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That was another time consuming project... I applied each circle individually on a black background.

I made a quick preparatory sketch first (you can see it in the "making of" below).

For more information about my works:

Work in progress:

Making of - Remembering... by BenHeine

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Touch My Outside Skin

By Peter S. Quinn

Touch my outside skin
Trying to reach the bone
I'm everything within
Structured by my tone
Nothing much of difference
From someone like you
Give me and my ways a chance
Make my life come thru

Like a day that’s going by
So is everything going
Flying low and flying high
Inside each track showing
Answers coming to reward
Within days new choice
That we know will start
To surrender its rejoice
Playful rumors in the way
Much for nothing saying
Every hour through the day
Thoughts of each weighing
Voices of long gone past
Trying to come out again
Through the hours lost
Everything so simply plain

Touch my outside skin
Trying to reach the bone
I'm everything within
Structured by my tone
Nothing much of difference
From someone like you
Give me and my ways a chance
Make my life come thru

What we still remember
Somewhere lying around
Like some shades of September
A step and step there found
Broken bones to reach
Cloths of touching mood
Thoughts in their bleach
To a subconscious intrude
Flesh of money openness
All is for the nothing
Sweetness in their caress
Still in ways bluffing
You and I for anything
From that still undecided
Like the clouds of far bring
Halfway thru and guided

Touch my outside skin
Trying to reach the bone
I'm everything within
Structured by my tone
Nothing much of difference
From someone like you
Give me and my ways a chance
Make my life come thru
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truelulu Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your art is quite impressive!
Dragonflysunning Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I had never heard of circlism before seeing you're work- it's a very interesting style. I like the duality to this picture, and the interesting concept behind it- good job!
stickonimagination Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
fantastic and enigmatic
kinkers Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Wow! Living in Australia, I have been exposed to (& admired very much) the cultural art of the indigenous Aborigines known locally as 'dot' painting - I don't know the 'official' name for it. The Aboriginal artist uses bright & earthy colours to convey images/stories of nature, the elements & spiritual beings. Very beautiful.
From my perspective, your 'circle' art would fall into the same genre BUT at the other extreme. The main difference is the precision/sharpness that you employ in creating your images - it pretty well screams at the viewer! This is not meant as criticism (unless, of course, it was NOT your intention), it is my impression and applause of your artistic skills. Very beautiful.
no-i-am-spartacus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
real, transcendental, irrational !
KanakoIshikura Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
you're ugly
lame subject
just stopping by to be a jerk
why not?
KanakoIshikura Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
this wasnt meant for you or this artwork
sorry wrong page

MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why should this be meant for anybody? If you don't have something nice to say then don't freaking say it at all. No matter how much you may hate someone, the stuff you say hurts, so even if your previous message wasn't meant for this work, it was still incredibly immature.
fractalhead Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
most excellent
lindenART Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Alles SUPER-Ideen und technisch perfekt umgesetzt.
moonhigh Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mailgroep Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
het is gewoon weg fantastisch k'wou dat ik dat ook kon
dikke proficiat
apollyoneum Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011

Nothing to do with me and not a copy of what you are doing but this album cover is circlism inspired
DOLLBOI Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
nina1326 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
I can't believe how you accomplish so much detail with just circles! Simply amazing.
jupiza Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
With the patience of an ascetic can make this art work. What surprises me is the gradient of color and placement, I tried to imagine how you calculate the size of the circles, the purity of the color range to reach a whole.

Personally that impressed me was "Remembering What I Am" is the achievement of bone structure and muscular cladding reminds me of Salvador Dali work based on the technique developed by Georges Seurat's pointillism.

Clearly, as technology becomes a tool of artistic creation and its management depends aciertio the artist.

The domain of anatomy and non-digital tools combine to give way to a style.

The past as future support in the here
fiendy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
awsomw bit of work
SiHu96 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
beautiful picture
please take a look at my site^^
pluno-ubasa Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
This piece really struck me as I do a lot of art work with skulls.
apollyoneum Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010

I think your style is a new way of creating visual images which I've never seen before. It strikes me as being the invert/opposite of "dot shading" where where the artist would activate hidden pigment in the paper with a solvent wash to create shaded dots show through a coloured area. Here coloured dots blossom through the darkness to create the image, It's beyond amazing.

Your Portfolio as a whole is impressive but this is particularly good. I understand why you want to use famous people so you can prove that you have captured the image accurately, but doing things like this where the content of the image is appropriate to the style is far more rewarding to the viewer. The emptiness between the circles, it makes me feel like there is an intense fragility to the composition, that moving a circle would ruin the entire illusion. This is particularly apt for an image concerned about life and death.

One of the great victories of this image is that you, despite your intensely precise style, have not been afraid to make an interpretative composition, I've attempted this image before and have fallen into the trap of overly expressive faces, making the skull to small (accurate size but it looks very wrong) not matching the cheekbones correctly et.c. Furthermore I'm impressed at how naturally this approach hides the division line between the two sides of the head which is usually a major problem.

I am not sure if you are a fan of hallucinogenic substances but this work is in my opinion at the avant guard of what hallucinogenic art should be in the digital era. It is particularly evocative of a Ketamine or perhaps a nitrous oxide induced hallucination. Both of those substances are dissociative, meaning that they leave you less connected with reality by showing you substrates of it. They often leave the user feeling as though they had to reconstruct the universe from scratch to return from the experience. The molecular/DNA feel to the style truly encapsulates this feeling at a time when these types of drugs are becoming more prevalent. I hope that this information is useful to your work and you are not disturbed by this interpretation, you certainty don't need hallucinogens to appreciate your art.

I know that this must have been a very personal project for you, thank you for sharing it with us.

Lukay7 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Love your style!
Yobi-chan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome! O__O
gustavooroza Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010   Photographer
Good work, very artistic, and a original technique!
sara-nmt Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome circle works , but I dont get it how is it both handmade and digital?
BenHeine Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're right, I ws bit unclear and will change the description asap, I meant that it's made in an non-automated way, that no 3D program was involved to make the circles but that I apply them one by one with my digital pen... and my hand
sara-nmt Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D aha I get it now, so it is still called digital , not by hand :)
Great works BTW I love them all
living-stone Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
this is amazing:)
BenHeine Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
caredee1221 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Mm Bones :]
surride Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SainteAlia Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Very good ! it seems we have common "obsessions"... :-)
NinthTaboo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave: I have featured this work in my journal [link] :)
Drauphner Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Great concept, it make you think and looks awesome to boot! Excellent job!
ntyd1s Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
it is so scary... your skill i mean ^^;
Ahmedqatar Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
milkthedog Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
i am seriously impressed. the idea, the finished product.. so awesome.
weida34 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist
looks great :)
Simounet Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Vraiment excellent ! Bravo m'sieur ! :worship:
SMerle Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
this is just way too coool.
sorrowdiess Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL not scary at all, i just love the way that we see your eye, because when you full view it, you only see some circles in color, and then, BAM, the eye is perfect.
Congrats for another perfect work my friend Ben,
verghi52 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
It's ... amazing!!!:iconwowplz::iconwowplz::iconwowplz:
:clap: :clap: :clap:
Dice-And-Dreams Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Student Writer
This is pretty crazy, but an amazing concept and a marvelous piece <3 x
Michaela-Kei Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Great work again:-) I was just wondering what made you do these pointillist pieces in the first place. What was the inspiration?
nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Another incredible work my friend -- your creativity certainly has no limits!
inObrAS Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Superb! :clap:
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