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40 Hyper Realistic Artworks That Are Hard to Believe Aren’t Photographs

Although sometimes art is meant to stress its detachment from the reality, hyperrealism practically erases this line. Pictures and sculptures, created by hyper realist artists, will look no different from a high resolution picture, making it hard to believe this was created using such regular tools as pencils or ballpoint pens.

Hyperrealistic images 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 of the paintings are achieved with an airbrush, using acrylics, oils or a combination of both. [1]

We have already shown you some amazing examples of hyper realistic works, but here’s a selection of the most outstanding ones. We also included some photos of the creation process just to fully convince you these are not photographs. Which of these artists is your favorite?

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 Drawings by Samuel Silva

3D Paintings In A Bowl By Keng Lye

Bic Pen Paintigns by Juan Francisco Casas

Watercolor Paintings by Erich Christensen

Oil Painting by Teresa Elliott

Pencil Drawings 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 Drawings by Daisy

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  • mushtaq

    Wah wah Subhan allah…talent..
    …. God gifted

  • tushti

    omg this is so cool mind blown these artists are capable of so many things a round of a clap
    like if you agree

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  • Ender772

    I see it, but i don’t believe it. Is it possible its all a photoshop trick.

  • Ferdous

    jaw dropping art work…dreams can be override sometimes… :-D

  • Victor Montenegro

    I love it very much.J just do not understand the way is done:the hand of the master using the brush or some kind of high tech ? The great masters of the past did not paint like this one.It’s just amasing.