…. can’t sleep. Giant Bieberface’ll eat me.
It looks like there’s a tiny white worm in his mouth.
Maybe the worm is the one who does all the singing.
That would explain his high pitched tiny worm voice.
Tracing has its downsides.
Or the Bieber Fever will take over your brain like it has these poor, twisted souls.
Never. Sorry Justin, had to be said.
You’re my hero.
ok, that last one is going to give me nightmares
The last one looks like Carol Burnett
Is it just me or does the second one look an awful lot like the mother from Pete’s Dragon?
Also, in every one of these, he still looks like a girl.
I thought it looked more like a coked out version of Bruce Lee… but that’s probably just me.
That last one made me think of Pennywise from It.
I think it left me sterile.
The scrolling process rather renders it like a deranged Freddy Kruger jumping out at you from a shadowy corner. I do not for a moment think that the effect was accidental.
That last one will haunt my dreams tonight… Need brain-bleach…
I didn’t realize that “abstract” was synonymous with “shitty”.
the rookieartist one is actually pretty good, and 10 bucks doesn’t even pay for supplies, does it?
That last one, is either a drawing of him when he’s 60 or Mick Jagger. I can’t quite decide.
The less said about the rest, the better.
Great minds think alike. Comments go up so quick while you’re still writing them!
What I love about the syntax of your comment is that it can be read as “That last one, is either a drawing of him when he’s 60 or [when he's] Mick Jagger.” Somehow, in conjunction with the image itself, that appeals to me hugely.
yes. I totally did that on purpose.
It *is* pretty good. Except that it looks nothing like Justin Bieber. Anime or otherwise.
If it doesn’t sell as Bieber, she could easily tag it as Twilight. It kind of has a Robert Pattinson vibe to it.
I’ve never actually known anyone to draw a face with a ruler before.
I don’t know what Justin Bieber looks like aside from the vaguest idea of him having a mop top like the Beatles in the ’60′s and I’d like to keep it that way.
I am ashamed to admit that I know he doesn’t have that hair anymore. He got it cut and sold the clippings to charity, I think.
In my defense, I have a 10yo niece. (She collects books but doesn’t read them. Sometimes, I wonder if we’re really related.)
I kinda like it quite a lot. It’s funny that it’s the second-cheapest item on the list and the only one that shows any actual talent (I’m not saying it looks like Bieber, mind you, just that it’s kinda pretty).
Well, that is, if the last one wasn’t made to look horrifying on purpose. I bet it’s a comment on the juxtaposition of celebrity idealization and the premature corruption of young stars…or something. Yeah, that has to be it. Right? RIGHT? Oh God, it’s trying to eat my SOUL
That last one is terrifying… and begging for some Regretsy Math.
Actually, I was thinking that about the “roookieartist” one — Princess Di + ? = NotJustinBieber
*rookieartist* — my Bieberfevered fingers got stuck on the “o”.
IF you didnt have Beiber fever,,,,,,,you may be suffering a terminal case right about now…….
Please, tell me the last one was intentionally scary.
It appears that most artists believe Bieber has some jacked up eyes.
What cracks me up is that these are all supposed to be portraits of the same person.
The last one is perfect for Halloween. Blow it up, white out the eyes, put some devil horns on it, paste it to the front door… then sit back and listen to the childrens’ screams.
I like the Oompa Loompa one, and the Edward Cullen one.
The rest are just no good.
…but he’s smiling…so he’s not serious…is that the joke?
I think I need some vodka to understand…
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The crapsperson made him look like the Joker from the Dark Knight movie. Played by Heath Ledger, his tagline was “why so serious?”
I get that, but is there a shortage of photos of him not smiling?
But the Joker smiled… permanently.
Listen, it’s best not to try to apply reason to anything involving Justin Beiber.
It is supposed to be asking the viewer “why [are you] so serious?” with a sarcastic crazy clown grin.
However, the real mystery here is how could anyone ever believe that a badly done photoshop with plain text on top would be sold for $200.
Right. Thank you.
I guess the problem was too much vodka.
Or not enough.
I guess we’ll see.
For some reason They all look like Rosemary Woodhouse to me!
I was thinking Anne Murray until I saw this.
Wow they really do get progressively creepier as you scroll down through them….
Yeah it reminds me of one of those horror movies where a person gets creepier/scarier looking throughout the movie. It’s like he’s devolving slowly into something else.
Does it mean that somewhere else there is a painting of Beiber that is slowly getting MORE attractive?
In his attic.
Props to you for the Picture of Dorian Gray reference.
Oh dear sweet baby jesus some of those are scary. Am also fighting the urge to “You keep using that word” on the “abstract” Justin Bieber near the middle.
It’s also worth noting that no matter how “abstract” these are, or how baby-rapingly horrifying the visages of multiple Biebers become, it seems almost pathologically impossible for any attempting artist to get his hair *wrong*.
That’s because it’s inherently wrong already.
You and I had the same idea on the abstract concept. It’s not abstract just because you can’t draw convincingly!!
Have… have none of these people ever actually SEEN a picture of Justin Bieber?
I can’t answer that question. Because although it’s obvious that some of them are tracing photos and the rest of them probably SHOULD be, I can’t swear they don’t all have their eyes closed while doing so.
I want to resurrect my high school dream of being an artist – my shit was as good as this and I got 72% in art.
I got 72% on my driving test! Just barely passed. And I’m a driver! So hell yeah, be an artist.
You know what they call the guy who graduated at the bottom of his med school class: “Doctor!”
I don’t mind so much the anime Justin Beiber… I mean, if it weren’t a Justin Beiber painting.
16×20 for $10? Amazing to see an Etsy seller sell at a “bargain” price. Does that even cover the price of the canvas? If so, you could sand it, primer it, and paint something decent on it, if you were a decent painter and had the tools.
I’m pretty sure you’d be hard pressed to find a 16×20 canvas for less than $15 at any store that carries them, and even then, it’d be of cheap quality. But yeah: unless they scored the canvas *and* paint for free somewhere – even the cheapest tubes of artist acrylics at Hobby Lobby are $6-12 each – this is someone unconcerned with turning any resemblance of a profit.
I can only hope they worked fast and got this done in less than an hour, or that’s ANOTHER loss on their end to add to the tally.
I think the artist mistakenly used Janet Reno as a model for #4.
Justnet Rieber. Attorney General…. of pop!
The last one is clearly Soupy Sales.
Jesus be with me as I try to embed an image….
Well, thanks for the HTML support Jesus, but I’m still going to be an atheist. Nothing personal.
What more does Jesus have to do to get your faith?!?
Well, for starters he could show up and do some smiting at my behest.
And to really seal the deal, he could grow his eyebrows out really long and twist them into hair doodlebobbers and be wearing a British flag Speedo. Then I’d know he cared.
He’s not really the smiter, though. That’s his Dad.
No reason why he couldn’t do the rest of it though. I’d definitely hold out for the doodlebobbers.
The last one looks like my tenth grade math teacher.
I’m not even joking.
I’m so sorry for you. Are you still in therapy because of that?
‘Obama Style’ bugs me. If you’re gonna parody a famous work of art, at least get your sources right. Shepard Fairey style.
Obama could have painted that.
He’s not an artist.
That one at least looks like JB
While “Shepard Fairey style” would be a far more accurate description, Fairey has such a long history of blatant theft from other artists, the mistake doesn’t really bug me.
Well, you do actually raise a pretty good point that I hadn’t considered. Fairey is notorious for not obtaining permission or providing attribution for works he’s used.
Still, that doesn’t give others the right to do the same.
I think what really bugs me here is the laziness of it. The seller calls it ‘Obama Style’ as though he/she has never bothered to actually look up the artist’s name or realize that all of the artist’s work is pretty much in the same style.
The laziness bugs me too, though as I said, in this case I have a bias. Frankly people in general seem really lazy about crediting artists and it’s rapidly becoming a pet peeve.
I’ve got all these friends on Facebook who maintain photo albums full of images. If I see them post work I like and don’t recognize, I’ll want to know more so I can look up the artist and check them out. So I’ll ask, and they’ll have no clue who made it. I get that things get passed around and altered, but I wish more people would make an effort to give credit where it is due.
I believe that there’s a macro out there for turning images into that style, so it’s even lazier than you think.
Here ya go: http://obamiconme.pastemagazine.com/
Wow. No wonder the “artist” failed in the appropriate credit category. I somehow feel smug knowing this may hurt Fairey’s litigious little bottom line.
It bugs me because he looks like he’s gonna come for me while I’m showering with that dripping bloody knife he’s got aimed at the heart.
If I had painted any of these atrocities, I don’t think I’d be signing them.
Do y’all read David Thorne (I laugh so hard!)? This is the one where he put pictures of Justin Beiber in all the images on his co-worker’s hard drive.
Francine- Thank you for that, I now have a new hero to admire. Now how the hell am I gonna get anything else accomplished between reading Regretsy and this…
You’re welcome – I love to share. The one about Missy – the lost cat – is one of my favorites.
The Missy post makes me laugh so hard I cry. Every time.
I also like the pie charts one, too.
Jesus, that’s hysterical! And frightening at the same time. But mostly hysterical.
….That man is a hero.
Three efforts from Shaina Cazares, each more unfortunate than the one before.
I’m not sure how you can draw the same subject three times and have it look like three different people. Impressive.
Prosopagnosia will do that to a person.
When applied to an artist, it’s a leading cause of “six face syndrome”, or in other cases, like this poor, sad soul, no painting resembling any other painting beyond looking vaguely sort-of human.
And still, some gullible soul with too much money and too little sense is going to buy one.
lord love a duck. I think I’ve seen better at the ‘art show’ at the county fair.
How is the “abstract” Beiber painting abstract? I don’t think you can just tack that term on to excuse shoddy drawing/painting.
Oh, snap! You just hit the nail on the head!
These people are fucking blind. I’m going to paint a smiley face in nail polish on the inside of a torn piece of cereal box, say it’s of Justin Bieber, and charge 50 bucks for it.
Torn piece of cereal box? Make sure to tag it ‘primitive.’
No, that would be “primAtive” in cupcake land.
That is such an awesome idea. It is especially cool that you would tear, not merely cut, the cereal box, thus exhibiting in a subtle yet bold manner your ambivalence about the popular media, as it is exemplified by Justin Bieber, about whom I know nothing. I Bow in awe of your obvious brilliance.
Needs watch parts. And an owl.
Definitely call it eco-freindly, up-cycling. And photograph your art against some old drift wood.
Don’t forget some shitty prose referring to how it appeals to your “womynhood” (The nail polish represents my deep anguish regarding superficial ideal of what it means to be female as promoted by the patriarchal mass media, condensed in the female-oriented commercial package known as JUSTIN BIEBER who does NOT have a vulva and THAT IS BAD), and make sure to frame it in crooked popsicle sticks and rhinestones. You wouldn’t want to miss a critical demographic!
Is “handdone” an official compound word now? So hard to keep track.
Woo woo Baby Handdone.”
This is making me think of haddock. Fail.
Holy Fuck and I thought I painted bad!
I’m partial to the one that looks like he’s wearing fake wax lips. Actually there’s like four of them that look like that.
Now the one that has the UV protective glaze on it… Sorry, but that’s a dealbreaker for me. And I hope none of them are fireproof either!
That first one… Why is the right side of his face melting? And why is he about to put a stick of roll-on deodorant in his mouth?
His face is melting due to botched Botox in the eye area. And the last one is when he gave up on Botox altogether.
He looks like a women in the top ones–especially the 16 x 20 painting, I swear I went to school with that girl.
That’s because Justin Bieber really does look like a girl. I can’t look at the first one because of the crazy eyes.
He looks like Angelina Jolie, seriously. The photos of him at the Floyd Mayweather fight especially.
Oh god, that giant Beiber mouth is terrifying!
Why so serious? I think it’s the advanced case of tooth-rot he’s got going there.
Disturbing! I can’t help but wonder what’s with the eyes in the first item?
That last one could be a pretty effective ad for Efferdent.
The last one looks more like this:
So three of them are by the same “professional artist,” and all three show a complete lack of understanding of perspective and proportion. In a completely unironic way. Hmm.
Joker Bieber was pretty awesome, though. Gnarly teeth notwithstanding.
The biggest problem for me is that those three look like she was painting three different people.
Oh, and ObamaPoster Bieber looks like he stepped out of The Goonies.
I like the Obama-poster styled one. It’s a poster infringed from a poster infringed from a photograph. Copyrightinfringementception!
Sadly, none of them are quite as disturbing as Justin Bieber himself.
Is Obama-Poster-Bieber holding a huge dagger with blood dripping off?
Oh my god. Oh my dear lord. They are all so, so, sososo bad. So bad.
I have only one question after looking at all of these. When did Justin Bieber steal Donald Trump’s hair?
Oh, thanks. Bieber nightmares…just what I was looking forward to in the Land of Nod. Looks like some ludes and a bottle of 2 buck for tonight!
I’m going to need ALL the wine in the box to be able to sleep tonight after these…
Three of these are by the same artist, Never Say Never, Orlando Magic hat and the abstract one. Do you think she’s a fan?
San Diego must have some pretty lenient standards for their professional artists. Does the city really look like one enormous and cheap traveling carnival, as I’m picturing?
SD is military to the max, so kind of a cheap, scary carnival…lots of explosions and flying machine crashes anyway….
So what exactly qualifies you as a professional painter? You sell something on Etsy?
You are a professional if you are paid for your work. Sell a painting to somebody for $2, and “wah-lah” you’re a pro!
Dear god, the 16×20 painting looks like the unholy spawn of Justin Bieber and Edward Cullen. It’s going to destroy us all!
Wow, these artists were more than a little hard on the Bieber!
Wow, I never knew Justin Bieber was Gary Busey’s kid. Look at the family resemblance in the last one!
that second one looks an awful lot like julie andrews. the last one is mick jagger coming to eat you.
The only difference is I wouldn’t describe the second one as being practically perfect in every way.
The forth one looks like Natalie Portman’s less attractive sister.
That neon one is reminding me of captain planet
I was disappointed when I realized this wasn’t a Tragicrafting post. Disappointed, and a little horrified.
oh, the biebs is still alive? damn…
At least SJCazares can say she’s been featured in Regretsy three times in one post, though I don’t know if that’s something to be proud of.
How is it possible to have 10 portraits of the same person and have none of them look like each other?
this is why art sales are so down at the moment, because teh etsy colon is clogged to the back teeth with all this shit.
It’s tragic how some people have real painting skills but can’t make a portrait look even remotely similar to the actual person. I’m looking at you no.7! That hair is awesome, the face is decent, but it doesn’t look anything like the Bieber himself! Y U no see that?!
Oh and for some reason, Bieber no.2 reminds me of Freddie Mercury. Must be the cheekbones or something…
The “Neon Justin Bieber” portrait reminds me of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine movie >.>
Then I saw his face…now I’m a belieber!
I made it in my artistic ability.
Scavenger… did you HAVE to do that? Like it wasn’t already frightening enough?
This is AMAZING! There MUST be some sort of Regretsy item featuring this!
This becomes more glorious everytime I look at it.
And strangely, it seems as if all the added colour actually makes him look less distorted. I don’t know if that even makes sense? Time to go to bed now
The first one looks like the Stuart character from “Mad TV”.
Clearly all the artists are subscribing to Stuart’s tag line, “I can do it myself!” Bless their untalented hearts.
Are these really all supposed to be the same person?!?
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