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86 Hyperreal Innovations

From Realistic Embroidered Portraits to Realistic Prince Sculptures

— December 7, 2011 — Art & Design
Since the beginning of time, humanity has questioned what's real and what's not; however, this question is almost impossible to answer when incredible hyperreal innovations seem to be popping up everywhere. What makes these art and technological pieces so real is their similarity to the real world, especially at first sight.

From sculptures to portraits, these objects deceive the senses into believing that what is in front of them is real. Watercolors and oil in canvas are both art techniques that have the capacity to imitate life in such a perfect way that it becomes hard to discern if a piece is one of photography or a painting. Similarly, sculptures -- especially wax figures -- have a texture and a feel to them that creates the illusion of reality.

Check out these mind-blowing hyperreal innovations to get your senses and confused about reality.
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Realistic Projected-Face Robots
Realistic Projected-Face Robots
The ‘Mask-bot' Uses 2D Photos to Create 3D Facial Expr
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Realistic Prince Sculptures
Realistic Prince Sculptures
Engagement by Jennifer Rubell Relives the Royal Betrothal
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Cartoon Classic Busts
Cartoon Classic Busts
DeviantArtist Artanis-One Has Given Life to the Cast of Futurama
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83
Animatronic Peepers
Animatronic Peepers
Visionary Effects Creates Hyperrealistic Robotic Eyes
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82
Condiment Celebrity Creations
Condiment Celebrity Creations
Bashir Sultani's 'Art With Salt' Paints Some Realistic Portraits
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81
Aged Pop Artist Statues
Aged Pop Artist Statues
Andy Warhol at 83 Years Old is a Lifelike Recreation of the Art King
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80
Tween Star Toys
Tween Star Toys
The Justin Bieber Doll Does Justice to His Signature 'Do with Real Hair
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79
Sneaker-Shaped Sweets
Sneaker-Shaped Sweets
This Charm City Cakes Chuck Taylors Cake is Incredibly Realistic
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78
Realistic Anatomy Models
Realistic Anatomy Models
‘Explore Squishy Human Body' by Thinkgeek Brings You Hands on
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77
Famous Face Fascinations
Famous Face Fascinations
Shar Milne Crafts Realistic Celebrity Renderings Using Vector Graphics
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76
Careful Cuisine Sketches
Careful Cuisine Sketches
The Art of Emily Robertson is Appetizing and Intricate
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75
Intense Macho Paintings
Intense Macho Paintings
The Stefan Kleinschuster Portaits Seem Unbeleivebly Realistic
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Hyperrealistic Lagoons
Hyperrealistic Lagoons
Daniel Espirito Santo's 'Waterscape' Series Transcends Reality
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Larger-Than-Life Busts
Larger-Than-Life Busts
Evan Penny Sculpts His Past and His Future With Plenty of Detail
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Nostalgic Profile Paintings
Nostalgic Profile Paintings
Lu Cong Creates Art That Evokes a Simpler Time
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71
Floral Wallpaper Paintings
Floral Wallpaper Paintings
The Sergio Lopez Painted Roses Collection is Petalicious
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70
Intricate Braid Depictions
Intricate Braid Depictions
The Dreamtime by So Yoon Lym Feature Incredibly Detailed Paintings
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69
Realistic Embroidered Portraits
Realistic Embroidered Portraits
Cayce Zavaglia Uses a Technique She Dubs 'Modern Pointillism'
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Hyperreal Digital Art
Hyperreal Digital Art
These Stunning Jonas De Ro Images Are Uncannily Realistic
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Divinely Disguised Delectables
Divinely Disguised Delectables
The Vicky Mcdonald 'Breakfast as Dessert' is a Pseudo Morning Meal
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Hyper-Realistic Retro Models
Hyper-Realistic Retro Models
Old School Tiny Autos By Michael Paul Smith
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Hyperrealistic Interiors
Hyperrealistic Interiors
'Come Up To My Room 2011' Will Showcase All the Crazy Minds
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Peculiar Slumber Paintings
Peculiar Slumber Paintings
Jan Esmann Depicts Subjects with Odd and Alluring Expressions
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Gritty Graphic Illustrations
Gritty Graphic Illustrations
Jean-Claude Claeys Combines Pulpy Dramas with Fine Art
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Stylized Realistic Renderings
Stylized Realistic Renderings
These Elliot Brown Paintings Exaggerate Life in Eye-Pleasing Ways
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Hyperrealistic Cactus Paintings
Hyperrealistic Cactus Paintings
Korean Artist Kwangho Lee Highlights Breathtaking
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Sci-Fi Video Game Illustrations
Sci-Fi Video Game Illustrations
BossLogic's Street Fighter Tron Art Will Dazzle
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Paint Drowning Art
Paint Drowning Art
Angela Fraleigh Submerges her Subjects in Abstractness
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Plasticine Portraits
Plasticine Portraits
The Mondongo Art Group Beautifully Works with Texture and Color
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Hunger-Inducing Hyperrealistic Art
Hunger-Inducing Hyperrealistic Art
Tom Martin's Paintings Look Good Enough to Eat
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Hyper-Realistic Pimpmobiles
Hyper-Realistic Pimpmobiles
Artist Cheryl Kelley Paints Incredible Luxury Vehicles
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Real-Life Face Offs
Real-Life Face Offs
REAL-f Creates Photorealistic 3D Masks
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Realistic Tarantino Toys
Realistic Tarantino Toys
Hot Toys Creates Lifelike Model of Brad Pitt With Aldo Raine Collectible
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Wax Supermodels
Wax Supermodels
Tyra Banks at Madame Tussauds
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Sandstone Makeup
Sandstone Makeup
Daniel Weinand's 'Elena' Showcases the Beauty of Stone
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Realistic Brushwork
Realistic Brushwork
The Photographic Style Paintings of Sean Cheetham Look Like Candids
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Hyperrealistic Pumpkin Carvings
Hyperrealistic Pumpkin Carvings
Andy Bergholtz Creates Spectacular Gourde Masterpieces
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Surreal Computer Portraits
Surreal Computer Portraits
These Zepaulo Digital Illustrations are Explosively Hyperrealistic
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Fleshy Foam Females
Fleshy Foam Females
‘Les Mousses' Sculptures by Etienne Gros are Realistically Reveali
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Dramatic Narrative Illustrations
Dramatic Narrative Illustrations
Erin Fostel Creates Charcoal Drawings, Each Telling a Story
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Freakishly Human Robots
Freakishly Human Robots
Repliee Q1 Releases A Humanoid Capable of Emotion
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Oblong Celebrity Depictions
Oblong Celebrity Depictions
Vincenzo Illustrates Some Chuckle-Inducing Images of Stars
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Headphone-Wearing Hipster Drawings
Headphone-Wearing Hipster Drawings
Yanni Floros Illustrates Stylish Women with Their Backs Turned
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Drilled-In Portraiture
Drilled-In Portraiture
Andrew Myers Creates Large-Scale Art With Screws
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Lifelike Cinematic Paintings
Lifelike Cinematic Paintings
Paul Roberts' Nostalgic Creations Hark Back to the 1950s
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Hyperreal Nature Paintings
Hyperreal Nature Paintings
These Denis Mayer Jr Artworks are Unfathomably Realistic
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Creepy Taper Sculptures
Creepy Taper Sculptures
A.F. Vandevorst's Woman Made of Candles Glows Eerily
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Painful Perfection Portraits
Painful Perfection Portraits
The Noyan Babatasi 'An Actress' Ambition' Series Tells a Sad Truth
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Hyperreal Digital Characters
Hyperreal Digital Characters
Irina Druchinina's Legends of Tengry Series is Astoundingly Realistic
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Suburban Damsel Portraits
Suburban Damsel Portraits
Jennifer Cronin Paints Everyday Moments With a Hint of Surrealism
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Hyper-Realistic Dog Tees
Hyper-Realistic Dog Tees
The Big Face Animals Collection Looks like Real Beasts
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Plasticized Wedding Fantasies
Plasticized Wedding Fantasies
Beatrice De Guigne Shoots Lifelike Images of Barbie & Ken's Big Day
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Deceptive Digital Designs
Deceptive Digital Designs
The Still Life Prints of Pedro Campos are Hyperrealistic
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Realistic Water Art
Realistic Water Art
Linnea Strid Creates Life-Like Images From Oil Paints
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Realistic Pen Portraits
Realistic Pen Portraits
Juan Francisco Casas Creates Artwork Using a Ballpoint Pen
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Surreal Blended Paintings
Surreal Blended Paintings
Istavan Sandorfi Fuses His Subjects into their Environment
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Medieval-Inspired Portraits
Medieval-Inspired Portraits
The Intermission Magazine Summer 2012 Issue Goes Centuries Back
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Hyperrealistic Toy Paintings
Hyperrealistic Toy Paintings
These Margaret Morrison Oil Paintings Capture Childhood Nostalgia
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Hyperrealistic Graphite Art
Hyperrealistic Graphite Art
Randy Man Creates Astonishingly Detailed Pencil Portraits
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Deifying Supermodels
Deifying Supermodels
Maurizio Cattelan Idolizes Linda Evangelista in the W Magazine Art Issue
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Hyper-Realistic Oils
Hyper-Realistic Oils
Damian Loeb's Paintings Showcase Spectacular Detail
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Hyper-Realistic Couple Paintings
Hyper-Realistic Couple Paintings
Eric Zener's Art Work Seems Like Photographs
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Hyperrealistic Human Sculptures
Hyperrealistic Human Sculptures
Bert Simons' 3D Paper Portraits Reflect his Artistic Skills
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Exposed Anatomy Art
Exposed Anatomy Art
Skin Peeling Paintings by Valerio Carrubba
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Painfully Realistic Pencil Art
Painfully Realistic Pencil Art
Paul Cadden Creates Touching Hyperrealistic Pieces
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Whimsical Watercolor Creations
Whimsical Watercolor Creations
Artist Marta Penter Uses Psychology to Add Realism to Her Work
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Digitally Perfected Women
Digitally Perfected Women
Adam Potter's 3D Models are Nearly Indistinguishable From Real People
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Eerie Infant Sculptures
Eerie Infant Sculptures
The Catherine Leutenegger 'Welcome Home Baby' Series is Disturbing
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Hyperrealistic Lip Paintings
Hyperrealistic Lip Paintings
JKB Fletcher's Carbon Black 'In The Flesh' Series Looks Like Photos
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Serene Shut-Eye Illustrations
Serene Shut-Eye Illustrations
Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen's Paintings Evoke Euphoric Dreamscapes
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Realistic Celebrity Renderings
Realistic Celebrity Renderings
Alice Newberry is Unparalleled at Painting Hyperrealistic Portraits
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Realistic Revealing Sculptures
Realistic Revealing Sculptures
The Zarko Baseski Self-Portrait Carvings are Stunning
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Hyperrealistic Artwork
Hyperrealistic Artwork
These Amazing Linnea Strid Works are Unfathomably Realistic
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Photorealistic Sculptures
Photorealistic Sculptures
Jamie Salmon Creates Frighteningly Life-Like Art
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Hyper-Realistic Goddess Illustrations
Hyper-Realistic Goddess Illustrations
Omar Ortiz Paints to Perfection Female Subjects
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Wizardry Baby Dolls
Wizardry Baby Dolls
Tracy Ann Lister Creates a Series of Harry Potter-Themed Infant Toys
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Hyperrealistic Celeb Sketches
Hyperrealistic Celeb Sketches
The Pop Culture Prints of Randy Atwood are Amazingly Accurate
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Hyperrealistic Fashion Paintings
Hyperrealistic Fashion Paintings
Anna Halldin-Maule Tackles Themes of Fashion Obsession
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Photorealistic Busts
Photorealistic Busts
Marc Sijan's Human Sculptures are Incredibly Lifelike
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Bathroom Binge Art
Bathroom Binge Art
Lee Price's Hyper-Realistic Paintings Take a Bird's Eye View
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Hyperrealistic Hero Renderings
Hyperrealistic Hero Renderings
Stefani Rennee Illustrates Crusaders in Better-Than-Life Style
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Hyperrealistic Superhero Paintings
Hyperrealistic Superhero Paintings
This Comic Book Art by John Aslarona Belongs in an Art Gallery
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Creepy Sesame Street Characters
Creepy Sesame Street Characters
A Humanlike Bert Character by Nacho Diaz Changes your Childhood
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True-to-Life Cartoons
True-to-Life Cartoons
Jace Wallace's Realistic Disney Princesses are Stunning
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Photoreal Cartoon Princesses
Photoreal Cartoon Princesses
Claire-Lena McKinley Takes Disney Characters to New Artistic Heights
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Dazzling Digital Diva Depictions
Dazzling Digital Diva Depictions
Jason Soy Creates Portraits with Brush Strokes of Genius
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