Many artists these days turn to technology for a creative outlet and make fantastic digital pieces so quality old school artwork is a breath of fresh air. 118k Instagram followers of Polish painter Damian Lechoszest agree. His mesmerizing portraits are incredibly realistic depictions of his models often in mysterious settings inspired by Polish traditions. Lechoszest juxtaposes the model next to the finished painting to show us the uncanny resemblance and rich details of each artwork.

“I work with these models. I don't paint from a reference found somewhere on the network. I spend days with them. For bigger paintings, I set up the whole scene in my studio so that they could always come to see the finished piece,” said the artist to Bored Panda.

More info: Instagram | damianlechoszest.com

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Naomi Wayker
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3 weeks ago

exacto

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Although the paintings seem incredibly life-like, the artist incorporates elements of impressionism and abstraction into his works which becomes evident the closer you analyze each work. Besides depicting the reality around him, the artist tries to preserve a part of Polish culture which is slowly dying out through his timeless figurative paintings that often include traditions, rituals, classical clothing, and antique objects.

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Ashley Nell
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3 weeks ago

I almost couldn't tell them apart!

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Lechoszest discovered his passion in his early childhood when he used to copy characters of comics and fairy tales and his sketches already showed great artistic potential. After private classes from a local art teacher in Baborów, he picked up painting classes at the Art College in Opole to perfect his technical skills and theoretical knowledge. He independently studied biology, psychology, and physiology of vision to understand the patterns of human visual and mental perception. Years of training, practice, and development lead to his masterful artwork which can be compared to the greatest names in the history of art.

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Super Hero Fan Girl
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3 weeks ago

You can be my Evil Bond villain any day

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spirit wolf
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3 weeks ago

Her name is Heidi and that's grand father dear.

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MagicalUnicorn
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3 weeks ago

this looks like copy paste, great pose

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Christoph Lindemann
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3 weeks ago

A wonderful piece of art indeed. But in this photo it is a little difficult to compare the model to the painting. ;-)

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Hufflepuff
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3 weeks ago

her eyes look scared in the painting

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🐼NaeNae🐼
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3 weeks ago

She has beautiful eyes!

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Super Hero Fan Girl
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3 weeks ago

Digging the Gandalf threads.

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Super Hero Fan Girl
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3 weeks ago

Love how peaceful his portrait looks.

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Bobby's Girl
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3 weeks ago

Apprenticeship starts very early, simply by watching. Looks like three generations, to me.

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Naomi Wayker
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3 weeks ago

these are amazing

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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3 weeks ago

Beautiful. Some of these are very haunting. ( I live for haunting things).

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Super Hero Fan Girl
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3 weeks ago

'Like a stinking photograph it is" - Yoda

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Super Hero Fan Girl
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3 weeks ago

This dude requested the Bond portrait. Respect.

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