It is incredible to see how the Dan Lester Drawing on Life series combines photography and pencil drawings into a single, united image to incredulous effect.
Purposefully leaving the drawing areas as sketches that are still incomplete, the artist wants to emphasize the connection between art and reality, and by extension, the connection between the art and the viewer. In some of his illustrations, Dan Lester incorporates a partial image of himself and fills the rest in with his pencil, literally demonstrating how his art is actually an extension of himself. In others, the illustrated figures interact with the photographed people, blurring the lines between what is real and what is merely the artist's imagination.
The Dan Lester Drawing on Life series shows the creative and determinative impact we have on our lives.
Interactive Sketched Portraits
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