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Player Portrait by Lincøln

January 4th, 2008 12:00 AM / Location: 34.251175,-118.3571

INSTRUCTIONS: Paint a fellow player - we'd really prefer that you use their player photo as your model, though. Any medium/style, but let us know what you end up doing with it.

My favorite player photo belongs to Bex. She's in good company though. Some players have gone out of the way to be awesome in their player photo, I won't start listing players with awesome photos, because that'll take all night. Know that there are many that I love and respect. But Bex has the best one. So, as a tribute to her, I have chosen her for this task. And since I had just learned a new art form to complete another task, I decided to apply that new skill here. So I give you a sculpture of Bex (the hero) in packing tape and Saran wrap:
Bex-jumping-off-of-a-cliff-naked statue
And I know this doesn't really follow the letter of the task, as I haven't painted her, but it does say I can use any medium I like, so I chose packing tape as my medium. This is what a painting in packing tape looks like.

Also, what I'm going to do is give it to Bex when next I see her. Because she deserves it.

And this is how it was done.

And an update late 2009: I added a few ASCII portraits that I did for fun, and because I was inspired by Palindromedary's take on this task. You can find those below.

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Bex-jumping-off-of-a-cliff-naked statue
Bex-jumping-off-of-a-cliff-naked statue
My favorite player photograph
My ASCII portrait of Loki
Loki's Original
My ASCII portrait of Palindromedary
Palindromedary's original
My ASCII portrait of Bex

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11 comment(s)

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posted by anna one on January 4th, 2008 12:13 AM

I think you can make a career in the art-world with this new fangled technique.

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posted by susy derkins on January 4th, 2008 12:14 AM

An ethereal action-figure, so damn perfect!
Plus pushing the all new and wonderful Saran-tape technique-TM to the limits of beauty. So good to be awake on nights like this.
Lincoln is cooler than Harrison Ford

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posted by Charlie Fish on January 4th, 2008 2:21 AM

How do you do it? No really, how?

I am looking forward to this mystery praxis that will explain all...

You got my vote and my admiration for the sculpture alone, but the comedy poses just take the cake. I think I might put you into my will.

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posted by rongo rongo on January 4th, 2008 5:05 AM

I agree that having pioneered this amazing translucent sculpting technique, you should definitely apply and extend it to more tasks.

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posted by Sui Generis on January 4th, 2008 5:55 AM

I don't know how you do it, but I salute you for it. An excellent three-dimensional portrait.

You're actually Banksy. Aren't you?
posted by Jellybean of Thark on January 4th, 2008 8:22 AM

I would imagine that Bex often leaps away from exploding things in slow motion.

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posted by GYØ Ben on January 4th, 2008 8:49 AM


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posted by JTony Loves Brains on January 4th, 2008 9:59 AM

awesome, Lincoln. I didn't think one could add beauty to that picture (it was full up), but somehow you stuffed some on top. Like beauty gravy, you are!

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posted by Ben Yamiin on January 4th, 2008 2:54 PM

oh man, I love the Platoon reference.

Nail on the head.
posted by Bex. on January 10th, 2008 6:54 PM

ohmigaw. I can't believe i just saw this. So damn flattered.
And its true, I do regularly jump away from exploding things, with my invisibility suit on, even. (well, even if it doesn't make me invisible, the suit is invisible).

Lincoln, you barefoot taskstar you, you rock my saran wrap booties off. In slow motion.

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posted by Lincøln on October 13th, 2009 6:46 PM

A little bit of an update, because I was inspired Palindromedary's take on the task. I had never tried this new ASCII artform before and had to try it out. And since there is absolutely nothing wrong with updating old tasks, I have done that here.