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46 Photo-Real Depictions

From Lifelike Fantasy Portraits to Violent Hyperreal Paintings

— September 16, 2012 — Tech
These photoreal depictions blur the line between fantasy and reality. Some artists are praised for their interesting and distinctive style while others are appreciated for their ability to produce images that look lifelike.

These realistic renderings span many different media from paint, to sculpture to pencil. Usually artists start with actual photos to provide a reference for their work, and then they create a work from this base info that has the appearance of being a photo.

An interesting mix of photography and art, photorealism can be appreciated for its beauty as well as the great skill that is needed to execute it. Photorealism was a reaction from abstract expressionism and pop art of the 1960s. An exception to the focus on abstraction in contemporary art, photorealism is an odd art movement because it aims to recreate something that the photograph can already produce.
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Hyperreal Periodical Paintings
Hyperreal Periodical Paintings
Steve Mills Illustrates Newspapers as Accurately as Photographs
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Violent Hyperreal Paintings
Violent Hyperreal Paintings
Guillaume Bresson Renders Scenes of People Being Attacked
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Photorealistic Video Game Graphics
Photorealistic Video Game Graphics
'The Streets of Asia' Showcases the Power of Design
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Ornate Photorealistic Art
Ornate Photorealistic Art
Jason De Graaf is a Master of Verisimilitude
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Soulful Photoreal Paintings
Soulful Photoreal Paintings
Kamalky Laureano Captures the Beautiful Essence of his Subjects
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41
Photo-Realistic Painting Editorials
Photo-Realistic Painting Editorials
The Pedro Bertolini for Novembre Shoot is Surreal
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40
Photorealistic Household Items
Photorealistic Household Items
Daniel Jackson's Brushstrokes are More Accurate Than a Camera Lens
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39
Hyper-Real Cathartic Drawings
Hyper-Real Cathartic Drawings
Ju-Vi Artwork Depicts Human Emotion Through Water and Plastic
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Photorealistic Embroideries
Photorealistic Embroideries
Jill Draper Creates Picturesque Needlepoint Art
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Nostalgic Profile Paintings
Nostalgic Profile Paintings
Lu Cong Creates Art That Evokes a Simpler Time
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36
Realistic Musician Hand Renderings
Realistic Musician Hand Renderings
Jeff Bartels Pays Tribute to Talented Instrument Players
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35
Hyperreal Elderly Portraits
Hyperreal Elderly Portraits
The Paintings by Ruben Belloso are Painfully Real
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34
Ridiculously Realistic City Paintings
Ridiculously Realistic City Paintings
Nathan Walsh Paints with Stunning Precision
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33
Photorealistic Nature Paintings
Photorealistic Nature Paintings
Artist Cindy Wright Captures Real Life in Hyperreal Illustrations
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Lifelike Fantasy Portraits
Lifelike Fantasy Portraits
These Song of Fire and Ice Portraits by Ania Mitura are Impressive
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Peculiar Slumber Paintings
Peculiar Slumber Paintings
Jan Esmann Depicts Subjects with Odd and Alluring Expressions
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Stylized Realistic Renderings
Stylized Realistic Renderings
These Elliot Brown Paintings Exaggerate Life in Eye-Pleasing Ways
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Photorealistic Paintings
Photorealistic Paintings
Nigel Cox Illustrates with Detail and Sterile Surroundings
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Photoreal Pencil Portraits
Photoreal Pencil Portraits
Ken Lee Captures Likeness as Accurately as a Camera
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Photoreal Vector Beauties
Photoreal Vector Beauties
Uniquedee Renders Stunning Celebrities Using a Layered Approach
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Digital Model Recreations
Digital Model Recreations
These Digital Paintings by Innes McDougal are the Ultimate Illusion
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Powerful Photorealistic Portraits
Powerful Photorealistic Portraits
The Franz Gertsch Museum Celebrates the Renowned Artist
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Realistic Brushwork
Realistic Brushwork
The Photographic Style Paintings of Sean Cheetham Look Like Candids
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Surreal Computer Portraits
Surreal Computer Portraits
These Zepaulo Digital Illustrations are Explosively Hyperrealistic
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Photorealistic Sculptures
Photorealistic Sculptures
Evan Penny's 'Giant' Works Of Art Look So Real, It's Freaky
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Lifelike Cinematic Paintings
Lifelike Cinematic Paintings
Paul Roberts' Nostalgic Creations Hark Back to the 1950s
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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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Perfect Painterly Photorealism
Perfect Painterly Photorealism
Casey Baugh Illustrates Images That Look Real & Fake Simultaneously
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Oriental Pencil Portraits
Oriental Pencil Portraits
Charcoal Drawings by KLSADAKO are Unbelievably Lifelike
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Sensuous Photorealistic Paintings
Sensuous Photorealistic Paintings
Emily Burns Creates Incredibly Realistic Works of Art
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Photoreal Puckered Lip Paintings (UPDATE)
Photoreal Puckered Lip Paintings (UPDATE)
Hubert De Lartigue Illustrates True to Life Mouths
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Hyperreal Character Caricatures
Hyperreal Character Caricatures
Rick Forton Depicts Celebrities in Stunning Detail
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Photorealist Pencil Sketches
Photorealist Pencil Sketches
Paul Lung Could Replace Your Camera
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Arrow Piercing Photography
Arrow Piercing Photography
Aaron Nagel Explores Themes of Power and Guilt
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Photoreal Pencil Drawings
Photoreal Pencil Drawings
Toni Hariyanto Produces Life-Like Renderings Using Commonplace Utensil
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Unbelievable Chalk Portrayals
Unbelievable Chalk Portrayals
The Robert Longo Charcoal Drawings Depict Scenes from Life
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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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Photorealistic Sculptures
Photorealistic Sculptures
Jamie Salmon Creates Frighteningly Life-Like Art
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Photoreal Silver Screen Portraits (UPDATE)
Photoreal Silver Screen Portraits (UPDATE)
Dan LuVisi Illustrates Memorable Movie Characters
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Comedic Photoreal Paintings
Comedic Photoreal Paintings
Jesse Edwards Illustrates His Real-Life Surroundings with Comedy
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Realistic Pout Paintings
Realistic Pout Paintings
These Sung Jin Kim Artworks Will Leave You Speechless
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Tushy-Focused Artworks
Tushy-Focused Artworks
John Kacere's Paintings Focuses on the Midsection of a Woman's Body
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Photorealistic Busts
Photorealistic Busts
Marc Sijan's Human Sculptures are Incredibly Lifelike
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Photorealistic Pencil Sketches
Photorealistic Pencil Sketches
Pinched Flesh Drawings by Cath Riley Look Too Real
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Photoreal Cartoon Princesses
Photoreal Cartoon Princesses
Claire-Lena McKinley Takes Disney Characters to New Artistic Heights
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