Fine Art: These Pictures Were Drawn Using A Human Eyeball

Francis Tsai is a concept artist who has worked for companies like Rockstar, EA and Eidos. Sadly, as we told you last month, Tsai was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease in 2010, and the condition has slowly taken away his ability to draw.

First he lost the use of his hands, so he learned to draw with his feet; when that was taken away, he promised to learn how to rig up a computer so he could draw with his eyes. Well, Francis' sister emailed us today to let us know these experiments have been a success.

The pictures you're seeing here were drawn by Francis using only his eyeballs. Using Tobii's "eye-gazing" technology, plugged into drawing programs Sketchup and GIMP, Tsai has been able to create these four images using nothing but the motion of his eyeballs. I'm at a loss for words.

You can purchase prints of these from Francis's store, with all proceeds going towards funding his medical care.


Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios.


Comments

    Glad to see this amazing artist continuing to do what he loves, albeit with a different and presumably more difficult manner.

    I'd be devastated to give up my design career due to a similar disability or visual impairment. I probably wouldn't have the same drive this guy does to stay motivated.

    Fun factoid of the day: the original computer model of Lara Croft was also drawn using eye-gazing technology.

    Or at least, that's one explanation for the model.

    He must have some other tricks or tools at his disposal. The circles are perfectly round, lines perfectly straight, etc.

      Look closer, you can quite clearly see the straight lines making up the circles and all the other curved lines. That and you don't know how high a res he originally worked on, so you can't tell how small the lines are that make any good circles you can see.

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