No, don’t think it’s photographic. These are shocking realistic pencil drawings. True
If you think that all the pictures in this article are photographs, then we forgive you and assure you that they are not. Each of them is an amazing combination of black and white colors, their halftones, made with an ordinary pencil.
Here are some of the extraordinary works of the most skilled craftsmen. Let’s enjoy these works together, each of which, be it a portrait of a celebrity, an animal, a nature scene, an ordinary object or a landmark, shows the beauty of our world.
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Franco Cloon – Ann Hataway
This breathtaking portrait of Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway is the work of Franco Cloune, an Italian self-taught artist who has learned the art of painting from various textbooks and his own experience.
Paul Cadden – Shower
When we take a first look at the work of Scottish artist Paul Caddan, it is very difficult to believe that this is really a pencil drawing – the hyperrealist artist used only pencil and chalk to create his stunning work.
“Although my drawings are based on a series of photographs and videos, I use a more sophisticated technique to make my work look ‘like life’,” explains the master.
The scenes in my drawings are so meticulously detailed that they reflect what could not be seen in the original photograph.
Kat Riley – Instant Drawings
Kat Riley’s pencil drawings are amazing, but she herself believes that her work is only an intermediate stage in an ongoing process of research and development.
Now she is moving on to more daring projects, including large-scale ones based on the image of the human body.
Her amazing work is featured in many collections around the world, and Kat works with clients such as Nike, GQ, M&C Saatchi, The Economist and The New York Times.
Armin Mersmann – Trees
German artist Armin Mersmann is the man behind this cold forest scene. Although the master works with oil paints, he is better known for his naturalistic pencil drawings. His work has been featured in over 150 exhibitions and has won over 30 different awards.
“The very act of painting every twig, highlighting, shading, painting winter landscapes and untouched new snow makes working on a scene an unforgettable journey. This is very different from being a photographer, ”he explains on his website.
The process of drawing immersed me for hundreds of hours in the state that I felt when going through photographs of a winter forest, collecting tree branches and being on a large number of thematic sites.
Diego Fazio – Feeling Drawings
Called Feeling, this incredible drawing was made by the artist Diego Fazio. For about 200 hours he worked on the complex elements of this painting, admiring which it is impossible to believe that this work was done in pencil. Just awesome!
Stephane Marcu – Gorilla
“From the age of five I began to paint, and over time I gained experience in such areas as drawing, painting, sculpture, all types of graphic design, caricature and digital photography,” said Stefan Marcu, author of the amazingly “living” portrait of a gorilla.
My focus is on studying art and improving my skills in this direction, I like to bring all my work to perfection.
Marku created this drawing as an application for the UK National Open Art Competition.
“I am pleased that this work demonstrates an increase in my skill,”
says the artist.
“This painting is twice the size of my previous images, and I learned a lot from working on it.”
Giacomo Burattini – Apnea Drawings
says Italian artist Giacomo Burattini, who painted a rather peculiar portrait.
“I believe that reality is beautiful in itself, and I do not need to look for ways to hide the imperfection of human nature, so my work reflects the” perfection of imperfection “of life.”
Burattini posted his work on the Internet on Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram, where he found the first fans of his work.
Paul Lung – Mui Chu [ Cat Drawings ]
This lifelike depiction of a cat was created by conventional artist Paul Lung. His portfolio on the online gallery Deviant Art impresses with its realism in depicting humans and animals.
The time spent on work depends on the complexity and size of the drawing; the author spent about 60 hours on writing the cat.
Ken Lee – Girl On Fire
British artist Ken Lee is the author of this wonderful pencil drawing inspired by the Hunger Games blockbuster. This drawing is a kind of continuation of the drawing “Spider-Man 3“, which brought the artist recognition and a lot of fans.
The level of detail in the drawing is striking: from the mockingjay bird to the flames. “I have to say that I had my doubts about this,” he said on the Deviant Art page.
“I have come a long way from starting work to finishing it and now I need a good rest.”
Joshi Fabry – Frodo And Sam
This amazing illustration was created by Brazilian artist Joshi Fabri, who draws inspiration from her favorite musicians and films, including the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
“For many, The Lord of the Rings is a story full of fantastic characters about honor, ambition, sacrifice, strength, great deeds of great people,” says Fabri.
But there is also something important that has nothing to do with fantasy or magic. This is friendship, and I reflected it in this picture.