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.