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Carlos de la Rua's Brushstrokes of China Series of Manipulated Images

By: Meghan Young - Published: Apr 30, 2011 • References: carlosdelarua and behance.net
There’s something about digital paintings, like the Brushstrokes of China art series, that is extremely captivating. It has to do with the fact that you find yourself looking for that telltale detail that will betray it as a photograph and not as the painting you first believed it to be.

The great thing about the Brushstrokes of China digital painting series is that although it looks very artistic, it also looks like a photograph. In fact, this art form is like the sister to the hyperrealistic painting art form in which the opposite idea is adopted.

Created by Shanghai-based artist Carlos de la Rua, the Brushstrokes of China series is a combination of digital photography, photo manipulation and digital hand-painting with a graphic tablet.