As much as it's hard to believe, these incredibly detailed realistic pet portraits are not photographs but in fact hand-drawn pencil drawings. This art style is called hyperrealism and as you've probably seen it at first glance, it resembles a cute photograph of a pet but after you take a closer look and focus on details, you realize that it's actually a very realistic drawing in black and white. Hyperrealism requires an incredible amount of work, skill, and patience but we can totally say the result is definitely worth all of this!

Helen Violet is a Canadian artist, based in Toronto, and as of recently, she has been working with hyper-realistic sculptures and making drawings with mostly just a single pencil. From a young age, Helen has been studying Fine Arts and mastering her skill in realism through various mediums.

More info: Facebook | Instagram | helenvioletart.com

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vyoti tuheli
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1 month ago

Amazingly detailed. I want to boop thay snoot!

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"I have been passionate about both art and animals since a young age. I knew I wanted to be an artist by Grade 1!

I was always fascinated with detail in both nature and in art. This led me to practice realism throughout my life. Getting lost in detail is therapeutic to me, and I find it so rewarding once a piece is finally complete after many hours of hard labor and love.

I didn't know I would be working as a pet portrait artist, however. I made my first sculpture for my husband (then boyfriend) of his chocolate Labrador, Lucy, back in 2015. I was always fascinated by sculpture, but I thought it was beyond me. I decided to give it a go anyway, and I fell in love with the material."

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1 month ago

Great attention to detail!

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Monty Is Fiennes
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1 month ago

Beautiful portrait...

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"Though I loved sculpting, I still longed to draw in graphite (my first love!). I have a strong passion for art, and it is my life's ambition to continue to master my skill. I have no clue what I would be doing otherwise. Art allows me to live in the moment.

As I work on each piece, whether drawing or sculpture, I allow myself to get lost in the details, while always keeping in mind the personality I am trying to capture. This way, I can achieve realism without losing emotion in my work."

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 month ago

looks kinda guilty...

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 month ago

The eyes are so good!

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Monty Is Fiennes
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1 month ago

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww... Labs are noble, beautiful beings....

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 month ago

omh, it looks exactly like mine!

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Kayleigh Boston
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1 month ago

fluffy boi

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Monty Is Fiennes
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1 month ago

So lovely...

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Monty Is Fiennes
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1 month ago

Love those Rotties....

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ℜ𝔬𝔟𝔢𝔯𝔱 ℭ𝔞𝔱𝔱𝔢
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1 month ago

Awwwwwwww!

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1 month ago

So cute!

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1 month ago

*Dies of cuteness*

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Kayleigh Boston
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1 month ago

soft boi

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Aurelia!
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1 month ago

joyful pup :)

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Kayleigh Boston
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1 month ago

"huggies"

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vyoti tuheli
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1 month ago

These are all impressive, but this might be my favorite.

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Monty Is Fiennes
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1 month ago

Attitude +++.....

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Kayleigh Boston
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1 month ago

like how!?

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William Hoard
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1 month ago

a Horse

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Amanita muscaria
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1 month ago

Dis one is my fav

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Dog Fan For Life
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1 month ago

Cute! They even put a bow on the little pup!

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Dog Fan For Life
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1 month ago

Ok, that is one of the cutest dogs ever! I want to boop his little nose!

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ArhomR
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1 month ago

Sweet thing. Look at smile.

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
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1 month ago

The cheeks/mouth 😍

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Paige Emmanuel
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1 month ago

looks sorta like my pup

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Sharon Hahn
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1 month ago

So much character!!

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 month ago

rawrf

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 month ago

Teeny!

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Monty Is Fiennes
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1 month ago

HUSKIES!!!...

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ArhomR
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1 month ago

A gentle pupper.

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Mr. Derpy Dino
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1 month ago

Fwoofy!

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Bettie-Jean Neal
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1 month ago

Dis fing with doz teefs!

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ArhomR
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1 month ago

Looks like my girl, Lily.

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Glynna Bowood
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1 month ago

This looks like the dog is half on the paper and half out of it!

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Sharon Hahn
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1 month ago

Sweet!

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Sharon Hahn
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1 month ago

So detailed!

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Kennedy Reitzel
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1 month ago

teny

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Dog Fan For Life
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1 month ago

Wow!

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DogMommy
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1 month ago

Love this!

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WindyWolfe
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1 month ago

So many wrinkles

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ArhomR
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1 month ago

Could this be the boss of the house?

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ArhomR
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1 month ago

Happy boi.

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Sharon Hahn
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1 month ago

Happy

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