Although sometimes art is meant to stress its detachment from reality, hyperrealism practically erases the line. Pictures and sculptures created by hyperrealist artists will look no different from a high-resolution image, making it hard to believe that it is, in fact, just pencil art or an oil painting.
The difference between photorealism and hyperrealism is quite a small one. Suppose photorealism tends to depict the picture exactly and precisely as it is; hyperrealism also shows what’s behind it. In that case, the model’s flaws and the natural mood make the hyper-realistic painting subject more tangible and real, creating even more realistic drawings or sculptures.
Realistic paintings are typically 10 to 20 times the size of the original photographic reference source yet retain an extremely high resolution in color, precision, and detail. Many paintings are achieved with an airbrush, using acrylics, oils, or a combination.
We have already shown you some fantastic examples of hyper-realistic works, but here’s a selection of the most outstanding ones. We also included some photos of the creation process to convince you that these are not photographs. Which of these 3D art examples do you like the most?
Pencil Drawings By Diego Fazio
Acrylic Paintings By Jason de Graaf
Oil Paintings By Pedro Campos
Oil Paintings By Robin Eley
Sculptures By Ron Mueck
Oil Paintings By Steve Mills
Pencil Drawings By Paul Lung
Oil Paintings By Roberto Bernardi
Ballpoint Pen Drawing By Samuel Silva
3D Paintings In A Bowl By Keng Lye
Bic Pen Painting By Juan Francisco Casas
Watercolor Painting By Erich Christensen
Oil Painting By Teresa Elliott
Pencil Drawing By Lynch-Smith
3D Paintings By Riusuke Fukahori
Oil Paintings By Gregory Thielker
Pencil Drawings By Franco Clun
Pencil Drawings By Paul Cadden
Oil Paintings By Omar Ortiz
Charcoal Drawing By Daisy
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