Impressive Sketches Extend Photographs Beyond Their Edges

Oregon-based artist Jennifer Delaurenti has always created her amazing selection of sketches as a hobby. However, Reddit user delpaint believed that the work deserved more than just sitting around the house. So he posted his mother’s work online and it has quickly become quite the hit. Upon first glance, viewers might believe that the image is all one piece. However, the truth is that each piece is a blend of photograph and sketch.

Delaurenti uses old photographs as the foundation for her work. She places a single image in the center of a composition and then extends the scene beyond the edges of the images by hand drawing the background. She uses a deliberately selected color palette of colored pencils to match the original, and the details of her drawings appear to perfectly match the rest of the documented moment.

Although Delaurenti used to only create the pieces for friends, in just days, the hobby has turned into a business. Original and commissioned pieces can be ordered online through Delaurenti’s Etsy Shop.

Jennifer Delaurenti’s Etsy Shop
via [Viral Nova]

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