These paintings Look So Real

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Is it a picture? No, it’s a drawing. Amazing, right? This artist creates some of the best pieces of hyperrealism.

Drawing portraits take a lot of time, patience and skill. This Nigerian artist, Arinze Stanley, does this as well, but his work is even harder. Stanley uses monochrome pencils, and the results are simply mind-blowing.

Most of the drawings take this talented artist more than a hundred hours to complete. So far, they are one of the best hyper-realistic art pieces in the world. They look so real and so many people may doubt the authenticity of his drawings. If you are one of such people, take a look at some of his unfinished pieces. He posts them on his Instagram page as he works on them until they are complete. These pictures will reveal how he achieves this hyper-realistic look. This raw talent has helped launch his career as an artist.

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'Painful Conversations' (pencil drawing on paper) Tomorrow kicks off a new phase in my career as an artist and also a photographer as I will be having my debut Solo exhibition in Jonathan Levine projects @jonathanlevineprojects. . Muse – @lekanabatan and @ahanonuaustin "The creation of this piece was inspired by the ethnic, political and cultural imbalances in Africa. Two men in a -back and forth- tussle for domination are illustrated herein, with one completely dry and the other, wet symbolizing a difference in culture, religion and ideology. This fight is likened to the martial art popular amongst the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria called “gidigbo”, where the winner emerges by slamming his opponent’s back to the ground; but in this case, there is no ground for neither of the fighter’s backs to be slammed into thus creating a cause for a never-ending fight, for domination."- ( Revised by Kehinde Ekundayo @_builda) . #arinzestanley #art #realism #hyperrealism #pencildrawing #artwork

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