Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content
Oscars 2017
Everything you need to know and seeDon't Miss It


We Can't Believe This Picture of Morgan Freeman Is Actually a Painting

Posted on

Courtesy Kyle Lambert/Youtube

It’s simple enough to draw a cartoon picture of Morgan Freeman: Throw together a white goatee, some freckles, soft eyes and a sly smile, and you’ve pretty much got it. It’s a lot harder, though, to draw a picture of Morgan Freeman that’s so good that it looks pretty much indistinguishable from a photograph of the Driving Miss Daisy and Bruce Almighty star – but that’s just what artist Kyle Lambert did – using only his finger and an iPad.

Working in illustration app Procreate, Lambert spent 200 hours painting a photorealistic image of Morgan Freeman, all the way down to the threads of his suit and the moisture on his lips.

“I started with a blank white screen and began capturing Morgan Freeman’s likeness, quickly painting the broad strokes with my finger,” Lambert told Ice Flow Studios. “I then reduced the brush size to a few pixels, pinched to zoom and carefully painted in the fine detail.”

Watch the time-lapse video of his efforts above, and compare the finished product to that of Redditor sonofjay, who created a similar portrait of Freeman using only MS Paint. Who would have guessed that a sleepy 76-year-old man would become the Internet’s Mona Lisa?

Like us on Facebook for more stories like this!