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Oilist makes oil paintings of photos

2018-10-16 17:51 #0 by: Niklas

You can choose from many known artist's styles or create your own. It feels like the variabilities are endless. The paintings can be very detailed with thousands of brush strokes. That also means they can take long to render. A couple of minutes isn't unusual. The magic takes place before your eyes. Zoom in to see the strokes.

Oilist cost about 4 USD and has no in-app purchases.

» ‎Oilist on the App Store

(Photo by Simon Shu at Unsplash)

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2018-10-16 18:03 #1 by: Niklas

What you end up with often is far from the photo you started with.

(Photo by Ramdan Authentic at Unsplash)

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2018-10-16 18:08 #2 by: Leia

Wow! That's really creative, they would look really good if you blew up your photograph on a canvas. 

All the best, Leia

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2018-10-16 22:46 #3 by: jordan

Wait, so this takes pictures you have taken and turns them into an oil painting?

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2018-10-17 07:20 #4 by: Niklas

#3: Exactly. Not with wet paint, but it mimics the look of painting with oil. Take a look at the original photos. They are pretty far from what the app did. The first one you probably wouldn’t be able to guess what was in the original photo.

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2018-10-17 08:01 #5 by: Niklas

I have sped it up, but otherwise this is what it looks like when a painting is rendered.

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2018-10-17 19:40 #6 by: jordan

That's actually really, really cool! Thank you for demonstrating it!

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2018-10-20 16:46 #7 by: Tammie

I wonder what it would cost to get a big print made to hang up

Happy creating!

Tammie

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2018-10-21 09:01 #8 by: Niklas

I saw a Swedish company offering a 120 x 80 centimeter canvas print at around 150 USD. There probably are cheaper ones.

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