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A TOUCH OF ART – 18-Year-Old Artist’s Amazingly Realistic Drawings of Celebrities

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A TOUCH OF ART – 18-Year-Old Artist’s Amazingly Realistic Drawings of Celebrities
Although these images may look like snapshots of celebrities, they’re actually the handiwork of Jack Ede, an 18-year-old artist who creates amazingly photorealistic portraits. Using graphite, colored pencils, and rubber erasers for blending, the UK-based teen crafts extraordinarily lifelike depictions of stars such as Morgan Freeman, Bryan Cranston, and Robin Williams.Ede decided to quit school and pursue art full-time after his drawing of Harry Styles went viral, earning him tens of thousands of followers and new commission requests. Another one of his most well-known celebrity portraits is a stunning rendering of Morgan Freeman, which took him 137 hours of painstaking work. Using a hi-res photo of the actor, Ede meticulously recreated each tiny detail, from the wrinkles and freckles on Freeman’s skin, to his graying coils of hair, to the look of quiet dignity in his piercing eyes.…
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actor Morgan Freeman mistaken for Nelson Madela in billboard gaffe!

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Actor Morgan Freeman mistaken for Nelson Mandela in billboard gaffe

Actor Morgan Freeman
New Delhi: An Indian owner of a billboard dedicated to Nelson Mandela was red-faced on Thursday after the discovery that a photo of actor Morgan Freeman was used instead of one of the anti-apartheid hero.

The billboard was erected on the side of a road in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu as part of memorials across India and the world to Mandela, who died on December 5.

But Freeman’s face loomed large in the billboard over small images of rights icons Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi.

“We should be proud that we were part of an era when they lived,” read the Tamil-language condolence message on the board.

Cloth merchant Chandrashekhar, who paid for the board in a private capacity as a mark of respect to the former South African leader, said it was a mistake by the designer.

“We will replace it with the correct picture of Mandela,” the merchant, who uses one name, told AFP by telephone from Chennai, adding that he did not know how the gaffe occurred.

Morgan Freeman played Mandela in the 2009 film “Invictus”.

A photo of the billboard was being tweeted on Thursday.

India declared five days of national mourning for Mandela, who was hailed as a “true Gandhian” and a “great friend” by the country’s leaders.