10 AMAZINGLY REALISTIC PENCIL DRAWING
In this article a pencil drawing, then we forgive you and assure you that they are not. Each of them is an amazing combination of black and white colors, their halftones, made with an ordinary pencil.
LINDA HABER – LIGHT BULB
Linda Haber has practiced the art of pencil drawing for several decades; she took on work of any complexity: from drawing inanimate objects to portraits. She spent 20 to 80 hours on each drawing.
Linda noted on her website: “Drawing in the style of realism is what I love to do. Showing life as it really is and creating with only a simple pencil is at least very interesting.”
KEN LEE – GIRL ON FIRE
British artist Ken Lee is the author of this wonderful pencil drawing inspired by the Hunger Games blockbuster. This drawing is a kind of continuation of the drawing “Spider-Man 3”, “draw a mouse” which brought the artist recognition and a lot of fans.
The level of detail in the drawing is striking: from a Mockingjay bird to flames. “I have to say that I had my doubts about this,” he said on the DeviantArt page.
“I’ve come a long way from starting work to finishing it, and now I need to get some rest.”
MARK STEWART – PETER CAPALDI
Artist Mark Stewart drew this stunning portrait of Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who in simple pencil.
Mark Stewart’s career as an artist began when, after completing art and design courses in London, he began working as a wildlife illustrator. After several years, it became clear that Mark was improving his skills and making detailed illustrations not only in watercolors but also in gouache. Now he does his work exclusively in pencil, creating very detailed drawings, mostly portraits.
“My goal is to create inherently realistic but stylized drawings,” he explains. “I also want them not to be confused with photographs.”
MARTIN VERSTIG – AUDREY HEPBURN
Martin Verstig is an artist from the Netherlands who, in all likelihood, has some obsession with the persona of Audrey Hepburn, judging by the number of her portraits he painted.
But more importantly, he has a tremendous talent for the art of pencil drawing. Over the past few years, he has also experimented with oil painting.
If you still have doubts that this is a pencil drawing, you can compare it to the time-lapse video above.
KEITH MOORE – BIG BEN
“I like to draw small, hyper-realistic details with a regular pencil,” says Keith Moore.
Improving his skills in the art of pencil drawing, he carried out his work based on high-resolution digital photographs. We think he completely succeeded!
ANDY BUCK – CHEEK DIMPLES
Incredibly, Dimples in the Cheeks is part of undergraduate coursework written by British artist Andy Buck as a teenager.
His online portfolio contains a huge selection of realistic pencil drawings, some of which Andy worked on for over 100 hours.
Buck says on his website: “When I start painting, my goal is always to achieve photorealism, the pursuit of perfection is the reason why I continue to do what I love.”
JUSTIN MEYERS – DOOR IN HOMER, NEBRASKA
American artist Justin Meyers specializes mainly in pencil and charcoal drawings on paper. Check out one example – this is his drawing ideas of an old doorway.
Speaking about this work on his website, Meyers notes that he uses simple material in his drawings to depict simple things.
DIRK DZHIMIRSKI – AN ATTRACTIVE SIGHT
German artist Dirk Dzhimirski paints charming portraits. A master of his craft, he perfectly depicts every detail down to the smallest detail, from the moisture in his eyes to the finest hairlines.
Although like most artists working in this genre, Dirk works primarily with photographs, he claims that this is only an intermediate stage in his career.
“Before getting photos of the next project, I already imagine how it will look at the final stage of work,” he explains.
DAVID CAO – AUDI R8
David Kao painted his first car at the age of three. But it was only at the age of 19 that he began to take talent seriously after he visited his father’s garage.
The artist now has a selection of stunning ultra-realistic car drawings to his credit. Among them is this magnificent Audi R8, completed with a pencil, eraser, and a paintbrush in about 10 hours.
1 JOSHI FABRI – FRODO AND SAM
This amazing illustration was created by Brazilian artist Joshi Fabri, who draws inspiration from her favorite musicians and films, including the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
“For many, The Lord of the Rings is a story full of fantastic characters about honor, ambition, sacrifice, strength, great deeds of great people,” says Fabri.
But there is something else that is important that has nothing to do with fantasy or magic. This is friendship, and I reflected it in this picture.