10 Mind-Boggling Photorealistic Drawings

After seeing so many unbelievably amazing drawings that look like photos come across our desk, we felt as though it was finally time to put those, along with some new ones, all together in one post. In the past few months we’ve seen a resurgence of photorealistic art but instead of paintings, like we saw with artists like Alyssa Monks, Gregory Thielker or Diego Gravinese, these are drawings. Created either with just pencil or ballpoint pen, these incredible works of art show that it doesn’t matter what tools you use, it’s all about your God given talent and/or carefully honed skills.

Above: Mechanical pencil on Fabriano Acquarello watercolor ‘Artistico’ hot pressed. Drawing by Franco Clun.

Pencils and watercolor pencil on Fabriano watercolor art paper. Drawing by Franco Clun.

Ballpoint pen. Drawing by Samuel Silva.

Pencil on paper. Drawing by Dirk Dzimirsky.

Graphite on cartridge Paper A1. Drawing by Paul Cadden.

Graphite on smooth bristol. Drawing by Linda Huber.

Color pencils on cartridge paper. Drawing by Amy Robins.

Pencil on Paper. Drawing by Diego Fazio.

Graphite. Drawing by Darrel (ddanos).

Pencil on Paper. Drawing by Diego Fazio.

January 16, 2017

Lifelike Paper Birds Adorn Oversized Stamps of Countries Around the World

Using simple, everyday materials, artist Diana Beltran Herrera crafts creatures that are full of life. She transforms paper, wire, and wood into realistic birds whose detailing is nothing short of incredible. The meticulous paper art features individually cut and scored feathers—mimicking the real thing—that are layered into majestic plumage. Through these rigid and repetitive structures, Herrera still manages to capture the feeling that they could go into flight at any moment.

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January 15, 2017

Storybook Landscape Photos Celebrate the Enchanting Beauty of Iceland

The model-photographer duo Victoria Yore and Terrence Drysdale are always on the move. Together, they’re known for their Follow Me Away project and recently enchanted us with their fairy tale images of Oregon. In the short time since, Yore and Drysdale packed their bags for Iceland to explore what the picturesque country had to offer. Like other Follow Me Away series, every photograph is simultaneously stunning and mystifying. The grandiose settings will take your breath away.

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