Photorealistic Charcoal Drawings of Epic Waves

Though artwork created in Photoshop or Illustrator can be nothing short of extraordinary, sometimes it’s more impressive to see pieces created by more traditional means. Brooklyn-based artist Robert Longo made these incredible drawings of massive, thundering waves using just charcoal (on mounted paper). Called Monsters, the drawings almost look like black and white photos of that crescendo moment before an epic wave breaks.

I like what Metro Picture Gallery said about them: “Devoid of people, location and color, the looming crests of exploding power are notably singular portraits of emotional and physical forces. The near abstraction of the waves is strikingly dissimilar to the more familiar representations of the sea as poetic and romantic, or in terms of man against nature.”





Roberto Longo’s website
via [Cave to Canvas]



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