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Laith McGregor’s Beards: Genius or Gross?

Monday, April 4, 2011 · 6 Comments

Laith McGregor’s beard drawings stop you in your tracks. These exquisitely-rendered realist portraits are bizarre and unsettling as if the artist wields his technical skills to elicit an unpleasant reaction among viewers.




Images via the artist’s blog and Quickly Mandy.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 hollie chastain // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    i love them! but i love beardsy guys so i might be biased. :p

  • 2 Eva / Sycamore Street Press // Apr 5, 2011 at 1:42 am

    They kind of make me want to gag. But I can appreciate the drawing skills.

  • 3 kate // Apr 5, 2011 at 11:33 am

    i want to love them but have have sort of a visceral reaction. can’t help but think of those people with giant dreads…

  • 4 Esti // Apr 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I like these drawings although I don’t think they are genius nor gross.

  • 5 Harmony // Apr 6, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I totally love these, from a technical standpoint and a subject matter standpoint. But I come from a long line of beards and beard lovers so that may have something to do with it.

  • 6 constantwail // Apr 29, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I think it’s strange that on an art website this question is even posed…

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