Paul Cadden Creates Touching Hyperrealistic Pieces

By: Marie C. Hudson - Aug 23, 2011
References: paulcadden.deviantart & 2headedsnake.tumblr
Touching street art and family portraits are the main subjects of the hyperrealistic Paul Cadden pencil and graphite creations. The Scottish artist uses simple materials to create incredibly true-to-life illustrations -- so realistic that it's hard to believe they aren't photographs.

Using graphite and white chalk, Cadden is able to perfectly recreate an image of a man with water dripping down his face -- a difficult task for even the most skilled and experienced artist. His pieces are incredibly sophisticated and have a very honest and humble feeling behind them. The depictions of homelessness and urban life read like stills from a documentary film shot in black and white, rather than pencil drawings.

It's always a pleasure to come across an artist like Paul Cadden who continues to use traditional materials to create contemporary and imaginative pieces.