yet modern and colourful. Your work transcends language as all good art should.

This image is being featured today on my blog.


I thank you for the work you do. SO few offer us gifts of light and enlightment ~ two things you do admirably.
Fireyskull97 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
JESUS, oh wait :P This is amazing...
Nieseln Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mesmerising. Good use of colour and has a lovely glow to it! :) :trophy:
animelover7334 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I sent an angel to watch over you last night but it came back.
I asked “why?”
The angel said “angels don't watch over angels.”
Twenty angels are IN your world. Ten of them are sleeping, nine are playing, one is reading this message.
Send this to ten friends including me. I guess if I don't get it back I'm not one of them. As soon as you get five replies, someone you love will quietly surprise you.
Please read, not joking. God has seen you struggling with something. God says its over. A blessing is coming your way.
If you believe in God send this message on. Please don't ignore it. You are being tested. God is going to fix two things BIG tonight in your favor. DROP Everything and pass it on. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. Don't break this chain.
Send to 14 friends in 10 minutes. It's not that hard.
EMD-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic work. Seriously a great piece. You did an amazing job <3
HopiGirl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
The detail is amazing for it just being circles. Beautiful work.
mintopinku Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your style!!! This is so gorgeous.
karinne1 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaaaaaaaaaaammmmazing- i never sow such an extraordinary stuff- is outstanding-pls see my gallery and add me as a friend-kiss
GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
This portrait is so unique and beautiful! Together with the poem, an outstanding work!!
dannorth Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool. love your work
MilkshakeAngelz Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
ilove2read12 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
this is beautiful
ChocobubblesRS Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
3 words: THIS. IS. BEAUTIFUL. :clap:
Pan-Aafricanism Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Cesare Borgia!
brownrachel1996 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great Work!! God Bless You! :)
BrrZerKuhr Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazingly beautiful :) very well done. Yes!! Jesus is the best!!!
CarnalConcepts Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have to have sold your soul to Lucifer to get talent like this. :D
Mejay05 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Awesome concept...I have never seen this before. Very cool:))
Disciple77 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! This is incredible! I LOVE the use of circles, it's so creative! I love the 3d effect given by the circles and the texture! Very nice job, it was well worth all the hours!!!:iconbuddyjesusplz:
darktinx Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
oh wow this is lovely :) why dont you try making the virgin Mary? :)
MaluMother Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Nice!
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