Even with a seriously close inspection, it’s hard to believe that these artworks from Robin Eley aren’t high quality photographs. Each and every detail speaks of reality, from beautifully rendered hair to the glisten in his subject’s eyes. His luminous skin tones contrast with the transparent hues of the cellophane plastic that often folds around their bodies… and it’s all rendered in just oil paint on Belgian linen. [Read more...]
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We’ve all had our eyes fooled by artists with photorealistic techniques such as Pedro Campos’ picture perfect oil paintings, Paul Cadden’s hyperrealistic pencil drawings, Samuel Silva’s ballpoint pen drawing, and Nathan Welsh’s city paintings, but never before had we seen it done with chalk…until now! Rubén Belloso Adorna of Seville, Spain creates enormous portraits that are so detailed, you would not believe they are not photographs, but they are actually drawings made with chalk pastels. You can see the true magnitude of each drawing when you see the photos of Adorna working on them, yet even when you zoom in and look closely they still look like a high definition photo. [Read more...]