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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…

This Picture Of Morgan Freeman Is The Most Realistic Finger Painting Ever [VIDEO]

By • Dec 3rd, 2013 • Category: Art, Digital Art, Latest Posts, Painting

Believe it or not, that picture of Morgan Freeman is not a photo – it’s a finger painting. UK-based artist Kyle Lambert finger-paints (or finger-draws, if you’re a purist) extraordinarily photo-realistic portraits of famous Hollywood stars on his iPad. Although the brief time-lapse video makes it look like a breeze, it actually took Lambert more than 200 hours and 285,000 brush strokes to complete.

Incredible Life-Like Octopus Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye

By • Nov 13th, 2013 • Category: Animals, Art, Latest Posts, Optical Illusions, Painting

Singaporean artist Keng Lye has combined beauty and illusion in a masterful way in this amazing work depicting a small octopus in a bowl. The photos look incredibly life-like, as if it’s a real, squirming, writhing octopus. Keng Lye achieves this beautiful effect by painting delicate paintings onto layer upon layer of crystal-clear resin. As the layers, and the painting, grow, the octopus gains depth and appears to be partially submerged.

These Cozy-Looking Clothes Are Actually Carved From Stone

By • Sep 12th, 2013 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Sculpting

Sydney-based artist Alex Seton creates these super-realistic sculptures of our everyday clothes – from cozy hooded sweatshirts to soft-looking t-shirts and sports costumes – from solid marble. It’s really incredible how the artist can take a piece of cold, solid material and turn it into warm- and comfy-looking fabric with subtle folds and creases.

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

By • Jun 12th, 2013 • Category: Art, Drawing, Latest Posts, Painting

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?

Unbelievably Realistic Objects Carved Entirely out of Wood

By • Jun 4th, 2013 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Sculpting

You might have trouble believing it at a first glance, but these sculptures by Arizona-based artist Tom Eckert are made entirely out of wood! Tom carves all the pieces, then laminates and paints the whole thing after putting it together. He mostly uses linden, limewood and basewood, and all the traditional laminating and painting techniques.

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck

By • May 27th, 2013 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Sculpting

We wrote about Ron Mueck’s hyperrealistic human sculptures three years ago, and now he is back with three more incredible works. Mueck never rushes the scrupulous process – the sculptures, called “Young Couple,” “Woman with Shopping Bags” and “Couple under an Umbrella” took him two years to create. They will be on exposition in Paris at the Fondation Cartier through September 29.

Photorealistic 3D Paintings of Sea Creatures by Keng Lye

By • Apr 17th, 2013 • Category: Animals, Art, Latest Posts, Optical Illusions, Painting

The work of Singapore-based artist Keng Lye could easily pass for some nice photos of sea life – except that they’re not photos, but three dimensional photorealistic paintings! Keng achieves the 3d effect similarly to 3d printer – he pours a layer of resin into a bowl and paints it with acrylics, layer by layer revealing more and more of each creature. His painting technique is almost the same as Riusuke Fukahori’s, but Keng found a new twist to it – he made his creations protrude from the surface.

Photorealistic Ballpoint Pen Drawings by 29-Year-Old Lawyer

By • Sep 6th, 2012 • Category: Art, Latest Posts

Samuel Silva, a 29-year-old Portugal-based attorney, describes his artwork merely as a hobby, and Bic ballpoint pens – as only one of the mediums in his creative work. It takes time to believe that his drawings are not actually photographs, and then to absorb the information that they were created using only 8 different-colored pens.

Portrait Made of Thousands of Fingerprints

By • Jul 19th, 2012 • Category: Art, Latest Posts

When viewed from a distance, a portrait of Chuck Close’s grandmother-in-law looks like a classic black and white photograph. However, when you come closer, you start to notice that the picture is actually made of thousands of fingerprints. “Fanny/Fingerpainting” represents one of the largest and most masterly executions of a technique Chuck Close developed in the mid-l980s. That technique involved the direct application of pigment to a surface with the artist’s fingertips. By adjusting the amount of pigment and the pressure of his finger on the canvas, Close could achieve a wide range of tonal effects.

This Is Not a Photograph

By • May 18th, 2012 • Category: Picture of the Day

It’s hard to believe, but the picture above is not a photograph! It is a photo-realistic oil painting by Teresa Elliott called “Deliverance” – one of three Grand Prize Winners of the second annual America China Oil Painting Artists League competition.