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16-Year-Old Girl Wins National Art Competition With Stunning Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait

By • Apr 17th, 2014 • Category: Art, Drawing, Latest Posts

Amazing 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh just won the annual Texaco Children’s Art Competition in Ireland with “Coleman,” her impressive hyperrealistic pencil drawing of an old man. The girl drew the portrait from a photograph she found in the Vanishing Ireland book. It took McDonagh around one month to create the portrait, which won her the top prize of $2,075 (€1,500).

19-Year-Old Artist Draws Unbelievably Realistic Eyes Using Just Colored Pencils

By • Mar 28th, 2014 • Category: Art, Drawing, Latest Posts

Jose Vergara (a.k.a. Redosking), a 19-year-old artist from Texas, is drawing close-ups of the human eye with the sort of hyper-realistic level of detail that one would ordinarily expect from experienced masters. Vergara draws using only colored pencils, which makes his work all the more impressive. Most of us use or have used, at one point or another, colored pencils, which makes it easier to realize just how much more talented he is than most of us. And he’s only 19 years old!

Artist Uses Paint To Disguise Foods As Other Products

By • Mar 10th, 2014 • Category: Art, Food, Latest Posts, Painting

Imagine biting into an eggplant and feeling raw egg run from your teeth through its brittle shell… Talented Japanese artist Hikaru Cho has made such a bizarre experience possible by misleadingly painting these food items to look like totally different food products. Cho’s artwork is playful but well-done – her work with acrylic paint is hyper-realistic and convincing. Which makes things all the more amusing when she cuts or opens the actual food product underneath.

Artist “Takes” Incredible Self-Portraits In A Way You Didn’t Expect

By • Feb 12th, 2014 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Painting

Editor’s Note: For full effect, we suggest viewing the images in this series in order before reading about them. Talented Spanish artist Eloy Morales has created an eye-catching series of self portraits with an interesting catch – they’re…