These ultra photo-realistic images of a soup can shows that anything can be re-created with the right amount of talent and Marcello Barenghi definitely has that talent.
This video shows every single detail and step that Marcello took to get to the finished product. In the video you can see that he goes from simple accurate sweeps to create the basis of the can and ends up with a picture that resembles a real object.
Had you not been watching the object and didn’t see the paper the image was resting on, you would probably think that it was a real can -- this is how talented the artist is. This photo-realistic image is one part due to incredibly talented sketching and one part is due to an optical illusion. This is certainly not your everyday can of beans.