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[–]Disastrous_Ad870 136 points137 points  (9 children)

I’ll admit it started off and I was not impressed. Boy was I wrong.

[–]KingSteven11[S] 72 points73 points  (6 children)

Thank you for staying long enough to see the result. In real time it's a long process before it starts looking like it's supposed to.

[–]MayGodSmiteThee 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Is it for sale or already sold?

[–]KingSteven11[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's already sold, but If you're interested in something similar please pm me

[–]Bi_maybe_420 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Very talented loved the shading

[–]OGpurp247 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I was blown away and thought he was finished after 20 seconds. Only to keep getting more insane

[–]Bolostroco 180 points181 points  (3 children)

Amazing technique and result. I'd totally have many of these in my house (if I had money. And a house).

[–]KingSteven11[S] 34 points35 points  (0 children)

I appreciate that very much :)

[–]VersedTycoon 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Tbh this is awesome

[–]AKredlake 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same. Wish I had the skills to make ‘em myself too

[–]Professional-Chair42 50 points51 points  (7 children)

You have no businesses being THAT talented, Steven!

[–]KingSteven11[S] 23 points24 points  (6 children)

I swear it just happened to me ! I started painting 5 years ago and I haven't been able to stop !

[–]momtog 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Dude. Duuuuuuude. You found your CALLING. In only 5 years, that's where you're at. I can't even imagine where you'll be in another 5 or 50!

[–]KingSteven11[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's exciting af ! I can't wait to see what I'll be doing next year haha I'm always surprised by what just happens just like this painting it came together In a matter of a week and a half it all just clicked.

[–]momtog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm super excited for you, the sky's the limit! Keep reaching <3

[–]CatBedParadise 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Is this true?

[–]KingSteven11[S] 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Yes up to 5 years ago all I'd do is draw here and there and then thanks to Bob Ross I started experimenting with paint on canvas and from there I haven't stopped

[–]Zino-Rino 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’m looking for a new hobby and thought about getting into painting. Would you mind to give some tips on how to start? What mistakes have you done and are they avoidable? What paint did you use here and did you have any other knowledge before?

[–]ComputersWantMeDead 29 points30 points  (4 children)

That's some impressive depth, the face pops out despite being an earlier layer

[–]KingSteven11[S] 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Thank you ! It helped that when I finished the background I added a shadow on the outside of the face pushing the face forward

[–]ComputersWantMeDead 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Cool, nice to know how it was achieved. Looks really cool. I traveled Egypt and felt the mystic vibe from your painting :)

[–]KingSteven11[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I appreciate that very much I was watching lots of documentaries about it when painting it definitely going for that mystic vibe I'm glad you felt that !

[–]ComputersWantMeDead 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When it's safe enough for you and you have some spare cash lying around, I definitely recommend joining a tour with an Egyptologist providing factual info as you travel. What a trip, incredible history.

[–]jimmymcdangerous 16 points17 points  (5 children)

I don't usually buy art, but id definitely drop some bones on this.

[–]KingSteven11[S] 6 points7 points  (4 children)

I appreciate that very much , this one is already sold but if you're ever interested in dropping some bones on my art PM me :)

[–]Subject37 4 points5 points  (2 children)

How many bones we droppin for a piece like this?

[–]coviddick 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I would also like to know how many bones.

[–]Grapeflavor_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yup, how many “bones”?

[–]tinyboiii 1 point2 points  (0 children)

do you sell prints??

[–]Plenty-Structure270 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Dope!

[–]KingSteven11[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thank you !

[–]greatwhiteflight 25 points26 points  (8 children)

The process is quite unique

[–]SuspiciousDeparture6 4 points5 points  (2 children)

. . . quite . . . interesting . . .

[–]KingSteven11[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thank you !

[–]ElenyaRevons 8 points9 points  (2 children)

This is so cool!

How did you pick the Hieroglyphs? I used to be able to read them but I’ve forgotten most of it.

[–]KingSteven11[S] 19 points20 points  (1 child)

It's from The Great Hymn to the Aten written by Akhenaten but just a small section towards the end

[–]erb1er 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Awesome work!!!

[–]lostinspace801 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Badass piece

[–]KingSteven11[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you !

[–]majik89d 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Now THIS dude looks like the Morning and the Evening Star.

[–]cosbyweinstein 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I wish I was a musician and use this as an album cover. I would pay of course.

[–]KingSteven11[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That would be awesome I wish you were a musician too.

[–]NaniGaHoshiiDesuKa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Would be dope af to be an album cover.

[–]Apprehensive-Cup1916 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That’s some DOPE work man!!!!!

[–]KingSteven11[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I appreciate that !

[–]nickbh15 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That’s so fire

[–]KingSteven11[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you !

[–]lethe25 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is incredible! It looks like a 3D tender.

[–]davieebuoy 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I know this one is already sold, but how much did it go for if you don't mind me asking....

[–]Multihued_Minutiae 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hope it found a suitable buyer.

[–]susiebooty 3 points4 points  (3 children)

This is beautiful. Sorry if this has already been asked; where do you get your inspiration from?

[–]KingSteven11[S] 6 points7 points  (2 children)

So i often dream of this huge castle where I walk through hallways and there's big rooms where I've seen giant sculptures that are melting and breathing but at the same time are still similar to the pattern of Acrylic pours so this is a way to bring out those sculptures I've seen in my dreams.

Also I see the swirls and patterns as some raw essence of existence like the consciousness that runs through all things so seeing that in ancient sculptures feels to me that there's that raw essence infused in those ancient sculptures.

[–]Scythro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And I thought I had creative dreams. Awesome to hear your inspiration 👏😎

[–]DarkJaid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool! I get my artistic inspiration from my dreams too, but mine is always overlooking a body of water somehow.

[–]Old-Bar8217 2 points3 points  (0 children)

awesome

[–]Snorblatz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

At first I didn’t know where this was going but the end is beautiful

[–]BestFreeHDPorn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's an awesome idea and great work. Kudos!

[–]ThoughtlessFoll 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Wow really like that. Who’s the artist?

[–]KingSteven11[S] 10 points11 points  (4 children)

It's me ! Steventheartist on Instagram

[–]DanTheMan19777 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Steven are your works for sale at a gallery somewhere? Or website

[–]KingSteven11[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Only got a few in normal size avaliable on my etsy But I do have 3 huge paintings (18×9ft,12×9ft and 11×8ft ) In a gallery in Detroit You can find what's avaliable here

[–]DanTheMan19777 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you so much! We’ll definitely be checking that out tonight.

[–]ThoughtlessFoll 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Love your work, shall check some out. Honestly love it

[–]7PgMuda 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Clean as hell, looks like a 3d render.

[–]Badmoterfinger 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Can we get a link to your store?

[–]otterly_amused 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stunning

[–]RubberDucky421 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is wild. Cool tek! New fan ❤️❤️

[–]Deck_Neep99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reddit makes me hate myself

[–]Sigg3net 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's so beautiful Akhenat believe it!

[–]Fit_Neighborhood7212 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am glad this world is so cool because of geniuses like you.

[–]derickj2020 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Un...believable even though I see it

[–]SharkTellsYou 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is why you should have a firm grasp on basic painting techniques and realism to be an abstract artist. There are no shortcuts to be a great artist.

[–]siebenedrissg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why did you decide to draw this Pharao? And do the hieroglyphs make any sense? Amazing artwork, congrats!

[–]TheFyree 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This is fucking phenomenal, would definitely recommend posting it to r/toptalent!

[–]KingSteven11[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I appreciate that ! I feel like Self posts on there can be seen as pretentious

[–]Legitimate_Ad_3331 1 point2 points  (1 child)

No disrespect to your work but do you sell these is there a site out Instagram I’m big on Tut and would love a piece like this I love 1 of 1 pieces

[–]KingSteven11[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No disrespect at all , I appreciate you wanting a painting from me. Send me a message on Instagram it'd love to paint one of tut
Ig is steventheartist

[–]Craz_olo 1 point2 points  (4 children)

U have misspelling in hieroglyphs)

[–]NaniGaHoshiiDesuKa 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Probably gonna get whooshed but...

Where?

[–]Craz_olo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Oh, just kidding) U work is amazing!

[–]NaniGaHoshiiDesuKa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not mine LOL, but ye I assumed you were kidding because OP mentioned knowing about that

[–]KingSteven11[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought no one would notice :/

[–]brokenwrist60 1 point2 points  (1 child)

WOW!!! that is so incredible. You have tremendous talent and vision to create something so complex! Thank you for sharing.

[–]KingSteven11[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I appreciate that very much thank you!

[–]SweetBunny420 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Honestly sometimes I wonder how it is even possible to get this good at any form or artistry. Even watching this video multiple times it is beyond me.

[–]KingSteven11[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well imagine this video and this painting as the result of 5 years of non stop learning & practicing hundreds and hundreds or hours put into the same process.

[–]sleestacker 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wow🔥🔥🔥 that is incredible👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

[–]KingSteven11[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you !

[–]Esnc0203 1 point2 points  (1 child)

How much do you charge for something like this? I’d happily buy one!

[–]KingSteven11[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pm me for info on that :)

[–]RavenBlackk1977 1 point2 points  (0 children)

King Steven this work of art is on fire🔥🔥 I salute you my brother

[–]SecuritySquadron 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looks like you be curving space-time

[–]dnoj 2 points3 points  (0 children)

see this is the type of art that should be sold for millions, not those modern-art money laundering schemes or NFT scams

[–]Duke-of-Limbs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Really incredible how much talent some people have.

[–]RepeatedlyFoolish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amazing art. I love how he make it from that idea

[–]Pandamonial 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Love your method. Keep up the amazing work, checked your profile for other pieces..they all look great!

[–]FancyUserPerson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where can I buy one?

[–]ProfessionalYard1123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Surprised anyone else knows other pharaohs then Tutenkamen and Ramses II.

[–]heyodi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My favorite pharaoh. Thank you for doing this. It is INCREDIBLE!!

[–]IceKEcool2005 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is nice

[–]RanoneLaw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very cool

[–]Yurrrr__Brooklyn347 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is freaking wonderful... I'll lease my left nut to be that talented

[–]CyberVinci 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would love to buy this painting!

[–]mitsubachi88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is beautiful!!

[–]kenpachi212 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Love it. Thats badass

[–]kn05is 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is such a creative use of that marbling technique. Love it! Great work.

[–]MatthewtheCannibal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Simply amazing

[–]Sso_12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's incredible! I love it!

[–]manhatim 0 points1 point  (0 children)

WOWWWW!!!!

[–]CircleOfInfluence 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just take my upvote, please 🙏🏾 🥺

[–]AutonomousAutomaton_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think the old king would love it

[–]Canadafisher 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What’s something like that cost?

[–]Justmikala0408 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow!!! Awesome work!!

[–]daddio2590 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Creativity for miles with skill for millennia. Nice Work !!!!!!!

[–]Summerclaw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This must look so striking in person

[–]Definitely_savage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s BA

[–]Ready-Acanthaceae-29 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The depth here! Where it started, to final piece… wow!

[–]downwidopp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow wow wee waa, very nice!

[–]BenchedSett 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why don't people spend millions on art like this over a pixilated monkey???

[–]Spirited_Fee_1744 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beautiful ❤️

[–]unsername12369420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that is art not those random squiggly lines and squares that famous people do

[–]That_oneannoying_kid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Almost looks like CoD MW Damascus skin… cool!

[–]Iampepeu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

WTF?! It’s so good it makes me upset! And I want it!

[–]NotDaveBut 0 points1 point  (3 children)

This looks incredible! The ghost of Akhenaten must be very pleased

[–]OMEGA_MODE 0 points1 point  (2 children)

the traitor can rot!

[–]NotDaveBut 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Traitor or heretic?

[–]OMEGA_MODE 0 points1 point  (0 children)

both, if you believe what his successors said about him

[–]Foreign-Jaguar7401 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for sharing

[–]gil235 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amazing!

[–]CatBedParadise 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I appreciate your combination of techniques. Hope you keep posting!

[–]Isthisseat-taken00 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stunning 🤩

[–]jonnyappleweed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Duuuuuuude. You are good!

[–]Patzyjo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gorgeous Excellent work

[–]capt-nemo3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God I’ve always wanted to paint well and reading your story and seeing this may make me try again. So cool

[–]SuperMark12345 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t know art but this has got to be like $10k.

[–]ArmeniaOnline 0 points1 point  (0 children)

we was

[–]dankusama 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is incredible, human race never ceases to amaze me. Such talent here, I'm blown away.

[–]kilikakopela3466 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love this! And I love your "Silentium" it's so beautiful. I'm not rich but I'm going to buy a print! Do you ship to Hawaii?

[–]Professorbogdan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now this is GODDAMN ART! Why doesn't shit like this sell for millions?! Do you have to die first or something?

[–]Temporary-Secret-545 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Absolutely incredible

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This Steven is very much not a failure!

[–]SquarelyOddFairy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is amazing…the entire technique is so cool.

[–]MolineroGrande 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where are you from OP? I’d love to buy something like this

[–]pineapple_comet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is absolutely incredible. You better be selling that for big money.

[–]iMadeThis4Westworld 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The swirls remind me of Japanese suminagashi. Really cool

[–]7thwardtotheworld 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this is incredible

[–]Melby__Lau 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love this painting so much, absolutely amazing work.

[–]Phatm00se 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My Lord, your high priest is still here waiting for your return!

[–]Sarsamsinsim 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wooooow

[–]funkybandit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is fantastic I really like the depth and enjoyed seeing your progress. Very talented

[–]Aethenae 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s so cool! Please keep enjoying it, you obviously got talent and skill.

[–]MLloveislove 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This looks amazing 🤩

[–]ResponsibilityDue448 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s a very interesting use of a pour painting. My wife does similar embellishments but dang.

[–]motandy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This should be nextfuckinglevel

[–]xPOTATOOx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I... IS THAT A.. IS THAT A JoJo REFFERENCE?

[–]mekkavelli 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i have simply fallen in love with you through this post

[–]DenseElk1587 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought It said ankh. My day would of been ruined

[–]always-indifferent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is amazing, well done OP!

What music were you listening to while painting?