Paul Cadden Creates Touching Hyperrealistic Pieces

By: Marie C. Hudson - Published: Aug 23, 2011 • References: paulcadden.deviantart and 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.