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Stunning Photo-Realistic Graphite Drawings by Monica Lee

Stunning Photo Realistic Graphite Drawings by Monica Lee portraits photorealism hyperrealism graphite

Stunning Photo Realistic Graphite Drawings by Monica Lee portraits photorealism hyperrealism graphite

Stunning Photo Realistic Graphite Drawings by Monica Lee portraits photorealism hyperrealism graphite

Stunning Photo Realistic Graphite Drawings by Monica Lee portraits photorealism hyperrealism graphite

Stunning Photo Realistic Graphite Drawings by Monica Lee portraits photorealism hyperrealism graphite

Stunning Photo Realistic Graphite Drawings by Monica Lee portraits photorealism hyperrealism graphite

Stunning Photo Realistic Graphite Drawings by Monica Lee portraits photorealism hyperrealism graphite

Stunning Photo Realistic Graphite Drawings by Monica Lee portraits photorealism hyperrealism graphite

Stunning Photo Realistic Graphite Drawings by Monica Lee portraits photorealism hyperrealism graphite

Stunning Photo Realistic Graphite Drawings by Monica Lee portraits photorealism hyperrealism graphite

left: the girl with glasses by Marteline Nystad | right: Monica Lee’s illustration of the photograph

Malaysian artist Monica Lee is obsessed with details. But then again, I guess you have to be in order to create some of the most stunning photo-realistic drawings we’ve ever seen. “I like to challenge myself with complex portraits especially people with freckles or beard,” says Lee, who often works from photographic portraits to create seemingly identical drawings. Surprisingly, Lee worked in the digital world for 12 years before making the jump to illustration. But it certainly doesn’t show. She now spends 3-4 weeks on a single drawing. The artist attributes her love for hyperrealism to her father, who worked in the field of photography. You can follow Monica Lee on Facebook or Instagram. She also sells her complex drawings as smartphone cases. (via Illusion, IGNANT)

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New Hyperrealistic Painting by Omar Ortiz

New Hyperrealistic Painting by Omar Ortiz painting hyperrealism

New Hyperrealistic Painting by Omar Ortiz painting hyperrealism

New Hyperrealistic Painting by Omar Ortiz painting hyperrealism

New Hyperrealistic Painting by Omar Ortiz painting hyperrealism

New Hyperrealistic Painting by Omar Ortiz painting hyperrealism

Guadalajara-based painter Omar Ortiz (nsfw) recently completed this amazing new oil painting titled Salto de Fe (Leap of Faith). Ortiz is an accomplished hyperrealistic painter and commands fine control over light and skin tone in all of his paintings which he generally paints on large canvases. You can also find him on Facebook. (via ghost in the machine)

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Rainscapes: Hyperrealistic Rainy Windshield Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson

Rainscapes: Hyperrealistic Rainy Windshield Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson water rain landscapes hyperrealism drawing
West Duval Street, Lake City, 2013 / Color pencil and solvent on strathmore bristol vellum. © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts.

Rainscapes: Hyperrealistic Rainy Windshield Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson water rain landscapes hyperrealism drawing
West Duval Street, Lake City, 2013 (detail) © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts.

Rainscapes: Hyperrealistic Rainy Windshield Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson water rain landscapes hyperrealism drawing
Black Lake Road, Odessa, 2013 / Color pencil and solvent on Strathmore bristol vellum. © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts.

Rainscapes: Hyperrealistic Rainy Windshield Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson water rain landscapes hyperrealism drawing
Black Lake Road, Odessa, 2013 (detail) © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts.

Rainscapes: Hyperrealistic Rainy Windshield Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson water rain landscapes hyperrealism drawing
Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, 2013 / Color pencil and solvent on strathmore bristol vellum. © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts.

Rainscapes: Hyperrealistic Rainy Windshield Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson water rain landscapes hyperrealism drawing
Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, 2013 (detail) © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts.

Rainscapes: Hyperrealistic Rainy Windshield Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson water rain landscapes hyperrealism drawing
Bay Bridge, San Francisco, 2013 / Color pencil and solvent on strathmore bristol vellum. © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts.

Rainscapes: Hyperrealistic Rainy Windshield Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson water rain landscapes hyperrealism drawing
Ventura Freeway V, 2013 / Colored pencil and solvent on Strathmore bristol vellum. © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts.

Fascinated by the texture and color of water artist Elizabeth Patterson challenged herself to recreate the absurdly complex formation of water droplets on rain-streaked windshields. Her ongoing series titled Rainscapes blends drawing, hyperrealism, and traditional landscape techniques resulting in images that can be seen as both real and abstract.

Patterson begins with her own photography and often utilizes several images for a single drawing, finding the details and patterns that feel right for each composition. Interestingly, the precise nature of the sharpened pencils results in drawings that are more detailed than her source material. You can see more of her work on her website as well as Louis Stern Fine Arts. You can also catch a brief video interview with the artist courtesy La galerie Louis Carré. (thnx, choon)

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Wooden Illusions: Incredibly Lifelike Objects Carved from Wood by Tom Eckert

Wooden Illusions: Incredibly Lifelike Objects Carved from Wood by Tom Eckert wood sculpture optical illusion hyperrealism

Wooden Illusions: Incredibly Lifelike Objects Carved from Wood by Tom Eckert wood sculpture optical illusion hyperrealism

Wooden Illusions: Incredibly Lifelike Objects Carved from Wood by Tom Eckert wood sculpture optical illusion hyperrealism

Wooden Illusions: Incredibly Lifelike Objects Carved from Wood by Tom Eckert wood sculpture optical illusion hyperrealism

Wooden Illusions: Incredibly Lifelike Objects Carved from Wood by Tom Eckert wood sculpture optical illusion hyperrealism

Wooden Illusions: Incredibly Lifelike Objects Carved from Wood by Tom Eckert wood sculpture optical illusion hyperrealism

Wooden Illusions: Incredibly Lifelike Objects Carved from Wood by Tom Eckert wood sculpture optical illusion hyperrealism

Wooden Illusions: Incredibly Lifelike Objects Carved from Wood by Tom Eckert wood sculpture optical illusion hyperrealism

Wooden Illusions: Incredibly Lifelike Objects Carved from Wood by Tom Eckert wood sculpture optical illusion hyperrealism

Arizona-based artist Tom Eckert creates incredibly lifelike sculptures out of little more than wood, paint and patience. Working primarily with basswood, linden and limewood that is then coated with fine layers of lacquer paint, the artist can create realistic wrinkles in fabric or reflections that are almost impossible to discern from the real thing. Eckert says of his work:

Forms carved to suggest cloth recur in many of my pieces. By tradition, cloth has been widely used to conceal and shroud objects in practices ranging from advertising to church rituals. Covered forms are often more evocative – with a sense of mystery absent from the uncovered object by itself. I remember in church one Lent, as a child, being mystified while gazing at the statues shrouded with purple cloth.

You can watch the video above to learn more about his technique or explore his online galleries to see much more. If you liked this, also check out the work of Randall Rosenthal. (via twisted sifter)

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New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck sculpture hyperrealism
Ron Mueck’s Studio, January 2013. Photo by Gautier Deblonde.

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck sculpture hyperrealism
Photo by Thomas Salva courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck sculpture hyperrealism
Photo by Thomas Salva courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck sculpture hyperrealism
Photo by Thomas Salva courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck sculpture hyperrealism
Photo by Thomas Salva courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck sculpture hyperrealism
Photo by Thomas Salva courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.

Hyperrealist sculptor Ron Mueck works in the realm of the ultra-real where he spends hundreds of hours perfecting the shape of the human form, the appropriate color of skin, and the most realistic hair texture. All of his efforts culminate in incredibly lifelike figurative sculptures with one small (or large) exception: the artworks are often gigantic or miniaturized, resulting in an uncomfortable “does not compute” moment when trying to comprehend exactly what you’re looking at. Each sculpted person is as bizarre as it is amazing, in part because of the raw intimacy portrayed in their faces, as if we are somehow witnessing the documentation of a private moment.

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck sculpture hyperrealism
Ron Mueck’s Studio, January 2013. Photo by Gautier Deblonde.

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck sculpture hyperrealism
Photo by Thomas Salva courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck sculpture hyperrealism
Photo by Thomas Salva courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck sculpture hyperrealism
Photo by Thomas Salva courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck sculpture hyperrealism
Photo by Thomas Salva courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.

Like several other hyperrealist sculptors Mueck began his sculpting career in entertainment where he started work as a puppeteer, creating models and puppets for children’s movies and TV shows. Most notably he worked on Jim Henson’s film Labyrinth and even provided the voice for the character Ludo. In 1996 he made the switch to fine art and quickly rose to prominence with exhibitions at the Royal Academy and the National Gallery in London.

Last month Mueck unveiled three new works at the Fondation Cartier in Paris as part of an exhibition that runs through September 29th, including the extraordinary Couple Under an Umbrella shown above. You can watch the video to get a little more perspective on just how large this artwork really is. All images above courtesy Fondation Cartier. (via my amp goes to 11)

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Hyper-realistic Painting by Omar Ortiz

Hyper realistic Painting by Omar Ortiz painting hyperrealism

Hyper realistic Painting by Omar Ortiz painting hyperrealism

Hyper realistic Painting by Omar Ortiz painting hyperrealism

Hyper realistic Painting by Omar Ortiz painting hyperrealism

A beautiful hyper-realistic painting by artist Omar Ortiz (nsfw). Such an incredible use of paint to create depth of focus and the reflection of light on skin. (via cosas cool)

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