Tag: hyper-realistic

Oct 14, 2015

Fraser Smith Made These Beautiful Quilts… Out of Wood

Fraser Smith Made These Beautiful Quilts… Out of Wood

Each quilt is carved from giant blocks of glued basswood and the finished pieces can weigh over 60 pounds!

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Apr 15, 2015

15 Striking Photographs That Are Actually Paintings

15 Striking Photographs That Are Actually Paintings

Patrick Kramer is an American hyper-realist painter based in Springville, Utah. After graduating from Brigham Young University in 2008 with a major in art, Kramer has been painting professionally ever since. Each painting can take Patrick anywhere from 50 – 300 hours. In an interview with Wallhop, Kramer says his process usually begins with…

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Feb 17, 2015

The Incredible Dioramas of Satoshi Araki

The Incredible Dioramas of Satoshi Araki

Japanese artist Satoshi Araki builds amazing dioramas with astonishing levels of detail. From the rust on a car to the litter on a street, the level of realism in each of his artworks forces viewers to really examine his works. Araki’s dioramas are most striking when he captures the effects of aging in his…

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Oct 9, 2014

Artist Makes Ultra-Realistic Food Samples for Menu Item Displays in Japan

Artist Makes Ultra-Realistic Food Samples for Menu Item Displays in Japan

In Japan, some restaurants use ultra-realistic food samples to display what different menu items look like. These samples can be made from a variety of materials such as plastic and wax. In this video, watch as an artist skillfully creates a piece of shrimp tempura as well as an unbelievably realistic head of lettuce…

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Jul 29, 2014

Insanely Detailed Sleeve Tattoos by Niki Norberg

Insanely Detailed Sleeve Tattoos by Niki Norberg

Niki Norberg is an award-winning from Gothenburg, Sweden. A professional tattoo artist since 2001, Niki currently works out of Gothenburg’s Wicked Tattoo. The artist is known for his realistic and highly detailed portraits and he has amassed a huge following online. On Instagram the artist has over 256,000 followers along with another 171,000 on…

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Jul 7, 2014

An Artist Drew These With Just A Pencil

An Artist Drew These With Just A Pencil

Can you believe these were drawn with just a pencil? Paul Stowe is an artist currently based out of Shanghai, China. The artist is well-known on deviantART where he goes by the moniker Paul-Shanghai. Stowe uses a combination of traditional and mechanical pencils along with erasers, blending stumps/sticks and tissue to create his hyperrealistic…

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May 27, 2014

15 Hyperrealistic Street Art Portraits by MTO

15 Hyperrealistic Street Art Portraits by MTO

MTO (short for Mateo) is a graffiti and street artist born and raised in France. Between 2006 and 2013 he lived in Berlin however his current location is unknown. Like many graffiti and street artists, personal and background information is sparse. Fortunately his incredible and well documented body of work speaks for itself. MTO…

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Apr 11, 2014

These Portraits Were Drawn with Just a Pencil

These Portraits Were Drawn with Just a Pencil

Artist Diego Fazio (better known online as DiegoKoi and previously featured here) can do some incredible things with a pencil. His hyperrealistic portraits are so lifelike, many may confuse his drawings for black and white photographs. Born in 1989 in Lamezia, Italy, the emerging talent is self-taught; starting his career as a tattoo artist.…

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Mar 20, 2014

A Block of Wood Carved Into a Stack of Papers and Magazines

A Block of Wood Carved Into a Stack of Papers and Magazines

Randall Rosenthal (featured previously) is an American artist well known for his hyperrealistic wood sculptures carved from a single block of wood. After receiving his BFA from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Rosenthal actually began his career as a surrealist painter. While he has shifted to sculpture he still incorporates his talents…

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Mar 17, 2014

Hyperrealistic Still Life Paintings by Jason de Graaf

Hyperrealistic Still Life Paintings by Jason de Graaf

Born in 1971 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, artist Jason de Graaf specializes in hyperrealistic still life paintings using acrylics. In an interview with Poets and Artists magazine (p. 83), de Graaf says he went to college for illustration and design but fell in love with painting after an illustrator named Sharif Taraby came into…

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