Meet Fabian Gaete Maureira, probably the most talented finger painter the world has ever seen. He’s been called “Bob Ross on meth.” The Chilean artist paints the detailed landscape portraits of trees, mountains and waterfalls with just the tips of his fingers in less than three minutes.
Have you ever seen paintings that are so real and precise that you thought they were photographs or think twice before you decide it is a painting? Photorealism has strive its way through many obstacles to justify its existence however critics sternly suggest that, there is no valid reason why photorealistic should be appreciated because it has no difference to the original photograph.
While the critics only recognize the technique and skills of photorealism painters, photorealism painters has got different point of view. For the painters, this genre of drawing display much more than photograph because they insert and touch up the subject with full discretion, creating a whole new piece of work with different impact compare to the original photographs. As per Bert Monroy “To me, it is not the destination that is important‚ it is the journey.”
Today we have collected more than 40+ photorealistic paintings with more under Reference section. Full list after jump.
Wayne is a photographer and artist. His work ethic comes from 21 years of Service in the Canadian Military. No messing around and getting the job done. He uses Adobe Illustrator to create his drawings which also known as vector graphics.
Dru is an aviation airbrush artist who mostly paints realistic aircrafts. Painting below is one of Dru’s top paintings. It took him a total of 65-75 hours to complete the painting. Painting is very detailed and well made and it is almost impossible to tell that if its a real photograph.
Linda has been drawing with pencil for over 40 years. She loves to draw in the style of realism and you can see that in her works are really impressive.
Rob is talented figurative artist. Paintings below are painted by using oil colors. Rob’s every painting shows different emotions which is the style of his work.
Krzysztof is very talented pencil artist from Poland.
Juan Francisco Casas Ruiz
Juan is a Spanish artist who draws reallistic portraits by using just a BIC pen. Juan also have some really cool paintings.
A Few More…
Harry by Michael Gaskell
Tim II by David Eichenberg
It’s hard to belive but all these beautiful pictures are not photos but pencil drawings. The author of such unbelievable art is 38-year-old graphic artist from Hong Kong Paul Lung. 0.5 mm technical pencil and A2 paper are the only attributes of these masterpieces. He doesn’t use eraser and spends up to 60 hours sketching out his pictures. As he often admits people do not belive him and he has to make videos of his work to prove that these art works are not photographs. Check these beautiful artworks by yourself.