Amazing HyperRealistic Artworks That Are Hard to Believe Aren’t Photographs

With their sharp lines, clear colours and distinct shapes, these images look like the work of a gifted photographer.

But look closer – a lot closer – and you might do a double-take.

Because these are actually oil paintings, pencil drawing, acrylic painting etc by various artists.

Although sometimes art is meant to stress its detachment from the reality, hyperrealism practically erases this line. Pictures and sculptures, created by hyper realist artists, will look no different from a high resolution picture, making it hard to believe this was created using such regular tools as pencils or ballpoint pens.

Hyperrealistic images 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.

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