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Making of - Julian Assange by BenHeine Making of - Julian Assange by BenHeine
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Made with thousands of "@" symbols (the common "At sign" typographic character). It took me a few days of work. I applied each character one by one and used several references for the accuracy of the portrait. Each symbol is made of a single color and tone. (I left the portrait unfinished on purpose, I think it's better this way).

"@" like "@mbitious", "@ctivism" and "~SSange"... Julian is a courageous man fighting for Justice and Democracy despite many criticisms...

Julian Paul Assange is the founder, spokesperson and editor in chief of WikiLeaks (a whistleblower website and conduit for news leaks). He is also an Australian publisher, journalist, software developer and Internet activist.

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orlando-pinzon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
thanks for the tutorials and for the inspirational art, is amazing
VanilleSilver Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
I definitely like this better than the circles. You should do more with the @ symbol c:
uoston Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cravest88 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Impressing art handcrafting ![link]
locococo22 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
someone made the Mona Lisa out of letters of the Alphabet and symbols.
Mindequalsblown Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, one by one? You sir, are freaking ridiculous and deserve some sort of internet high-five.

athyrius1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Applause! Check my Jesus Stewart graphic image - it features assange :D
beautifulideas Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Photographer
How much time did you need for him and Lady Gaga?
Thunderscape-7 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, that is so cool! :wow:
zananeichan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Beutifull, and amazing work, simply amazing :hug: :heart:
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