Stan Bossard Renders Photo-Like Images with Minimal Tools

 - Jul 31, 2012
References: stanbos.deviantart & cuded
A realist approach to art has maintained steady popularity among artists and audiences for the past decade, and contributing to that craze is Stan Bossard. Seen here are a handful of his pencil portraits of celebrities, which have all been astonishingly rendered with nothing more than a pencil. Viewers will no doubt be in awe as to how Bossard produced such dark shades and airbrush-like textures to perfectly mirror photographic compositions. Or they may just be star struck, as Bossard enjoys rendering celebrities almost exclusively.

Setting himself apart from his contemporaries, Stan Bossard mostly draws subjects that were famous decades ago. Among them are Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Ray Charles, Audrey Hepburn and Jean Harlow. Fans of current stars need not fret as Bossard also has portraits of Johnny Depp, Katy Perry, Robert Downey Jr. and more.