Artist Monica Lee Draws Deceptively Detailed Sketches

By: Meghan Young - Sep 17, 2014
References: ignant.de & mymodernmet
The photorealistic pencil portraits of Monica Lee, an artist who worked in the digital field for 12 years before making the transition to an analogue world, will boggle people's minds. Full of deceptive detail, the closeups can easily fool people into thinking they are viewing actual photographs instead of the sketches that they really are.

With a focus on both human and animal subjects, the photorealistic pencil portraits also encompass the odd still life scene here and there. With a deep appreciation for the value of photos, it is only natural that Lee would bring this love to her artistic endeavors. Capturing faded freckles, coarse beard hair, the subtle weave of a shirt and more, it would be interesting to know how long each portrait takes to finish.