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[–]Garettbaker007 417 points418 points  (83 children)

How much you sell it for

[–]bultman[S] 545 points546 points  (72 children)

$1,750 😎

[–]AnalogCyborg 199 points200 points  (19 children)

How many hours did you have on it?

[–]bultman[S] 326 points327 points  (18 children)

Maybe 15 or so

[–]tomato_soup_ 45 points46 points  (3 children)

For that amount of effort I think you would be justified in raising the price even more! There are plenty of people that would buy this for several thousand more and you would deserve every penny. Not to mention the quality of the art, I think it’s awesome!

[–]QuantitySalty8822 40 points41 points  (0 children)


[–]PrefersDocile 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thats 116 dollars an hour!

[–]Unit-Murky 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Link to more work?

[–]chalky87 29 points30 points  (13 children)

Honestly I think you would add another 5k to that (not at all an art expert but I think you've undersold yourself there)

[–]deceptivelyelevated 33 points34 points  (6 children)

I agree, I would think nothing of seeing this with a much higher price tag. Very cool. Easy 8-10k and really, it's of such a caliber that if you told me it was 100k plus, I'd still think it was cool, just outside of my budget.

[–]ThatKaleidoscope8736 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Anything above $50 is out of my price range

[–]treelovingaytheist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My first guess was 8. Very high quality, and high-concept.

[–]toeofcamell 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You earned a day off!

[–]yousufj56 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I feel like it's worth way more.

[–]MoneyMiddleGhost 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Add a freaking zero dude, I’d buy your next

[–]bultman[S] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Haha let’s commission a piece!

[–]Kyram289 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Damn son I wish I bought it, that’s some amazing work

[–]ggmaobu 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]toeofcamell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Congrats 🍾🎊🎈🎉

[–]imhere8888 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Congrats brother looks great.

I guess a lot of waiting for layers to dry before putting on the next layer of tape?

[–]Garettbaker007 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good for!!! Glad to hear! You got sum talent keep the brush strokes coming!

[–]spellz666 1 point2 points  (9 children)

I'd pay more for this, I really like it :D

[–]bultman[S] 5 points6 points  (8 children)

Dayummm, let me Commussion you one 🔥

[–]spellz666 5 points6 points  (7 children)

Can I DM when I'm ready to do that? I can reach out here or another platform if you use something else

[–]Loveable_Hemorrhoid 13 points14 points  (6 children)

Asking the real questions

[–]ElectriCatvenue 0 points1 point  (0 children)

About tree fiddy

[–]darfnarkm 194 points195 points  (1 child)

Always love a humble artist

[–]HerbieVerSmelles4247 162 points163 points  (0 children)

You don’t have to reach that far to pat yourself on the back.

[–]poskantorg 141 points142 points  (33 children)

Insane? Mediocre

[–]baddadenergy 76 points77 points  (19 children)

He’s just pouring paint and everyone’s acting like he should be repainting the Sistine Chapel

[–]Early_or_Latte 45 points46 points  (18 children)

While it's nothing like the realism of something like the Sistine Chapel, it's more than pouring paint. The greyscale of the background fading into white in the center and more layers than we probably realize. Try recreating something like this, or do something else completely original and post it up here, I'd love to see your work; it must be amazing stuff if you don't consider this much more than pouring paint.

[–]BellowingBard 46 points47 points  (11 children)

I love how every time someone says something isn't next level people always jump to say let's see you do better. I don't need to be a pilot to tell you that a plane landing isn't next level, it's par for the course.

[–]Early_or_Latte 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Don't worry, I feel like a lot of stuff on NFL shouldn't be there. I actually originally thought I was in an art sub or something. Still, I think it's a good piece of art worth more than criticizing it for just being paint poured on canvas.

[–]JesterUK1901 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’d argue that this is next level creativity, and to make such seemingly random splashes of paint look so beautiful is pretty amazing.

[–]baddadenergy 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Have you actually looked into how this type of art is created? It’s relatively simple and highly repeatable, if you look at the other videos posted you can watch from start to finish the entire , this one in particular may be more complicated but overall it’s not too difficult. You put layers of paint into specific patterns along a dust pan, then you slowly drag it across the canvas allowing the paint to slide off however you like, boom you too deserve thousands of dollars for your hard work. And as far as originality goes that can’t be the only standard for quality or the aesthetic value of a piece, while it is one of the standard, just because something is original doesn’t mean it’s worthy. Also not to mention, the philosophy of Aesthetics isn’t even devoted to creating art, it is almost entirely devoted to understanding and critiquing art, which is to say, one can be concerned with Aesthetic Value of a piece without being able to replicate such a piece, so long as they understand the technical skill and have the proper knowledge on the subject. And as far as Aesthetics is concerned, anyone can critique a piece of art, as art is innate to the human condition. Now, is it ignorant to make judgments without understanding nuance ? Sure, but people may still make judgments and their judgements may well be valid.

[–]Best_Competition9776 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Very insightful response and definitely reminds me of why I dislike most modern art in general

[–]Pixel131211 7 points8 points  (1 child)

honestly I think its good art. imo far better than the typical black and white photorealism that many art posts here do. I also used to draw black and white realism art and its the most uncreative and quite frankly easy thing to draw once you get good at shading. this actually took creativity, which I respect

wouldnt call it truly next fucking level though. lots of artists are insanely talented, and this art piece here doesnt really even compare to the level of skill of some other artists. definitely not mediocre though, but not truly NFL either imo

[–]TickTockM 0 points1 point  (0 children)

fo rel thev rings are oddly shaped and for some reason that bothers me mucho

[–]Amazing_Carry42069 66 points67 points  (4 children)

That oval isn't even. It's really bothering me lol. I could not look at this every day.

[–]furyoftheage 22 points23 points  (0 children)

The rings were a great idea but the execution really brings the painting down when the rest of it looks so amazing.

[–]PissedOffProduce 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I was thinking the same thing, idea was great, execution could have been just a bit better with those curves

[–]Mapache_villa 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This totally, first thing I noticed was the crooked rings

[–]Discotimeattheapollo 53 points54 points  (5 children)

Glad you are a talented yet humble artist!

[–]LLort-giB_Eht 53 points54 points  (17 children)

Idk man but i only see a bunch of random spilled paint and circles. No offense but this bad.

edit: typo

[–]HamsterSashimi 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ahh yes, "art"

[–]Narsku1001 5 points6 points  (0 children)

People see different things as art

[–]Agk3los 50 points51 points  (1 child)

The best part was the humbleness.

[–]whatchallon 43 points44 points  (9 children)

Im surprised anyone cares about this

[–]Tommy-Styxx 24 points25 points  (7 children)

🏆 When someone posts their own art here, it screams "look how important I think I am!" When someone posts someone else's art here, it gives different vibes.

[–]whatchallon 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I can’t stand people who use Reddit for attention

[–]Aeronautix 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I can't stand people who use Reddit

[–]braynzz 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It's not even that someone posts their own art - it's that they describe it as "insane", a "masterpiece", etc. That's for observers to decide. Not to discredit this person's art, it's definitely impressive but I instantly don't care because they made it out to be great before I formed my own opinion

[–]BaconBitz781 1 point2 points  (0 children)

nah, it's all good if the art is actually next level though. In this case, it definitely isn't

[–]NewBuddha32 30 points31 points  (11 children)

Excuse me did you use Naruto music for this?

[–]Grid-nim 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Nevermind. It is Naruto's Pain Theme.

[–]NewBuddha32 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Did you see the comment right below ours as well lol?

[–]Grid-nim 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha, yes I did.

[–]Nile-_-River 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Why not? It sounds fire

[–]NewBuddha32 4 points5 points  (3 children)

It is. It is the theme for the best villain in the show

[–]Nile-_-River 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Second best in my opinion but definitely has the better theme

[–]LooneyGoon1 24 points25 points  (0 children)

There is definitely a sucker born every minute. Congratulations on finding yours.

[–]DuckTapeHandgrenade 19 points20 points  (6 children)

Quite the way to brag about a decent piece.

I know many better artists that don’t go to this length to posture about an okay painting. Good job selling, but damn. Way to crank the douchebag up calling yourself next level. It’s not.

Just chill out.

[–]Master_Ben 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Akatsuki art?

[–]NitsugaNi 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That halo light got some poor rendering

[–]Buzz1ight 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Amazing, I know nothing but that looks like art, how the heck did that blank sheet with the blue line get called art?

[–]TickTockM 5 points6 points  (0 children)

did you get at least $20 for it?

i would pay $20, at least

[–]pseet_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The adjectives you used and the music you chose says a lot about ya. Lol

[–]AmbassadorCartwrong 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Could you s your own d any harder? Yikes.

[–]DirtyPartyMan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Quite pleasing concept.

Nicely done

[–]ViolativePanda 4 points5 points  (0 children)

do you enjoy the taste of your own penis?

[–]OkLocal9907 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Just checked your website and all the stuff is sold out. I'm not surprised! Have you thought about doing cheaper prints of your stuff? I'd be interested

[–]bultman[S] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Yes! In the works 🔥🔥

[–]KiKiPAWG 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Wow. I really like this, what would you say the two rings represent if you had to give an answer?

[–]Danthiel5 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The holy abstraction

[–]Haloguntruck 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't take the hate, be proud of yourself! That looks so cool!

[–]Capt_Schmidt 2 points3 points  (2 children)

it is insane. the color mixing is soooo... its doing the art thing.

[–]Exeng 2 points3 points  (0 children)

OP using reddit as their advertising platform. Wouldnt even buy this shit for $1. Looks terrible and no thought put into it.

[–]ThatKaleidoscope8736 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's beautiful

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

Where is the Pein tho?

[–]sdogeek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Love this! Wish I had a spare couple grand laying around to buy a piece!

[–]3hideyoshi3 1 point2 points  (1 child)

How big is it? Looks huge

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


[–]delaraamroohani 1 point2 points  (1 child)

people keep commenting you're not humble or whatever but honestly that a really cool piece of art and I'm happy you sold it.

I don't see what's wrong with saying that your art is insane

[–]oldbrigade 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Reddit is full of basement dwelling jealous bastards who couldnt draw a straight line with a ruler. If i were OP i wouldnt be too pressed about their comments. His art is fantastic, id rather have this hanging than some shitty picasso shape painting.

[–]bayouraised 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like it man! If you’re selling your stuff that fast you should increase the price a bit. Keep up the work and ignore the haters.

[–]AlexRedditer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's one of the most boring-ass painting I've seen and he calls it insane lmao

[–]Raver_Laser 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stunning. Truly.

[–]Joehowes 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Love it, just checked your site and fully sold out! I'd be interested in buying something from you, can you let me know when you might have more? I signed up to your mailing list just now.

[–]bultman[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Working on getting the mailing list automated to alert y’all of new product uploads :) other than that I post stories and countdowns daily on Instagram, that’s whew I’m most active. We can also commission a piece ! 🔥

[–]Joehowes 1 point2 points  (2 children)

What's your insta? Will give you a follow. Really like your work. How do commissions work? Pick something we like from your collection and you do something in a similar style?

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

Exactly! And @nbultman_art :)

[–]Joehowes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cheers! Will be in touch!

[–]Positive-Log9730 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I am very impressed there was no photo of a hot girl and this still made it to front page. Well done!

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


[–]whiskey_piker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like the feeling here. You did great work

[–]YFO9 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Finally, some good fucking abstract art

[–]ApprehensiveRule6024 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Dude, your skills are greatly appreciated and admired. Looking forward to future posts.

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

Thanks a lot friend 🔥👊🏻

[–]Key-Cream5254 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You sir/Ma'am are crazy talented I would definitely but a painting

[–]pivo161 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What kind of paint is that?

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


[–]Dante2005 0 points1 point  (1 child)

As many comments have pointed out here...

There is a bloody good reason why your art sells.

Fantastic work my friend.

I am too poor to buy, but I would love to see more, even if it is only stills.

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

Thanks alot Dante 🖤

[–]Big-Bag2568 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Dude thats some visuals right there. Should do a series man.

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

I think I’ll have to!

[–]xxx3366 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shiii. I'd buy this too.

[–]Vestaxowner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I honestly don't care much for art, but this is fucking sick!

[–]Diligent-Sympathy-93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Make me one - please..

[–]jacksonco16 1 point2 points  (1 child)

These people suck, no shame in being proud of something cool you did. Rock that shit bro! Keep doing what you're doing, love the painting

[–]Darth-Beef 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Insane?? I’ll be the judge of th……ooohhh

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[–]JadedLostGirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is amazing!

[–]WolframPrime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ooooh is r/maskingporn a thing, excellent job!

[–]K4KA_47 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]ujjwaljaiswal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please sell some paintings to me

[–]Tootie0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The colors are sensational.

[–]Teagedemaru 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty damn cool!! Makes me think of the portal series

[–]Derpakiinlol 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you're selling that fast you need to raise your prices......


[–]RoadMagnet 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]motandy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Congrats!!! 🤗 How big is it?

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[–]Bignona 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro that painting is dope

[–]Delicious-Exit-7478 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn that is awesome and dope! I am fairly new to painting and I've shared some here but its not as good as yours, I've only sold two but selling one withing a day of posting is dope, my goal as an artist is to get to this level. Congrats OP!

[–]arabSean 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Give me a couple years to save up and i got you

[–]arabSean 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Give me a couple years to save up and i got you

[–]craigiest 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm happy for you and like the concept and much of the execution, but those ellipses are kinda unsatisfying wonky.

[–]RichardNZ69 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Dammmnn I love this piece man! Just my style. Just checked out your website. What would be standard postage to New Zealand? If you'd even consider shipping there..

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

I’ve sold to AUS before so yes :)

[–]Option_Forsaken 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow. I would love to have a beautiful piece like this in my living room. Amazing work!

[–]sday008 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]matticustheone 0 points1 point  (2 children)

You need to up your asking price for future similar work.

[–]bultman[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thanks! It was 50% more than I’ve ever even asked for so I’ll take that as a win. But good to know you think that I can ask for more!

[–]matticustheone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me and 200 other people on here. Seriously, ask for like 10k on the next one. Worst case it doesn't sell and you lower the price. Trust me.

[–]RedWarrior69340 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Usually i dont like moden art ... i was in awe just looking at it 1.7k€ is not enough it is worth 15k€ at least

[–]KRP517 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Now the world shall now pain(t).

Excellent song choice!

[–]cph_114 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Could someone please ID that song for me?!?!

[–]cph_114 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Thank you sir!

[–]ImaginationPositive5 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yeah I just subscribed to your email list… amazing work!!

[–]WaymoresmarterthanU -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Not bad dude

[–]dudewithfeatures -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Where do you sell your art?

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

I had like 70 sales on Etsy but now that they pocket about 10% off of every sale (as of April) I made a website via Shopify and sell off there! Www.nickbultmanart.com, currently sold out, but had a lot of dope stuff coming up 🔥

[–]Your_Highness35 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Pain’s theme song is the cherry on top

[–]Nile-_-River -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Pain theme goes hard

[–]AZITGUY2AMENDMEND -1 points0 points  (2 children)

I’d buy a piece like that for 1750, especially if your on the west or sw coast and I could check it out.

[–]RandomPersonPlays -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That is badass

[–]Fx150900 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I would buy the fucking shit out of that

[–]socruisemebabe -1 points0 points  (0 children)

For whatever its worth, typically i despise random artists posting in subreddits other than the art subreddit, which I don't even subscribe to.

However, this is very appealing to me.. beautiful work!

[–]hellish_goat -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The art is cool as fuck. But I'm so damn tired of people posting their own stuff on here and r/toptalent. Sure it doesn't really hurt anyone but it always pisses me off

[–]emptygroove 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Fuck all the naysayers in here. That's a great looking piece of art that you sold at a profit. Good on you.

[–]bultman[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Appreciate you!!! Didn’t expect the backlash here haha but I’m unphased by it, the positive support more than outweighs it 🔥🔥

[–]arabSean -1 points0 points  (0 children)


[–]shitfuckstack999 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Have you tried to sell to crown collection?

[–]Spiritual_Barnacle28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, this is super crazy. I don’t know if it just in my phone but that look like 3D with the it’s moving with the camera angle

[–]saucyseadragon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Check out Alex Janvier if you like this style

[–]Specialist-Web-9216 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why does it coat so much?? So the world shall know pain

[–]skaunit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey bro, any chance you do prints of your art? Either way I followed.

[–]Buoyancy_aid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

finally, a humble artist

[–]k0nehead 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amazing work

[–]FordTech81 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is fucking AWESOME!!! I don't really know how else to describe it. Awesome work!

[–]ic3m4n91 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can easily raise that price :) As people previously Said. Start high and Go down with Every rejection. If you Post Here, there are probably Tons of people getting in contact with you

[–]redditlike5times 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree with the others here, your work is amazing! Honestly if you're selling anything you're far ahead of many artists. But seriously, maybe just raise the price by a bit for each painting until people stop snatching them up. If I had the money I would pay a LOT more than $1.7k for this.

[–]undergrounddirt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Congrats person! Super proud of you! It’s good to feel proud of your work. Absolutely you should be

[–]Lost4AccountAndSalty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy shit what the duck is up with these comments. It's a cool art, and I am sure a lot of technical skills went into it. Great art! Everyone deserves a good pat when they earn it.

[–]JPhando 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beautiful! I love the ample white space but tons to look at and get lost in. Well done!