Pencil Drawing

May 8, 2022

Hyperrealistic Pencil Portraits Look Like Photographs

UK-based artist Emma Towers-Evans brings her subjects to life in hyperrealistic portraits using only graphite and charcoal. Each one is so meticulously drawn that it can easily be confused with a black and white photograph. As a self-taught artist, she has been honing her skills in pencil drawing since her teenage years. Now, she is well known for rendering portraits in mind-boggling detail.

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February 13, 2022

Enchanting Portraits Merge Enigmatic Subjects With Ornate Patterned Backgrounds

Enigmatic women become one with nature in the portrait paintings of Argentinian artist Sofia Bonati. She uses a combination of graphite pencils, watercolor, and gouache to render ethereal female figures in ornately patterned environments that are full of color and delicate details. “I enjoy capturing human emotions through figure paintings,” she tells My Modern Met. “I find it easier to express myself through this theme.

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November 25, 2021

Artist Creates Giant “Memento Mori” Drawing of a Skeleton Filled With Plant Life

Artist and professor Guno Park is known for his expressive, yet detailed ballpoint pen drawings of people and sights in New York City. In addition to capturing real-life subjects, however, he also makes illustrations that explore deep concepts, such as life and death. His 85 x 51.5 inch graphite drawing entitled Nature of Things is one such piece. It depicts a human skeleton filled with thriving plant life.

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February 25, 2021

Artist Draws Incredibly Realistic Cat Faces You’ll Want To Reach Out and Touch

From Salvador Dali‘s ocelot “Babou” to Pablo Picasso‘s siamese cat “Minou,” felines have served as both muses and companions to creatives for centuries. And now, 20-year-old Japanese artist Haruki Kudo is continuing the tradition of cat-inspired art with his incredible hyperrealistic drawings. He captures the adorable mystique of different felines in detailed close-up portraits. Kudo begins each drawing with a pencil sketch and grid.

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