Some of the people who I’ve talked to about Google+ Hangouts, the video service that lets you talk to people from all over the globe, say that they get bored and uncomfortable because they have nothing to talk about.
One Google+ user takes the boredom and awkwardness out of Hangouts, and creates an amazing piece of artwork in minutes. Well, many pieces of artwork over many minutes thus far.
Meet Cliff Roth, a full-time Mars employee that hangs out on Google+ to bring a smile to people’s faces, and exercise his creative artistic passions in real-time.
Recently, at a Google Creative Sandbox event in San Francisco, I was introduced to Cliff Roth and within minutes of talking to him in a Google+ Hangout, he had drawn one-fourth of an amazing sketch of me.
Google has successfully built a platform for talented people to showcase their work.
Give Cliff 10 minutes, and you’ll be amazed
Why does Cliff do this? Because he can. I asked him about his passion, and he started hanging out on Google+ and drawing sketches of people holding live video conferences. Now he has over 14,000 followers and is one of the most sought after Hangout guests on the platform.
Check out some of his work below:
Clearly Cliff has a brilliant talent, and he’s certainly not wasting it. In just 15 minutes, I had a beautiful new sketch of me suitable for use as my avatar on every social service on the web.
While in a Hangout, Cliff shows a split-screen of himself drawing pictures, and it’s completely fascinating to watch. All you have to do is sit there, and he makes magic happen.
When speaking with our own Matthew Panzarino about Cliff, he immediately thought of this video:
My avatar actually looks way better than I actually do. Thanks Cliff!
So if you’re a Google+ user, add Cliff Roth to your circles and join one of his hangouts. You might come out of it with something frameworthy!