Pencil Drawing

December 7, 2022

Artist Spends Over 350 Hours Drawing Every Detail of the Duomo di Milano Door

While we normally think of drawings as two-dimensional works of art, Fabio Gonçalves manages to fool the eye with his hyperrealistic style. The Brazil-based artist creates meticulous pencil drawings inspired by architecture, art history, and pop culture. His latest piece portrays the door of the Duomo di Milan in spectacular detail; a feat that took him over 350 hours to accomplish.

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June 11, 2022

Artist Spends 200 Hours Bringing This Amazing Hyperrealistic Drawing to Life

Some works of art are realistic, while others appear so true-to-life that they blow your mind. New York-based artist Dylan Eakin spent 25 days—approximately 200 hours—working on a large-scale hyperrealistic drawing that looks just like a real person. Using a combination of graphite and charcoal pencils, he rendered the young woman cupping her face between her hands while expertly sketching the texture of her skin, hair, and clothes so that they fool the eye.

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March 22, 2022

Start Sketching Anyone When You Enroll in This Online Portrait Drawing Class

It’s no secret that drawing a human portrait is a challenge. The face is a complex subject because not only are there facial features to think about but there are proportions you must consider as well. When learning to draw the face, it’s helpful to have some instruction as you navigate this tricky subject. Luckily, My Modern Met Academy has just the class for you.

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February 2, 2022

Realistic Drawing of a Catfish Looks Like It’s Swimming Off the Page

It's easy to mistake the drawings of 25-year-old Aria for reality. The self-taught Japanese artist is famous on social media for creating head-turning illustrations of animals and objects that look like they're about to pop off the page. Her latest piece captures the whiskery form of a catfish whose tail magically escapes the boundary of the paper. Despite its three-dimensional appearance, Aria's artwork is, in fact, two dimensional.

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