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I Spend Up To 60 Hours Drawing Each Hyper-Realistic Portrait, Here Are 14 Of My Best Ones
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I Spend Up To 60 Hours Drawing Each Hyper-Realistic Portrait, Here Are 14 Of My Best Ones

My name is Nestor Canavarro and I’m an Argentinian illustrator based in Buenos Aires.

More portrait drawings made entirely out of colored pencils with the utmost attention to detail, especially skin texture.

More info: behance.net

Morgan Freeman

Doctor House

Walter White

Tom Hanks

Woody Harrelson

Robert De Niro

Dexter

Kate Beckinsale

David Lynch

Ralph Fiennes

Robin Williams

Christopher Walken

Iggy Pop

Malcolm Mcdowell

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
2 years ago

These are great, the artist has an awesome talent.

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
2 years ago

Nestor, these are out of the world amazing. Incredible detail, and excellent artwork - they could be mistaken for photos

Junebug04
Community Member
2 years ago

Are you kidding when the article popped up the first time didn't look twice bc i thought it was actually a photo of Morgan Freeman! Dude, you've got some serious skills!

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Rabite
Community Member
2 years ago

I guess it's more fun to paint old guys because of the wrinkles :D

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
2 years ago

but some still look really good:)

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Sunny San Diego
Community Member
2 years ago

What a talent!

loubie
Community Member
2 years ago

I teared up when I saw the drawing of Robin Williams....

agos bulacio
Community Member
2 years ago

Increíble amo su trabajo, muchísimo talento!!!

Victoria Valenzuela
Community Member
2 years ago

There are no words that give you justice, so I will just say they’re “Awe-Inspiring”. Thank you for sharing🙏🏼

Toni Crabtree
Community Member
2 years ago

Incredible talent...especially with pencils! I am astounded by his talent and abilities.

Aramis Starfish
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow!!! absolutely amazing talent!

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
2 years ago

When I first looked at the picture of Morgan Freeman I thought it wqas a photo. Wow!

John Doe
Community Member
2 years ago

i love the portrait of robin williams..

Angry Duck
Community Member
2 years ago

How just how

Lacey Kuhner
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah I would enjoy to see more women, like hellen Mirren, toni collette, julie andrews...

Jenni Simpson
Community Member
2 years ago

AMAZING! You should be illustrating movie posters!

BEVERLEY GUY
Community Member
2 years ago

Unbelievably amazing

1337
Community Member
2 years ago

amazing <3

Ralph Burton
Community Member
2 years ago

100%

Vinniegret
Community Member
2 years ago

You are PHENOMENAL Nestor. Breathtaking work.

Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm not saying these aren't good but, I could do the same thing in 3 seconds with a camera.

Miriam Hirsch
Community Member
2 years ago

You are so right. What most people don't realize is drawing from a photograph is completely different than drawing from real life. Drawing from a photo means drawing from a flat two dimensional image and transferring the image to another two dimensional surface. Much easier than drawing from a three dimensional object or face. The transition from 3-D to 2-D makes an entirely different image. The brain has to do a different type of transmission of data from the eye to the brain to the hand to the paper. The look of the finished product is very different. So, yes, you could do the same thing in 3 seconds with a camera.

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Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
2 years ago

It is amazing how he has drawn the fine texture of the skin.

Alexander Brior
Community Member
2 years ago

These are obviously photographs. You’d need extreme talent to draw something like this. Wait, they ARE drawings?

Animal lover❤
Community Member
2 years ago

HOW?! these are incredible!

Lisa Ballard
Community Member
2 years ago

Amazing talent! I wish you could draw me.

alvaro ramos
Community Member
2 years ago

MB!

alvaro ramos
Community Member
2 years ago

MB!

Maper Sam
Community Member
2 years ago

wonderful.

Sandra Tucker
Community Member
2 years ago

I admire your talent sir .

Lululoohoo
Community Member
2 years ago

the Robin Williams one - all up in my feels

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
2 years ago

WOW! Your creative talent is amazing! Superb renderings of several of my favourite actors...

Enki Valeriano
Community Member
2 years ago

You are sooo good!!!

Kiran M
Community Member
2 years ago

Amazing

Jolene Ma
Community Member
2 years ago

Mindblowing <3

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
2 years ago

I have NO idea how you do this! You are a marvel! I LOVE the Ralph Fiennes one! And the Robin Williams and Christopher Walker are faves too!

Rob Cade
Community Member
2 years ago

I’m sure not the 1st time the artist has heard... damn I thought it was a photo! So fabulous! Thanks 🙏 to you and God for you! Be safe, and I wish that I could afford you! Bless you!

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
2 years ago

i really like those of Morgan, Robin, Tom, and Christopher

Natalie
Community Member
2 years ago

Extraordinary talent!

Zadie Kruglov
Community Member
2 years ago

SO AMAzING Can u do me a favor and draw harry potter things its ok if u dont:) :P

Hannah Spivey
Community Member
2 years ago

wow these all look so amazing the artist is so talented

rajabu hamisi
Community Member
3 months ago

nice... Nothing to say...

Clarisa Marx
Community Member
2 years ago

IMPRESIONANTE. Así, con mayúsculas!

Cevio
Community Member
2 years ago

holy moly!

Kari England
Community Member
2 years ago

Your work is phenomenal thank you for sharing your talent. Perhaps now that you have shown beyond measure your ability you can move beyond the celebrity world and capture just. I was going to suggest regular life but never mind. Do what you love and disregard other opinions. I step back. Again, your talent is astounding and I feel better for witnessing it.

Katherine Rao
Community Member
2 years ago

Spectacular talent.

Bessy Campos
Community Member
2 years ago

Amazing

Helena Murphy
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a seriously talented artist! I want to say his “Paintings” are superb but they are not paintings ...... I do not think a photograph will capture the person as wonderfully as he has done with his pencils. He is awesome!

Sandra Hermann
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my gosh! Such a Talent, i am jealous!! Amazing

Nicky OldfieldDesciple
Community Member
2 years ago

😲😲😲A M A Z I N G 😲😲😲

Debashish Sarmah
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh My God! What a talent!

Julienne Durepos
Community Member
2 years ago

It's the first time I see something like this, and it's online. I wonder if in reality it can be even more realistic. We are definitely dealing with some great artists!

Sarah Walter
Community Member
2 years ago

These are simply incredible! Please consider doing lessons/tutorials on YouTube. I would love to learn how to do something like this! 💖

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
2 years ago

These are great - they are hyperrealistic, but at the same time not just 'copies' because the subject's personality really comes through. And you can tell how much he likes all the textures, lines, eyebags and other quirks in his subjects' faces.

Carrot dude
Community Member
2 years ago

No, I'm not jealous. Shut up

that one sushi
Community Member
2 years ago

I refuse to believe that they are drawings

Andres Tejeda
Community Member
2 years ago

These are great, the artist has an awesome talent.

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
2 years ago

Nestor, these are out of the world amazing. Incredible detail, and excellent artwork - they could be mistaken for photos

Junebug04
Community Member
2 years ago

Are you kidding when the article popped up the first time didn't look twice bc i thought it was actually a photo of Morgan Freeman! Dude, you've got some serious skills!

Load More Replies...
Rabite
Community Member
2 years ago

I guess it's more fun to paint old guys because of the wrinkles :D

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
2 years ago

but some still look really good:)

Load More Replies...
Sunny San Diego
Community Member
2 years ago

What a talent!

loubie
Community Member
2 years ago

I teared up when I saw the drawing of Robin Williams....

agos bulacio
Community Member
2 years ago

Increíble amo su trabajo, muchísimo talento!!!

Victoria Valenzuela
Community Member
2 years ago

There are no words that give you justice, so I will just say they’re “Awe-Inspiring”. Thank you for sharing🙏🏼

Toni Crabtree
Community Member
2 years ago

Incredible talent...especially with pencils! I am astounded by his talent and abilities.

Aramis Starfish
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow!!! absolutely amazing talent!

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
2 years ago

When I first looked at the picture of Morgan Freeman I thought it wqas a photo. Wow!

John Doe
Community Member
2 years ago

i love the portrait of robin williams..

Angry Duck
Community Member
2 years ago

How just how

Lacey Kuhner
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah I would enjoy to see more women, like hellen Mirren, toni collette, julie andrews...

Jenni Simpson
Community Member
2 years ago

AMAZING! You should be illustrating movie posters!

BEVERLEY GUY
Community Member
2 years ago

Unbelievably amazing

1337
Community Member
2 years ago

amazing <3

Ralph Burton
Community Member
2 years ago

100%

Vinniegret
Community Member
2 years ago

You are PHENOMENAL Nestor. Breathtaking work.

Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm not saying these aren't good but, I could do the same thing in 3 seconds with a camera.

Miriam Hirsch
Community Member
2 years ago

You are so right. What most people don't realize is drawing from a photograph is completely different than drawing from real life. Drawing from a photo means drawing from a flat two dimensional image and transferring the image to another two dimensional surface. Much easier than drawing from a three dimensional object or face. The transition from 3-D to 2-D makes an entirely different image. The brain has to do a different type of transmission of data from the eye to the brain to the hand to the paper. The look of the finished product is very different. So, yes, you could do the same thing in 3 seconds with a camera.

Load More Replies...
Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
2 years ago

It is amazing how he has drawn the fine texture of the skin.

Alexander Brior
Community Member
2 years ago

These are obviously photographs. You’d need extreme talent to draw something like this. Wait, they ARE drawings?

Animal lover❤
Community Member
2 years ago

HOW?! these are incredible!

Lisa Ballard
Community Member
2 years ago

Amazing talent! I wish you could draw me.

alvaro ramos
Community Member
2 years ago

MB!

alvaro ramos
Community Member
2 years ago

MB!

Maper Sam
Community Member
2 years ago

wonderful.

Sandra Tucker
Community Member
2 years ago

I admire your talent sir .

Lululoohoo
Community Member
2 years ago

the Robin Williams one - all up in my feels

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
2 years ago

WOW! Your creative talent is amazing! Superb renderings of several of my favourite actors...

Enki Valeriano
Community Member
2 years ago

You are sooo good!!!

Kiran M
Community Member
2 years ago

Amazing

Jolene Ma
Community Member
2 years ago

Mindblowing <3

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
2 years ago

I have NO idea how you do this! You are a marvel! I LOVE the Ralph Fiennes one! And the Robin Williams and Christopher Walker are faves too!

Rob Cade
Community Member
2 years ago

I’m sure not the 1st time the artist has heard... damn I thought it was a photo! So fabulous! Thanks 🙏 to you and God for you! Be safe, and I wish that I could afford you! Bless you!

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
2 years ago

i really like those of Morgan, Robin, Tom, and Christopher

Natalie
Community Member
2 years ago

Extraordinary talent!

Zadie Kruglov
Community Member
2 years ago

SO AMAzING Can u do me a favor and draw harry potter things its ok if u dont:) :P

Hannah Spivey
Community Member
2 years ago

wow these all look so amazing the artist is so talented

rajabu hamisi
Community Member
3 months ago

nice... Nothing to say...

Clarisa Marx
Community Member
2 years ago

IMPRESIONANTE. Así, con mayúsculas!

Cevio
Community Member
2 years ago

holy moly!

Kari England
Community Member
2 years ago

Your work is phenomenal thank you for sharing your talent. Perhaps now that you have shown beyond measure your ability you can move beyond the celebrity world and capture just. I was going to suggest regular life but never mind. Do what you love and disregard other opinions. I step back. Again, your talent is astounding and I feel better for witnessing it.

Katherine Rao
Community Member
2 years ago

Spectacular talent.

Bessy Campos
Community Member
2 years ago

Amazing

Helena Murphy
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a seriously talented artist! I want to say his “Paintings” are superb but they are not paintings ...... I do not think a photograph will capture the person as wonderfully as he has done with his pencils. He is awesome!

Sandra Hermann
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my gosh! Such a Talent, i am jealous!! Amazing

Nicky OldfieldDesciple
Community Member
2 years ago

😲😲😲A M A Z I N G 😲😲😲

Debashish Sarmah
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh My God! What a talent!

Julienne Durepos
Community Member
2 years ago

It's the first time I see something like this, and it's online. I wonder if in reality it can be even more realistic. We are definitely dealing with some great artists!

Sarah Walter
Community Member
2 years ago

These are simply incredible! Please consider doing lessons/tutorials on YouTube. I would love to learn how to do something like this! 💖

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
2 years ago

These are great - they are hyperrealistic, but at the same time not just 'copies' because the subject's personality really comes through. And you can tell how much he likes all the textures, lines, eyebags and other quirks in his subjects' faces.

Carrot dude
Community Member
2 years ago

No, I'm not jealous. Shut up

that one sushi
Community Member
2 years ago

I refuse to believe that they are drawings

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