Artists surprise and amaze people every day with their unique and fantastic talents. A video uploaded to YouTube in August 2014 titled “Life Painting Show – Woman’s Life” has gained a lot of attention on social media this week because the talents displayed in the video seem to go above and beyond what most people expect to see.

The digitally painted pieces shown in the video look life-like. That’s the expected part. The method used by the artist, “Stonehouse,” for transitioning to each new work in the series is why everyone is so awestruck. The video, which contains time lapse editing by “Yirigun,” shows various stages of a woman’s life.

Stonehouse started with an off-white blank digital canvas in Corel Painter 11 and then rough sketched the outline of an infant and completed it using a variety of warm colors. Stonehouse then rotated the image left from the portrait view less than 90 degrees and began to paint over top the painting of the infant to create a painting of a toddler with similar features.

This trend continues with Stonehouse painting over each portrait to show the next stage in the woman’s life from her childhood through her teen years, young adulthood, adulthood, middle age, old age and then back to infancy in what appears to be her next incarnation or the infancy of a grandchild.

Stoneshouse captures a variety of realistic physical changes, including short and long hair, hair color changes, various top styles and even wrinkles and blemishes.

“I’m a badass! I didn’t cry. (I am a liar.)
It reminds me the things I was too afraid to do, the girls I didn’t dare to ask. The people who died and I will never see again. I understand why old people wants to die after a line. After a line there is too much loss to process, but they don’t have strength and will to do it…
Maybe in an other life there will be friends family and things to do again. 🙂 I hope so!” – Lee Jordan

“When I was watching this video I cried thinking of watching my children grow up, they are only halfway through this video but it reminded me of how they went from young toddlers to adults so fast, and how at the same time I went from a young 20 something to an old lady, time really does fly.” – Anna Rose

“Watching this gave me chills, it is the story of life for all of us, we all start out so innocent as children and are constantly changing throughout life. For me the beginning of life and my golden years have been the easiest. Those middle years were more difficult but at the same time I have such fond memories from my 30’s and 40’s, I wouldn’t change a thing!” – Beth Stern

“All people can relate to this, sometimes i think aging is sad, but then I see something like this and it looks more beautiful than sad, there is no shame in being old, so much wisdom comes with it. I am proud to be an old man and whenever I depart into the great unknown I will be ready and excited for what’s next!” – Raymond Floyd