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 beautiful paintings are incredibly realistic depictions of his models often in mysterious settings inspired by Polish traditions. Lechoszest juxtaposes the model next to the finished portrait 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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1 year ago

exacto

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Although the oil paintings seem incredibly life-like, the artist incorporates creative ideas based on 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 realistic artworks that often include traditions, rituals, classical clothing, and antique objects.

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Ashley Nell
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1 year ago

I almost couldn't tell them apart!

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Lechoszest discovered his passion for realistic drawings 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 intricate drawings that can be compared to the greatest names in the history of art.

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Super Hero Fan Girl
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1 year ago

You can be my Evil Bond villain any day

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spirit wolf
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1 year ago

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

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

this looks like copy paste, great pose

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Christoph Lindemann
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1 year 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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Mr. Bean
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1 year ago

so beatiful!! :)

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🐼NaeNae🐼
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1 year ago

She has beautiful eyes!

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Super Hero Fan Girl
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1 year ago

Digging the Gandalf threads.

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Super Hero Fan Girl
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1 year ago

Love how peaceful his portrait looks.

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Bobby's Girl
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1 year ago

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

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Naomi Wayker
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1 year ago

these are amazing

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year 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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1 year ago

'Like a stinking photograph it is" - Yoda

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Super Hero Fan Girl
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1 year ago

This dude requested the Bond portrait. Respect.

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