Venezuelan artist Gustavo Silva Nuñez paints people so realistically it looks like he can reach out and touch them. In fact, he’s been posting pictures that look just like that. His recent hyperrealistic paintings are an exploration of people in water – swimming, floating, exploding from the surface – with each tiny droplet rendered so believably you would think the canvas was wet. In his whimsical progress shots, Nuñez reaches out, seemingly holding his subjects in place as he puts on the finishing touches. Be sure to check out his fantastic work on Instagram and Facebook. [Read more…]
You have to get pretty close to Karla Mialynne’s work before you realize it isn’t real. To create her illustrations – which mostly feature animals like pugs and owls – she uses Prismacolor pencils, Pantone Tria markers and occasionally, acrylic paint. After each piece is complete, she photographs it with the array of tools she used to create it. How interesting to see all the colors involved! [Read more…]
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…]