Although sometimes art is meant to stress its detachment from the 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. If photorealism tends to depict the picture exactly and precisely as it is, hyperrealism also shows what’s behind it – the flaws of the model and the real mood, making 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 of the paintings are achieved with an airbrush, using acrylics, oils or a combination of both.

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 just to convince you 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 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