These Casey Baugh illustrations are among the most photoreal paintings I’ve ever seen, but fidelity to realism isn’t the only thing that makes Baugh’s work stand out.
Despite looking identical to photographs, viewers can still distinctly tell the images were produced using a brush. Somehow, Baugh’s able to retain a painterly quality to his work while capturing every nuance of his references. It leaves audiences in an awkward space as their eyes are telling them what they’re seeing is both a camera-produced picture and an oil rendering.
Casey Baugh is an American artist who studied web design before switching over to painting these breathtaking and technical portraits. He’s been a finalist in many competitions across the country, and currently teaches his masterful technique to students who are trying to emulate his work.