Must Watch: Guy Paints Macklemore Using Only a Microphone

May 24, 2013 By:

Some people go the extra mile with their artist covers, rewriting the words and adding choreography. But Stephan Gerick takes the genre into the danger zone, not only reinventing Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us,” but also painting a picture of the MC using only a standard cardioid microphone.

“Painting With a Mic” is the title of the segment. Using a black palette of paint, Gerick dips the repurposed music tool and presses it onto a white canvas. The mic’s head outlines Macklemore’s features. The tip of the mic’s jack is employed for the more precise details.

The video is a time-lapse of the artist’s tedious process, the result of which is a spongy-stroked masterpiece.

On his bio, Gerick writes:

“I paint with a mic , it takes a little while but it looks really nice. … Today i paint one of my favourite rappers of all time: Macklemore … I hope you enjoy the video and have fun watching an idiot at work”

But, an idiot he is not… Music on the piece is credited to YouTube user Jannik Brunke. You can see more of Gerick’s work on his Facebook page.