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.
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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.
By injecting 21st century gadgets into famous historical artworks, the “Art x Smart” project by Korean illustrator Kim Dong-Kyu takes us to a utopian reality where ancient and modern times meet. Apart from being absurdly funny, these works also draw attention to our relationship with new technologies and their influence on modern society.
When a cultural phenomenon as big as Star Wars roots itself in people’s imaginations, it becomes bigger than itself – it can inspire all sorts of cool new creative projects beyond the original. One such awesome re-imagination is the “Star Wars on Kinkade” series of painting mash-ups by artist Jeff Bennett. Bennett’s premise is simple – how would it look if iconic American painter Thomas Kinkade painted his idyllic country scenes and landscapes with Star Wars characters in them?
“How did she do that?” must’ve been one of the most frequent questions after seeing Karla Mialynne’s works. In order to clear the doubts, the artist now photographs all of the tools she used right next to her paintings. You can see that Karla mostly uses watercolor pencils, colored markers and acrylic paint to create her highly realistic drawings.
If you feel like you haven’t spent enough time in the museums in your life, Google gives you a chance to catch up on your art education. Google Art Project allows you to virtually explore over 40 000 images, gathered from more than 40 countries. What is more, some of the images are in the gigapixel format! Here‘s a selection of Van Gogh’s paintings, zoomed in to demonstrate one of the project‘s feature and show you some of the smallest details and strokes.
It may be hard to believe, but the frog you’re about to see is not a frog at all! Inspired by nature, recognized body painter Johannes Stoetter turns living models into animals, fruits, flowers or blends them with the surroundings. These impressively detailed paintings take up to five months of thorough planning and up to eight hours of work to complete.
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?
Do you remember the amazing body art illusions by Craig Tracy? It seems that Craig has a competitor – 25-year-old German artist Gesine Marwedel. From flamingo to iguana, she can turn people into any animal using special paint that is not harmful to the body of her models.
Huang Guofu, now 42, lost both his arms in a horrible electric shock accident at the age of four, however this didn’t stop him from pursuing his dreams. Instead, at the age of 12, he began painting with his feet. At first, Huang tried selling his paintings in the streets, but he soon learned that his paintings lacked elegance and many people bought his work just out of sympathy. That didn’t stop him either. He put a brush in his mouth and taught himself to paint with more detail…
Washington-based artist Tyree Callahan transformed and old 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter into a functional painting device he calls a Chromatic Typewriter. He did it by replacing the ink pads of the typewriter with colored paint pads and the letters with color markers.