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This man makes amazing comic book portraits with thousands of beads

There are some uniquely talented people on this planet


Updated:June 29, 2015, 4:37 PM IST

There are some uniquely talented people on this planet. Some juggle chainsaws while riding a unicycle, some make 400 foot basketball shots, and there is this guy.

Imgur user 'cfbrunner' recreates famous comic book photos with beads. You might wonder for a moment just how exactly does one do that. We'll tell you.

He takes a photo. In this case it is Gary Frank's Superman.

He then gets a whole boat load of beads (approximately 20,000 for this one). Then he painstakingly recreates the image pixel by pixel (or bead by bead) on a board.

Look at all the beads!

Now that the beads are in place, he has to tape them. The entire piece needs to be taped down, to get it ready for ironing. It's very tricky because if the tape catches a bead and you lift it up, it will pull the bead out of the pattern. Yes. A whole lot of tape and care is needed.

It then has be ironed. But before you do that, you need to make sure all the beads have holes, so that air bubbles don't form.

If you thought the taping was dangerous, now comes the really fun part. The entire thing has to be flipped over. You can't iron directly on the pegboards or the tape, or everything would melt and distort. This is what it looks like once the ironing is done. So cool, right?

And here is the final result.

Isn't it beautiful? This talented human being has also recreated The Flash and The Green Lantern with beads. Maybe he plans to do the same with the whole of the Justice League. We wish him all the best!

(All images: imgur.com)

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